The DeKalb County Tigers opened the football season with a 20-7 win at Warren County Friday night.
The Pioneers struck first with 8:53 left in the opening period as quarterback Hunter Mullican hit Drew Davidson on a touchdown pass. The P.A.T. was good and Warren County led 7-0.
DeKalb County answered with 9:28 left in the second period on a 54 yard touchdown run by Divonta Milan. The P.A.T. attempt by Matthew Poss was no good but the Tigers were on the board, trailing 7-6.
Freshman quarterback Steven Jennings threw his first high school career touchdown pass late in the second period hooking up with Aaron Patterson for 21 yards. Jennings then found A.J. Mooneyham on a pass for the two point conversion and the Tigers took the lead 14-7.
DeKalb County's defense stood tall, most notably in the second half keeping Warren County out of the end zone at one point when the Pioneers were threatening on a first and goal at the Tiger one yard line.
The Tigers put the game away with 10:50 to go on a seven yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Steven Jennings to A.J. Mooneyham. Matthew Poss failed on the P.A.T. attempt and later on a 25 yard field goal try but DeKalb County got the 20-7 win.
The Tigers will travel to Crossville next Friday night, August 30 to take on Stone Memorial.