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DeKalb Tigers Win 45 to 20 at Macon County

The DeKalb County Tigers gave up three touchdowns in the first half but held Macon County scoreless in the second half enroute to a 45 to 20 win at Lafayette Thursday night.

The victory improves the DeKalb County record to 5-3 on the season while Macon County drops to 0-7 on the year.

DeKalb County fell behind early in the game as Macon County scored on their first offensive series, capping a 70 yard drive on a three yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Dallas Grace to Andrew Evetts with 9:26 left in the first period. The two point conversion attempt failed but Macon County led 6-0.

DeKalb County answered on their first drive of the night as Sonni Young caught a touchdown pass from Quarterback Hunter Poteete covering 44 yards for the score with 5:32 left in the first period. The P.A.T. by Zach Taylor was good and the Black and Gold Tigers led 7-6.

Tigers Get 18-15 District Win at York Institute

The DeKalb County Tigers snapped a two game losing skid Friday night with an 18 to 15 win at York Institute.

The victory improves the Tigers record to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in District 8AA.

Neither team scored in the first quarter and points were precious in the second quarter.

York Institute's first half score came on a four yard Matt Brown touchdown run with 7:37 left in the second period. The P.A.T. kick was good and the Dragons led 7-0.

The Tigers only points of the first half came on the leg of kicker Zach Taylor who connected on a 31 yard field goal with 3:35 left in the second quarter to trim the Dragon lead to 7-3. That was the half time score.

Taylor was called upon for another 31 yard field goal try with 10:04 left in the third period and again came through to pull the Tigers to within one at 7-6.

Wildcats Come from Behind to Beat Tigers 22-21

The DeKalb County Tigers, who led most of the game, watched it slip away Friday night as the Hixson Wildcats came from behind on their home field to win 22 to 21.

The loss drops the Tiger record to 3-3 on the season.

DeKalb County took a 2 to nothing lead late in the first period when Hixson's Curtis Flanagan recovered his own fumble in the Wildcat endzone for a Tiger safety. That was the score at the end of the first period.

The Tigers dodged a bullet with 2:38 to go in the second quarter as an eight yard touchdown run by Hixson's Curtis Flanagan was negated by a penalty on Hixson.

Justin Matheson also misfired on a 33 yard field goal attempt for the Wildcats with 1:38 left in the second quarter

The halftime score was 2 to nothing in favor of DeKalb County.

The offenses for both teams sparked to life in the second half.

DCHS Golf Scores

Results from Tuesday, September 22nd at Riverwatch

DCHS Boys 147
Cannon County 199

Payne Denman 32
Austin Garrett 35
Logan Clark 38
Grant James 42

Boys 27-13

Next Match at Riverwatch on Thursday, September 24th against Friendship Christian at 3:30 p.m.

Results from Monday, September 21st

Tigers Fall to Smith County 28-21

The DeKalb County Tigers fell to the Smith County Owls 28 to 21 at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville Friday night.

It was the second loss of the season for DeKalb County and their first in District 8AA.

The Owls scored first on a nine yard touchdown run by Jose Silva with 2:40 left in the first period. The P.A.T. kick by Blake Richmond was good and the score was 7-0. The scoring drive covered 65 yards in seven plays

The Tigers got on the board with 1:01 left in the second quarter as Quarterback Hunter Poteete tossed a six yard touchdown pass to Tyler Weatherby. The P.A.T. by Zach Taylor was good and the game was tied at 7-7. The drive went for 89 yards in thirteen plays.

Smith County took the lead with 8:27 left in the third period on a 13 yard touchdown run by Jose Silva. The P.A.T. by Blake Richmond was good and the score was 14-7. It was a 50 yard, four play drive.

Tigers Get Homecoming Win against White County

The DeKalb County Tigers enjoyed a homecoming win over the White County Warriors 34 to 14 Friday night in Smithville.

The win improves the Tiger record to 3-1 on the season.

DeKalb County got on the board with 5:32 left in the first quarter on a one yard touchdown run by Tyler Weatherby. The P.A.T by Zack Taylor was good and the Tigers led 7-0.

White County evened the score with three minutes left in the first period on a one yard touchdown run by Aaron Murray. Conor Sparkman converted on the P.A.T. and the game was tied at 7-7. That was the score at the end of the first quarter.

The Warriors took the lead with 4:50 to go in the second period on a 30 yard touchdown run by Jordan Armstrong. Sparkman converted on the P.A.T. and White County led 14 to 7.

Tigers Hold on to Beat Cannon County 35-26

The DeKalb County Tigers were leading 35 to 0 early in the third quarter but had to hold on to win 35 to 26 over their border rivals from Cannon County Friday night in Smithville.

The 9 point win gives the Tigers a 2-1 record and a 1-0 start in District 8AA.

DeKalb County Quarterback Hunter Poteete got the Tigers on the board first on a six yard touchdown run with 3:52 to go in the first period. The P.A.T. by Zack Taylor was good and the black and gold led 7-0.

In the second quarter with 11:12 to go, Travon Johnson caught a seven yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Poteete and with the P.A.T by Zack Taylor, the Tigers led 14-0.

With 10:04 left in the second period, Poteete found Matt Giles on a pass play that covered 42 yards for a touchdown and the P.A.T. by Zack Taylor put the Tigers on top 21-0

Frank Morris caught a one yard touchdown pass from Poteete with 4:37 left in the second quarter. The P.A.T. by Taylor was good and DeKalb County led 28-0.

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