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Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award Winners Named

December 1, 2008

Tennessee's best high school football players for 2008 were recognized at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards luncheon hosted by the Tennessee Titans.

More than 700 people, including the honorees, their families, coaches, school administrators and members of the media from all parts of the state, attended the 2008 luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center.

High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists. A committee of statewide sports writers selected winners based on performance in the 2008 regular season. Academics and character were also taken into consideration.

The awards were presented to the top back and lineman in each of the seven classifications of the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association. For the seventh time in the history of the award, the top kickers in the state were recognized. There were three finalists in this category, regardless of their school's classification.

DCHS splits day two games at Cannon Thanksgiving Classic

November 29, 2008

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams split their games at the Cannon County Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday, this time with the girls winning and the boys suffering a setback. The Lady Tigers blew out Page High School, 49-24, while the Patriots rallied past the Tigers in the boys' contest, 50-45. Both DCHS teams are now 2-2 on the young season.

The Lady Tigers never trailed in the girls' game, as they held an 8-0 lead before the Lady Patriots got on the scoreboard. DeKalb County led 11-2 at the end of the first period, and held a 26-6 advantage at the half. The DC girls continued to pour it on in the second half, as they out-scored Page, 15-8, in the third period, to open up a 41-14 lead. Page won the fourth period, 10-4, but the Lady Tigers cruised to the easy win.

Cynthia Woodward led DC and all scorers with 26 points, while Kristina Stephens, Morgan page and Martha Webb each added four. Kacy Herald led Page with 10 points.

Tigers, Lady Tigers split at Cannon Classic

November 28, 2008

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams split their opening night games at the Cannon County Thanksgiving Classic in Woodbury, Friday night. The Lady Tigers dropped their game to the Hickman County Lady Bulldogs, 53-26, while the Tigers salvaged a split in the nightcap with a 79-70 win over the Bulldogs.

Hickman County led the girls' contest, 18-8, at the end of the first period, and used a stingy defensive effort to take a 33-15 leaad at the half. The Lady Tigers managed only three points in the third period, as the Lady Dawgs opened up a 43-18 lead. Hickman County out-scored DeKalb County, 10-8, in the game's final period.

Nine Lady Bulldogs reached the score sheet, led by Kayla Hutcherson, with 12 points, and Jaclyn Wise with 11. Nine Lady Tigers also scored in the game, led by Mercedes Luna, who came off the bench in the fourth period and scored five points. Morgan Page and Nikki Bass scored four points apiece.

DeKalb County Drops Two to Warren County

November 25, 2008

The DeKalb County Tigers and Lady Tigers lost to their border rivals from Warren County Tuesday night in Smithville.

The Lady Tigers lost in a close one 45 to 41 but the Tigers were blown out 66 to 29.

Warren County led 14 to 13 after the first period, 25 to 21 at half time, and 35 to 28 after the third period, before notching the 45 to 41 victory.

Victoria Bennett led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 15 points, Cynthia Woodward had 8 points, Nikki Bass 6, Martha Webb 5, Kristina Stephens 4, and Morgan Page with 3 point.

The Pioneers took control of the boys game early leading 21 to 4 after the first period, 47 to 15 at halftime, and 58 to 19 after the third quarter, before winning 66 to 29.

Hunter Poteete led the Tigers in scoring with 8 points. Hunter Stewart scored 6 points, Seth Willoughby and Cody Myrick each with 4, Cody Atnip 3, and J.J. Herriott and Travon Johnson each with 2 points.

Tigers and Lady Tigers Fall to Station Camp in Hall of Fame Contests

November 22, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tigers and Lady Tigers fell to Station Camp in a pair of Hall of Fame games Saturday night in Smithville.

The Lady Tigers lost in the opener 57 to 41 and the Bison pulled away from the Tigers in the nightcap 81 to 46.

The girls game was tied at 13 at the end of the first period but the Lady Bison held a 24 to 20 lead at half time. Station Camp outscored the Lady Tigers 12 to 5 in the third period and led 36 to 25 going into the fourth period. The visitors went on to win 57 to 41.

Cynthia Woodward led DeKalb County in scoring with 15 points followed by Victoria Bennett and Martha Webb each with 8 points, Morgan Page had 6 points, and Nikki Bass with 4 points.

Tigers and Lady Tigers Win Season Openers

November 18, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Basketball teams swept their season openers Tuesday night, as they beat Trousdale County in a pair of Hall of Fame games in Smithville.

The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Yellow Jackets 59 to 23 and the Tigers followed that up with a 66 to 60 win in the boys game.

The Lady Tigers jumped on top, 7-0, in the opening minutes, and never trailed the Lady Jackets. DeKalb County owned an 18 to 7 lead at the end of the first period and held a 33 to 10 advantage at half time. DeKalb County expanded the lead to 54 to 17 at the end of the third period and went on to win 59 to 23.

Cynthia Woodward led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 16 points followed by Nikki Bass and Kristina Stephens each with 9 points, Morgan Page 7, Martha Webb 6, Victoria Bennett and Brooke Hutchings 3 points each, and Elicia Cantrell, Jaylen Garrett, and Jessica Garrison each with 2 points.

Tigers Run in State Play-Offs Ends at Whitehouse

November 15, 2008

The season for the DeKalb County Tigers came to a close Friday night as they lost their second round state play-off game 42-20 at Whitehouse.

DeKalb County completes the year with an over-all record of 9-3. Their only losses were to Station Camp and Whitehouse at home during the regular season and Friday night's loss at Whitehouse in the state play-offs.

The Tigers got the ball to start the game but went three and out and had to punt.

Whitehouse began their first drive at the DeKalb County 43 yard line and scored five plays later on a seven yard touchdown pass play from Quarterback Trox Greenwade to Chad Neal. Matthew Gossett converted on the P.A.T. and the Blue Devils led 7-0 with 8:02 left in the first period.

Tigers Defeat McMinn Central 28-14 In State Play-Offs

November 7, 2008

The DeKalb County Tigers won their first ever State football play-off game with a 28-14 victory over the McMinn Central Chargers at Englewood Friday night.

The Tigers, now 9-2, will advance in the State Play-offs this Friday night to play White House, while McMinn Central's season comes to an end at 9-2.

The Tigers got the ball to start the game but turned it over on an interception, and three plays later, McMinn Central scored on a 30 yard quarterback sweep by Zack Rayle. Jamin Godfrey converted on the P.A.T. and the Chargers led 7-0 with 10:43 left in the first period.

DeKalb County mounted an 80 yard scoring drive on their next possession, aided by a face mask and a pass interception penalty on McMinn Central for a total of 30 yards. On 4th and 8 , Abram Edwards caught a 10 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Hunter Poteete. Zach Taylor converted on the P.A.T. and the Tigers tied the game at 7-7 with 3:23 left in the first period.

Tigers open playoffs at McMinn Central on Friday

November 5, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger football team will open play in the TSSAA State football playoffs this Friday night at McMinn Central. The Tigers, who finished 8-2 in the regular season, are the third place team out of Region 4-3A, while the Chargers, who are 9-1 on the season, were the runners-up in Region 3-3A. McMinn Central lost their first game of the season last week, when they dropped a 33-14 decision at Chattanooga Howard.

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