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Tiger football seniors go out winners

November 2, 2007

The DeKalb County High School Tiger football team sent 15 seniors out on a winning note, Friday night, as they upended the Macon County Tigers, 33-23, in the last game of the 2007 football season.

The Tigers opened up a 13-0 lead in the first quarter on a pair of Hunter Poteete touchdown passes. The sophomore hit Abram Edwards on a 30-yard scoring strike, then found J.J. Herriott on a 63-yard pass. Macon County sacked Poteete in the end zone, early in the second quarter, to get on the board. Kyle Grace's seven-yard touchdown pass to Brian Trask on fourth-and-goal, midway through the second quarter, cut the DC lead to 13-10. DeKalb came back with a six-yard scoring run by Corey Cripps, but Grace scored on a 20-yard touchdown run, making it a 19-17 DeKalb County advantage with just under two minutes left in the half.

Sullivan, Denman earn DCHS Golf MVP awards

November 2, 2007

Junior, Shay Sullivan, and sophomore, Payne Denman, earned the 2007 DCHS Golf Most Valuable Player awards at Thursday night's golf banquet, held at the Smithville Church of Christ Annex.

Sullivan posted an individual match record of 21-3-3, this season, won the District Tournament, as an individual, for the second season in a row, and won the Region Tournament. She earned a berth to the TSSAA State Golf Tournament for the second straight year, where she tied for 23rd place . Sullivan helped lead the Lady Tiger golf team to a 22-17-1 overall recoed, and to their fourth straight District Tournament title. The Lady Tigers finished third in the Region Tournament.

Tigers blanked by defensive War Eagles

October 26, 2007

The Sycamore War Eagles handed the DeKalb County High School Tiger football team its eighth loss of the season, Friday night in Smithville. War Eagle quarterback Jake Simms hit Tyler Cherry on a four-yard touchdown pass with 15.6 seconds remaining in the first half, and defensive end Brad Tucker dropped Tiger quarterback Hunter Poteete in the end zone, with 20.1 seconds left in the game, as Sycamore came away with a 9-0 victory over the Tigers.

The War Eagles used two long drives, one in each half, to eat up a large portion of the game clock. Sycamore's scoring drive consumed almost half of the second quarter, as they moved the ball 96 yards in 18 plays. DeKalb County's offense struggled to get going in the first half, as the Tigers managed three net yards and one first down.

Tigers Fall at Whitehouse 36 -14

October 20, 2007

The DeKalb County Tigers fell to the White County Blue Devils Friday night on the road 36 to 14.

Whitehouse wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, going up 7-0 with 9:23 left in the first quarter on a 52 yard touchdown run by Demarques Payne and the extra point by kicker Zach Trobaugh.

The Blue Devils put another score on the board with 5:11 left in the first quarter on a 10 yard touchdown run by Bryan Dixon. Payne's 2 point conversion run was good to give Whitehouse a 15-0 lead.

Cody Allen got a touchdown on a 5 yard run for the Blue Devils with 10:26 to go in the second quarter. Quarterback Aussie Light then found Kirk Fulghum on a 2 point conversion pass play and Whitehouse owned a 23-0 lead.

Dixon scored his second touchdown of the night on a 45 yard run with 5:18 to go in the second period and the extra point by Trobaugh put Whitehouse up 30 to 0. That was the half time score.

Senior Tigers win MTYFC Championship

October 16, 2007

The DeKalb County 10-11 year old Senior Tigers won the Middle Tennessee Youth Football Conference Championship, this past Saturday, as they shut out top seed and previously unbeaten Smith County, 25-0, in Livingston. The win gave the Senior Tiger program their sixth conference championship in the past eight years.

Ethan Roller threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Braxton Howell on fourth down and eight, late in the first quarter, which started the offensive onslaught for DeKalb County. Roller ran for two more scores, while Steven Howell ran in for another.

Defensively, the Senior Tigers disrupted Smith County's game plan the entire night, and held the Chargers to negative yardage through most of the contest. Roller led the defensive attack with eight tackles.

Sr. Tigers play for Conference title

October 12, 2007

The DeKalb County 10-11 year old Senior Tiger football team will play for the Middle Tennessee Youth Football Conference championship tonight (Saturday) in Livingston. The Senior Tigers will battle the Smith County Chargers at 8:00 p.m. This marks the eighth straight season the 10-11 year olds have played for the conference title.

The Senior Tigers advanced to the championship game by virtue of a 33-0 rout of Fentress County, last Saturday, in the conference semifinals. DeKalb County pounded Cannon County, 52-7, in the opening round of the playoffs. Smith County edged DeKalb County, 13-12, back on September 1st in Carthage in the regular season meeting for the two teams. The Senior Tigers dropped the championship game, last season, to Overton County.

Tigers end drought; rout Upperman, 31-10

October 12, 2007

The DeKalb County High School Tiger football team won for the first time in over a year, snapping an 11-game losing streak with a 31-10 thumping of the Upperman Bees, Friday night in Baxter.

Quarterback Hunter Poteete did more damage with his legs than his arm, as he ran for just shy of 100 yards and scored three touchdowns. Junior tailback Matthew Lawrence added another score, while senior kicker Juan Ruiz nailed a 31-yard field goal late in the third quarter to cap off the scoring.

Upperman, using a no-huddle offense, drove swiftly down the field on the opening drive. The Bees marched 43 yards in four minutes, but came away with only a Caleb Robichaud field goal. From there, DeKalb County scored the next 14 points, one on Lawrence's four-yard run and the other on a seven-yard scramble by Poteete. The Tiger defense shut Upperman out for the rest of the first half, and DC took a 14-3 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Tigers finish third in State Tournament

October 10, 2007

The DeKalb County High School Tiger golf team shot a 322 on Wednesday, the second and final day of the Class A-AA State Tournament, and finished third out of the eight-team field.

Tiger sophomore, Payne Denman, meanwhile, shot a 76 on Wednesday, and finished with a 147, good enough for a tie for fourth place among individual medalists. Goodpasture's Joe David, the leader after the first day of tournament play, maintained his lead on day two, and finished with a 135 to win the event by two strokes over Dylan Waters of David Lipscomb.

Lipscomb, meanwhile, captured the team State Tournament title, with a two-day score of 599. University School of Jackson, which held a four stroke lead over Lipscomb after Tuesday's play, ended up in second place, with a team score of 609.


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