The DeKalb County Tigers delivered a haymaker to the visiting Warren County Pioneers 50 to 0 Friday night to begin the 50th year of football for the DCHS program. It was the first shutout victory for Steve Trapp as head coach of the Tiger football program.
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DeKalb County jumped out to a 21 to 0 lead by the end of the first quarter. The first score came with 7:19 left in the period as Will Molander scored on a one yard touchdown run, capping a six play 51 yard drive. Ben Driver connected on the P.A.T. and the Tigers led 7-0.
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After holding the Pioneers to a three and out, Devonta Milan for the Tigers returned a punt some thirty yards inside the Warren County 10 yard line. Three plays later, DC scored on a three yard pass from quarterback Lucas Phillips to Lance Ball. Ben Driver's P.A.T. attempt was good and the home team led 14-0 with 4:08 to go in the opening period.
With 30 seconds left in the first quarter, quarterback Lucas Phillips hooked up with Will Molander on a 32 yard pass play for a score. Ben Driver's P.A.T. try was good and the Tigers were out to a 21-0.advantage
Devonte Milan put the Black and Gold up 27 to 0 on a 28 yard touchdown run with ten minutes left in the second period. Ben Driver's P.A.T. try was no good.
DeKalb County got two more scores in the second period including a one yard touchdown run by Chris Chapman with 7:11 to go before halftime. Ben Driver's P.A.T. attempt was good and DC owned a 34 to 0 lead.
The Tigers made it 40 to nothing with 2:28 left in the half on a 30 yard touchdown pass play from quarterback Phillips to Sonni Fullilove. Driver's P.A.T attempt was no good.
DeKalb County scored 10 points in the third period including a 53 yard touchdown pass play from quarterback Phillips to Cody Puckett with 9:15 to go. Driver's P.A.T try was good giving the Tigers a 47 to 0 lead..
The final score of the night came later in the third period on a 32 yard field goal by Ben Driver and the Tigers went on to win 50 to 0.
DeKalb County, now 1–0, will travel to Celina to face the Clay County Bulldogs next Friday night, August 24 at 7:00 p.m. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.