The DeKalb County Tigers will travel to Knoxville Catholic for the first round of the 2013 Division I BlueCross Bowl Class 4A Football Playoffs next Friday night, November 8. WJLE will have LIVE coverage of the game.
The Tigers (6-4) are seeded fifth and the Fighting Irish (7-3) are a four seed. The winner will face either Signal Mountain (7-3) or Marshall County (4-6) on November 15. Signal Mountain is a number one seed. Marshall County is an eight seed.
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This is the third consecutive year the Tigers have earned a berth in the state play-offs. It's their fifth appearance in the last six years. "It is a new season. We have an opportunity to prolong our season. We draw Knox Catholic, a very good football team. It'll be a big challenge for us. A big road trip. We're glad to have the opportunity to have this program in the post season again," said Tiger Coach Steve Trapp
Knoxville Catholic's wins this year have been:
over Notre Dame 22-13
over Coalfield 47-7
over CAK 17-14
over Tyner Academy 24-6
over Hardin Valley 15-14
over Kingston 51-7
over Scott 35-2
Knoxville Catholic's losses this year have been:
to Anderson County 61-40
to Knoxville Webb 34-7
to Alcoa 49-7
DeKalb County's wins have been:
over Warren County 20-7
over Stone Memorial 21-13
over Livingston Academy 35-28
over Cannon County 39-0
over York Institute 34-0
over Macon County 35-16
DeKalb County's losses have been:
to White County 46-21
to Trousdale County 23-21
to Upperman 61-14
to Smith County 35-31
Meanwhile in Class 3A, Alcoa (9-1) will meet York Institute (4-6) in the first round of the play-offs. Alcoa is a one seed. The Dragons are an eight seed.
Upperman (10-0) will face Grundy County (4-6) in the first round. The Bees are a one seed. Grundy County is an eight seed. The winner will meet either Smith County or Tyner.
The Owls (6-4) will take on Tyner (4-6) in the first round. Smith County is a four seed. Tyner is a five seed.