The DeKalb County Tigers came from behind with just seconds to go in the game and defeated the Macon County Tigers 31-25 in a thriller at Lafayette Friday night.
With the win, DC improves to 7-1 overall
Macon County got the ball to start the game and scored on their opening drive, moving 65 yards in seven plays. Quarterback Dallas Grace took it in from one yard out and Carson Cook converted on the P.A.T. to give Macon County a 7-0 lead with 8:32 left in the first period.
DeKalb County answered on their opening drive, scoring on a six yard keeper by Quarterback Lucas Phillips. The P.A.T. by Zach Taylor was good and the game was tied at 7-7 with 5:39 left in the first period.
Macon County grabbed the lead again with 3:17 to go in the first period on an 11 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Dallas Grace to Jacob Salyer. Carson Cook's P.A.T. was good and Macon County led 14-7.
On the ensuing kick-off, DeKalb County's Zach Taylor scored on an 89 yard return. Taylor converted on the P.A.T. and the game was tied at 14-14 with 3:03 left in the first period.
Each team misfired on field goal attempts in the second period but DC would take their first lead of the game on a 13 yard touchdown run by Dylan Freeney with 2:08 left in the second period. The P.A.T. by Taylor was good and the Black and Gold Tigers were on top 21-14.
Macon County drew closer with 50 seconds left in the third period on a 29 yard field goal by Carson Cook. The score at the close of the third period was 21-17 in favor of DeKalb County.
DC extended its lead with 10:27 left in the fourth period on a 34 yard field goal by Zach Taylor. The score was 24-17 in favor of DeKalb County.
With 1:22 left in the game, a Macon County tailback fumbled near the DC goal line. The ball rolled into the endzone and was covered by a Macon County player for a touchdown. Macon County then elected to go for two and converted on a pass from Quarterback Dallas Grace to Jacob Salyer. Macon County led 25-24.
DC drove down the field to get into field goal position. With only sixteen seconds left and facing a third and ten from the Macon County 26 yard line, Quarterback Lucas Phillips took the ball on what appeared to be a quarterback sneak trying to gain a few yards to give Zach Taylor a closer shot at a field goal, when he broke through the line and scored the go-ahead touchdown. Taylor converted on the P.A.T. and DC led 31-25 with only nine seconds left.
Macon County got the ball back but threw an interception to end the game.
Next week, DeKalb County will host the Upperman Bees. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.