The DeKalb County Tigers gave up three touchdowns in the first half but held Macon County scoreless in the second half enroute to a 45 to 20 win at Lafayette Thursday night.
The victory improves the DeKalb County record to 5-3 on the season while Macon County drops to 0-7 on the year.
DeKalb County fell behind early in the game as Macon County scored on their first offensive series, capping a 70 yard drive on a three yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Dallas Grace to Andrew Evetts with 9:26 left in the first period. The two point conversion attempt failed but Macon County led 6-0.
DeKalb County answered on their first drive of the night as Sonni Young caught a touchdown pass from Quarterback Hunter Poteete covering 44 yards for the score with 5:32 left in the first period. The P.A.T. by Zach Taylor was good and the Black and Gold Tigers led 7-6.
Macon County took the lead again on the ensuing kick-off as Cody Ray raced 90 yards for a touchdown with 5:15 left in the first period. The P.A.T. attempt was no good but the Macon County Tigers led 12-7.
The Black and Gold Tigers went back out in front with 1:40 left in the first quarter on a 16 yard touchdown run by Tyler Weatherby. Zach Taylor's P.A.T. try was no good but DeKalb County led 13 to 12. That was the score at the end of the first period.
Macon County's Christian Crabtree scored on an 8 yard touchdown run with 11:45 left in the second quarter. Tyler Manning then caught a pass from Quarterback Dallas Grace for the two point conversion and Macon County led 20 to 13.
With 7:17 left in the second period, DeKalb County got on the board again as Quarterback Hunter Poteete threw a touchdown pass to Tyler Weatherby covering 31 yards for the score. The P.A.T. by Zach Taylor was good and the game was tied at 20-20.
DeKalb County regained the lead with 4:25 to go in the second period on a one yard touchdown pass from Poteete to Weatherby. The two point conversion attempt failed but the Black and Gold Tigers led 26 to 20. That was the half time score.
Zach Taylor caught a 10 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Hunter Poteete with 9:59 left in the third period. The two point conversion try failed but DeKalb County extended it's lead to 32 to 20.
With just over ten minutes left in the fourth period, DeKalb County's defense put a score on the board as Gage Brown intercepted a Macon County pass and scampered 20 yards for a touchdown. The try for two failed but DC led 38 to 20.
The final score of the game came on a 26 yard touchdown pass from Poteete to Abram Edwards with a little over seven minutes to go. Zach Taylor connected on the P.A.T. and DeKalb County went on to win 45 to 20.