The Sequatchie County Indians spoiled Homecoming for the DeKalb County Tigers with a 20-3 win Friday night in Smithville.
The Tigers drop to 4-3 on the season and 2-1 in the Region. The Indians, ranked second in the state in Class 3A, remain undefeated at 6-0 and 3-0 in Region play.
Each team punted three times in a scoreless 1st period.
The Tigers threatened to score in the 2nd period but a 34 yard field goal attempt by Matthew Poss bounced off the right upright.
On the ensuing drive, Sequatchie County scored on a 50 yard touchdown run by Adam Pickett with 8:27 left in the 2nd period. Abraham Martinez booted the extra point and the Indians led 7-0.
The Indians later picked off a Tyler Cantrell pass and mounted a touchdown scoring drive, capped on a 17 yard pass from Quarterback Ethan Barker to Hunter Davenport. Martinez added the extra point and Sequatchie County led 14-0 with 1:24 left in the 2nd period.
The Tigers’ only points of the game came with 4:58 left in the 3rd period. After a Sequatchie County fumble on a punt return, DeKalb County took possession at the Indians’ 17 yard line. After the Tigers failed to get a first down, Matthew Poss connected on a 33 yard field goal to cut the Indians’ lead to 14-3.
Sequatchie County’s last touchdown came on a 75 yard drive. Hunter Davenport scored on a 3 yard run with 11:30 left in the game. The extra point try failed but the Indians went on to win 20-3
The Tigers will travel to Coalmont next Friday night to meet the Grundy County Yellow Jackets. Kick-Off is at 7:00 p.m. and WJLE will have LIVE coverage.