After trailing the Grundy County Yellow Jackets into the 4th quarter, the DeKalb County Tigers came from behind to tie and then go on to win 25-22 with a game ending field goal Friday night at Coalmont.
The win snaps a two game slide for the Tigers and keeps their state play-off hopes alive with an overall record of 5-3 and 3-1 in the Region. Grundy County falls to 1-6 overall and 1-2 in the Region.
Neither team scored in the 1st period and Grundy County was the only team to get on the board in the 2nd quarter as Quarterback Hagen Cash found Kevin Castro on a 29 yard touchdown pass play. A 2 point conversion put the score at 8-0 by halftime.
DeKalb County’s first score of the game came in the 3rd period on a defensive play. Bradley Miller had a pick 6 racing 94 yards for touchdown. Tyler Cantrell scored on a 2 point conversion and the game was tied 8-8
Grundy County retook the lead later in the 3rd period on a 54 yard touchdown pass play from Hagen Cash to Kevin Castro. The extra point try failed but the Yellow Jackets led 14-8.
Grundy County extended its lead in the 4th quarter on a 15 yard touchdown pass from Hagen Cash to Evan Nunley. A 2 point conversion gave the Yellow Jackets a 22-8 advantage.
DeKalb County’s first touchdown on offense came when Quarterback Tyler Cantrell tossed a 5 yard pass to Matthew Poss. The extra point kick by Poss cut the Grundy County lead to 22-15.
The Tigers later tied the game on a 77 yard touchdown pass play from Quarterback Tyler Cantrell to Riley Sexton. Poss added the extra point and the score was 22-22.
DeKalb County drove to the Grundy County 1 yard line trying to get the go ahead touchdown but with time running out Matthew Poss came on for a game winning field goal try with .7 seconds on the clock. The kick was good and the Tigers won on the last play 25-22.
DeKalb County has a bye week next Friday.