Tigers Beat Oneida 35-28

The DeKalb County Tigers won their first game of the season Friday night at home beating the Oneida Indians 35 to 28.

The Tigers got on the scoreboard first with 3:30 to go in the first quarter on a three yard touchdown run by quarterback Hunter Poteete. The P.A.T. by Zack Taylor was good and the score was 7-0

Oneida answered with 1:23 left in the first period on a 16 yard touchdown run by Sam Woodard. The P.A.T. by Caleb King was good and the score was tied 7-7.

Tyler Weatherby gave the Tigers the lead with 11:00 to go in the second period on an eight yard touchdown run. The P.A.T. by Zack Taylor was good and the Tigers were on top 14-7.

The Indians tied the game again, this time on a two yard touchdown run by Holden Sexton. The P.A.T. by Caleb King was good and the score was 14-14 with 9:28 left in the second period.

Just before halftime, the Tigers were threatening to score the go ahead touchdown deep in Indian territory, but Sam Woodard picked off a Hunter Poteete pass near the goaline and raced 100 yards for an Oneida touchdown. The P.A.T. by King was good and the Indians led 21-14 with 9.8 seconds left in the second quarter.

Tyler Weatherby scored his second touchdown of the night for the Tigers with 7:05 left in the third quarter on a one yard touchdown run. The P.A.T. by Zack Taylor was good and the game was tied at 21-21.

The Tigers recovered an Oneida fumble at the Indian 40 yard line and moved down field to score. Quarterback Hunter Poteete capped the drive on a three yard touchdown run with 4:48 left in the third period and with the P.A.T. by Zack Taylor, the Tigers led 28-21.

Sam Woodard put the Indians on the scoreboard again with 2:18 left in the third period on a 45 yard touchdown run. The P.A.T. by Caleb King was good and the score was tied at 28-28.

DeKalb County scored the game winning touchdown with 10:28 left in the fourth period as quarterback Hunter Poteete hooked up with Abram Edwards on a pass play that covered 28 yards for the score. The P.A.T by Zack Taylor was good and the Tigers went on to win 35-28.

Stats:
Passing- Hunter Poteete was 10 of 18 for 170 yards and 1 touchdown
Rushing- Hunter Poteete 27 carries for 236 yards and 2 touchdowns
Tyler Weatherby- 10 carries for 71 yards and 2 touchdowns
Matt Collier- 3 carries for 6 yards
Total 40 carries for 313 yard and 4 touchdowns

Receiving:
Abram Edwards- 6 catches for 106 yards and 1 touchdown
Frank Morris- 1 catch for 7 yards
Travon Johnson- 2 catches for 54 yards
Sonni Young- 1 catch for 3 yards

Zack Taylor- 5 of 5 in extra points
Shane Sallie 2 punts for 81 yards

Kick Returns:
Schuyler Allen- 2 returns for 8 yards
Abram Edwards- 2 returns for 42 yards

The Tigers improve to 1-1 on the season and will host the Cannon County Lions next Friday night in Smithville at 7:00 p.m. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.

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