The DeKalb County Tigers punched their ticket to the next round of the play-offs Friday night with a 39 to 21 win over the Sequoyah Chiefs in Smithville.
It was the first ever DCHS football play-off win at home and only the second time the school had hosted a play-off game. The victory also gives the Tigers a ten win season for the first time in school history. Their record is now 10-1.
With the win, the Tigers will travel to Livingston Academy next Friday night, November 9 for a re-match with the Wildcats. Livingston eliminated Grainger Friday night 35-7. DeKalb County lost 35-13 at Livingston Academy on Friday, October 26.
In the game last night, the Tigers got on the board with 8:01 left in the first period on a Chris Chapman two yard touchdown run. The extra point by Ben Driver was good and DeKalb County led 7-0.
Austin Lunsford for Sequoyah scored on a 24 yard pass play from quarterback Brett King with 5:25 left in the first period. The kick for the extra point was blocked by Conner Apple but the Chiefs were on the board, trailing 7-6.
Sonni Fullilove extended the Tigers lead with 10:30 left in the second period on a 27 yard touchdown pass play from quarterback Lucas Phillips. The extra point try by Ben Driver was no good but DC led 13-6
With 4:40 left in the second period, quarterback Lucas Phillips, on fourth and eight, scampered eighteen yards for a touchdown to put the Tigers up 19-6. Ben Driver's extra point try was no good.
In the third period with 5:30 to go, Sonni Fullilove scored on a 43 yard pass play from quarterback Lucas Phillips. The try for the extra point was no good but DC began to pull away leading 25-6.
The Chiefs cut the Tiger lead with 2:36 left in the third period on a 26 yard pass play from quarterback Brett King to Rueben Abernathy. The P.A.T. was good and Sequoyah trailed 25-13.
DeKalb County stretched their lead again with 8:47 left in the fourth period on a 36 yard touchdown pass play from quarterback Lucas Phillips to Cody Puckett. The kick for the extra point by Ben Driver was good and the Tigers led 32-25.
Chris Chapman gave DC its last score of the night on a 10 yard touchdown run with 7:30 left in the game. Ben Driver converted the extra point and the Tigers led 39-13.
Garrett Dalton caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Brett King to give the Chiefs their last touchdown of the game with less than a second on the clock. They converted on a two point pass play but were eliminated from the play-offs as DeKalb County prevailed 39-21.