The Macon County Tigers won the catfight over the visiting DeKalb County Tigers Friday night at Lafayette. The final score was 41-20.
DeKalb County drops to 4-2 on the season. As this was not a region matchup the Tigers’ Region mark remains at 2-0.
Macon County struck first and quickly on the second play from scrimmage as Michael Tirjan raced 66 yards for a touchdown. Joseph Medrano added the extra point to give Macon County a 7-0 lead with 10:53 left in the 1st period.
DeKalb County answered with 5:01 left in the 1st period on a 30 yard touchdown strike from Quarterback Tyler Cantrell to Matthew Poss. The PAT by Poss was good and the game was tied at 7-7.
Macon County Quarterback Seth Carlisle broke with tie with 3:23 left in the 1st period on a 66 yard touchdown run. Medrano booted the extra point to give Macon County a 14-7 advantage.
After a DeKalb County turnover, Carlisle struck again on a 37 yard touchdown pass to Taylor McQuery with 2:28 left in the 1st period. Medrano tacked on the extra point for a 21-7 Macon County lead.
Carlisle scored his second running touchdown of the night on a 10 yard keeper with 9:13 left in the 2nd period. Medrano’s extra point gave Macon County a 28-7 advantage.
DeKalb County got on the board again with 7:52 left in the half on an 85 yard touchdown pass play from Quarterback Tyler Cantrell to Riley Sexton. Matthew Poss added the extra point and the black and gold Tigers trailed 28-14.
Macon County added another score with 26 seconds left in the half capping a 66 yard drive. Seth Carlisle scored on a quarterback keeper. Medrano booted the extra point and Macon County led 35-14.
Each team scored in the second half. Macon’s County’s Branson Henry came in at quarterback and threw a touchdown pass to Tanner Cleary. The extra point attempt was no good but Macon County led 41-14 with 10:16 left in the 4th period.
The last score of the night came with 5:12 left in the game on an 8 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Tyler Cantrell to Bradley Miller. The try for the PAT by Matthew Poss was no good and Macon County went on to win 41-20.
DeKalb County returns home next Friday night, September 30 for homecoming to face the Sequatchie County Indians.