The season for the DeKalb County Tigers came to a close Friday night as they lost their second round state play-off game 42-20 at Whitehouse.
DeKalb County completes the year with an over-all record of 9-3. Their only losses were to Station Camp and Whitehouse at home during the regular season and Friday night's loss at Whitehouse in the state play-offs.
The Tigers got the ball to start the game but went three and out and had to punt.
Whitehouse began their first drive at the DeKalb County 43 yard line and scored five plays later on a seven yard touchdown pass play from Quarterback Trox Greenwade to Chad Neal. Matthew Gossett converted on the P.A.T. and the Blue Devils led 7-0 with 8:02 left in the first period.
DeKalb County answered, scoring on an eleven play, 80 yard drive. Quarterback Hunter Poteete found Travon Johnson on a 24 yard touchdown pass play. Zach Taylor's P.A.T. attempt was no good but the Tigers were on the board, trailing 7-6 with 2:42 left in the first quarter.
The Blue Devils extended the lead on their next drive, moving 61 yards in eight plays. Demarqus Payne scored on a seven yard touchdown run. Matthew Gossett converted on the P.A.T. and Whitehouse led 14-6 with 11:20 to go in the second period.
Whitehouse got the ball back at the Tigers 24 yard line as Demarqus Payne picked off a Hunter Poteete pass. Four plays later, the Blue Devils scored on a three yard touchdown run by Quarterback Trox Greenwade. Gossett's P.A.T was good and Whitehouse led 21-6 with 8:33 left in the second period.
The Tigers turned the ball over again as Travon Johnson fumbled after catching a pass from Quarterback Poteete. Whitehouse took over at the DeKalb County 31 yard line and six plays later, the Blue Devils were in the endzone, this time on a five yard touchdown run by Bryan Dixon. Gossett converted on the P.A.T. and Whitehouse led 28-6 with 5:22 left in the second period.
Matthew Parker intercepted a Hunter Poteete pass and returned it for a touchdown, but the play was nullified by a penalty. Whitehouse, however got the ball on the turnover, and marched down field to score another touchdown. Matthew Parker capped the seven play, 39 yard drive with a ten yard touchdown catch from Quarterback Greenwade. Gossett converted on the P.A.T. and the Blue Devils took a commanding 35 to 6 lead with 1:05 left in the second quarter.
Whitehouse got the ball to start the third quarter and scored again, moving 65 yards in just two plays. Bryan Dixon capped the drive on a 13 yard touchdown run. Gossett converted on the P.A.T.and the Blue Devils led 42-6 .
Moving to the fourth quarter, DeKalb County recovered a muffed punt and took over at the Whitehouse 13 yard line. J.J. Herriott caught a one yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Poteete to cap the drive and the Tigers cut the lead to 42-13 after Zach Taylor converted on the P.A.T.
DeKalb County got another touchdown late in the game on a 24 yard pass play from Quarterback Poteete to Abram Edwards and with Taylor's P.A.T. DeKalb trailed 42-20.
The final score, Whitehouse 42, DeKalb County 20.