Tigers Slay Dragons 47-19

Tigers Slay Dragons 47-19 (Photo by Judith Hale)

The DeKalb County Tigers won the battle of the unbeatens Friday night with a 47 to 19 thumping of the York Institute Dragons in Smithville.

With the win, the Tigers improve to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the district.

Will Molander accounted for four of the Tiger touchdowns. Lucas Phillips scored twice and Sonni Fullilove caught a touchdown pass.

The Tiger defense put DC in position for the first score as Chris Chapman picked off a Dragon pass and returned it to the York Institute 30 yard line. Quarterback Lucas Phillips capped the drive on a four yard keeper. Ben Driver connected on the P.A.T. and DC led 7-0 with 6:36 left in the first period.

The Dragons answered with 2:34 left in the first period on a one yard touchdown run by Lance Crockett. The P.A.T. was good and the game was tied 7-7.

Will Molander scored on a 21 yard pass play from quarterback Lucas Phillips with 1:57 left in the first period and with Ben Driver's P.A.T., the Tigers re-took the lead, 14-7.

Sam Moore broke through the line and scampered 56 yards to give York Institute its second touchdown of the night at the end of the first quarter. The PA.T. was no good but the Dragons cut the Tiger lead to 14-13.

Quarterback Lucas Phillips scored on another four yard touchdown run to extend the DeKalb County lead with 9:32 left in the second period. Ben Driver's P.A.T. was good and the Tigers led 21-13.

Will Molander scored on a screen pass from quarterback Lucas Phillips, covering 80 yards for the touchdown with 6:05 left in the second period. The P.A.T. try by Ben Driver was no good but DC had built a two touchdown advantage at 27-13.

Molander scored again with 59 seconds left in the second period on a two yard touchdown pass from quarterback Lucas Phillips. The P.A.T. Try by Ben Driver was good and the Tigers had built a 34-13 lead by halftime.

Sonni Fullilove gave the Tigers even more breathing room with 10:47 left in the third period, catching a touchdown pass from quarterback Lucas Phillips. The kick by Ben Driver for the extra point was good and DeKalb County was out front 41-13.

Dragon quarterback Brannon McNellis scored on a touchdown run with 8:51 left in the third period. The two point conversion try failed, but York Institute had trimmed the Tiger lead to 41-19.

Will Molander then scored on a 69 yard kick off return with 8:32 left in the third period. The P.A.T. try by Ben Driver was no good but no matter, the Tigers went on to win 47-19.

DeKalb County will play its last home game of the regular season Friday night against the Macon County Tigers. Kick-off is set for 7:00 p.m. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.

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