The DeKalb County Tigers shutout the Cannon County Lions 42-0 at Woodbury Friday night to close out the regular season 7-3 overall with a 5-1 record and a 2nd place finish in region play.
The Tigers will host a first round TSSAA Class 3A Play-Off game next Friday night, November 4 against East Ridge at 7:00 p.m. in Smithville.
After a Bradley Miller interception, DeKalb County got its first score of the night on a 4 yard touchdown run by Matthew Poss with 1:39 left in the 1st period. Poss added the extra point and the Tigers led 7-0.
The Tigers’ next score came as time ran out in the 1st period. A bad snap on a Cannon County punt sailed over the kicker’s head and into the endzone. DeKalb County’s Devin Bain recovered the ball for a Tiger touchdown. Matthew Poss booted the extra point and DeKalb County led 14-0.
DeKalb County extended its lead with 2:23 left in the 2nd period on a 14 yard touchdown run by Colton Seifert. Matthew Poss added the extra point and the Tigers led 21-0.
With 5:14 left in the 3rd period, Tiger Quarterback Tyler Cantrell found Isaiah Jones on a 24 yard touchdown pass play. The P.A.T by Matthew Poss was good and DeKalb County led 28-0.
The Tigers added another score with 11:09 left in the 4th period on an 18 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Tyler Cantrell to Matthew Poss and with the extra point by Poss, DeKalb County took a 35-0 lead.
DeKalb County’s last touchdown of the night came on an 18 yard run by Colton Seifert with 39 seconds left in the game. Andrew Fuson kicked the extra point and the Tigers won 42-0.
The Tigers' next opponent, East Ridge finished the regular season 5-5 and 3-2 in region play.
East Ridge defeated Brainerd 34-6, Signal Mountain 35-28, Chattanooga Central 13-6, Howard 13-7, and Chattanooga Christian 39-28. Their losses have been to Polk County 35-28, Red Bank 22-10, Hixson 7-0, Notre Dame 50-26, and Loudon 16-13.
WJLE will have LIVE coverage of the game between the Tigers and East Ridge with the Voice of the Tigers John Pryor and Luke Willoughby on WJLE AM 1480/ FM 101.7 and LIVE streaming at www.wjle.com at 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 4 in Smithville. Our pre-game shows begin with Coach to Coach at 5:00 p.m. and Tiger Talk at 6:30 p.m.