The DeKalb County Lady Tigers got their first district win of the season Friday night while the Tigers suffered their first district loss at Upperman in Baxter.
For the ladies, DC won 39 to 31 while the Tigers fell to the Bees 75 to 58
In the girls game, Upperman led 4 to 3 after the first period but DeKalb County finished the half strong, leading 20 to 11 by intermission. DC led 26 to 18 by the end of the third period and won 39 to 31
Chelsea Lewis scored 20 points for the Lady Tigers. Loren Cripps and Ashley Barnes each scored 6. Abbey Caldwell 5 and Morgan Pedigo with 2 points.
For the boys, Upperman led 20 to 13 after the first period, 34 to 24 at halftime, and 46 to 39 by the end of the third period and won 75 to 58.
Braxton Atnip and Ethan Roller each scored 15 for the Tigers. Stephen Howell 10, Justin Bone 6. Sonni Fullilove 4, Eli Lomas and Aaron Patterson each with 3 points, and Will Molander had 2 points.
The Lady Tigers improve to 14-11 on the season and 1-8 in the district. The Tigers slip to 21-4 overall and go to 8-1 in district play.
DeKalb County travels to Jamestown Tuesday night to take on York Institute. The girls game starts at 6:00 p.m. followed by the boys game. WJLE will broadcast the games LIVE.
The DeKalb High School Basketball teams hosted the Livingston Academy Wildcats Tuesday night with the Tigers winning 78 to 71 and the Lady Tigers falling 45 to 30.
In the girls game, the Lady Tigers trailed 10 to 5 after the first period, 20 to 16 at halftime, and 27 to 25 after the third period. Again the final was 45 to 30 in favor of Livingston Academy.
Loren Cripps scored 8. Paige Winningham and Abbey Caldwell each with 7, Chelsea Lewis had 5 and Morgan Pedigo with 3.
The Tigers trailed the Wildcats 19 to 17 after the first period but grabbed a 44 to 37 halftime lead. Livingston Academy pulled ahead 59 to 58 by the end of the third period but the Tigers regained the advantage and won 78 to 71.
Steven Howell scored 26. Sonni Fullilove and Braxton Atnip each scored 19. Lucas Phillips 7, Ethan Roller 5, and Will Molander scored 2.
DeKalb County travels to Baxter for a meeting with the Upperman Bees Friday night starting with the girls game at 6:00 p.m. WJLE plans LIVE coverage.
Senior Quarterback Lucas Phillips was named Most Valuable Player of the 2012 DeKalb County High School Football Team during the annual Awards Banquet held Saturday night at the Smithville First Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center building. The awards were sponsored by Liberty State Bank
The MVP trophy was presented to Phillips by Coach Steve Trapp. Phillips helped lead the Tigers to an overall 10-2 record and another appearance in the state play-offs in 2012. The team won its first ever home playoff game but was eliminated the following week in the second round at Livingston Academy. Coach Trapp said Phillips had 5,368 yards passing for his high school career and threw for 71 touchdowns in twenty eight games played. Phillips rushed for 1,307 yards on 263 carries and scored thirteen rushing touchdowns. "He has been an absolute pleasure to coach", said Coach Trapp. "He has one of the highest competitive spirits I have ever had in a player and that's why he was perfect to play quarterback for us. To get a quarterback to play in our system and do what he did is very special. It's a lot of work. Its different from any other position. And what he knew about defenses and offenses I think will help make him be a special player on the next level," said Coach Trapp.
Phillips set the following school records at DCHS:
Most passing touchdowns in a game: (7 TD's against White County in 2012)
Most passing yards in a game: (420 yards against York Institute in his first career start)
Best season completion percentage in 2012 (almost 60%)
Number one in DCHS history with single season passing touchdowns (43)
Number two in DCHS history in touchdown passes for a career (71)
Number two in pass and rush touchdowns in a career (84)
Number one in pass and rush touchdowns in a season (49)
Number two in DCHS history for total offense in a season at 3,434 yards
2010 Team voted Offensive Back of the Year
2011 District 8-AA Most Outstanding Quarterback
2011 Upper Cumberland 1st Team Offense
2011 Team Voted Offensive Player of the Year
2012 Twice voted Upper Cumberland Region Player of the Week
2012 DTC Sports Player of the Week
2012 DTC Player of the Year
2012 District 8-AA Offensive Player of the Year
2012 Upper Cumberland 1st Team Offense
Pre-Season Academic All American
Phillips' state records:
TSSAA- #5 single season passing touchdowns in 2012 (43)
TSSAA-#4 single game passing touchdowns (7)
TSSAA-#6 for touchdown passes in a career (71)
TSSAA-#9 in pass and rush touchdowns in a career (84)
TSSAA-#6 in pass and rush touchdowns in a season (49)
TSSAA- #10 for 3,434 yards of total offense in a season
Meanwhile, Senior Callie Gash was named Most Valuable Cheerleader. The presentation was made by Cheer Coaches Amanda Fuller and Sonya House. "This award is voted on by the girls," said Fuller. " We probably knew this from day one that she was going to be our go to girl. She was the number one at try-outs and had the highest score and for that reason we were going to her as our captain. We worried sometimes that maybe we were putting too much on her but I think she wanted the responsibility . She did an excellent job at everything. We watched her excel so much as a cheerleader and as a captain and we are truly going to miss her," said Fuller.
"When she made the squad her freshman year she really didn't speak that much," said House. "She was quiet, timid and shy. But I saw a spark there that I wanted to bring out. I kinda took her under my wing and by her junior year she became more vocal and demanding. She became a mini me. My child. My heart. She might have taken this year on her shoulders but she carried it with style and I could not be more proud of my angel," said House.
Other individual Football Player Awards are as follows:
Offensive Player-Will Molander
Offensive Lineman-Matt Boss
Offensive Back- Chris Chapman
Defensive Player-Cody Puckett
Defensive Lineman-Eli Gill
Defensive Back-Alex Hayes
Special Teams Player-Devonta Milan
Most Improved-Spencer Stanfield
Coach Clay Edwards Memorial Tiger Pride Award-Jacob Parsley
Individual Cheer Awards are as follows:
Best Stunts-Chelsea Lewis
Most Spirited-Elizabeth Mason
Best Jumps- Taylor Marshall
Best Dance-Cassi Lester
Most Improved- Carlee White and Hannah Walker
DEAR (Dedication, Enthusiasm, Attitude, and Responsibility)-Grace Webb
(TOP PHOTO: Tiger Football Most Valuable Cheerleader Callie Gash and Most Valuable Player Lucas Phillips)
(SECOND PHOTO FROM TOP: Clay Edwards Memorial Tiger Pride Award Winner Jacob Parsley (second from left) pictured with wife and children of Clay, Tena , Abram, and Sarah Edwards)
(THIRD PHOTO FROM TOP: Football Awards:(FR) Spencer Stanfield, Alex Hayes, Lucas Phillips, Will Molander, Chris Chapman, Jacob Parsley (BR) Devonta Milan, Cody Puckett, Eli Gill, Sonni Fullilove, Matt Boss, Conner Apple)
(BOTTOM PHOTO: Football Cheerleaders:(FR)- Grace Webb-DEAR; Cassi Lester-Dance, Callie Gash (MVC), Chelsea Lewis-Stunts; (BR)Taylor Marshall-Jumps, Carlee White & Hannah Walker-Improved, Elizabeth Mason-Spirited)
The DeKalb County Tigers kept their district record perfect with a 79 to 48 win over the Smith County Owls Friday night in Smithville. The Lady Tigers are still in search of their first district victory of the season after dropping a 41 to 25 decision to the Owlettes.
In the girls game. DC trailed 8 to 5 after the first period, 21 to 8 at halftime, and 29 to 13 after the third period before losing to 41 to 25.
Chelsea Lewis scored 13 points. Ashli Chew had 4. Paige Winningham and Abbey Caldwell each scored 3 and Lydia Foutch added 2 points.
For the boys, DeKalb County led 14 to 12 after the first period, 32 to 19 at halftime, and 55 to 34 after the third period before going on to win 79 to 48.
Braxton Atnip led the team in scoring with 21 points. Sonni Fullilove had 19. Justin Bone and Ethan Roller each scored 9. Stephen Howell 7, Lucas Phillips 5, and Zach Vincent, Eli Lomas, and Aaron Patterson each scored 3 points
The Tigers are 20-3 overall and 7-0 in district play. The Lady Tigers are 13-10 on the season with a 0-7 district record. DeKalb County will host Livingston Academy Tuesday night starting with the girls game at 6:00 p.m. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.
DeKalb County and Upperman battled to overtime but the Tigers prevailed, winning 69 to 65 Friday night in Smithville to keep their district record perfect on the season The Lady Tigers came up short in their game losing 35 to 32.
The Tigers trailed 19 to 17 after the first period, 32 to 25 at halftime, and 40 to 37 after the third period. The game was tied at 60 by the end of regulation. DC went on to win 69 to 65 in overtime.
Braxton Atnip led the Tigers in scoring with 19 points. Sonni Fulliove had 17. Zach Vincent 14. Ethan Roller 6. Lucas Phillips and Justin Bone each scored 5 and Eli Lomas had 2 points.
The Lady Tigers were down 7 to 3 after the first period but led 15 to 14 by halftime. The game was tied at 23 at the end of the third period but DC lost 35 to 32.
Abbey Caldwell scored 14 for the Lady Tigers. Loren Cripps had 6. Chelsea Lewis 5. Paige Winningham 3, Ashli Chew 2, and Lydia Foutch with 1 point.
The Tigers are now 16-3 overall and 5-0 in the district. The Lady Tigers drop to 11-8 on the season and 0-5 in district play.
DeKalb County travels to Central Magnet Tuesday night .
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