The DeKalb County Tigers and Lady Tigers got the basketball season off to a great start Tuesday night with wins over their border rivals from Warren County in Smithville.
For the girls, DC won 49 to 31 while the Tigers upended the Pioneers 60 to 55.
In the first game, the Lady Tigers led 13 to 9 after the first period, 22 to 17 at halftime, and 39 to 25 after the third period before going on to win 49 to 31.
Chelsea Lewis and Lauren Cripps each led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 11 points. Paige Winningham 10, Abbey Caldwell 8, Ashley Barnes 6, and Lydia Foutch with 3 points.
The Tigers led 17 to 12 after the first period of their game and held a 35 to 31 halftime lead before falling behind 49 to 45 after the third period. DC came back in the fourth quarter and won 60 to 55.
Stephen Howell led the Tigers in scoring with 17 points. Zach Vincent and Braxton Atnip each scored 11. Lucas Phillips and Sonni Fullilove each had 6, Ethan Roller 5, and Aaron Patterson and Eli Lomas each scored 2 points.
DeKalb County will compete in the Cannon County Tournament this Friday and Saturday.
The DeKalb County High School Basketball teams will kick-off the season with the annual Hall of Fame Classic Friday and Saturday, November 16 & 17.
The Friday schedule is as follows:
Webb vs DeKalb County: 4:00 p.m. at DCHS
Community vs Van Buren County: 5:30 p.m. at DeKalb Middle School
Community vs DeKalb County: 7:00 p.m. at DCHS
Webb vs Van Buren County: 8:30 p.m. at DeKalb Middle School
Community vs Van Buren County: 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Middle School
Community vs DeKalb County: 5:30 p.m. at DCHS
Webb vs Van Buren County: 7:00 p.m. at DeKalb Middle School
Webb vs DeKalb County: 8:30 p.m. at DCHS
The Saturday schedule is as follows:
Daniel One Academy vs DeKalb County: 10:00 a.m. at DCHS
Glencliff vs DeKalb County: 7:00 p.m. at DCHS
DeKalb County vs Gabriel Christian: 11:30 a.m. at DCHS
DeKalb County vs Daniel One Academy: 1:00 p.m. at DCHS
DeKalb vs Glencliff: 5:30 p.m. at DCHS
The DeKalb County Tigers lost 37-14 at Livingston Academy Friday night in the second round of the 2012 Division I BlueCross Bowl Class 4A Football Playoffs. With the loss, the Tigers have been eliminated and wrap up the season at 10-2. Both losses were to Livingston Academy.
The Tigers got the ball to start the game and scored on a nine play, 80 yard drive. Will Molander caught a four yard touchdown pass from quarterback Lucas Phillips. Ben Driver converted the extra point and DC led 7-0 with 7:49 left in the first period.
The Wildcats got on the board with 1:55 left in the first period on a 29 yard field goal by Eli Saddler
Livingston Academy took the lead with 2:10 left in the second period on a four yard touchdown run by quarterback Brock McCoin. Eli Saddler converted the extra point and the score at the half was 10-7 in favor of Livingston Academy.
The Wildcats extended their lead with 7:14 left in the third period on a 19 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brock McCoin to Wade Eldridge. The P.A.T. by Eli Saddler was good and Livingston Academy led 17-7.
DeKalb County answered on the ensuing kick-off on a 90 yard return by Devonte Miland. Ben Driver converted on the extra point and the Tigers cut the Wildcat lead to 17-14.
Livingston Academy went up 24-14 with 2:43 left in the third period on a nine yard touchdown run by quarterback Brock McCoin. The extra point kick by Eli Saddler was good.
Brock McCoin, on fourth and 16, found Mark Winningham on a 31 yard touchdown pass play. The extra point attempt by Eli Saddler was no good but Livingston Academy led 30-14 with 5:12 left in the fourth period.
The Wildcats scored their last touchdown of the night with 4:02 left in the game on an 18 yard pass from Mark Winningham to Brock McCoin. The extra point by Eli Saddler was good and Livingston Academy went on to win 37-14.
The DeKalb County Tigers punched their ticket to the next round of the play-offs Friday night with a 39 to 21 win over the Sequoyah Chiefs in Smithville.
It was the first ever DCHS football play-off win at home and only the second time the school had hosted a play-off game. The victory also gives the Tigers a ten win season for the first time in school history. Their record is now 10-1.
With the win, the Tigers will travel to Livingston Academy next Friday night, November 9 for a re-match with the Wildcats. Livingston eliminated Grainger Friday night 35-7. DeKalb County lost 35-13 at Livingston Academy on Friday, October 26.
In the game last night, the Tigers got on the board with 8:01 left in the first period on a Chris Chapman two yard touchdown run. The extra point by Ben Driver was good and DeKalb County led 7-0.
Austin Lunsford for Sequoyah scored on a 24 yard pass play from quarterback Brett King with 5:25 left in the first period. The kick for the extra point was blocked by Conner Apple but the Chiefs were on the board, trailing 7-6.
Sonni Fullilove extended the Tigers lead with 10:30 left in the second period on a 27 yard touchdown pass play from quarterback Lucas Phillips. The extra point try by Ben Driver was no good but DC led 13-6
With 4:40 left in the second period, quarterback Lucas Phillips, on fourth and eight, scampered eighteen yards for a touchdown to put the Tigers up 19-6. Ben Driver's extra point try was no good.
In the third period with 5:30 to go, Sonni Fullilove scored on a 43 yard pass play from quarterback Lucas Phillips. The try for the extra point was no good but DC began to pull away leading 25-6.
The Chiefs cut the Tiger lead with 2:36 left in the third period on a 26 yard pass play from quarterback Brett King to Rueben Abernathy. The P.A.T. was good and Sequoyah trailed 25-13.
DeKalb County stretched their lead again with 8:47 left in the fourth period on a 36 yard touchdown pass play from quarterback Lucas Phillips to Cody Puckett. The kick for the extra point by Ben Driver was good and the Tigers led 32-25.
Chris Chapman gave DC its last score of the night on a 10 yard touchdown run with 7:30 left in the game. Ben Driver converted the extra point and the Tigers led 39-13.
Garrett Dalton caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Brett King to give the Chiefs their last touchdown of the game with less than a second on the clock. They converted on a two point pass play but were eliminated from the play-offs as DeKalb County prevailed 39-21.
The DeKalb County Tigers will host the Sequoyah Chiefs in the first round of the 2012 Division I BlueCross Bowl Class 4A Football Playoffs next Friday night, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Smithville. WJLE will have LIVE coverage of the game.
The Tigers (9-1) are seeded fourth and the Chiefs (6-4) are a five seed. The winner will face either Livingston Academy (9-1) or Grainger (4-6) on November 9 at 7:00 p.m. The Wildcats are a number one seed. Grainger is an eight seed.
Coach Steve Trapp said while he is disappointed with the loss to Livingston Academy Friday night, he is happy that DeKalb County will he hosting a state play-off game for the second year in a row. "We're really excited to be able to host another play-off game. That's two years in a row," said Coach Trapp. "Ultimately we didn't finish off the season like we had hoped for but Livingston is a really good football team. But we'll rise up. We'll be resilient and we'll be ready to play this coming week. It's a whole new season. Everybody is back zero to zero. Its an exciting time of year for high school football programs to be able to continue their seasons," said Coach Trapp.
As for Friday night's 35-13 loss to Livingston Academy, Coach Trapp said the Wildcats had a good game plan and executed it well. "Livingston dominated us up front. They've got some really good players up front. They oversized us in a few positions. They are a very talented football team. We didn't play our best football by no means but Livingston Academy did a really good job at executing their game plan, keeping our offense off the field, and controling the football game in all regards. We've got to learn from it," said Coach Trapp.
If the Tigers defeat Sequoyah, they could potentially have a rematch with Livingston Academy on November 9. "If we take care of business we could possibly play those guys again in two weeks. But we've got to take care of this first one (game) first," he said.
Coach Trapp also expressed his thanks to the fans for their support. "I do want to say thank you to all the fans who came out. Before that game was very electrifying. And then to all the fans who met us back at the football field when we arrived home, that was really a great thing even after a loss. We really appreciate their support," said Coach Trapp.
Sequoyah High School is located in Monroe County or Madisonville northeast of Chattanooga.
Sequoyah's wins this year have been:
over Rockwood 41-14
over Tellico Plains 58-26
over Meigs County 40-2
over Cumberland County 48-0
over McMinn Central 42-21
over Scott County 35-20
Sequoyah's losses this year have been:
to Lenoir City 38-13
to Polk County 47-21
to Loudon 41-27
to Sweetwater 14-6
DeKalb County's wins have been:
over Warren County 50-0
over Clay County 65-0
over Cannon County 42-0
over White County 58-7
over Smith County 32-13
over Hixson 42-13
over York Institute 47-19
over Macon County 45-7
over Upperman 47-7
DeKalb County's only loss has been to Livingston Academy 35-13.
The other side of the bracket has Greeneville (7-3), a three seed, hosting Gibbs (6-4), a six seed. The winner of that game will advance to take on either Knoxville Carter (5-5) or Knoxville Fulton (8-2). Fulton, a two seed, is hosting Carter, a seven seed, next Friday night, November 2.
The DeKalb County Tigers lost at Livingston Academy 35-13 in the regular season finale Friday night. DC finishes 9-1 overall and 4-1 in the district. Livingston Academy also concludes the season at 9-1 and claimed the district championship at 5-0. Both teams have qualified for the state play-offs beginning next Friday night.
Wildcat quarterback Brock McCoin scored the first of his five touchdowns of the game on a five yard touchdown run with 6:34 left in the first period, capping a nine play drive on Livingston Academy's opening series. The P.A.T. by Eli Saddler was good and the score was 7-0
McCoin scored again with 8:12 left in the second period on a six yard touchdown run. Saddler converted the extra point and Livingston Academy led 14-0.
The Tigers got on the board with 37 seconds left before halftime on a five yard touchdown pass from quarterback Lucas Phillips to Will Molander. Ben Driver converted on the P.A.T. and DeKalb County trailed 14-7.
McCoin scored his third touchdown of the game on a nine yard run with 3:52 left in the third period. Saddler converted on the extra point and Livingston Academy extended its lead to 21-7
The Wildcats took a 28-7 lead on a 42 yard touchdown run by McCoin with five seconds left in the third period. The P.A.T. by Saddler was good.
DeKalb County's Chris Chapman scored on a 10 yard touchdown run with 8:31 left in the fourth period. The P.A.T. try by Ben Driver was no good and the Tigers trailed 28-13.
Livingston Academy's Brock McCoin scored his fifth touchdown of the game on a 62 yard run with 7:35 left. The extra point by Saddler was good and the Wildcats went on to win 35-13.
The DeKalb County Tigers are just one win away from a perfect 10-0 regular season. For the first time since 1979, the DCHS football program has compiled a 9-0 record for the season. The latest victory, 47-7 came Friday night against the Upperman Bees at Baxter.
The Bees, now 3-6 on the season, scored their one and only touchdown of the game early in the first period as Freshman quarterback Todd Stanton found Jared Case on a pass play that covered 58 yards for the score. The extra point was good and Upperman led 7-0 with 11:04 left in the first period. It was all Tigers after that.
With 7:46 left in the first period, the Tigers tied the game on a 17 yard quarterback keeper by Lucas Phillips. The extra point by Ben Driver was good and the score was 7-7.
DC took the lead with six seconds left in the first period on an eight yard touchdown pass play from quarterback Lucas Phillips to Chris Chapman. The extra point try was blocked but the Tigers led 13-7
DeKalb County extended its lead with 3:04 left in the second period on a four yard touchdown run by Chris Chapman. The P.A.T. try by Ben Driver was good and the Tigers led 20-7.
Dustin Warner caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Lucas Phillips covering 51 yards for the score. The extra point by Ben Driver was good and DC owned a 27-7 lead with 8:08 left in the third period.
The Tigers struck again with 7:05 left in the third period on an 11 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Lucas Phillips to Sonni Fullilove. The extra point try was no good but DC led 33-7
Dustin Warner caught another touchdown pass from quarterback Lucas Phillips with 4:15 left in the third period, this time covering 54 yards for the score. The P.A.T. by Ben Driver was good and DC led 40-7.
The final score came on an 11 yard touchdown run by quarterback Joey Moon with 2:19 left in the fourth period. The extra point by Ben Driver was good and DeKalb County won 47-7.
The Tigers will be off next Friday night with a bye week but will conclude the regular season on Friday, October 26 at Livingston Academy. Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.
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