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Tigers Fall Short in Season Opener to Warren County 19-16

The DeKalb County Tigers came up short in the season opener Friday night losing at home to the Warren County Pioneers 19 to 16.

The black and gold got behind only twenty eight seconds into the game as a snap from center sailed over quarterback Shane Salley's head. The ball was covered in the endzone for a safety to give Warren County a 2-0 lead.

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The Pioneers got on the scoreboard again with 10:03 left in the first period as Caleb Northcutt took it in from one yard out, capping a five play, 59 yard drive. The P.A.T. by Adam Fann was good and Warren County led 9-0.

The Tigers got their first points of the night on the strength of a 34 yard field goal by Zach Taylor with 5:20 left in the second period. DeKalb County trailed 9-3.

Saints Win Season Opener 28-8

The DeKalb Saints defeated Smith County in the season opener Thursday night 28 to 8 in Smithville.

Braxton Howell for the Saints scored first on a 26 yard touchdown run with 6:27 left in the first period. The two point conversion attempt failed but the Saints led 6 to 0.

Luke Boss scored on a four yard touchdown run with 7:46 left in the second period. Quarterback Aaron Patterson scored on the two point conversion run to give the Saints a 14-0 lead.

Howell scored again with 24 seconds left in the second quarter on a 31 yard run and the two point conversion run by A.J. Mooneyham gave the Saints a 22-0 lead at halftime.

Boss put the Saints on top 28-0 with 7:18 left in the third quarter on an 11 yard touchdown run. The two point conversion attempt failed.

Smith County got on the scoreboard with 5:42 left in the third period. They also converted on the two point try and the score was 28-8 in favor of the Saints.

DCHS Tigers Open Football Season August 20th

The DeKalb County Tiger Football Team will open the season next Friday night, August 20th at home against the Warren County Pioneers.

The team has been practicing and scrimmaging in pre-season and this Friday night, August 13th the team will have it's final dress rehearsal in a football jamboree at Shelbyville against the host school starting at 7:30 p.m. The teams will play for two quarters.

As far as the season goes, DCHS coach Steve Trapp is optimistic.

The following is the 2010 DCHS Football Schedule:

August 20th: Warren County (Home) 7:00 p.m.
August 27th: Oneida (Away) 7:00 p.m.
September 3rd: Cannon County* (Away) 7:00 p.m.
September 10th: White County (Away) 7:00 p.m.
September 17th: Smith County* (Home) 7:00 p.m.
September 24th: Hixson (Homecoming) 7:00 p.m.
October 1st: York Institute (Home) 7:00 p.m.

DeKalb 13 & 14 Year Old All-Stars Play Again Tonight (Monday) in State Tournament

The DeKalb County 13 & 14 year old All Stars are scheduled to play Greenville tonight (Monday) in the state tournament at South Holston, Tennessee. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m. eastern time.

The local All-Stars lost their first game of the state tournament to Madison on Saturday 10 to 5 and then came back Sunday evening to defeat Carter County 10 to 4 in the loser's bracket of the tournament.

In the game Saturday, Steven Page was the losing pitcher. He gave up two hits including a two run homerun. He also walked one. Evan Cripps came in to pitch and he gave up two hits, walked one, and hit two batters.

Hits for DeKalb County:
Seth Stanley, two singles, BB twice, and an RBI
Steven Page, single, double, and RBI
Devin Summers, single, BB
Evan Cripps, single, double, BB, RBI
Travis Ferrell, single, BB, RBI

Purple Pride Caravan visits Smithville Tuesday

The Purple Pride Caravan is rolling again, with stops planned at seven communities around the region plus two events in Cookeville, all in anticipation of Tennessee Tech’s 2010 football season.

The Purple Pride Caravan is scheduled to visit Smithville on Tuesday, July 20, visiting the Save-A-Lot store from 4 until 6 p.m.

The Purple Pride Caravan is making stops across the region during July and August, giving football fans in those areas a chance to grab a hot dog and a drink, meet Golden Eagle head coach Watson Brown, pick up schedule cards and poster, win free tickets to the first game and register to win other prizes.

The Purple Pride Caravan will hold a tailgate event in each town to promote the upcoming football season with free hot dogs and Pepsi in a tailgate atmosphere.


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