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.