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Tigers Hold on to Beat Cannon County 35-26

The DeKalb County Tigers were leading 35 to 0 early in the third quarter but had to hold on to win 35 to 26 over their border rivals from Cannon County Friday night in Smithville.

The 9 point win gives the Tigers a 2-1 record and a 1-0 start in District 8AA.

DeKalb County Quarterback Hunter Poteete got the Tigers on the board first on a six yard touchdown run with 3:52 to go in the first period. The P.A.T. by Zack Taylor was good and the black and gold led 7-0.

In the second quarter with 11:12 to go, Travon Johnson caught a seven yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Poteete and with the P.A.T by Zack Taylor, the Tigers led 14-0.

With 10:04 left in the second period, Poteete found Matt Giles on a pass play that covered 42 yards for a touchdown and the P.A.T. by Zack Taylor put the Tigers on top 21-0

Frank Morris caught a one yard touchdown pass from Poteete with 4:37 left in the second quarter. The P.A.T. by Taylor was good and DeKalb County led 28-0.

DCHS Golf Scores

DCHS Golf Scores at Sparta Tuesday

DeKalb County High School (Boys) 166
Cookeville 167
White County 171

Payne Denman 35
Austin Garrett 38
Grant James 40
Tevin Owens 43

Team record 15-9

Callie Mitchell 50

Tigers Beat Oneida 35-28

The DeKalb County Tigers won their first game of the season Friday night at home beating the Oneida Indians 35 to 28.

The Tigers got on the scoreboard first with 3:30 to go in the first quarter on a three yard touchdown run by quarterback Hunter Poteete. The P.A.T. by Zack Taylor was good and the score was 7-0

Oneida answered with 1:23 left in the first period on a 16 yard touchdown run by Sam Woodard. The P.A.T. by Caleb King was good and the score was tied 7-7.

Tyler Weatherby gave the Tigers the lead with 11:00 to go in the second period on an eight yard touchdown run. The P.A.T. by Zack Taylor was good and the Tigers were on top 14-7.

The Indians tied the game again, this time on a two yard touchdown run by Holden Sexton. The P.A.T. by Caleb King was good and the score was 14-14 with 9:28 left in the second period.

Pioneers Win Border Clash with Tigers 49-42

The DeKalb County Tigers scored six touchdowns in the season opener at Warren County Friday night. The problem is the Pioneers scored seven touchdowns and won 49 to 42.

Warren County got the ball to start the game and scored on the opening play on an 85 yard kickoff return by Franklin Martin, Jr. The P.A.T. kick by Adam Fann was good and the Pioneers took an early 7-0 lead.

DeKalb County got in the endzone in their first offensive series as Quarterback Hunter Poteete hooked up with Abram Edwards on a 36 yard pass play. The P.A.T. by Zack Taylor was good and the game was tied 7-7

The Pioneers took the lead again in the first quarter as Jay Hutchens scored on a 24 yard touchdown run. The P.A.T. was good and Warren County was on top 14-7.

Late in the first period, Pioneer Quarterback Bradley Steg scored on an 18 yard touchdown run to stretch the Warren County led to 21-7 after the P.A.T..

Saints Drop Opener to Cornerstone 8-6

The DeKalb Saints came up a little short in their season opener Thursday night, losing to Cornerstone 8 to 6 in Smithville.

Ethan Roller scored on a quarterback sneak for the Saints in the fourth quarter but the team failed to make good on the conversion attempt.

The Saints will travel to Satterfield at Trousdale County Tuesday night. Gametime is 6:30 p.m.

DCHS Golf Scores

The DeKalb County High School Tiger Golf Team competed Thursday at the Smithville Golf Course against Livingston, Monterey, and Pickett County.

DeKalb County shot 156 for the day, Livingston Academy 172, Monterey 183, and Pickett County 192.

Payne Denman shot 37, Austin Garrett 37, Grant James 39, and Logan Clark 43.

The Tigers are 5-10 on the season.

Denman "Makes Cut" in the 62nd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

Payne Denman, a local and State Champion DCHS High School golfer has advanced to continue playing in the 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship.

The second round of stroke-play qualifying wrapped up Tuesday after a day of intermittent showers and swirling wind on the 7,100-yard, par-71 Old Course. The weather certainly made circumstances harder for Denman yesterday, as it was extremely rainy and windy with standing water in some places. These conditions were better suited for a British Open instead of a U.S. Junior Amateur.

Payne shot 74 on Monday and 77 on Tuesday, giving him a 2-day total of 151. This score was low enough for him to be included with the 64 players to advance from the tournament field of 155. Therefore; he will start match-play competition today (Wednesday). This year's Junior Amateur Tournament is being played in Bedminster, NJ at the Trump National Golf Club.

More tournament details and scoring can be viewed at: www.usjunioram.org

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