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Payne Denman Signs to Play Golf at Florida

Two time state high school golf champion Payne Denman officially signed scholarship papers Wednesday to play golf at the University of Florida.

The signing took place at DCHS with members of Denman's family, coach, and principal looking on.

Denman says he's proud of his high school accomplishments and is ready to move to the next level. "I've been looking forward to this for a long time. It's finally here and I'm really glad and ready to get on with my life and see what Florida holds for me. I mainly chose Florida because their tradition is really good. They've always been known to have a great golf team and with all the other great athletic achievements they have made me want to be a part of it."

Tigers Win 41-35 at Greenbrier in State Play-Offs

The DeKalb County Tigers will advance to the second round of the TSSAA football play-offs next week after defeating the Greenbrier Bobcats 41-35 Friday night on the road.

The Tigers got on the board early after recovering a Greenbrier fumble at the Bobcat 40 yard line and a few plays later, Quarterback Hunter Poteete threw a touchdown pass to Sonni Young covering 32 yards for the score. The P.A.T. by Zach Taylor was good and DeKalb County led 7-0 with 8:47 left in the first period. That was the only score in the first period.

Greenbrier pulled to within one with 6:50 left in the second period on a five yard touchdown run by Trevor Thaxton. The P.A.T. kick by Tyler West was no good and the Tigers clung to a 7-6 lead..

DeKalb County extended the lead with 6:11 left in the second period on a 46 yard touchdown run by Quarterback Hunter Poteete. The P.A.T. by Zach Taylor was good and the Tigers led 14-6.

Tigers Fall to Wildcats 35-14

The DeKalb County Tigers dropped their regular season finale to the Livingston Academy Wildcats Thursday night in Smithville 35 to 14 and will now wait to see if they will get a berth in the state play-offs which begin next week.

In the game Thursday night, Livingston Academy got on the board first on a 10 yard touchdown run by Paul Daniels. The P.A.T. by Jake Huitt was good and the Wildcats led 7-0 with 8:26 left in the first period.

The Wildcats extended the lead with 2:53 left in the first period on a 30 yard touchdown run by Quarterback Brannon McCoin. The P.A.T. by Jake Huitt was good and Livingston Academy led 14-0.

The Tigers scored their first touchdown of the night with 7:17 left in the second period on a four yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Hunter Poteete to Kevin Kijanski. The P.A.T. by Zach Taylor was good and the Tigers trailed 14-7.

Tigers Rally In Come From Behind Win over Upperman

The DeKalb County Tigers were held scoreless in the first half, but exploded for 33 points in the second half, even without their starting quarterback Hunter Poteete, in beating the Upperman Bees Saturday night at Tennessee Tech 33 to 14.

The win improves the Tiger record to 6-3 on the season and 3-1 in District 8 Double-A.

Poteete came out of the game early in the second quarter and did not return. He apparently had a tendon injury in his left ankle.

The only score in the first half came on the first play of the second quarter as Upperman Quarterback Mason Young took it into the endzone on a three yard run. The P.A.T. by Caleb Robishaub was good and the Bees led 7-0 with 11:57 left in the second period.

Upperman took the opening kick-off of the third period and scored on an 88 yard return by Mason Young. Caleb Robishaub converted on the P.A.T. and the Bees led 14-0 with 11:45 left in the third period.

Denman wins Class A-AA State Golf Tournament Title

For the second year in a row, DeKalb County High School's Payne Denman, a senior, has claimed the TSSAA Class A-AA State Golf Tournament Championship.

Denman shot a 70 on Wednesday at Old Fort Golf Course in Murfreesboro. Denman's score, combined with the 70 he posted on Tuesday, gave him a two-day score of 140 for the tournament.

Meanwhile, DeKalb County's Austin Garrett tied for 6th in the state tournament with a score of 74 on Wednesday and 77 Tuesday for a two-day score of 151.

DeKalb County's Grant James shot an 85 on Wednesday and a 78 on Tuesday for a score of 163 for the two days which placed him tied for 26th in the state tournament.

DCHS Basketball Season Begins Soon

The 2009-2010 DeKalb County High School Basketball Schedule has been released.

November 17th (Tuesday) Trousdale County (Home) (Hall of Fame) 6:00 p.m.
20th (Friday) at Bledsoe County (Hall of Fame) 6:00 p.m.
24th (Tuesday) Warren County (Home) 6:00 p.m.
27-28 (Friday-Saturday) Cannon County Thanksgiving Tournament

December 1 (Tuesday) at Monterey 6:00 p.m.
4 (Friday) at Gordonsville 6:00 p.m.
8 (Tuesday) Upperman (Home) 6:00 p.m.
11(Friday) at York Institute 6:00 p.m.
15(Tuesday) Livingston Academy (Home) 6:00 p.m.
18(Friday) Watertown (Home) 6:00 p.m.
Dec 23-30 Monday-Wed (White County Christmas Tournament)

January 8 (Friday) Coffee County (Home) 6:00 p.m.
11 (Monday) at Watertown 6:00 p.m.
12 (Tuesday) at Warren County 6:30 p.m.
15 (Friday) Cannon County (Home) 6:00 p.m.

DeKalb Tigers Win 45 to 20 at Macon County

The DeKalb County Tigers gave up three touchdowns in the first half but held Macon County scoreless in the second half enroute to a 45 to 20 win at Lafayette Thursday night.

The victory improves the DeKalb County record to 5-3 on the season while Macon County drops to 0-7 on the year.

DeKalb County fell behind early in the game as Macon County scored on their first offensive series, capping a 70 yard drive on a three yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Dallas Grace to Andrew Evetts with 9:26 left in the first period. The two point conversion attempt failed but Macon County led 6-0.

DeKalb County answered on their first drive of the night as Sonni Young caught a touchdown pass from Quarterback Hunter Poteete covering 44 yards for the score with 5:32 left in the first period. The P.A.T. by Zach Taylor was good and the Black and Gold Tigers led 7-6.

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