The DeKalb County Tigers opened the football season with an impressive 42 to 25 win over border rival Warren County Friday night in Smithville. It was the Tigers' first win in a season opener since the 2004 season, and the team's first win in their four-game series with the Pioneers.
Junior quarterback, Hunter Poteete, threw for 220 yards and four touchdowns, while the Tiger defense logged six sacks and forced three Warren County turnovers. Poteete got DeKalb County on the board with a seven-yard rushing touchdown to cap off the game's opening drive. The Tigers went up 7 to nothing and never trailed throughout the game.
J.J. Herriott put up the next Tiger score, as he ran in from five yards out, with 5:40 left in the first quarter. Freshman kicker, Zach Taylor, nailed DC's first PAT attempt, but had his second one come up short as the Tigers took a 13 to 0 lead.
The DeKalb County High School golf teams scored match victories over Upperman and Cannon County, Thursday afternoon, at RiverWatch.
The Tigers shot a 168, which was 13 strokes better than Cannon County, who posted a 181 for the afternoon. Upperman finished the day in third place with a 192. Payne Denman shot a 34 to lead the DC boys, followed by Austin Garrett with a 40, Grant James with a 45 and Keith Ferrell with a 49.
The Lady Tigers, meanwhile, shot a 92 to beat the Upperman Lady Bees, who tallied a team score of 121. Cannon County did not field a full girls team. Shay Sullivan shot a 38 to lead DeKalb County, while Kalli Mitchell posted a 54.
The Tiger golf team is now 10-11 on the season, while the Lady Tigers improve to 3-9. The DCHS golf teams will next be in action on Monday at Hidden Valley Golf Course, as they take on Pickett County and Livingston Academy.
The DeKalb County High School golf teams took match victories over Jackson County and Clay County, Tuesday, at RiverWatch.
The Tigers shot a 156, which was seven strokes better than the Blue Devils, who finished with a 163. Clay County came in with a 223. Payne Denman shot a 36 to lead the Tigers, while Austin Garrett tallied a 38. Grant James was next with a 39, followed by Logan Clark with a 43.
The Lady Tigers, meanwhile, shot an 89 to knock off the Lady Blue Devils, who shot a 120 for the afternoon. Clay County did not field a girls team. Shay Sullivan scored a 38 for the DC girls, while Kalli Mitchell tallied a 51.
The DeKalb Middle School Saints stunned the visiting Satterfield Yellow Jackets, 20-16, in Smithville, Tuesday night, which put an end to the program's 17-game, two-plus year losing streak.
The Saints blew a 14-0 first half lead, and had to rally in the fourth quarter to earn the victory. Zaxtin Fayette capped off the first DMS drive with a 23-yard touchdown run. Fayette also added the two-point conversion run, as the Saints opened up an 8-0 lead with 7:04 left in the first quarter.
Will Molander put the Saints on the board, again, after their second drive. Molander raced 43 yards for the second DeKalb touchdown, and the score was 14-0 with 5:25 left in the second quarter after the failed PAT.
The Yellow Jackets answered on the ensuing drive, as fullback Victor Hardwick plowed 57 yards for a score. Tailback Seth Calhoun added the two-point conversion run, which trimmed the Saints' lead to 14-8, with 4:48 left in the half.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger football team put the finishing touches on the pre-season with a 20-0 shutout of Jackson County in the Tennessee Tech Jamboree. The game consisted of two 12-minute quarters, with the clock running consistently.
The Tigers scored on three of their four possessions, and the defense held the Blue Devils to minus-35 yards of offense. Tiger quarterback, Hunter Poteete, capped off the first DC drive with a 28-yard touchdown run. Zack Taylor kicked the extra point to put the Tigers on top, 7-0, with 6:28 on the clock in the first period.
The Cornerstone Middle School Yellow Jackets of Baxter came to Smithville and spoiled Tad Webb's debut as DeKalb Middle School Saints head coach, Thursday night. THe Yellow Jackets scored on four of their seven possessions in the game, and shut out the local junior high squad, 30-0, in front of the fans at VanHooser Stadium.
Cornerstone scored on their first possession of the game, as fullack Sylvester Luna galloped 54 yards to paydirt. Ean Adkins darted in on the two-point conversion run, as the visitors went up 8-0. The Saints' opening drive of the game stalled after picking up one first down, and the second drive ended with a fumble at the DeKalb 41-yard line. The Yellow Jackets worked the ball downfield in nine plays, and scored on quarterback Josh Stanton's one-yard keeper. Adkins lunged in for his second two-point conversion, and Cornerstone took a 16-0 advantage, which they held through the end of the first half.
The DeKalb County High School golf teams are facing some of Tennessee's top high school golf programs at the Baylor Invitational at Black Creek Golf Course in Chattanooga. On Monday, the Tigers posted the tenth best score out of 11 teams at the event, while the Lady Tigers were last among the eight team girls field.
The DC boys shot a 333 as a team through the first 18 holes. Austin Garrett shot a 69 to lead the Tigers, which placed him tied for fourth among individual medalists after the first day of action. Payne Denman was next with a 72, followed by Grant James with an 87 and Logan Clark with a 105. Host school, Baylor, led the pack with a team score of 286, followed by McCallie with a 295, Knoxville Farragut with a 302, Memphis University School with a 308, Dobyns-Bennett with a 311, Jefferson County with a 312, Ensworth with a 314, Knoxville Webb with a 315, and MBA with a 331. DeKalb County's 333 was next, followed by Chattanooga Christian with a 338.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger golf team set a new program record in their match victory over Upperman, Thursday at Southern Hills Golf Course.
The Tigers shot a 142 in their nine-hole match victory, which was 24 strokes better than the Bees, who came in with a 166. Payne Denman shot a 34 to lead DC, followed by Grant James and Austin Garrett, each with a 35. Logan Clark rounded out the Tiger score with a career-best 38.
Shay Sullivan equalled her career-best score of 34 on Thursday, which she set just two days earlier at Windtree, but the Lady Tigers' match did not count since Upperman had only one player. Kalli Mitchell was next in line for the DC girls with a 50, while Keeli Bullard shot a 62.
The DCHS golf teams will participate in the Baylor Invitational Tournament at Black Creek, next Monday and Tuesday. The tournament will feature 18 holes of golf each day, and will start promptly, both days, at 9:00 a.m.
The DeKalb County High School golf teams split their season opening matches, Tuesday, at Windtree Golf Course.
The Lady Tigers shot an 88, which was six strokes ahead of Monterey, who tallied a 94 for the day, while Portland had only one golfer, who finished with a 64. Shay Sullivan set an individual best score with a 34 for the nine-hole event, while Kalli Mitchell shot a 54.
The Tigers, meanwhile, posted a 172, which was six strokes behind Portland, who tallied a 166, and three strokes behind Monterey, who shot a 169. Paybne Denman shot a 35 to lead the Tigers, while Grant James tallied a 42 and Logan Clark finished with a 44.
DeKalb County is scheduled to take on Upperman on Thursday at Southern Hills Golf Course. Tee time is 3:30 p.m.
The DeKalb County 11 & 12 year old All-Stars were eliminated from the Little League State Tournament in Pulaski, Wednesday night. DeKalb County lost to Morristown, 8-3, in an elimination game, thus ending the season for the local team.
DeKalb County lost to Morristown on Saturday in their opening round game, 3-1 in seven innings, but came back with back-to-back wins in the loser's bracket to stay alive. DeKalb beat Donelson, 14-11, on Sunday, then rallied past St. Bethlehem, 6-5 in seven innings on Tuesday. The second meeting with Morristown was originally scheduled for Tuesday night, but was rained out out and pushed back to Wednesday.
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