Fans can get their first look at the DCHS basketball teams, this Saturday night, as both the Tigers and Lady Tigers will take part in an alumni basketball game. The girls' game will tip-off at 6:00 p.m. with boys' action to follow.
The DeKalb County Tigers won their first ever State football play-off game with a 28-14 victory over the McMinn Central Chargers at Englewood Friday night.
The Tigers, now 9-2, will advance in the State Play-offs this Friday night to play White House, while McMinn Central's season comes to an end at 9-2.
The Tigers got the ball to start the game but turned it over on an interception, and three plays later, McMinn Central scored on a 30 yard quarterback sweep by Zack Rayle. Jamin Godfrey converted on the P.A.T. and the Chargers led 7-0 with 10:43 left in the first period.
DeKalb County mounted an 80 yard scoring drive on their next possession, aided by a face mask and a pass interception penalty on McMinn Central for a total of 30 yards. On 4th and 8 , Abram Edwards caught a 10 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Hunter Poteete. Zach Taylor converted on the P.A.T. and the Tigers tied the game at 7-7 with 3:23 left in the first period.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger football team will open play in the TSSAA State football playoffs this Friday night at McMinn Central. The Tigers, who finished 8-2 in the regular season, are the third place team out of Region 4-3A, while the Chargers, who are 9-1 on the season, were the runners-up in Region 3-3A. McMinn Central lost their first game of the season last week, when they dropped a 33-14 decision at Chattanooga Howard.
The DeKalb County Tiger Football team will travel to Englewood near Athens in east Tennessee to take on the McMinn Central Chargers Friday night, November 7th in the first round of the TSSAA playoffs.
McMinn Central, the runner-up in Region 3-3A, finished the regular season at 9-1, losing their only game to Howard 33 to 14 Friday night.
The winner of the DeKalb/McMinn Central game will meet the winner of the Whitehouse/East Ridge contest on November 14th.
Meanwhile, Sycamore will face Howard in the first round of the playoffs while Station Camp will take on Polk County . The winners of those two games will meet on November 14th.
McMinn Central defeated the following teams this year:
Oliver Springs, 48-13
Meigs County, 55-0
Notre Dame 42-0
East Ridge 17-16
Tellico Plains 49-13
Grundy County 55-6
Polk County 16-0
The DeKalb County Tigers finished the regular season at 8-2
DeKalb County defeated the following teams this year:
The DeKalb County Tigers defeated the Macon County Tigers 35 to 7 at Lafayette Thursday night to conclude the regular football season at 8-2 overall and 4-2 in Region 4-3A.
DeKalb County will enter the TSSAA playoffs next week.
Macon County concludes the season at 1-9 and 1-5 in region play.
Neither team got on the board in the first period and the only score in the second quarter came with 24 seconds left before half time as Nick Lester caught a four yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hunter Poteete to give DeKalb County a 7-0 lead after Zach Taylor converted on the P.A.T.
That was the half time score.
DeKalb County got the ball to start the third period and marched 75 yards for another score. Quarterback Hunter Poteete found Abram Edwards on a 24 yard touchdown pass play. Zach Taylor converted on the P.A.T and with 9:15 left in the third quarter, the Tigers led 14-0.
The DeKalb County Tigers defeated the Sycamore War Eagles 20-6 at Pleasantview Friday night to run their season record to 7-2 overall and 3-2 in Region 4-3A. With the win, the Tigers have earned a spot in the State Play-offs in two weeks.
The Tigers took the opening kick and marched 58 yards in six plays to score the first touchdown of the game. Quarterback Hunter Poteete threw an eight yard touchdown pass to Matthew Lawrence. Zach Taylor converted on the P.A.T. and DeKalb County led 7-0 with 9:59 left in the first period.
After a stalled Sycamore drive, the Tigers got the ball back and scored on their second offensive series. Nick Lester caught a three yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Poteete, capping a 48 yard drive and with 4:04 left in the first period, DeKalb County led 14-0 after Taylor converted on the P.A.T.
The score at the end of the first period was 14-0, DeKalb County.
The Whitehouse Blue Devils defeated the DeKalb County Tigers 49-35 in Smithville Friday night.
It was senior night, the last home game of the regular season.
With the loss, the Tigers slip to 6-2 on the season and drop to 2-2 in the region.
The Tigers took the opening kick off but the drive stalled at the Whitehouse 34 yard line.
After a Tiger punt, Whitehouse started their first offensive series on the Blue Devil 5 yard line and went 95 yards for a score. They capped the drive on a 42 yard touchdown pass play from quarterback Trox Greenwade to Chad Neal. Matthew Gossett converted on the P.A.T. and Whitehouse led 7-0 with 6:44 left in the first quarter.
The score at the end of the first quarter was 7-0, Whitehouse.
The DeKalb County Tigers held off the Upperman Bees 40-37 Friday night in Smithville to run their season record to 6-1.
After the Bees' opening drive to start the game stalled, the Tigers took the ball and drove 80 yards for their first score of the night on a three yard touchdown run by Matthew Lawrence with 6:17 left in the first period. Zach Taylor's P.A.T. attempt was no good but the Tigers led 6-0.
The Bees answered, completing a 57 yard drive on a one yard touchdown run by Quarterback Ty Fields with 2:53 left in the first quarter. The P.A.T. kick by Caleb Robichaud was good and the Bees led 7-6
Upperman added another touchdown on the first play of the second quarter on a six yard quarterback keeper by Ty Fields, capping a 50 yard drive. The P.A.T. attempt by Robichaud was no good but Upperman led 13-6 with 11:54 left in the second period.
The DeKalb County Tigers defeated the Pearl Cohn Firebirds 28-6 Friday night in Nashville.
The Tigers scored their first touchdown with 5:18 left in the first quarter on a pass play from Quarterback Hunter Poteete to Abram Edwards that covered 76 yards. Zach Taylor's P.A.T. kick was good and DeKalb led 7-0.
The black and gold scored their second TD with 11:10 to go in the second quarter on a 20 yard touchdown pass play from Poteete to Hunter Stewart. Taylor's P.A.T. kick was good and the Tigers led 14-0.
DeKalb County added another touchdown with 1:24 left in the second quarter on a 4 yard touchdown pass play from Poteete to Nick Lester. Taylor's P.A.T. kick was good and the Tigers led 21-0. That was the half time score.
Pearl Cohn got on the scoreboard with 6:22 left in the third quarter on a Nick Hill 4 yard touchdown pass play from Quarterback Jestin Williams. The 2 point conversion attempt failed. DeKalb's lead was trimmed to 21 to 6.
DeKalb County High School junior, Payne Denman, claimed the TSSAA Class A-AA State Tournament Championship, as he shot an even-par 72 on Wednesday at Old Fort Golf Course in Murfreesboro. Denman's score, combined with the five-under-par 67 he posted on Tuesday, gave him a two-day score of 139 for the tournament, which was four strokes better than second place, Greg Kitts of Anderson County, who shot a 144.
Denman's State Tournament title gives DeKalb County High School its first TSSAA State Tournament Championship in any on-the-field related sport.
As a team, the Tigers finished third in the Class A-AA field for the second year in a row. The DC boys shared the overall lead with Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA) after day one, but the Tigers fell short after shooting a 327 on Wednesday. The Tigers had posted a 303 on Tuesday. Anderson County finished in second place.
Austin Garrett and Logan Clark each posted an 85 in Wednesday's round, while Grant James shot an 87.
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