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DeKalb County Wins Battle of the Cats at Macon County 35-7

October 30, 2008

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.

Tigers Beat Sycamore War Eagles 20-6 at Pleasantview

October 24, 2008

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.

Whitehouse Knocks Off DeKalb County 49-35

October 17, 2008

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.

Tigers Hold Off Bees 40-37

October 11, 2008

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.

Tigers Defeat Pearl Cohn 28-6 in Nashville

October 3, 2008

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.

Denman wins Class A-AA State Tournament Title

October 1, 2008

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.

Tiger golf team in the lead at State

September 30, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger golf team was tied for the lead after the first day of the TSSAA Class A-AA State Tournament in Murfreesboro. The Tigers shot a combined team score of 303, which tied the DC boys with CPA for first place after the first 18 holes.

Meanwhile, DCHS junior, Payne Denman, shot a 67 on Tuesday with put him atop the individual leaderboard by four strokes over Greg Kitts of Anderson County, who shot a 71. Austin Garrett of DeKalb County was tied for third place with Stewart Oldham of Station Camp, each with a 72. Grant James also shot a 79 for the Tigers, while Keith Ferrell rounded out the team score with a an 85. Logan Clark also shot a 92, but his score did not count among the top four on the Tiger score sheet.

Saints lose season finale

September 30, 2008

The DeKalb Middle School Saints lost their last game of the regular season, Tuesday night, as they traveled to Lafayette and suffered a 14-6 setback to the Macon County Tigers.

The Saints got on the board first on Ethan Roller's 64-yard touchdown pass to Sonny Young, early in the second quarter. The 6-0 DMS advantage held up through halftime.

Tigers rout Lions in Woodbury, 63-20

September 26, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger football team put their first loss of the season behind them Friday night, as they crushed the Cannon County Lions, 63-20, in Woodbury. The 63 points tied a team record for the most points scored in a game. The 1973 Tigers scored the same amount of points in a 63-0 defeat of Red Boiling Springs.

DeKalb stormed out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter, as Hunter Poteete threw touchdown passes to J.J. Herriott (14 yards) and Hunter Stewart (12 yards), while Abram Edwards returned a fumble 63 yards for the third Tiger score. Zach Taylor hit two of his first three extra point attempts, as DC took the three-score advantage at the end of the quarter.

Tigers drop from Top Ten

September 23, 2008

After losing their first game of the season, last Friday night, the DeKalb County High School Tiger football team has dropped out of the Associated Press Top Ten, this week. The Tigers, who were ranked #6 in last week's Class AAA poll, dropped to #11, this week, after losing to Station Camp, 51-27, in last week's Homecoming game.

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