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Tigers and Lady Tigers Win Season Openers

November 18, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Basketball teams swept their season openers Tuesday night, as they beat Trousdale County in a pair of Hall of Fame games in Smithville.

The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Yellow Jackets 59 to 23 and the Tigers followed that up with a 66 to 60 win in the boys game.

The Lady Tigers jumped on top, 7-0, in the opening minutes, and never trailed the Lady Jackets. DeKalb County owned an 18 to 7 lead at the end of the first period and held a 33 to 10 advantage at half time. DeKalb County expanded the lead to 54 to 17 at the end of the third period and went on to win 59 to 23.

Cynthia Woodward led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 16 points followed by Nikki Bass and Kristina Stephens each with 9 points, Morgan Page 7, Martha Webb 6, Victoria Bennett and Brooke Hutchings 3 points each, and Elicia Cantrell, Jaylen Garrett, and Jessica Garrison each with 2 points.

Tigers Run in State Play-Offs Ends at Whitehouse

November 15, 2008

The season for the DeKalb County Tigers came to a close Friday night as they lost their second round state play-off game 42-20 at Whitehouse.

DeKalb County completes the year with an over-all record of 9-3. Their only losses were to Station Camp and Whitehouse at home during the regular season and Friday night's loss at Whitehouse in the state play-offs.

The Tigers got the ball to start the game but went three and out and had to punt.

Whitehouse began their first drive at the DeKalb County 43 yard line and scored five plays later on a seven yard touchdown pass play from Quarterback Trox Greenwade to Chad Neal. Matthew Gossett converted on the P.A.T. and the Blue Devils led 7-0 with 8:02 left in the first period.

Tigers Defeat McMinn Central 28-14 In State Play-Offs

November 7, 2008

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.

Tigers open playoffs at McMinn Central on Friday

November 5, 2008

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.

Tigers to Meet McMinn Central in Opening Round of TSSAA Football Play-offs

November 1, 2008

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:

Loudon, 34-13
Oliver Springs, 48-13
Meigs County, 55-0
Sequoyah 28-12
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:

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.

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