The DeKalb Saints hosted Cannon County Thursday night in Smithville for homecoming and took a bite out of the Lions with a 28-8 victory.
The Saints scored with 1:01 left in the first quarter when Kevin Aldino intercepted a Cannon County pass and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown. The P.A.T was no good but the Saints led 6-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The Saints struck again with 6:41 left in the first half as quarterback Aaron Patterson found Braxton Howell on a 38 yard touchdown pass play. Again, the P.A.T was no good but the Saints led 12-0 at half time.
The Lions got on the score board with 7:42 remaining in the third quarter after scooping up a fumble and returning it 18 yards for a touchdown. They added two more points on the conversion and cut the Saints' lead to 12-8.
The fourth quarter belonged to the Saints as Luke Boss scored from five yards out with 6:53 left in the game. Boss would also add the two point conversion to give the Saints a 20-8 lead.