Melvin Young ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns to help lead the Cannon County Lions to a 26-23 triumph over the DeKalb County Tigers at DC's Homecoming, Friday night in Smithville.
Young opened the game with a 53-yard touchdown run on the Lions' first drive, which kicked off a wild, high-scoring first half. DeKalb County answered on their first drive, as Steven McCormick scored on a three-yard end around, which tied the game, 7-7, after Juan Ruiz's extra point.
The Lions went back on top on Miguel Novoa's three-yard touchdown run, but a failed extra point attempt opened the door for the Tigers to take the lead, when they scored on Hunter Poteete's 27-yard scoring strike to Collin Patterson. Ruiz nailed his second PAT, and the Tigers took a 14-13 lead.
The DeKalb Saints junior high football team scored their first points of the season, and carried an 8-6 lead into the locker room at halftime over the visiting Watertown Purple Tigers, but couldn't maintain the advantage as the visitors rallied for a 28-8 win over the Saints, Thursday night in Smithville.
Watertown took the opening kickoff back 73 yards for a touchdown, but failed on the two-point conversion attempt. The Saints marched the ball down the field on the ensuing drive, and scored on Dylan Freeney's 34-yard touchdown run. Freeney also plowed into the end zone for the two-conversion, and the Saints led an opponent for the first time this season, with 5:04 left in the first quarter.
Tuesday night, October 2nd, will be Senior Night for the DCHS girls soccer team. The team will take on Smith County at VanHooser Stadium at 6:00 p.m. with Senior Night festivities to be held preceding the game, at 5:45 p.m.
All students and rec league soccer players are invited to come out on Senior Night. Rec league players who wear their soccer team game jersey will pay only $1.00 admission, while student admission will be only $2.00 for this game. Everyone is invited to come out and cheer on the Lady Tiger soccer team on Senior Night, which will be the final home game of the regular season.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger golf team won the District 7A-AA golf tournament for the second straight year, easily out-distancing runner-up, Jackson County. The Tigers posted an 18-hole score of 302, 25 strokes better than the second place Blue Devils, who finished with a 327.
Meanwhile, Tiger sophomore Payne Denman shot a 66 to claim top individual medalist honors by eight strokes over Livingston Academy's Clint West. Grant Goodwin of DeKalb County finished third among individual medalists with a score of 77, while Austin Garrett tied with two other players for fourth place, with a 78. Grant James rounded out the Tigers' team score, with an 81.
Monterey placed third among teams, with a 328.
Along with the girls' team, the Tigers will also take part in the Region 4A-AA Tournament, next Monday, October 1st, at Cookeville Country Club. Tee time is set for 9:00 a.m.
Shay Sullivan shot an 80 through 18 holes, and led the DCHS Lady Tiger golf team to their fourth straight District Tournament championship, Tuesday, at Ironwood Golf Course in Cookeville. In the process, Sullivan claimed the top individual medalist honor in the event for the second year in a row.
Cynthia Woodward finished fifth among individuals, with a 93, while Victoria Bennett tallied a 99 to place ninth overall. As a team, DeKalb County combined to shoot a 173 to far out-distance the competition. Clarkrange finished the tournament in second place with a 186, followed by Livingston Academy with a 187. Monterey came in with a 187, white Pickett County ended the tournament with a team score of 201.
The Lady Tigers will move on to the Region Tournament, which will be held next Monday, October 1st, at Cookeville Country Club. Tee time is set for 9:00 a.m.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger football team lost for the fourth time
in as many tries this season, as the local team dropped a 35-9 decision at
Station Camp, Friday night. The loss also dropped the Tigers to 0-2 in
Neither team scored on their opening drives, as the Tigers stopped the
Bison at the DC three-yard line on the opening drive of the game, but a
Hunter Poteete fumble three plays into the ensuing Tiger drive gave
Station Camp the ball back at the Tiger three. The Bison needed three
plays, after a false start penalty, before tailback, Richard Bailey plowed
in from five yards out. Matt Hinricher added the extra point to give
Station Camp a 7-0 lead, with 5:32 left in the opening quarter.
DeKalb County answered with a field goal on their next drive, as Juan Ruiz
capped off a 12-play, 68-yard drive with a 23-yard field goal, which
trimmed the Bison lead to 7-3, as the second quarter was getting underway.
Sophomore Payne Denman had a two-day score of 140 to finish as the top individual medalist at the Palmetto High School golf championship in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this past weekend.
Denman tallied a 71 in his first 18 holes on Friday, then came back with a 69 on Saturday. His score was two strokes better than his nearest competitor.
Meanwhile, the Tigers, as a team, shot a 327 on Friday, but improved their score drastically on Saturday, dropping it to a 314. The Tigers finished with a final tally of 641, which was good enough for seventh place out of the powerful 12-team field.
The Tiger individual scores were as follows: Denman 71-69-140, Austin Garrett 82-84-166, Grant Goodwin 85-83-168, Grant James 89-79-178, Tyler Robinson 99-83-182, Keith Ferrell 109-98-207
The DeKalb Saints lost their fourth game in a row, last Thursday night, as they fell to the Overton County Jr. Wildcats, 18-0, in their Homecoming game.
Neither team scored in the first half, as the Saints stopped Overton County inside the five-yard line on their first drive of the game, and the Saints had two long drives stopped near mid-field.
The Wildcats struck early and often in the second half, however, scoring on three of their four drives on runs of two, five and eleven yards. The Saints also hurt their cause with five turnovers in the game.
The Saints are 0-4 on the season, and will host Macon County, Thursday night, at 6:30 p.m.
DeKalb County Little League met on Sunday September 9th to elect officers for the 2008 baseball season. Normally this is done in January, but president Bennie Curtis said doing this in September would allow the board to get an earlier start on planning and promoting the 2008 season. We must do everything possible to promote and make this league the best it can be.
Curtis also noted this is not a board operated organization but a parent/board operated organization, it takes everyone working together to make it work. New officers were elected for the 2008 season as follows:
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