The Greenbrier Bobcats raced out to a 14-0 first quarter lead, and used that early advantage to hold off the feisty DeKalb County Tigers, 36-22, Friday night in Greenbrier.
The Bobcats won the game, despite the Tigers holding a 294-280 edge in total offensive yards.
After DeKalb County went three-and-out on their first possession, Greenbrier scored on their second play from scrimmage. Quarterback Justin Grogan found Ryan Dickerson on a screen pass, and Dickerson scampered 18 yards for the score. Blake Tucker added the extra point, and the Bobcats jumped on top, 7-0, with 9:50 left in the opening quarter.
The Tigers drove into Bobcat territory on their nexrt possession, but a Matthew Lawrence fumble gave Greenbrier the ball at their own 20 yard line. Nine plays later, Zack Ziegler took off on a 42-yard touchdown run, which made it a 14-0 game after Tucker's PAT.
The DeKalb County Saints committed five turnovers, and Smith County running back, Charles Cortez, ran for 163 yards and three touchdowns, as the Owls rolled to a 36-0 win, Tuesday night in Carthage.
Cortez reeled off a 32-yard scoring run, with 4:59 left in the first quarter, to put Smith County on the board. The Owl defense intercepted a Dylan Freeney pass on the second play of the ensuing Saints' drive, and returned it 33 yards to make it a 14-0 game, with 4:48 still to play in the quarter.
Cortez scored on the next two Smith County possessions, and the Owls tacked on another score just before intermission, to make it a 36-0 game by halftime.
Neither team scored in the second half, but the Saints had an apparent touchdown called back on a penalty, late in the game. Freeney took off from the Saints' seven-yard line and raced 93 yards to the end zone, but the ball was brought back to mid-field after an illegal block penalty.
The DeKalb County High School Basketball Cheerleaders recently participated in a Cheerleaders of America (COA) Summer Camp.
COA holds events for over 150,000 cheerleaders and dancers around the United States. Celebrating 20 years as an industry leader, COA was founded in 1987 by Steven G. Wedge and is currently one of the top three leaders in spirit education.
Through intense and top-rated training and practice, the DCHS squad learned a variety of dances, cheers, chants, and stunts. Annually, the COA staff selects award winners during the summer camps it administers around the country.
The final day of the summer camp, the DCHS Cheerleaders received the following awards: Superior Rating for their routine. A Superior Rating is based on their Mastery of COA standards of cheer and dance, high level of difficulty, and no major mistakes for a cheer routine.
The DeKalb County Tigers fell to 0-2 on the football season, after a 28-14 loss at home to Watertown, Friday night in Smithville.
Watertown scored the first two touchdowns in the game, as Blaze Eaton broke off a 17-yard run in the first quarter, and Ethan Patterson reeled off a 78-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Brent Collier put the Tigers on the board with a three-yard touchdown run, late in the second quarter, to make it a 14-6 game at the half.
Eaton added his second touchdown early in the third quarter, and Aaron Fountain returned a Tiger fumble 44 yards for a score, as the Purple Tigers took a 28-6 lead in the third quarter. DeKalb County put the final score on the board in the fourth quarter, as Matthew Lawrence ran in from 20 yards out. Hunter Poteete added the two-point conversion, but the Tigers ended up on the short end of the 28-14 final.
All three of DeKalb County's Jr. Pro football teams claimed victory, this past Saturday, in Smithville, against Cumberland County, Kentucky.
The DeKalb Junior "B" Team won their game, 28-0, while the Junior Tigers claimed a 45-6 decision, and the Senior Tigers also won easily, 36-0.
In the B-Team game, DeKalb County had 239 rushing yards, led by Chandler Vincent and Chandler Shaw, each with 83 yards on four carries. Vincent also added three touchdowns. Lee Randolph ran for 40 yards on two carries, and added another score.
Defensively, Bradey Hughes and Noah Gill each had four tackles, while James Stephens added three.
In the Junior Tigers' win, DeKalb rushed for an even 200 yards on 15 carries, led by A.J. Mooneyham, with 141 yards on five carries, with four touchdowns. Mooneyham added another touchdown on a 56-yard kick return. Isaac Beck added 32 yards, while Jacob Washer ran for 19 more. Both Beck and Washer scored one touchdown.
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