August 17, 2018
By: Dwayne Page
The DeKalb County Tigers won their season opener Friday night knocking off the visiting Warren County Pioneers 19 to 14.
After a scoreless 1st period, the Tigers got on the scoreboard with 8:25 left in the 2nd quarter as Andrew Fuson caught a pass from Quarterback Axel Aldino covering 46 yards for a touchdown. Fuson added the extra point to give DeKalb County a 7-0 lead.
(VIEW VIDEO CLIP BELOW OF THE TIGERS FIRST TOUCHDOWN OF THE GAME AND SEASON)
Warren County answered on a long touchdown run by Eric Haywood with 7:28 left in the 2nd period. The PAT by Isaac Beasley was good and the game was tied at 7.
The Tigers broke the tie with 4:58 left in the half on a 19 yard touchdown run by David Bradford. The PAT attempt was no good but DeKalb County led 13-7.
DeKalb County failed to connect on a field goal try with seconds to go before the half and the score remained 13-7 in favor of the Tigers.
Neither team scored in the 3rd quarter but Warren County grabbed the lead with 11:21 left in the 4th period after a Tiger turnover. C.J. Taylor scored on a reverse covering 16 yards for a touchdown. The PAT by Beasley was good and the Pioneers led 14 to 13.
(VIEW VIDEO OF THE DCHS BAND HALF TIME PERFORMANCE FRIDAY NIGHT)
DeKalb County’s Zach Day caught a 13 yard touchdown pass from Aldino with 7:18 left in the game. The two point conversion attempt failed but the Tigers went on to win 19-14.
DeKalb County will host the Upperman Bees next Friday night, August 24 in Smithville starting at 7:00 p.m. WJLE plans LIVE coverage.