Tigers Swat Yellow Jackets 49-12
Freshman running back Colby Barnes scored three touchdowns in his high school debut and quarterback Axel Aldino threw for three TD’s in DeKalb County’s 49-12 swatting of the Grundy County Yellow Jackets in Smithville Friday night.
DC’s Nathaniel Crook also scored a touchdown while Desmond Nokes snagged two touchdown passes and Alan Munoz caught one TD pass for the Tigers.
With the win DeKalb County improves to 2-3 on the season while Grundy County falls to 0-4.
The Yellow Jackets got on the scoreboard first completing a 36 yard drive on a Koby Michael 3 yard touchdown run. The Tigers thwarted a 2 point conversion try but Grundy County led 6-0 with 4:46 left in the 1st period.
DC answered on a 62 yard drive with freshman Colby Barnes scoring his first high school touchdown on a 7 yard run with 2:01 left in the 1st period. Alan Munoz tacked on the extra point and the Tigers took the lead 7-6.
DeKalb County extended its lead with 8:53 left in the 2nd period on an 8 yard touchdown run by Nathaniel Crook. The PAT by Munoz put the Tigers out front 14-6.
Barnes scored his second touchdown of the game on a 42 yard scamper with 2:12 left in the half. Munoz split the uprights for the extra point and the Tigers owned a 21-6 lead.
DeKalb County went to the air for the next score as quarterback Axel Aldino found Alan Munoz on an 11 yard touchdown strike. Munoz added the extra point and DeKalb County led 28-6 by halftime.
Grundy County cut into the Tiger lead on a 16 yard touchdown pass from Jacob Dixon to Evan Nunley completing a 74 yard drive. The try for the extra point was no good but the DC lead was trimmed to 28-12 with 2:15 left in the 3rd period.
DeKalb County struck back on a 61 yard touchdown pass play from Aldino to Desmond Nokes. Munoz converted the PAT and the Tigers led 35 to 12 with 1:05 left in the 3rd period.
Colby Barnes got this third touchdown of the game on a 5 yard run with 7:27 to go in the 4th period. The PAT by Munoz was good and DeKalb County held a 42-12 advantage.
The final score of the night came on a 16 yard touchdown pass from Aldino to Nokes with 6:15 left in the game set up after an interception by Tiger Isaac Knowles. Munoz added the extra point and the Tigers went on to win 49-12.
DeKalb County will host Cannon County next Friday night, September 27 for homecoming. Kick-off is set for 7:00 p.m. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.
Lady Saints Soccer Team Makes History
The DeKalb Middle School Soccer Team made history Monday night with a first time program win over Cumberland County by a score of 1-0. Caroline Tobitt scored the only goal of the game and the Lady Saints’ hard working defense protected the lead.
The Lady Saints have secured a spot in the post season and will play next week-day and time to be determined. The Lady Saints finish out regular season play this Wednesday against Prescott at home. Kickoff begins at 5:15 p.m.
Local Anglers Win Tournament
The DeKalb Fishing Team had a team tournament Saturday, September 21 and Brayden Martin & Avery South came in 1st place while Mason Winter & Logan O’Connor finished 2nd. Avery South also had the Big Fish at 3.15 lbs.
The kids had a great time on the water and enjoyed lunch after the weigh in. We would like to thank Mr. Tony Cross with Twra for our Boaters Saftey Course and our sponsors: Ace, Bates Apparel, Center Hill Realty, Curtis Supply, Eddie & Tapatha Ray, F Z Webb & Sons Pharmacy, Foutch Eye Care, Kwik N Ezy, Wilson Bank & Trust, Middle Tn Natural Gas Utility District, Southern Landscape Supply L. L.C., B& G Supply, Belk Grocery, Center Hill Siding Company, Dekalb Farm Bureau, Eddie’s Home Remodeling, First Bank, Johnson Chiropractor Clinic & Winter Brothers Construction.
DCHS Cross Country Teams Compete at Warrior Invitational
The DCHS Cross Country teams traveled to Murfreesboro for the Warrior Invitational last weekend. The boys team finished up 8th out of 18 teams and one runner had a very stand out day. Kaylee Mullican shaved off almost 2 full minutes from her last race in the girls competition..
Times of DCHS runners in the race Saturday, September 14 in the Warrior Invitational were as follows:
Bryan Godinez- 19:58
Bill Miller- NA
Lady Saints Soccer Team Wins on 8th Grade Night
The DeKalb Middle School Lady Saints Soccer Team defeated Jackson County 8-1 Tuesday evening on 8th grade night.
Scoring for the night included a hat trick by Kendall Davis, Caroline Tobitt (2), Laila Clark, Elvia Sanchez, Tatum Young
Eighth graders pictured are:
Sitting from left to right
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