Owls Outscore Tigers 47-34
The DCHS Tigers dropped their sixth game of the season Friday night with a 47 to 34 loss at Smith County.
DC is now 2-6 on the year while the Owls improve to 2-5.
Smith County got its first touchdown of the game on a 1 yard run by John Ross Hord with 1:22 left in the 1st period. The PAT attempt was no good but the Owls led 6-0.
Eli Martin scored on a 4 yard touchdown run for the Owls with 9:48 left in the 2nd period. Martin took it in on the 2 point conversion and Smith County led 14-0.
The Owls extended their advantage with 5:13 left in the 2nd period on a 45 yard touchdown pass play from Quarterback Cameron Spivey to Isaac Dick. The extra point by Waylon Timbs was good and Smith County was in front 21-0
The Tigers put points on the board with 4:37 left in the half on a 23 yard touchdown pass play from Quarterback Axel Aldino to T.J. Alexander. Andrew Fuson added the extra point to cut the Smith County lead to 21-7.
DC sliced into the Owls lead again with 28 seconds before half time on a 12 yard touchdown pass from Aldino to Grayson Redmon. Fuson tacked on the PAT and the Tigers trailed 21-14.
Smith County’s Eli Martin scored on the opening kick-off of the second half racing 91 yards for a touchdown. The PAT attempt was no good but the Owls owned a 27-14 lead.
Tiger Quarterback Axel Aldino found the endzone on a 7 yard touchdown run with 8:13 left in the 3rd period to cut the Smith County lead to 27-21 after Fuson’s PAT.
The Owls stretched their lead again with 6:59 left in the 3rd period on a 14 yard pass from Cameron Spivey to John Ross Hord. Tanner Marshall scored on the 2 point conversion to give Smith County a 35 to 21 advantage.
Jaden Apple added to the Owls lead on an 8 yard touchdown run later in the 3rd period. The PAT was no good but Smith County was on top 41-21.
The Tigers answered on a 4 yard touchdown run by David Bradford with 26 seconds left in the 3rd period and with Fuson’s PAT DC trailed 41-28.
Smith County’s Eli Martin scored his third touchdown of the game on a 45 yard run. The PAT try was no good but the Owls led 47-28.
The final score of the game came on a 5 yard touchdown pass to Axel Aldino to David Bradford with 50 seconds left. The 2 point conversion attempt failed the Tigers lost 47-34.
DeKalb County will travel to Macon County next Friday night, October 12. Kick-Off will be at 7 p.m. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.
Wildcats Dampen DCHS Homecoming Spirits
The Livingston Academy Wildcats dampened Homecoming Spirits at DCHS with a 27-6 win over the Tigers Friday night in Smithville.
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The loss drops the Tiger record to 2-5 overall and 0-2 in the Region. The Wildcats improve to 4-3 and 2-1 in Region play.
The Wildcats had an opportunity for points early but missed on a 37 yard field goal. The visitors later cashed in on a Tiger turnover returning the pigskin to the DC 30 yard line. Mitchell Ayers completed the drive on a 3 yard touchdown run with 11:55 left in the 2nd period. Tee Beaty tacked on the extra point to give Livingston Academy a 7-0 lead.
The Tigers turned the ball over again this time on a fumble . The Wildcats got a return to the Tiger 14 yard line. Will McDonald then found Wesley Smith on a 14 yard touchdown pass with 10:40 left in the 2nd period and after Beaty’s PAT, the Wildcats led 14-0
DeKalb County got in the red zone before halftime moving to inside the 20 yard line but was stopped on 4th down.
In the second half the Wildcats were turned away on 4th down after marching to near midfield but the Tigers failed to capitalize. DeKalb County drove inside the Wildcats’ 5 yard line but fumbled away their chance to score on 4th and goal.
The Tigers’ only score of the game came with 9:47 left in the 4th period. After recovering a Wildcat fumble at the Tiger 21 yard line, DeKalb County drove 79 yards for a score. Axel Aldino found Grayson Redmon on a 27 yard touchdown pass play. The PAT attempt was no good but the Tigers cut the Livingston Academy lead to 14-6.
The Wildcats extended their lead on a 13 yard Will McDonald touchdown run with 8:36 left in the game. Beaty booted the extra point and Livingston Academy led 21-6.
McDonald then hooked up with Wesley Smith on a 19 yard touchdown pass play with 4:09 left in the game. Beaty failed to connect on the PAT but the Wildcats went on to win 27-6.
The Tigers will travel to Carthage next Friday, October 5 to face the Smith County Owls. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.
Saints Advance to Conference Championship Game
Keeping their undefeated streak alive, the DeKalb Middle School Saints have made it to the conference finals after a 40-22 victory over Avery Trace Thursday night in Smithville.
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Behind outstanding running from backs Colby Barnes and Josh May, the Saints defeated Avery Trace for the second time this season to earn a spot in the finals on October 6.
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The Saints never trailed in the game, taking the opening kickoff and marching 58 yards with May capping off the drive on a 5-yard touchdown run with 4:19 left to play in the quarter. May also scored on the 2-point conversion to put the Saints up 8-0. But Avery Trace struck quickly on its first play from scrimmage on a 59-yard run. The two-point conversion failed.
DeKalb scored its’ second touchdown of the night with 3:56 left in the second quarter on a 6-yard run by Barnes. May capped off the two-point conversion to put the Saints up 16-6.
The Saints extended their lead with 1:10 left in the quarter on a 12-yard run by Barnes with May again scoring the two-point conversion.
But Avery Trace struck quickly to stay in the game on a 70-yard touchdown pass with 55 seconds left in the half. This time the two-point conversion was good and the score at halftime was 24-14.
The only scoring in the third quarter came with 2:27 left in the period as the opponent narrowed the gap on a 3-yard touchdown run and again converted the two-point play, making the score 24-22.
Not to be outdone, the Saints opened the fourth period with a 1 yard run by May, who also scored the two-point conversion.
The Saints then made a big defensive stand, aided by an Avery Trace personal foul penalty, and got the ball back on downs to seal the victory. DeKalb scored late in the game on a 1-yard run by Barnes with May converting the two-point play to make the final score 40-22.
The championship game will be played at Baxter October 6 with the opponent and time to be announced later.
DCHS Golfers Compete in State Tournament
The TSSAA held their large school state golf tournament this week at Willowbrook Golf Course in Manchester and Isaac Walker and Anna Chew represented the DCHS Tigers after qualifying at the regional tournament in Cleveland last week.
The state tournament was scheduled for a two-day, 36 hole event, but was shortened to a one-day 18 hole competition due to the weather.
Walker, a senior and Cumberland signee, shot a 6 over par round of 78 to finish in a tie for 26th place out of 63 golfers. This was Isaac’s 3rd trip representing DCHS in the state tournament.
Anna Chew, a junior, was making her first appearance in the state tournament. She shot an 82 to finish in a tie for 18th out of 48 golfers.
DCHS Golf Coach John Pryor said “I am so proud of Isaac and Anna. They are great golfers, great students, and most importantly, great young people. They have been excellent representatives for our school and our community. Isaac is headed to Cumberland where I expect him to do great things. Anna still has one more year in high school, and I know she wants another shot at state,” said Coach Pryor.
Johnson City Science Hill won the boys team competition with a four man score of 291. Lance Simpson of Farragut and Jackson Skeen of Science Hill tied for 1st with 71.
In the girls competition, Station Camp won with a two girl score of 146 and Isabella Van der Biest of Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett, won the individual honors with a 67.
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