Tigers Win Border Battle With Warren County (VIEW VIDEOS HERE)
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 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.
Saints Thump Jackson County 42-0
DeKalb Saints Quarterback Briz Trapp hands off to Colby Barnes (shown in video clip below) for a short touchdown run late in the second quarter to give the home team a 28-0 lead over visiting Jackson County Thursday evening in Smithville. The Saints went on to win 42-0 putting their season record at 2-0. They will host Smith County next Thursday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m. for Homecoming.
DCHS Golfer Wins Early Bird Tournament
DeKalb County High School golfer Isaac Walker won the Early Bird Tournament Monday hosted by Cookeville High School at the Golden Eagle Golf Course.
Walker, a senior, carded a two under par 68 to beat a field of 77 golfers from 15 high schools.
The boys team finished 13th out of 15 teams. Jadyn Young shot 87, Ethan Jenkins 99, Justin Washer 106, and Chance Mabe 106.
In the girls division, Anna Chew, tied for 3rd out of 27 golfers with a seven over par 77. Chew, a junior had three birdies in her round.
“I am so proud of all of my golfers. They represent DeKalb County well,” said DCHS Golf Coach John Pryor. “Isaac played great today and has a bright future in golf. Anna has put in a of hard work and I feel it is paying off. If they continue to play like they did today they have a good chance to go to the state tournament,” said Coach Pryor.
Tiger Hunter Jennings Named District Pitcher of the Year
DCHS Tiger Hunter Jennings has earned the honor of Pitcher of the Year in District 8AA.
Five other Tigers have also been named to the All District Team including John Maynard, Logan Cornelius, Skyler Sparks, Brady Hughes, and Lee Randolph.
The Tigers concluded the year with a record of 16-12 and an 8-2 district finish
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