September 28, 2020
By: Dwayne Page
After giving up a touchdown to Cannon County in the 2nd period, the DeKalb County Tigers scored 49 unanswered points to get the victory and even their season record at 3-3 in Woodbury Friday night. With the loss, the Lions fall to 0-6.
DeKalb County will host region foe Livingston Academy for Homecoming Friday night, October 2 in Smithville. Kick-off will be at 7 p.m. and WJLE will have LIVE coverage with John Pryor and Luke Willoughby.
Neither team scored in the 1st period Friday night but Cannon County took the lead with 11:10 left in the 2nd period on a 9 yard touchdown run by Connor Tucker. Jack Byford booted the extra point to give the Lions a 7-0 advantage.
It was all Tigers from then on.
With 7:37 left in the 2nd period Desmond Nokes scored on a 9 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Axel Aldino. Jasper Kleparek connected on the extra point to tie the game at 7-7.
Aldino followed that with a 3 yard quarterback keeper for a touchdown with 4:17 left in the first half. Kleparek added the extra point and DeKalb County took a 14-7 lead.
Isaac Knowles caught a pass from Aldino good for 8 yards and a touchdown with 2:43 left in the half. Kleparek tacked on the extra point to give DC a 21-7 advantage.
The Tigers extended their lead with 31 seconds left in the half on a 16 yard touchdown pass from Aldino to Evan Jones. The PAT by Kleparek was good and DC led 28-7 by halftime.
T.J. Alexander caught a 4 yard touchdown pass from Aldino with 8:06 left in the 3rd period. Kleparek split the uprights for the extra point to give DeKalb County a 35-7 cushion.
Isaac Knowles scored on a 95 yard punt return with 5:33 left in the 3rd period. Kleparek added the extra point and the Tigers were in control 42-7.
The final score of the game came on a 2 yard touchdown run by Colby Barnes with 11:25 left in the 4th period. Kleparek booted the extra point and DeKalb County won 49-7.