September 28, 2021
By: Dwayne Page
The DeKalb County Tigers had reason to celebrate Friday night after winning their homecoming game against non-region border rival Cannon County 49-7.
The victory puts the Tigers at 3-2 on the season with Livingston Academy next on the schedule Thursday night, September 30 at 7 p.m. The game will be played at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. The Wildcats are 0-6 and none of their games have been close. Cannon County drops to 3-3 on the season.
The Tigers picked up Friday night against Cannon County where they left off last week in the win over Cumberland County with wide receiver Isaac Knowles again going all the way at quarterback in place of QB starter Briz Trapp, still recovering from an injury.
The first score came with 3:25 left in the 1st period on a 1 yard touchdown run by Isaac Knowles. Axel Aranda came on for the extra point and DC led 7-0.
The Tigers racked up four more touchdowns in the 2nd period , the first of which came on a 47 yard pass from Isaac Knowles to John Ellis with 8:29 left in the half. Axel Aranda tacked on the extra point and the Tigers were up 14-0.
Nathaniel Crook scored the first of his two touchdowns of the night with 3:41 left in the 2nd period on a 9 yard run. Aranda’s PAT was good and DC held a 21-0 advantage.
Cannon County’s only score of the night came on a 53 yard touchdown run by Dallas Roller with 2:55 left in the 2nd period. Jack Byford split the uprights on the PAT and the Lions trailed 21-7.
DeKalb County extended its lead on a 1 yard touchdown run by Isaac Knowles with 2:10 left in the 2nd period. Aranda added the extra point and the Tigers were on top 28-7.
With only 36 seconds left in the first half, Isaac Knowles found Holden Trapp on a pass that went for 38 yards and a touchdown and with Aranda’s extra point, the Tigers had built a 35-7 lead.
The Tigers would add two more touchdowns in the second half. With 11:34 left in the 3rd period, Isaac Knowles scored on a 14 yard touchdown run, capping a 67 yard drive. Aranda booted the extra point and DeKalb County held a commanding 42-7 advantage.
The last score came on an 18 yard touchdown run by Nathaniel Crook with 40 seconds left in the 3rd period and Axel Aranda’s extra point made the final score 49-7.
The Region standings as of Saturday, September 25 are as follows:
Macon County 5-1 (2-0)
Upperman 5-1 (2-0)
Stone Memorial 4-2 (1-1)
DeKalb County 3-2 (1-1)
Cumberland County 3-3 (0-2)
Livingston Academy 0-6 (0-2)