October 25, 2022
By: Dwayne Page
The DeKalb County Tigers suffered their third loss of the season Friday night falling to the Goodpasture Cougars 24 to 17 on the road in a non-region clash.
The loss puts the Tigers at 6-3 overall with post-season still on the horizon as they will meet Stone Memorial on Senior night next Friday, October 28 in the regular season finale at DCHS. A win would secure a third-place finish in the region for the Tigers. A loss would put them in fourth place but either way DeKalb County is headed for the state play-offs in two weeks although they will have to travel for the first round.
Goodpasture improves to 6-3 on the season.
Talented runner Jaron Elkins was the star of the show Friday night for the Cougars as he accounted for all three Goodpasture touchdowns in the game. The first came on a 27-yard run followed later by an 80-yard blast in the 1st period. Elkins added his third TD in the 2nd period on a 14-yard run. Kicker Henry Lowe booted all three extra points and added a 28-yard field goal in the 3rd period.
DeKalb County’s Colby Barnes got the Tigers on the board in the 2nd period on a 7-yard touchdown run while quarterback Jordan Parker found John Ellis on a 43-yard touchdown pass play in the 3rd period. Kicker Juan Ortega tacked on the extra points and converted a 32-yard field goal in the 4th period
The Class 4A Region 4 Overall Records and Region Standings are as follows:
Macon County: 7-2 (3-1)
Stone Memorial: 8-1 (3-1)
Upperman: 7-2 (3-1)
DeKalb County: 6-3 (2-2)
Cumberland County: 2-7 (1-3)
Livingston Academy: 0-9 (0-4)