October 16, 2022
By: Dwayne Page
The Upperman Bees edged the DeKalb County Tigers 17-16 in overtime Friday night at Baxter.
The loss drops the Tigers to 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the region while the Bees improve to 6-2 and 3-1 in region play.
After a Tiger turnover, Upperman scored on a 16-yard touchdown run by Terrance Dedmon with 2:51 left in the 1st period and after the PAT the Bees led 7-0.
DeKalb County later cashed in on an Upperman turnover. Quarterback Jordan Parker found Josh May on a 15-yard pass for a touchdown with 8:28 left in the 2nd period and with Juan Ortega’s PAT the game was tied at 7-7.
The Tigers threatened again just before halftime but a bad snap on a field goal attempt thwarted the scoring opportunity and the game remained tied at halftime 7-7.
Each team converted a field goal in the 3rd period which accounted for all the second half scoring in regulation and the game went to overtime tied at 10-10.
Both teams scored in the overtime session. Terrance Dedmon got a rushing touchdown for the Bees and Malachi Trapp caught a touchdown pass for the Tigers but while the Bees converted their extra point try the Tigers failed on a 2-point conversion pass attempt and Upperman prevailed 17-16.
The Tigers will travel to Goodpasture (5-3) next Friday night (October 21). Kick-Off will be at 7 p.m.
The Class 4A Region 4 Overall Records and Region Standings are as follows:
Macon County: 7-1 (3-1)
Stone Memorial: 7-1 (3-1)
Upperman: 6-2 (3-1)
DeKalb County: 6-2 (2-2)
Cumberland County: 1-7 (1-3)
Livingston Academy: 0-8 (0-4)