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A happy homecoming
Tigers blast Cannon for second straight win
DeKalbs Paxton Butler catches a Cannon County opponent in the backfield Friday. The Tigers' aggressive defense was key in shutting down the Lions for the win.
And a great Homecoming it was, as the DeKalb Tigers elated a home crowd with a 42-0 drumming of Cannon County.After both teams struggled on first possession, it didn’t take the Tigers long to pounce on an opportunity as Grayson Redmon recovered a Lion turnover and a Tyler Cantrell to Paxton Butler 20-yard TD pass started a DeKalb rally that didn’t stop until time ran out.Andrew Fuson’s PAT was good for the 7-0 lead at 8:20 in the first quarter. Cannon County couldn’t counter as the Tigers went on to rule the roost winning 42-0 on Homecoming at VanHooser Field Friday night.Defense was key in the Tigers’ game play as DeKalb practically took up residence in the Lions backfield all evening with great backfield tackles by Josh May, Hunter Fann, and every fan in the stands could hear the hit laid out by Brady Hughes that registered on the Richter scale.After another successful drive saw the end of the first quarter and three first downs, Tigers QB Axel Aldino – in for starting QB Trey Cantrell who suffered an injury last week - connected with Braxton Linder for a 40-yard TD pass with 10:41 left in the half. Fuson made it 14-0 with a good PAT.The Tiger D stayed aggressive all night, and contained the Lions who still were searching for a way to establish some offense.