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Tigers-kings of the jungle
Tigers win battle of cats 42-0
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Sophomore Tiger Divonta Milan explodes beyond the Lion defenders reach as Milan races to the end zone for the special teams 52-yard punt return score. Milan also rushed for 115 yards on just 10 carries to help lead his team to the 42-0 slaying of the Lions. - photo by Photo By: Eric Drennan
The DeKalb County High School football team made the short trip to Woodbury Friday night to take on the Cannon County Lions in a game that has become known as the Border War.In what at times resembled a war, the Tigers fought through the heat, questionable call by the officials, and a feisty Lions’ squad to blast any hopes of a Cannon County upset,winning 42-0.As the first half ended, a Lion and a Tiger player were flagged for fighting. The Lion’s player took his helmet off and threw it onto the field, causing the player to be ejected from the game. DeKalb did not finish the battle unscathed, as there were several players injured in the contest.At the 2:27 mark in the fourth quarter, Tigers’ running back Divonta Milan was tackled by a host of Lions, then a few minutes later, was carted off the football field and taken to the hospital.