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Tigers scalp Sequatchie Indians
DeKalb ends Dunlaps undeafeated season
Eli Cross blocks for Tiger Quarterback Steven Jennings - photo by Photo by Reed Vanderpool


The DCHS Tiger football team passed last week’s homecoming heartbreak on to the Sequatchie County Indians in Dunlap Friday night.

The Tigers handed the undefeated Indians a 35-25 loss on their homecoming night.

With the win, the Tigers improve to 5-2 on the season and 3-0 in Region play.

DeKalb County struck first as A.J. Mooneyham scored on a five yard touchdown run with 4:10 left in the first period. The extra point attempt by Matthew Poss was no good but the Tigers led 6-0

DC attempted a 25 yard field goal later but the kick by Poss was no good.

The Tigers extended their lead with 5:55 left in the second period as Jesse Smith scored on an eight yard touchdown run. Quarterback Steven Jennings tossed a pass to Matthew Poss for a two point conversion and DC led 14-0

The Indians got on the board with 3:43 left in the second period as Brandon Rudd scored on a seven yard touchdown run. The P.A.T. attempt failed but Sequatchie County trailed 14-6

Quarterback Steven Jennings scored on a five yard touchdown run for the Tigers with 2:11 left in the second period. Matthew Poss added the extra point and DC led 21-6

Brandon Rudd answered for the Indians on a 46 yard touchdown run with 53 seconds left in the half. The two point conversion attempt failed and Sequatchie County trailed 21-12.

The Tigers expanded their advantage with 6:51 left in the third period as Isaiah Jones caught a seven yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Steven Jennings. Matthew Poss converted the P.A.T and DC led 28-12.

The Indians' Brandon Rudd cut the gap on a three yard touchdown run with two seconds left in the third period. The try for two failed and Sequatchie County trailed 28-18.

After the Tigers were unable to cash in on a fourth and goal from the Indians three yard line, Sequatchie County took over and on the next play Brandon Rudd raced 97 yards for a touchdown with 7:26 left in fourth period. The extra point was good and the DeKalb County lead was cut to 28-25.

The final score of the game came when Quarterback Steven Jennings tossed a ten yard touchdown pass to Christian Pruitt with 2:04 left in the game. The extra point by Poss was good and DeKalb County won 35-25.

The Tigers will host Grundy County next Friday night, October 9 in Smithville starting at 7:00 p.m.