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.