Homecoming 2015 has come and gone for the DeKalb County Tigers. With the local bomb threat at the Smithville Elementary School, the Homecoming Parade and crowning of Homecoming Queen Hannah Walker, Friday was full of activities for the hometown football team.
However, by the way the team played it seemed the football game was just a formality, but the visiting Macon County Tigers came to play football, embarrassing DeKalb 42-7.
After Macon County jumped out to a 14-point lead, DeKalb got on the score board with nine seconds into the second quarter. A 14-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Steven Jennings to Matthew Poss cut the Macon County lead in half to 14-7. However, behind a strong rushing attack that saw Macon County hold the ball for over 28 minutes in the game, the visitors scored 21 unanswered points during the second quarter to put the score at 34-7 at the half-time break. The only score in the second half came at the 2:07 mark of the third quarter.
Macon County quarterback Seth Carlyle scored his fifth rushing touchdown of the night on a 63-yard sprint that had the DeKalb County fans running for the exit early.
Carlyle amassed a whopping 249 yards rushing on just 11 carries, as Macon County totaled 347 yards on the ground. Carlyle also added 124 yards in the air for Macon County.
DeKalb’s Steven Jennings went 8 of 25 for 78 yards passing while adding 46 rushing yards on 11 carries. Matthew Poss had two catches for 15 yards and one score. Isiah Jones also grabbed for 12 yards. Christian Pruitt hauled in two passes for 20 yards. Riley Sexton caught one pass for 32 yards.
Leading the way on defense for DeKalb was Jesse Smith with nine stops with Nick May totaling seven tackles.
DeKalb, now 4-2, will travel to Sequatchie County Friday night. Kick-off is slated for 7 p.m.