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Tigers tame Wildcats
DeKalb survives early surge from Hixson
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DCHS Homecoming Queen Kaylee Cantrell had no need to turn the other cheek as her escorts, Lucas Phillips (left) and Connor Apple (right) congratulate her with sugar in stereo. The Tigers celebrated homecoming with a 42-13 defeat of the Hixson Wildcats. - photo by Photo by: Reed Vanderpool
The DCHS football team celebrated their 50th Homecoming Friday night, hosting the 3-1 Hixson Wildcats.The Tigers clawed their way from an early 7-0 deficit to blow out the Wildcats 42-13.The Tigers’ defense, led by Cody Puckett, Rickey Spare and Caleb Cantrell, once again dominated the game by allowing 98 total offensive yards.The Wildcats started the game on fire as they drove down the field with an 11-play drive that was capped by a 15-yard touchdown reception. The Wildcats’ PAT was good and with 6:31 remaining in the first quarter, the Tigers were behind 7-0.On the Tigers’ first offensive play, quarterback Lucas Phillips dropped the football, and Hixson pounced on it giving the ball back to the Wildcats’ offense on the Tigers’ 21-yard line.After a sack by Tigers’ linebacker Rickey Spare on second down, the Wildcats threw two straight incompletions, giving the ball back to the Tigers’ offense on their own 26-yard line.Six plays later, the Tigers knotted the score when Phillips found wide out Sonni Fullilove for a 14-yard touchdown. Ben Driver’s PAT was good.Phillips would find Fullilove once again three minutes and 56 seconds later, this time for a 23-yard connection.