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Upset by Upperman
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Duane Sherrill photo Luke Bryant is pursued by an Upperman player as he attacks on offense under the watchful eye of the line judge during the finals of the district tournament. The game ended in a 0-0 tie and remained scoreless through four overtime frames. Top ranked DeKalb County, which had beaten Upperman in its two prior meetings, was defeated on its home pitch for the title when the game was decided by penalty kicks. The Tigers traveled to Loudon for regional action Tuesday night.
The top-ranked DeKalb Tigers had owned the rival Upperman Bees during the regular season, beating them 5-1 and 6-1 in regular season games last month. So, when it came to hosting the district championship last Thursday night, with a top seed in the regional playoffs on the line, conventional wisdom would have had the Tigers winning in a rout. This, becoming doubly true after it was announced, to the delight of the home crowd and the chagrin of the visitors, that the DeKalb Tigerettes had upset the Upperman Lady Bees that same evening to win the district title in Watertown.