The DeKalb County football team traveled to Watertown, who hosted the 2015 Jamboree, Saturday night in what was their final tune-up before the regular season begins.
DeKalb’s first team rallied back from a 14 point deficit, but ultimately lost the two quarter scrimmage 21-20. With the score locked at seven, Watertown went on to score 14 unanswered points, putting the score at 21-7.
However, on DeKalb’s fourth possession, quarterback Steven Jennings connected for the second time of the night with receiver Matthew Poss for a 44-yard bomb that put the Tigers within one touchdown. Needing a big play from the defense, junior linebacker Taylor Lee stepped up by deflecting a critical third down pass that forced Watertown to punt for the first time in the game.
On the second play of DeKalb’s ensuing drive, quarterback Steven Jennings called his own number then galloped straight up the gut of the defense for a 57-yard touchdown run to put the score at 21-20. With two minutes and 36 seconds remaining in the game, Tiger Head Coach Steve Trapp elected to go for two and the win. However, Jennings’ pass fell incomplete to secure the win for Watertown.
Quarterback Steven Jennings went five of 14 for 90 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He rushed for 127 yards and one touchdown on eight carries to account for 217 of DeKalb’s 227 total yards.
The Tigers will travel to McMinnville Friday to take on the Warren County Pioneers in the 2015 season opener. Kick-off is slated for 7 p.m.