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Wildcats end Tigers hunt
DeKalb finishes season 10-2
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In a rematch of week 10, the DeKalb County Tigers traveled to Livingston to take on the Wildcats in the second round of the TSSAA state playoffs.After bouncing back from the 35-13 loss to the Wildcats in week 10, with a 39-21 win over Sequoyah, the Tigers were itching to get the game started.DeKalb started with an impressive 80-yard drive that was capped by a Lucas Phillips 4-yard touchdown pass to Will Molander. Ben Driver’s kick was good, giving DeKalb an early 7-0 lead.With 1:55 remaining in the first quarter, the Wildcats got on the board with a 29-yard field goal by kicker Eli Saddler.After two stalled drives by the Tigers’ offense, Livingston marched down the field with an 11-play, 75-yard drive, capped by a 4-yard touchdown run by quarterback Brock McCoin.The Tigers had a chance to take the lead with less than one minute to go before halftime. DeKalb had a first-and-goal on the 5-yard line, but after back-to-back sacks by the Wildcats’ defense, the Tigers were faced with a fourth-and-goal on the Livingston’s 32-yard line.After the deep pass by Phillips fell incomplete, the Tigers went into the locker room down 10-7.The Wildcats took the second half kick-off to their own 45-yard line.