DCHS wins on Homecoming, 39-0

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Updated: September 21, 2013
Aaron Patterson went up for an amazing catch in the Tigers' game vs. Cannon County.

Homecoming is always a very special time for any high school.  It is even more special when the home football team gets a victory that evening.  For DCHS

Steven Jennings was much improved Friday night.  He threw for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns in DC's game vs. Cannon County.

Steven Jennings was much improved Friday night. He threw for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns in DC’s game vs. Cannon County.

fans, homecoming was very special last Friday, as the Tigers shutout the Cannon County Lions, 39-0.

Coming off their first loss, a loss that was plagued with turnovers, the Tigers effectively got back on track Friday night, as the team faced some adversity during the game but played their way through it and in the process helped their freshman quarterback gain back some much needed confidence.

Tiger quarterback, Steven Jennings did throw an interception in the contest but also connected on two touchdown tosses and managed the game well for DeKalb.

The DeKalb defense shut out the Lions Friday night.  The DC defense held Cannon County to less than 100 total yards in the game.

The DeKalb defense shut out the Lions Friday night. The DC defense held Cannon County to less than 100 total yards in the game.

Running back, Dev0nta Milan again had a huge night for the Tigers, rushing the ball 9 times and ripping off 125 yards and two touchdowns.

The Black and Gold Defense forced 3 turnovers in the shutout and gave up less than 90 yards of total offense to the Lions.  Tragically for the Tigers, however, the team lost junior linebacker Lance Ball for the probably for the duration of the season, as Ball suffered a broken ankle during the game.

Luke Boss got the scoring started for DeKalb, rumbling in from three yards out on DeKalb’s second possession, to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead.

The DCHS cheerleaders got quite a workout in Friday night's homecoming game.  The Tigers had six touchdowns on the night.

The DCHS cheerleaders got quite a workout in Friday night’s homecoming game. The Tigers had six touchdowns on the night.

The Tigers wouldn’t strike again until 10:36 left in the second quarter when Jennings got his first touchdown toss of the contest on a strike to junior, Lane Ball from 5 yards out.  This time kicker, Matthew Poss would miss on the PAT attempt and the Tigers expanded their lead to 13-0.

Devonta Milan would add the final score of the half on a 43 yard breakaway touchdown run to increase the Black and Gold lead.  Poss would again misfire on the PAT attempt and DeKalb took a 19-0 lead into the break.

It wouldn’t be until the 4:09 mark of the third period before the Tigers would break onto the scoreboard again.  After a 36 yard run by Milan, AJ Mooneyham would score from 6 yards out.  Poss was true on his kick this time and DeKalb led the Lions, 26-0.

The DCHS cheerleaders got quite a workout in Friday night's homecoming game.  The Tigers had six touchdowns on the night.

The DCHS cheerleaders got quite a workout in Friday night’s homecoming game. The Tigers had six touchdowns on the night.

DeKalb would force a three and out on Cannon County’s next possession and Dustin Warner would put the Tigers in great position, returning the kick to Cannon County’s 23 yard line.  The next play Jennings would hit wide receiver, Aaron Patterson for a 23 yard touchdown.  Poss’s PAT would be blocked, but DeKalb increased it’s lead, 32-0.

The final score of the game would come midway through the fourth quarter when Devonta Milan would get his second rushing touchdown of the game.  Poss would

Dustin Warner was big boost for the Tigers with his kick returns against Cannon County Friday night.

Dustin Warner was big boost for the Tigers with his kick returns against Cannon County Friday night.

connect on his kick and DeKalb would win going away, 39-0.

With the win, DeKalb improves to 4-1 on the season and will get a bye next Friday night before facing perennial class A powerhouse, Trousdale County on October 4th.