DeKalb falls to White County, 46-21

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Updated: September 14, 2013
Fumbles were a big part of the game Friday night.  There were a total of 5 fumbles lost in the Tigers' contest vs. White County.

Something happened in Smithville Friday night that has become a rare occurrence in DeKalb County over the past few years.  The Tigers lost a football game.

Devonte Milan had a huge game for the Tigers Friday night.  Milan rushed 22 times for 152 yards in the contest.

Devonte Milan had a huge game for the Tigers Friday night. Milan rushed 22 times for 152 yards in the contest.

The White County Warriors traveled to Smithville Friday night to take on a Tiger team that had defeated the Warriors twice in as many years, with last year’s game being a Black and Gold rout of the Pioneers, 58-7.  This year the much improved White County team got their revenge, as the Warriors, literally ran away with the game, 46-21.

White County was able to run all night long on the Tigers.  Led by senior running back, Blake Lynn who rushed for just over 200 yards and two touchdowns in the game, the Warriors racked up over 400 yards on the ground on 56 attempts.  The Warriors threw the ball only 4 times in the contest, going 3-4 for 39 yards.

DeKalb, on the other hand, also managed to put up impressive offensive numbers, gaining 358 total yards in the game.  Tiger running back, Devonte Milan rushed 22 times for over 150 yards and a touchdown in the game, while Dustin Warner also came up big for the Tigers, gaining over 170 yards and a touchdown on 6 catches throughout the contest.

Tiger receiver, Dustin Warner came up big for the Tigers Friday night.  He caught 6 passes for 172 yards in the contest.

Tiger receiver, Dustin Warner came up big for the Tigers Friday night. He caught 6 passes for 172 yards in the contest.

Freshman quarterback, Steven Jennings had an off night for the Tigers, as he completed just 7 passes on 21 attempts and a touchdown, but also threw three interceptions and losing a fumble in the contest.

Turnovers were the story of the game.  The Warriors actually lost two fumbles in the game, but DeKalb turned the ball over 6 total times in the contest, losing three fumbles and throwing three interceptions.

White County quickly jumped out to a 14-0 lead  before Dustin Warner caught a 68 yard touchdown pass to put DeKalb on the board.  Before the first quarter ended, though, White County answered back on a Blake Lynn 26 yard scamper for a touchdown that put the Warriors back on top 21-7.

Hunter Stone takes on Warrior lineman, Blake Newman in the Tiger's game against White County.

Hunter Stone takes on Warrior lineman, Blake Newman in the Tiger’s game against White County.

The second quarter belonged totally to the Warriors, as the White and Maroon scored twice in the period, once on a 32 yard run from River Boruff and once off a Steven Jennings fumble that was carried to the end zone by Warrior, Hunter Cantrell.

After the break the Tigers opened up the second half with an impressive 10 play, 65 yard drive that culminated with Steven Jennings running in from 5 yards out to bring DeKalb back within three scores, 33-14.

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The Tiger offense had some miscues in Friday night’s loss vs. White County.

The Black and Gold defense would hold the Warriors for much of the balance of the game and late in the fourth quarter, DeKalb would strike again on a 7 yard Devonte Milan run to close the gap, 39-21.

The Warriors would have the final say in the contest however.  Scoring again on a 45 yard touchdown run by Josh Rowan basically as time expired to close out the game for White County, 46-21.

With the loss, DeKalb falls to 3-1 on the season while White County improves to 2-1.  DeKalb will continue it’s home stand next Friday night when the Tigers play host to district rival Cannon County in DeKalb’s homecoming.