What started out so promising for the Senior Tigers, slowly turned sour...
Juniors Roll Into Playoffs with Shutout of Jets
If the Junior Tigers needed more momentum headed into the Middle Tennessee Youth Football Conference playoffs next weekend, they now certainly have it. In two games the Tigers have scored a combined 88 points and have given up a grand total of 0 to their last two opponents.
Yes, you read that right, in two games the Junior Tigers have outscored their opponents 88-0.
After a 39-0 shutout of the Cookeville Cavaliers last weekend, DeKalb put up an unprecedented 49 more Saturday on their way to a 49-0 blanking of the Crossville Jets.
The game was never in question as the Tigers managed to put up 43 points in the first half alone, before calling off the dogs early in the second half. The Tiger Offense was a juggernaut, putting up 310 totals yards, 14 first downs and 7 touchdowns in the game. Quarterback Briz Trapp had his best game of the season going 5-7 and throwing for 131 yards and 2 touchdowns. A total of 5 Tiger running backs Mason Winter, Conner Close, Briz Trapp, Konner Young and Chris Robinson had rushing touchdowns in the contest, while tight end Stetson Agee had 2 touchdown receptions in the game.
The Black and Gold Defense was equally impressive, holding the Jets to only 10 yards of total offense and forcing 3 turnovers in the game. End Gabe Hollingsworth was virtually unstoppable in the game accounting for 4 sacks in the contest and causing havoc in the Jet Backfield all day.
For the game, Conner Close led the Tigers on the ground with 50 yards rushing and a touchdown. Mason Winter and Briz Trapp each had 48 yards and a touchdown apiece. Chris Robinson had 27 yards and a touchdown and Konner Young had 9 yards and a touchdown on the ground while Westin Wright added 5 yards for the Tigers.
Stetson Agee led the Tigers’ receiving core with 80 yards and 2 touchdowns through the air. Seth Cantrell added 21 yards receiving while Mason Winter had 17 yards and Conner Close had 13.
Defensively, the Tigers had a combined 29 tackles in the contest.
With the win, the Tigers finish the regular season at 7-1 and will enter the playoffs as the number two seed overall and will most likely face the Smith County Owls in a 2-3 seed game in the first week of the playoffs. This year the games will be played in Livingston. The times are not yet determined.