What started out so promising for the Senior Tigers, slowly turned sour...
Peewees Win Big Against Fentress Co.
The DC Peewee team pulled above .500 in a big way last Saturday, shutting out the visiting Fentress County Bulldogs, 34-0. The DC offense moved the ball at will against the Bulldogs all game long, with four different Tigers, Wesley Kent, Westin Wright, Aydan Bean and Drew Dakas, each getting touchdowns in the game.
The Defense was equally impressive. Led by Luke Midgett who had 3 sacks and 3 forced fumbles in the contest, DeKalb allowed only 1 Fentress County first down in the contest and forced 5 Bulldog turnovers and 5 sacks in the game.
DeKalb took its opening drive 70 yards on just 3 plays, when Aydan Bean broke off a 29 yard touchdown run to give the Tigers their first score in the contest. Wesley Kent converted the point after and with just 1:29 gone, the Tigers led 7-0.
DeKalb would force the Bulldogs to punt on their first possession and Kent would march the Tigers back downfield seemingly at will but the drive would stall out at the FC 32.
Three plays later, Luke Midgett would get the ball back for the Tigers as he forced a fumble, giving the Tigers good field position. Aydan Bean would rumble 29 yards from there to put DeKalb on the scoreboard again. Westin Wright would convert on the extra point and the Tigers led 14-0 early in the second quarter.
DeKalb would again force a three-and-out and one play later Drew Dakas would score on a reverse, streaking 52 yards downfield into the end zone. Kent would covert again and with 4:02 left in the half, DeKalb expanded its lead to 21-0.
Fentress County looked like it might have life on the next series, but Ethan Spears would force another Bulldog turnover, setting the Tiger offense up for another scoring chance before the half expired.
DeKalb would not miss out on it.
On four straight handoffs, Wright would take the ball in from 2 yards out with 0:38 left in the half to give the Tigers a commanding lead, and all the momentum, going into halftime, 27-0.
Coach Kevin Kent would substitute for much of the second half, but the underclassmen performed exceptionally, preventing any serious Bulldog threat. The Tigers would reach the end zone one more time in the second half, when Wesley Kent would score from 3 yards out and Drew Dakas would convert the point after to give the Tigers another touchdown, and the win, 34-0.
For the game, Westin Wright led all Tigers with an impressive, 128 yards rushing and a touchdown in the game. Drew Dakas had a touchdown and 76 yards rushing in the contest, while Aydan Bean would have his best offensive performance of the year, scoring twice and gaining 50 yards on the ground for the Tigers. Quarterback Wesley Kent would get into the end zone once in the contest, gaining 19 yards rushing while Seth Fuson and Owen Snipes each ran twice for 10 yards in the game.
Defensively, Luke Midgett led the Tigers with 3 sacks and 3 fumble recoveries. Ethan Spears would force a fumble in the contest, Wesley Kent would get a sack and a fumble recovery and Bryaden Summers got 2 sacks in the contest.
With the win, the Tigers improve to 3-2 on the season and get a well deserved week off before Smith County comes calling on the 27th.
The following are additional images from the day.