Saints show improvement but fall, 36-6.

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Updated: September 5, 2013
Cover Issac Hall

When the DeKalb Middle School Saints traveled to Hartsville Tuesday night to take on the Jim Satterfield Middle School Yellow Jackets team, they might have

Paxton Butler was the Saints' workhorse Tuesday night vs. the Yellow Jackets.  He carried the six times for the Saints.

Paxton Butler was the Saints’ workhorse Tuesday night vs. the Yellow Jackets. He carried the six times for the Saints.

thought they were the football version of ‘David and Goliath”.  Clearly at a height disadvantage, the Saints battled well, showing much

Tyler Cantrell and Tyler Bundy in action in Tuesday night's game in Hartsville.

Tyler Cantrell and Tyler Bundy in action in Tuesday night’s game in Hartsville.

improvement, especially in the first half, before costly turnovers finally did the Saints in, causing the Saints to fall to 0-3 on the season in a 36-6 loss.

DeKalb did show improvement, however, even against the much bigger Satterfield lines.  The offense line was able to slow the Yellow Jacket pursuit enough for Saints

The Saints offense.

The Saints offense.

quarterback, Tyler Cantrell, to find at least a little time to operate in the first half.  The Saints managed 5 first downs in the contest, but were held to only 71 yards in the game.

Meanwhile, even though the potent Jacket offense ripped off 337 yards in the contest, the Saints defense held them relatively in check in the first half and when the halftime horn blew, the Saints found themselves trailing only 14-0.

Luke Bryant caught a 15 yard pass in the Saints' contest vs. Satterfield Middle School.

Luke Bryant caught a 15 yard pass in the Saints’ contest vs. Satterfield Middle School.

The killer for the Saints came in the form of three straight turnovers to begin the second half, all three of which the Yellow Jackets capitalized on for touchdowns.

The Saints would not be shut out however, as the second string Saints’ offense, took the ball to the Yellow Jacket underclassmen.

Quarterback Colter Norris, in relief, managed the offense fairly well and seventh grade running back, Issac Hall, showed off his speed, ripping off a 40 yard touchdown run to put the Saints on the board late in the fourth quarter.

Grayson Redmon in action in Hartsville Tuesday night.

Grayson Redmon in action in Hartsville Tuesday night.

“Its all about improving every game'” Coach Tad Webb commented after the game.  “We just have to do a little better each game and we’ll finally get there.  I feel like we are making progress.”

The Saints will take on Smith County in Carthage in a makeup game Thursday night.  Game time is 6:30.