What started out so promising for the Senior Tigers, slowly turned sour...
Senior Tigers Roll, Finish up Regular Season With Win on Homecoming
It was Homecoming for the DC Tigers this weekend, and for the Senior Tigers, it was a good one. Hosting the Crossville Jr. Jets, the Tigers took care of business, shutting out their opponent, 13-0.
Desmond Nokes was again outstanding for the Tigers, rushing for a touchdown and catching one as well on the day. The Tiger Defense continued to impress as well, holding the Jets to 11 total yards in the contest and forcing 3 turnovers.
After both teams were unable to move the ball on their first two possessions, DeKalb struck first when Desmond Nokes ran in from 6 yards out late in the second quarter to give the Tigers the lead. The PAT failed but DeKalb led, 6-0.
Crossville began its next drive at its own 35 looking to strike quickly right before the end of the half and grab some kind of momentum going into the break.
On this day however, momentum’s name was Brady Hale.
The Jets dropped back to pass but Hale, with excellent coverage, read the ball and picked the ball off at the Jet 44 yard line to set the Tigers up again with less than a minute to play in the half.
If there was any thought of simply running the clock out and headed into the half with the lead and all the momentum, Head Coach John Kilgore didn’t let it stew long as two plays later he went for it all.
With less than 30 seconds left Kilgore called for a little “trickeration” as quarterback Kolter Kilgore tossed the ball back to tailback Issac Knowles and Knowles found Desmond Nokes on a go route for a 47 yard strike for a second Tiger touchdown. Josh May would carry the ball in for the conversion, expanding the Tiger lead, and winning the game, 13-0.
For the game, Desmond Nokes led the DC rushing attack with 37 yards and a rushing and receiving touchdown. Josh May followed with 31 yards in the contest and Andrew Vickers added 22. Silas Cross rushed for 5 yards in the contest and Matt Vickers contributed with 3.
With the win, the Tigers enter the playoffs on a roll and will begin their run for a conference championship next weekend when the travel to Livingston for the first round of the Middle Tennessee Youth Football Conference Championships.