The DeKalb County Tigers (2-3) blew out Grundy County for their second win of the season on Friday, winning by a final score of 49-12.
After Grundy Co. got on the board first in the opening frame, the Tigers responded with a seven-yard touchdown run from freshman Jacob Barnes to take a 7-6 lead. It was just the beginning of a big night from Barnes, as the touchdown was the first of his career.
Nathaniel Crook opened the lead up a little more with his eight-yard run in the second quarter to push the lead to 14-6. Barnes found the endzone again, this time from 42 yards out, to raise the margin to 21-6.
The final score of the half for the Tigers came through the air, as Quarterback Axel Aldino threw an 11-yard touchdown toss to Alan Munoz for a 28-6 lead at the break.
Aldino struck again in the third quarter, after the Yellow Jackets cut the lead down to 28-12, when he launched a 61-yard pass to Desmond Nokes for a 35-12 lead.
Barnes scored his final touchdown of the game on a five-yard run in the middle of the fourth quarter, and Aldino threw another touchdown pass to Nokes to put the score at its final mark of 49-12.
Homecoming is up next for the Tigers, as they face Cannon County at home at 7 P.M. on Sept. 27.