Nolensville’s (11-2, 4-1) defense kept DeKalb County (8-5, 3-1) off balance all night in their 42-6 quarter final victory Friday night. Nolensville held DeKalb County under 100 yards of total offense on the night.
DeKalb County never found an offensive rhythm against Nolensville. The Tigers first 10 possessions of the game resulted in one turn over on downs, six punts, and two fumbles.
The Tigers recovered a fumble on the first offensive play of the game only to turn the ball over on downs in the next four plays. Nolensville went on to score touchdowns the next three times they touched the ball in the first quarter.
After the DeKalb county defense surrendered three touchdowns on the second through fourth series for Nolensville they really settled in defensively. The Tigers forced and interception and two three and outs before Nolensville scored a late second quarter touchdown to give them a 28-0 halftime lead.
Offensively Axel Aldino completed six of 16 passes for 54-yards. Aldino rushed the ball 13 times for -27 yards, he was sacked five times on the night.
Sophomore Nathaniel Crook ran the ball 12 time for 51 yards and the Tigers lone touchdown run from five yards out early in the fourth quarter.
Nolensville’s Ryan Pistulka rushed for 164 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Quarterback Ryder Galardi five of 13 passes for 92 yards with one touchdown and one interception and he added one touchdown rushing on four carries with 43 yards.