Smith County Owls fall to Dekalb on Senior Night, losing 42-7

October 10, 2020

The Owls lost 42-7 against the Dekalb County Tigers on Senior night. The loss puts the Owls at 2-5 on the year overall, and 2-2 in their region.

The Smith County Owls started off slow with neither team able to get anything going on their first drive, but the Owls went down 7-0 off a DeKalb run mid way through the first quarter. The Smith County offense wasn’t able to answer back, being forced to punt on three downs. The Tigers were able to drive down the field and score just 6 seconds into the second quarter to extend their lead to 14-0 

Smith County answered back on the next drive following a 42 yard rush by Johnny Lyda for a touchdown to narrow the gap to 14-7 with 9:45 left in the first half.

The Dekalb County offense drove down field and ran it in from 10 yards out to take a 21-7 lead with 7:46 left in the first half. Smith County couldn’t get anything going, and the Tigers were able to block the punt to get the ball in great position at the 24 yard line, and Dekalb was able to take advantage to go ahead 28-7 with 5 minutes left in the second quarter, which remained the score for the rest of the first half.

The Tigers scored just 24 seconds into the second half off of an 83 yard touchdown run to take a 35-7 lead. Dekalb kept their foot on the gas, scoring another long touchdown to take a 42-7 lead with 5:29 left in the third quarter. The thirty-five point lead led to the clock running for the rest of the game, and neither team was able to score for the rest of the game.

What’s next for the Owls?

Smith County will look to bounce back next week as they travel to Cannon County on 10/16.