November 5, 2021
From: Dwayne Page
The DCHS Tigers begin their State Play-Off race tonight (Friday, Nov. 5) on the road to Ooltewah in the Chattanooga area to take on the East Hamilton Hurricanes.
Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time or 6 p.m. Smithville Time. WJLE will have live play-by-play coverage with John Pryor and Luke Willoughby. Tiger Talk airs at 5:30 p.m. with Tiger coach Steve Trapp and Tiger football players Tyler Estes, Ean Jones and Josh May. Coach to Coach airs at 4:30 p.m. today (Friday).
The Tigers (6-4, 3-2) finished the season in third place in Class 4A, Region 4. The Hurricanes (8-2, 5-1) are the No. 2 team in Class 4A, Region 3.
The Hurricanes this year have beaten Ooltewah 33-13, Portland 42-34, East Ridge 49-0, Sequoyah 70-0, Paul Bryant, Alabama 1-0 forfeit victory, Chattanooga Central 44-27, Soddy Daisy 35-0, and Hixson 45-0. Their losses were to McMinn County 30-29 and to Red Bank 21-20.
DeKalb County wins were over Smith County 33-14, Cumberland County 35-10, Cannon County 49-7, Livingston Academy 45-15, Warren County 28-0 and the Stone Memorial 21-20. Their losses were to Macon County 32-29, Watertown 38-20, Upperman 24-14 and Goodpasture 21-13.
Coach Trapp assesses tonight’s game and Tigers opponent East Hamilton.
“In terms of training it’s a lot of things that we do or are able to do, in terms of our scout team it’s a bit easier for them to replicate what we’ve seen on tape of those guys but they sure have playmakers they have the ability to throw the ball and direct the ball we were challenged a bit with the passing game but i like the way our guys prepared for that this week Of course it always starts with stopping the run If you don’t stop the run the passing game won’t matter but our defense played well and offensively we just have to clean things up East Hamilton has been consistent with a four man front and they mix some things up Sometimes it makes you wonder why they play what they play against certain formations but they are always in the right place with the right fit, so there will be lots of men behind, but they’ll also do a cover three or spin back. and cover two, so really all the looks you could possibly get they can possibly throw at you, but our guys have been doing well with that all week in practice and hopefully it pays off for us tonight,” said Coach Trapp.
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