Tigers to Face Cannon County Tonight (Friday) in Woodbury (Listen to WJLE’s Tiger Talk program here)
September 23, 2022
By: Dwayne Page
The DCHS Tigers are set to renew their border rivalry with the Cannon County Lions tonight (Friday) in Woodbury.
Kick-off is at 7 p.m. and WJLE will be broadcast LIVE.
The Tigers go into the game 4-1 overall while the Lions are 4-1.
Tiger coach Steve Trapp gave his team high marks in last week’s win in Cumberland County.
“I was super proud of how we started the game offensively and defensively. We had a few hiccups but I thought our boys played really hard. Our defense held up well and we played some big games offensively, that was good to see,” said coach Trapp.
Tiger running back Colby Barnes had a breakout game with 24 carries and 272 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns.
“It was a big night for Colby,” Coach Trapp said. “He’s really taken this team through the last few weeks and really all year. He had 30 carries the week before. We’ll run it through him. He does it inside tackles and outside tackles. He caught balls from the backfield and he made great plays on defense. He has a very special season for us this year,” said coach Trapp.
Coach praise also went to his young quarterback, Jordan Parker, who threw two touchdowns in last week’s game, as well as his offensive line and defense.
“JP (Parker) is getting more comfortable every day. I thought he improved his game last week and I’m proud of how he’s leading the offensive,” said coach Trapp.
“In terms of defence, we hang our hat on leading the football and controlling the clock a bit and our defense with the way they play gives us more opportunities to do that. Our defense gave up nothing other than when we shot ourselves in the knee. We misaligned once or twice and our offense put our defense in a short field situation at times, but when we’re set up correctly we’re very tough on defense,” added coach Trapp.
Though Cannon County is struggling with wins, Coach Trapp knows they will bring their “A” game against the Tigers.
“Every game, they make explosive plays on offense. Their quarterback is very capable of running it just as well as their running backs, and one of them had a 50-60 yard streak. They also had some great passing games. They’re making a lot more shotguns this year than they have in the past, so we need to make sure our defense continues to be in the right spots and playing like they did,” Coach Trapp said.
WJLE’s pre-game shows begin with “Coach to Coach” at 5:00 p.m. with former UT assistant coach Doug Matthews featuring former coach and Tennessee Titans audio drama from Play Color analyst Dave McGinnis and broadcaster Larry Stone, who talks about Tennessee and SEC football.
“Coach to Coach” is followed at 6:00 p.m. by “Murphy’s Matchups,” a look at Tennessee High School Football from Murphy Fair with commentary on games and coach interviews.
“Tiger Talk” airs at 6:30 p.m. with the voice of Tigers John Pryor interviewing coach Steve Trapp and Tigers footballers Colby Barnes, Jonathan Garcia and Landon Cripps.
Kick-off is at 7pm with play-by-play coverage on WJLE AM 1480 and WJLE FM 101.7 from Voice of the Tigers’ John Pryor and Luke Willoughby. You can also listen to the LIVE stream at www.wjle.com
The DCHS 2022 football schedule is as follows:
OPPONENTS OF THE REGION
August 19: Warren County (Tigers won 35-34).
August 26: Smith County (Tigers won 17-14)
September 1 (THURSDAY): Macon County* – (Tigers lost 21-13).
September 9: Watertown (Tigers won 26-14)
September 16: Cumberland County* (Tigers won 48-13)
23 September: Cannon County-Woodbury 7 p.m
September 30: Livingston Academy* (HOME)-Smithville 7 p.m
October 14: Upperman*-Baxter 7 p.m
21 October: Gutweide-Gutweide 7 p.m
October 28: Stone Memorial* Smithville 7 p.m
WJLE provides LIVE coverage of each week’s games and LIVE streaming at www.wjle.com.