The Macon County Tigers got another Region 4-4A win on the road last Friday night. Pulling away late Macon won 32-30 over a dangerous and healthy DeKalb County.
The Tigers began the game in spectacular fashion. Braylon Flowers fielded the opening kick-off only to recreate the Tennessee Titans ‘Music City Miracle’ by throwing a lateral pass to Gabe Borders across the field where Borders then raced 82 yards to the end-zone. Macon missed the extra point and 16 seconds into the game Macon led 6-0.
With 11:49 left in the first half DeKalb hit a 42 yard play that gave them a 7-6 lead. However Macon would mount a six play 63 yard drive with quarterback Luke Gammon scoring on a two yard run. Eli Gammon made the PAT and Macon led 13-7 with 8:13 left in the second period.
DeKalb would answer on their next play from scrimmage with a 67 yard run to retake the lead 14-13. With both defenses struggling Macon would score again on a Luke Gammon nine yard scramble run. The two point conversion failed and Macon led 19-14 with 4:03 left in the half.
DeKalb would roar back down the field and convert a 25 yard field goal and at the half Macon led 19-17.
DeKalb would take the second half kick-off and take most of the period but only get a 35 yard field goal to retake the lead 20-19 with 2:59 left in the third quarter. Two minutes later Luke Gammon would hit Gabe Borders on a 51 yard touchdown pass. The two point conversion failed and Macon would convert the sixth lead change with 0:55 seconds left in the third quarter at 25-20.
Macon would get a big defensive stand midway through the last period and with 2:57 left in the game Bradon Warren scored on a four yard run. Eli Gammon converted the kick and Macon wins a nail-biter by a final score of 32-20.
For the game Luke Gammon was 6 of 10 passing for 153 yards and one touchdown while rushing six times for 44 yards and two more scores. Zach Borders ran 15 times for 86 yards and Bradon Warren ran twice for 5 yards and a touchdown. Gabe Borders had five rushes for 15 yards and four receptions for 93 yards and a score. Kelan Hire and Matthew Wheeley had two big catches in the final scoring drive for 38 and 22 yards respectively.
The Macon defense came up big when it counted. Ty Young led all defenders with nine tackles. Tyler Gregory and Braylon Flowers had seven while Hunter Griggs and Brody Frye had five each. Both teams were almost identical in every statistic besides Macon recovering the only turnover and having yet another game with a special teams score.
This week will bring another road game and it will come on Thursday night. On Oct 5th Macon will travel to Livingston for another region match-up and with a win over the Wildcats Macon could clinch a playoff berth. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 pm.