Sara Clifft – Reporter
August 11 marked the beginning of the 2017 DHS football season. The night kicked off with Crockett County beating Munford 14-0. In the second game of the night, Brighton squeezed in a win against Obion County Central with a score of 7-6. Game three was a close one with Haywood winning against Union City 15-14. The final and most anticipated game of the night, the Trojans versus the Covington Chargers, ended with the Trojans defeating Covington 14-7, with Junior running back Daniel Gates scoring the winning touchdown in the last two seconds.
“It was fun and it worked out the way we planned – everybody got to play,” Dyersburg head coach Bart Stowe said in an interview with the State Gazette.
“I was really proud of the boys and it’s been a long time since we’ve won a jamboree game here. I believe we’re on track.” Stowe said. With the jamboree over, the Trojans now turn to the new season.
“We know we’ve got to keep getting better and we’re a young team,” Stowe said.
The official DHS football season begins on August 18 with the Trojans taking on MLK-Prep in J.C. Sawyers Stadium.