SMITHVILLE, Tenn.–Senior signal-caller for the Dekalb County Tigers, Steven Jennings, is out for the season after suffering an ACL injury in the second half of Friday night’s game.
Jennings was a member of the TSWA Preseason All-State Team coming into the season and threw for 2,131 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2015. Tentatively, he’s expected to undergo surgery Friday, and he hopes to be back in time for baseball in the spring.
“He’s started since day one as a freshman,” DeKalb County coach Steve Trapp said to The Tennessean. “He took care of a lot of stuff. Every play we sent in wasn’t always perfect against the defense out there (at that time), but he was an extension of me as the offensive coordinator out there.”
Tyler Cantrell, a junior, is expected to start the rest of the season after taking over Friday night’s game, holding on for a 34-32 win at Smith County.
The Tigers have yet to play both Sequatchie County and Grundy County in Region 4-3A play this season. Last season, Dekalb County played close with both teams, but with Jennings out, it could open the door for the region as the Indians and Tigers were slated to finish on top in the preseason.