Tyree is one of several weapons in Daleâs new Wing-T attack. The Knights spread the ball among Tyree, Elijah Burns, Collin Holmes and others and finished with 350 yards rushing.
On the other side of the ball, Dale limited the Titans to 30 yards rushing and 51 passing and got interceptions from lineman Zach Jacobs and defensive back Kelan Lewis. Lewisâ interception set up Tyreeâs TD just before the half.
Punter Garrett Graves helped set up two safeties by pinning Cosby deep.
Tucker said he was happy with how Daleâs defensive unit responded after losing defensive leader Devonte Chandler. The senior linebacker tore his ACL in a scrimmage against Highland Springs and is out for the season.
âWe think the defense will be the strength of our team early on,â he said. âAs the offense grows and continues to get a little bit older, and (quarterback) John Pierce gets more and more starts, weâll get better and better each week.â
One area Tucker wants to see Dale get better at â quickly â is penalties.
âThe one thing Iâm disappointed with is 17 penalties,â he said. âWe play Bird next week, and we canât afford five penalties. Weâve got to play a good, clean game.â
Cosby 0 0â0 0ââ 0
Thomas Dale 9â14â7â15âââ45
TDâJames 33 pass from Pierce (Graves kick)
TDâTyree 80 run (Graves kick)
TDâTyree 70 run (Graves kick)
TDâJohnson 6 run (Graves kick)
TDâMinns 16 run (kick failed)
TDâHall 21 run (Graves kick)