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Tigers win easy

Take down Banks 45-9 on the road

POSTED: October 9, 2012 4:13 p.m.
Ryan Coker Dawson Community News/

Chris Sayler attempts to outrun several Banks County defenders in Friday’s 45-9 win.

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Three first quarter touchdown passes from quarterback Tyler Dominy helped Dawson County pick up its second Region 7-AAA win Friday night.

The 21-0 first quarter sealed the fate for Banks County (1-5; 0-3).

The Tigers defeated Banks County 45-9.

Dominy finished the game going 14-20 for 327 yards and six touchdowns. The senior quarterback connected with five different receivers.

Leading the receiving corps were Bruce Clark with four catches for 135-yards and three touchdowns. Chris Sayler also had a big night. He caught four balls for 120-yards and two touchdowns.

Senior fullback Zach Martin ran over Banks County defenders. He had 13 carries for 67-yards.

Dawson finished the game with 397 total yards of offense to Banks County's 152 yards.

After Dawson's defense forced Banks County to punt in its opening possession, it took nine plays for the Tigers to find the end zone.

Dominy connected with Sayler on a 20-yard touchdown pass.

Max Muldoon added the extra point and the Tigers held a 7-0 lead with 7:48 remaining.

Another Leopard punt put Dawson County back in business on the Leopard 20-yard line.

Seven plays later, Dominy found a streaking Clark in the middle of the field for a 65-yard touchdown pass.

The extra point was good by Muldoon and gave Dawson a 14-0 advantage.

A three and out by Banks County gave Dawson County the ball at the 50-yard line with 2:35 left in the first quarter.

Working with a short field Dominy connected with Sayler again on a 50-yard pass on the first play from scrimmage.

Muldoon added the extra point and the Tigers were comfortably ahead 21-0.

The only score for Banks County occurred when Dominy couldn't find a receiver open and was sacked in the end zone, resulting in a safety in the second quarter.

The Leopards went on a drive off their own and took the ball down to the Tiger 2-yard line.

The Tiger defense stiffened.

On first and goal from the 2-yard line the defense forced a fumble. Playing on defense, Clark jumped on the fumble, giving Dawson County possession on the 3-yard line.

Clark also recorded a field goal block in the second half.

Dawson County moved the ball down to the Leopard 23-yard line with only six seconds remaining before halftime.

Head coach Jeff Lee called on dependable kicker Muldoon for a field goal attempt. Muldoon nailed the kick from 40-yards out. Dawson County had a 24-2 halftime lead.

Muldoon finished the night perfect. He hit all six extra point attempts and a field goal.

The Tigers came out of the locker room and added three more touchdowns in the third quarter before Lee got some of his younger players some playing time.

Clark scored two touchdowns in the quarter on a 13-yard and a 42-yard touchdown pass. Mitchell Putnam also caught a 7-yard pass from Dominy for a score.

Big plays were also prominent on defense for the Tigers.

Blake McDaniel recovered a fumble. In the fourth quarter Keaton Toal came up with a big interception.

The Tiger defense forced Banks County into three turnovers during the game.

The Tigers are off this week before traveling to Buford on Oct. 19. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

The Buford High School Wolves are currently 4-1 overall and 2-0 in Region 7-AAA play.

The only loss for Buford came at the hands of Gainesville High School.

Last year Buford was the state runners-up in Class AA.

The Wolves are coached by Jess Simpson.

Simpson currently has an 88-4 record over seven seasons as a head coach at the school.

Buford will take on White County on Friday.

Dawson County is 4-2 overall and 2-1 in Region 7-AAA.


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