Dawson County put up a spirited effort against a very athletic Jefferson football team Friday night at Tigers Stadium. The Tigers fell short 21-10 to end the team's hopes of a state playoff game.
Head Coach Jeff Lee's Tigers finished the season 5-5. The record is the best regular season record that the Tigers have posted since 2005 when the team finished 7-3. It has now been seven years since the Tigers have reached the playoffs.
The Dawson County High School girls' cross country team ended its season with an eighth place finish at the state cross country meet at Carrollton High School on Saturday.
This year marked the fifth straight that the Dawson County girls' team has qualified for the state event.
Chris Bywaletz led the Dawson County Tigers boys' cross country team to an eighth place finish at the State Cross Country meet last Saturday at Carrollton High School.
Bywaletz finished the tough 3.1-mile course with a time of 18:07.39 for a 33rd-place overall finish.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity girls cross country team competed at the Region 8-AA meet at Oglethorpe County High School last Thursday.
Participants of the Oct. 28 event are not eligible for any state competition, but the race provided the young runners with some valuable experience to end their seasons, according to coaches.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys cross country team came in second place in last Thursday's region meet at Oglethorpe County High School.
Dawson accumulated 59 team points to come just short of team champion Jefferson, who had 50 points.
It was a rainy, cold and dreary night in Tiger on Friday. Despite a literally "sloppy" start, the Dawson County Tigers picked up the team's third win in a row with a 38-7 decision over Rabun County (3-6; 1-4).
The Tigers are 5-4 overall. It is Dawson's first five-win season since 2005, when the Tigers finished 7-3.
Cross country is becoming a force to be reckoned with at Dawson County High School.
At last week's Region 8-AA meet at Oglethorpe County High School, both teams qualified for the state meet that will be held Saturday in Carollton.
Defense has been an underlying issue for Dawson County all season. Things are looking brighter for the undersized squad as the Tigers forced East Hall into six turnovers in a 49-7 shellacking of the visiting Vikings.
The six turnovers led to 35 first half points as Dawson strolled to an easy Region 8-AA victory.
Dawson County High School senior Madalyn Walters is preparing to defend her Region 8-AA title Oct. 27 at Oglethorpe County High School in Lexington.
The meet will begin at 4:15 p.m.
The start of winter sports is just around the corner.
In anticipation of the upcoming season, the boys basketball program began practicing Oct. 24.
The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers football team knows that it has to win in order to have a shot at the Region 8A-AA title. Despite a stagnant offense the Tigers came away with a 22-19 win over Union County (1-5; 0-3) Friday night.
The Tigers are currently 3-4 overall on the season, but more importantly are 2-1 in Region 8A-AA play.
Lady Tigers' seniors Kristi Hyams, Anna Torres, Kimberly Wallace and Morgan Huber played their last games as Dawson County High School varsity softball players Thursday at Jack Waldrip Field in Dawsonville.
Dawson County was eliminated from the first round of state sectionals by a very gritty team from Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe. The final score Thursday was 11-2.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys and girls cross country teams competed in a meet at Oglethorpe County High School over the weekend.
Dawson County had 27 runners competing in the Oct. 15 event. There were 82 runners from eight different high schools in the meet.
Dawson County will make its first appearance in a state playoff since 2008 after finishing in second place at the Region 8-AA tournament last week.
The Lady Tigers couldn't find a way to beat eventual region champion Union County. The Lady Panthers shut down the Dawson offense and won the games 7-0 and 12-0.
Frustration was evident on Dawson County Head Football Coach Jeff Lee's face as time expired Friday night. The Tigers fell 19-14 to Banks County.
The Tigers had an opportunity to go 2-0 in Region 8A-AA with a win, but it didn't happen.
The Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity girls' basketball team bowed out of the state tournament after falling 70-64to Laney High School in Augusta Tuesday night.
The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers' basketball team continued its playoff run with two wins last week.
The Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity girls' basketball team defeated Dodge County by a score of 71-40 to advance to the Elite Eight round of the state tournament.
The team will face off next week against Laney High School.
The undefeated Lady Tigers advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with Thursday's 71-35 win over Elbert County.
For the second straight day, icy conditions and the threat of more winter weather moving into the area has postponed state basketball playoffs in Dawson County.
Top-ranked Dawson County is now 27-0 after Saturday night's nail-biting 51-45 win over East Hall to claim the 7-AAA championship at Franklin County in Carnesville
Head Coach Steve Sweat was heard commenting on the "so sweet" victory as he walked off the floor.
The Varsity boys' basketball season has come to an end.
Coach Thad Burgess' squad lost to Franklin County in the opening round of the Region 7-AAA tournament, 63-57.
Coach Arron Haynes' Dawson County High School wrestling team competed at the State Traditional tournament in Macon Feb. 12-14. The Tigers took six wrestlers to the meet led by Gavin Brown (195 pounds), Harrison Adams (138 pounds), Jeremy Whalen (145 pounds), Brett Whalen (182 pounds), Ty Williams (heavyweight), and Justin Evans (113 pounds). All six wrestlers finished in the top ten.
Two-time state champion, Gavin Brown, finished in fourth place at state. Brown moved up a weight class this season and completed the season with a 44-8 record.
The Dawson County girls' soccer team opened the season with wins over Winder-Barrow, 7-0, on Feb. 10 and North Forsyth, 2-0, Feb. 13.
Coach Jed Lacey's team is currently ranked No, 7 in the latest Class AAA rankings.
The Dawson County boys' soccer team is ranked No. 1 this week in the latest Class AAA rankings.
The Tigers opened the season with wins over Winder-Barrow, 4-0, on Tuesday, and a 6-2 victory over North Forsyth Feb. 13
Despite the cold weather, baseball season for Coach Thad Burgess' Dawson County Tiger team began with a scrimmage game against Elbert County on Saturday.
On a chilly and windy Valentine's Day, the Tigers played seven innings in front of a decent crowd of Blue Devil and Tiger fans.
The Lady Tigers are region champions.
Dawson County coach Steve Sweat was happy his team could book a spot in the Region 7-AAA title game.
The Dawson County Lady Tigers are perfect after Friday night's victory over West Hall.
Excellent. Perfection. Without blemish. Unmatched.