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.
Dawson County High School's Steve Sweat, who coached the Lady Tigers to a history-making, undefeated regular season in 2015, confirmed today that he will be retiring at the end of June.
One local quarterback made Dawson County High School history when he signed as its first international scholarship athlete last week.
The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers' soccer team won both games last week in convincing fashion.
The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers boys' soccer team dropped a hotly contested match to visiting West Hall last week.
The Dawson County High School boys' tennis team defeated Fannin County, 4-1, March 18 in Dawsonville.
The Dawson County High School girls' track team competed in two meets last week.
The Class AAA No. 3- ranked Dawson County Lady Tigers opened Region 7-AAA action with a convincing 7-1 win over Fannin County in Blue Ridge March 20.
Coach Jed Lacey's boys' soccer team hasn't missed a beat.
Coach Arron Haynes boys' track team ran in two events last week.
The Dawson County High School varsity girls' soccer team went undefeated at the Tournament of Champions in Jekyll Island last week.
The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers' men's soccer team went 1-1-1 at the Tournament of Champions tournament held in Jekyll Island last weekend.
The Tigers picked up an important Region 7-AAA victory March 9 over Banks County, 15-0.
The Dawson County High School Tigers' boy's tennis team defeated East Hall, 3-2, on March 10.
The Dawson County High School girls' track team had a busy week last week with two meets at home.
The Dawson County High School boys' Tigers track team hosted two meets last week.