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.
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.
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.