The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers soccer team opened the regular season with a win over Gilmer County, 2-0, before losing to state-ranked Buford, 7-3, on Thursday. Buford is currently ranked No. 7 in AA.
Dawson County senior Madalyn Walters became the first student in Dawson County High School history to sign a Division I cross country and track scholarship when she signed with the University of Georgia last week.
The high school held a signing ceremony in the media center at 9:15 a.m. Feb. 2.
Dawson County fought back from a 9-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat Banks County, 64-58, last week.
"This was a really important win and biggest win of the year," said head coach Thad Burgess. "Our kids were down 9 points in the last quarter and we were able to keep battling and make the plays at the end. We showed great effort and dedication against Banks."
The first round of state for the Dawson County Tiger men's soccer team was a defensive battle with Jackson County. Coach Jed Lacey's team prevailed in the second half taking a 2-1 victory and advancing to the Sweet Sixteen.
Lady Tiger Savannah Haberkam captured the Region 7-AAA title in the shot put (34'2.5") and discus (103'7") to help lead Dawson County to a second place finish at the region meet in Dawsonville last week.
The Dawson County High School varsity boys' soccer team is getting hot at just the right time. The Tigers have won four straight games and five of the last six as they prepare for the Class AAA state playoffs, which are set to begin this week.