The 3-2 match-up zone proved to be very effective as the Tigers escaped Fannin County on Saturday afternoon by a 34-28 score. Dawson came away with a very important Region 8-AA win over the Rebels in a hostile environment in Blue Ridge.
It was Jekyll and Hyde performances for Head Coach Thad Burgess' varsity Tiger basketball team last week. Dawson traveled to Rabun County for its first Region 8-AA game on Friday. The Tigers led for most of the ballgame just to see their 12-point lead evaporate in the fourth quarter. The Tigers ended up losing to the Wildcats, 51-46.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys' basketball team remained undefeated following two big wins this week. The Tigers defeated Woody Gap on Tuesday, 70-22, and Riverside Military Academy on Saturday, 43-29.
The Dawson County Lady Tigers basketball team finished the first half of its season with an impressive 8-4 overall record. The Lady Tigers played in the Pickens Holiday Classic last week and finished with a 2-1 record.
The Dawson County Tiger wrestling team rolled over visiting Clarkston High School on Dec. 21 to win the team's first home match of the season. The Tigers lost only one weight classification to come away with a huge 74-4 win.
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.