The season all comes down to one game. Coach Benjy Edwards' Dawson County middle school football team will travel to Pickens County High School Thursday to play for the North Georgia Mountain League Championship against the middle school program from Pickens County.
Dawson County's middle school football program upped its record to 2-1 with a nail-biting 7-6 win over Clear Creek Middle School last week in Ellijay.
The Dawson County Middle School softball team finished the season with a second place finish in the North Georgia Mountain League tournament last week at Roper Park in Jasper.
Coach Jeff Compton and his Dawson County softball team moved its record to 3-1 in Mountain League play last week with a 16-1 win over the Pickens County middle school program.
A big crowd was on hand recently at Sandy Walls Field in Dawsonville for the opening of Dawson County Middle School football.
After several weeks of practice the Dawson County middle school football program is gearing up for its first game Thursday. The team will host the Pickens County middle school team at Sandy Walls Stadium.
The middle school softball team for Dawson County opened the season with a heartbreaking 7-3 loss at Lumpkin County on Tuesday, but bounced back to defeat Pickens County Middle by an 11-3 score on Friday.
The Dawson County Middle School softball team will begin action this week. The program, made up of players from both Dawson and Riverview middle schools, will be led by Coach Jeff Compton.
The combined middle school football teams have been busy with workouts over the last two weeks at Dawson County Middle School. This will be the first year that both schools have been combined entering the season.
In what is being billed as both a cost-saving and competitive measure, Dawson County and Riverview middle schools will combine their football, softball and wrestling programs, as well as their football cheerleading squads.
The school year was a great one for sports teams from both Riverview and Dawson County middle schools.
A talented Riverview Middle boys soccer team went into the recent championship game with a lot of confidence. Coach Patrick Johnston's team defeated Pickens 4-1 in the semi-finals to force a match-up with Clear Creek Middle School in the championship game March 28.
A classic game between two equally skilled teams took place recently at Dawson County Middle School. The Mountain League Championship on March 28 between Dawson County and Riverview middle schools fares well for the future of soccer in Dawson County.
The Riverview Middle School Lady Eagle soccer team avenged an earlier defeat to rival Dawson County Middle with a 4-2 win March 21. Earlier this season, the Lady Tigers defeated Riverview by a 3-1 score.
The Riverview Middle School boys soccer team defeated Dawson County Middle, 4-1, last week. Coach Patrick Johnston's team followed Thursday's win with a 9-0 thrashing of Jasper Middle on Friday.
Coach Mark Thomason's eighth grade Riverview Middle School Eagles boys' basketball team remains undefeated following wins over Jasper and Clear Creek.
The Riverview Middle School seventh grade boys basketball team tried to use a fourth quarter rally to pull out a win over Jasper Middle School Nov. 19.
Dawson County Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball coach Tina Brown's team remains undefeated following two recent wins.
The Dawson County Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team lost a heartbreaker, 47-44, to Pickens County Middle on Nov. 21.
Dawson County Middle School Coach Nichole Green's seventh grade Lady Tigers defeated Pickens County Middle, 31-30, Nov. 21.
The seventh grade Tigers from Dawson County Middle School fell to Pickens County Middle by a 35-11 score on Nov. 21.
The Riverview Middle school eighth grade girls basketball team won a thriller over Jasper Middle School on Nov. 21.
The Riverview Middle School seventh grade girls basketball team dropped two games last week to Jasper Middle, 24-10, on Nov. 21, and Clear Creek, 32-18, on Nov. 22.
Held in check for much of the ballgame, Cullen Reed hit the biggest shot of his career. The Riverview eighth-grader grabbed a rebound off of a missed free throw, took two dribbles and launched a shot from beyond half court. The shot touched nothing but net as Coach Mark Thomason's team stormed the floor as the Eagles took a 33-32 win over Lumpkin County Middle School on Saturday afternoon.
It was a tough week for the Riverview Middle School seventh grade boys basketball team. The Eagles dropped a 45-24 loss to Pickens Middle on Nov. 14 and lost 38-25 at Lumpkin on Nov. 16.
The Dawson County Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team moved to 2-0 with a 39-33 win over Fannin County last week in Dawsonville.
The Dawson County Middle School seventh-grade basketball teams played Fannin County Middle School last week.
The Riverview Middle School basketball teams opened their seasons on Saturday with a full slate of games against visiting Lumpkin County.
The Dawson County middle school cross country program ran in the Mountain League Championship meet at Clear Creek Middle School in Ellijay last week.
Dawson County didn't need a trick play to open the game last week, the middle school Tigers used the hardcore running by running back Coey Watson to capture the Mountain League Championship with a 28-20 defeat of Pickens on Oct. 3 in Jasper.
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