The atmosphere was electric on Saturday as the Dawson County Middle School Tigers squared off against cross-county rival Riverview Middle Eagles.
Both teams opened the season in front of a huge crowd at Tiger Stadium on the campus of Dawson County High School.
The Riverview Middle School softball team dropped its first two games this season at Pickens Middle lost Tuesday and then at home with Clear Creek on Friday.
The Lady Eagles are currently 0-2 on the season.
The Riverview Middle School football team hosted a jamboree with Pickens and Clear Creek middle schools last week in Dawsonville.
The Aug. 16 event was a chance for first year head coach Benjy Edwards to evaluate his players before the regular season begins.
It was a tough opening week for the Dawson County Middle School softball team.
The Lady Tigers dropped a 15-0 decision to Clear Creek on Tuesday and fell 14-0 to Jasper Middle on Friday.
Dawson County Middle School football traveled to Jasper Middle School for a preseason jamboree against Jasper and Fannin County middle schools last week.
Coach Thomy Edwards and his staff got a chance to see his team in action against a different opponent during the Aug. 16 action.
Last Thursday was hot and humid but that didn't stop the Riverview Middle School softball team from holding tryouts for the upcoming season.
More than 15 girls braved the weather to give it their best for head coach Jeff Compton.
Riverview Middle School began football practice under first year head coach Benji Edwards last week.
Edwards had been an assistant coach for 4 years before taking the head position this spring.
The Dawson County Middle School football team has been using early morning practices to prepare for the 2012 season.
The Tigers have been starting at 6:30 a.m. in order to beat the heat.
Head coach Jessie Crane's Dawson County Middle School softball team attended a fundamental camp at Dawson County High School last week.
The camp instructors were varsity coaches Jimmy Pruett, Nickie Rogers and Mark Ragsdale.
It took almost 57 minutes before the game was decided in the Mountain League Soccer championship game between Riverview and crosstown rival Dawson County last Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Eagles were awarded a hand ball penalty and capitalized when full back Tina Libao blasted a shot past the Lady Tiger goalie to score the lone goal of the game.
The Riverview Middle School boys soccer team lost an exciting 2-1 decision to Clear Creek Middle School in the Mountain League Championship last Thursday at home.
Coach Phil Branson's team scored first in the game.
The Riverview Middle School girls soccer team ran its record to 4-0-2 with a tie against Pickens Middle, 0-0, on and a big win over Clear Creek, 5-0, last week.
The March 5 game was a hard fought battle against a very determined Pickens team.
The Riverview Middle School girls soccer team defeated Jasper Middle School 9-0 last week in Dawsonville.
"This was the best passing game we have had this year," said head coach John Lundy. "The girls really worked together, which allowed seven different players to score."
Anytime Riverview and Dawson County middle schools match up in any sporting event, spectators know that it will be a hard fought battle.
Such was the case Feb. 23 when the girls soccer teams from both schools met at Dawson County Middle for the annual showdown.
The Riverview Middle School Lady Eagle's soccer team defeated Clear Creek, 6-0, last week.
With the win the team has won 22-straight games, more than any other team, in any sport, in Dawson County history.
The Dawson County Middle School wrestling team captured the 2014 Mountain League Dual Championship on Saturday. The Tigers, under head coach Thomy Edwards and assistant Christopher Doerrer, went 3-0 in the tournament to bring home a first place trophy.
Coach Mark Thomason's Riverview Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team defeated Jasper Middle School, 49-28, in Jasper Dec. 1.
The Riverview Middle School seventh grade girls' basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Jasper Middle School Dec. 4. The team lost by a score of 28-25.
Campbell Reed led the Riverview Middle School seventh grade boys' basketball team to a 34-28 win over Jasper Dec. 1.
The Dawson County Middle School wrestling team came away with a 40-39 victory over Clear Creek Middle School on Nov. 20.
The eighth grade Riverview Middle School Eagles basketball team picked up their first win of the season with a 49-34 decision over cross-county rival Dawson County Middle School Nov. 18.
The Dawson County High School eighth grade girl's team ran its record to 3-0 following two wins last week.
The Dawson County Middle School wrestling team started the season by winning the Eagle Wrestling Classic at Riverview Middle Nov. 1.
Dawson County Middle School Lady Tiger Katya Bessiere set a new course record at the North Georgia Mountain League Championship cross country meet Oct. 9.
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