The Dawson County High School boys basketball team has finished up our summer workouts this weekend at Auburn University. We will have played 35 games after playing three games at Auburn. As of press time, we were 30-2 and have won 22 straight games at Birmingham, Rome, UGA and Roswell over the last four weeks, plus 10 practices.
Its been good to see a lot of different schools we dont get to play on a regular basis. Included in the win streak has been Berkmar (an elite 8 team last year in AAAAA, with state playoff wins over Norcross and Marietta), Roswell, Johns Creek, Habersham Central, Jefferson, South Forsyth, Dalton, Lanier, Etowah, and other schools throughout Alabama and Georgia.
It has been a very busy summer for us. We still have a lot of work to do and must learn to rebound more and continue to get some depth on our roster. The off season will be important for player development. Our region will be one of the most talented regions with our move up to 7AAA.
I do feel our basketball program is now at a level that our expectations are to win, and I do know we will compete every night. This is obvious by our summer competitions.
The return of Tyler Dominy, Will Anglin, Gunnar Armstrong, and Jonathan Sanderson as starters that have competed in a state tournament will give us a chance every night. Lucas Pain has had a great summer and gives us an added dimension we didnt have last year. Cameron Chester and Jackson Morgan will have a chance to make major contributions but both will need to work hard during the off season. Camrom Millholland, Terrell Dawson, Steven Stanfill, Cullen McDonald and Jackson Morgan will work for open spots on Varsity.
Will Anglin has proven to be our floor leader on and off the court which is very important. Gunnar Armstrong is a fighter and a winner who continues to improve. Tyler Dominy is a very talented all-state type of player, and Jonathan Sanderson continues to run the team from the PG position.
Many things may change until we begin practice in late October. Summer is one of my favorite times of the year as you see the team build chemistry and learn about each other. I really like this bunch and am very proud of how they represent our school where ever they are.