A dominating 15-2 run to begin the game meant only one thing to the Dawson County boys basketball squadit was time to keep the pressure on.
The Tigers (14-4) did just that against Fannin County (2-15) on Friday and came away with a 55-17 victory over their Region 8A-AA rivals from Blue Ridge.
The win was especially valuable after Dawson suffered a disappointing 66-48 loss East Hall on the road earlier in the week.
Tigers head coach Thad Burgess recognized the importance of the team returning with its best game of the year against the Rebels to bring back some needed confidence.
I felt this was an important win after having a difficult time handling the East Hall pressure and athleticism, said Burgess.
Dawson held an impressive 35-10 margin in rebounds, which helped the team gain significantly more scoring opportunities early in the game.
We came out and did not allow Fannin anything easy, Burgess continued.
Jackson Putnam led a balanced offensive attack for the Tigers with 11 points.
Jonathan Sanderson and Tyler Dominy added 10 points each, while Lucas Pain wasnt far behind with nine points for Dawson.