The Tigers look strong headed into post-season play after a decisive victory over the Rabun County Wildcats. The Tigers picked up their fifth win on the season, 38-7.
This week the Tigers will be preparing for Region 8-AA playoffs and a chance at returning to the state playoffs.
The two teams met early in the season and Jefferson walked away with a 42-14 win over the Tigers, but Dawson County High School football Coach Jeff Lee thinks the tables could turn in this game.
Were a lot better football team right now than we were earlier this season, Lee said. We really feel like we are peaking at the right time.
The Tigers have been strong down the stretch. The team opened the season just 1-3, but has gone 4-1 since the end of September. The Tigers only loss came to Banks County, 19-14.
Our defense has improved as the season has gone along, Lee said. The defense had their best game against Rabun.
The Tigers recipe for success this Friday will be the same that it has been all year, control the line of scrimmage.
Biggest thing that hurt us in the first game was that our offense was really out of rhythm, said Lee. We need to control the ground game and play good defense to win this game.
Two Tigers eclipsed big numbers on the season. Running back Zack Martin passed the 1,000-yard rushing mark in only the ninth game and quarterback Tyler Dominy has already broken the single-season passing record and is nearing the 2,000-yard mark.
Friday, Nov. 4 the Tigers will host Jefferson High School at 7:30 p.m.