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Flag football tourney benefits local high school scholars
Flag Football pic
Adam Smith throws for a touchdown during last years charity flag football tournament, sponsored by the Dawson County Jaycees. The second annual event, which also features a chili cookoff, will be Saturday at Dawson County High School. - photo by File photo

The Dawson County Jaycees club is looking for a few more teams for Saturday’s charity flag football tournament at Dawson County High School.


“We have six teams already, but would really like to have two more,” said organizer Tony Tarnacki.


Now in its second year, the tournament will feature local teams playing at least two games each. The top winning teams will go on to play three games.


The event will also feature a chili cook off.


Tarnacki said he’s hoping to have great weather Saturday.


“The weather was perfect last year, and we all had a lot of fun. We don’t get to go out and play football a lot anymore,” he said, “and it’s even better that we’re playing for a good cause.”


Proceeds from the day benefit a scholarship the Jaycees have set up for Dawson County High School graduating seniors.


“Last year, we gave two scholarships, but this year we’re hoping to be able to give out three,” said Tarnacki, who serves on the Jaycees’ board of directors.


Prizes will be given for the winning team and the best chili.


Registration, which is limited to the first eight teams, is $150 per team and will begin at 9 a.m. Kickoff is set for 10 a.m.


The $150 registration also includes a free ticket for each player to the chili cook off.


For more information or to register a team, call Tarnacki at (404) 661-1190 or Clint Bearden at (706) 974-8870.