All good things must come to an end. This held true for the Dawson County Tigers on Nov. 22 as they fell to the Jenkins High School Warriors in the second round of the 2019 GHSA State Football Playoffs by a final score of 42-9. In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year, the Tigers exceeded all expectations with an overall regular season record of 8-3 and a regional record of 4-2 to slide into the playoffs as the third seeded team from region 3-AAA. It marked the fifth straight playoff appearance for Dawson County under head coach Sid Maxwell. The Tigers put on a defensive masterpiece for the team’s first victory over a higher ranked regional opponent in school history. Dawson’s defense held the Westminster Wildcats to less than 200 yards of total offense on the way to a 27-3 victory and a berth in the Sweet Sixteen.