The Dawson County boys' soccer team traveled to Savannah over the weekend and tied with Richmond Hill on Friday and garnered a win over Savannah Arts on Saturday.
The Tigers played to a 2-2 tie with the 6A No. 9 team in the state on March 10.
"It was a great game," said Head Coach Jed Lacey. "We got a red card with about four minutes left in the half, down 1-0."
Lacey said the team made some adjustments at half and were able to score twice in the second period despite being a man down.
In the second period, Dennis Pyetsukh scored at 28:58 on a Cole Dennis assist.
"The boys played their butts off," Lacey said. "It was a very hard game, a very physical game."
The only other goal for the Tigers came at 25:14 on a Dennis shot.
"Cole made a beautiful play," Lacey said. "Chipped it right over the guy and went in the goal. It rolled so slow I didn't know if it was going to make it."
Nathan Blythe had the assist on the Dennis goal.
Lacey said that the Tigers were running out of gas when Richmond Hill was able to score one more with about a minute and 40 seconds left to play.
"We have done a lot of different things. We really know who we are," Lacey said.
Dawson County played what Lacey called a real chippy game on March 11 when the Tigers got a 3-1 win over Savannah Arts.
"That game could have gotten way out of control really fast," Lacey said.
Nick Murphy scored for the Tigers at 14:34 on a Blythe assist.
"Murphy did a great job. Moved him up outside mid for one of the games. Came through and scored for us," he said.
Murphy also had a run in with another player that resulted in a broken finger.
Lacey said he was thrilled to death with the play of his boys over the weekend.
"When the ref said, I am going to let you play, I was like ‘oh yeah baby,'" Lacey said. "We went wild."
The crowd was loud and the Panthers were trying to keep on par with the Tigers' aggressive play which made for what Lacey called one of the most violent games he has been around.
Patrick Moody scored at 4:30 on a rebound off the goal keeper.
The final goal for Dawson came in the second period for Blythe on a Dennis assist at 26:35.
"Great matches, great competition," he said. "I love going down to south Georgia, love it."
The team is now 6-0-4.
The Tigers will open up region play this week when North Hall comes to Tiger Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on March 17.
"The season doesn't start until Friday," he said.