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Dawson County hosts two Super Bowls
Seventh and eighth grade teams play for championship title
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The championship trophies were up for grabs in both the seventh and eighth grade Super Bowl games on Oct. 11. - photo by Bob Christian
Thursday, Oct. 11 was an outstanding night for football in Dawson County as not just one but two teams of Tigers played for their shot at being declared Super Bowl Champion. Both games featured re-matches as the seventh grade Tigers were defeated by the Pickens County Dragons 38–12 and eighth grade took home the title by defeating the Rebels from Fannin County 20–14. Opening the game with a defensive stop of the Dragons, the seventh grade team was able to mount an early drive that took them quickly into the red zone only to see the drive come to a halt with no points on an interception from the Pickens County secondary that almost resulted in a pick-six but only succeeded in flipping the field in favor of the Dragons. With the short-field possession the Dragons quickly put 6 points on the board in what was an otherwise scoreless quarter. The second and third quarters of the game were all Pickens County as the Tigers continued to give up the ball and allowed the Dragons to start on their side of the field on almost every offensive possession. As the fourth quarter began the Dawson County team was facing a 32–0 deficit.