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Dawson County shuts out Warriors for homecoming win
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Luke Martin leads the Dawson County Tigers onto the field for the homecoming game against the White County Warriors. - photo by Amy French Dawson County News

The only moment of doubt for the Tiger offense on Friday night may have been when the ball hit the upright on a point after try--but even that went in.

Dawson County rolled over the White County Warriors 46-0 for their homecoming game.

Coming off a hard week at West Hall that saw multiple injuries and a tough loss in double overtime, the Tigers were more than ready for the Warriors option offense.

On the opening drive, the Tigers relied on Payton Myers to carry the ball along with Coey Watson who was back healthy after last week hyper extending his arm.

Nick Murphy also got early carries and Watson connected with Austin Young and Kolton Brumbelow.

Myers scored the first of six Tiger touchdowns on the night on a short run.

The first White County possession ended after Sevaughn Clark fumbled and recovered his own ball before throwing an interception. Jeremy Whalen picked him off and returned it to near midfield.

The Tigers quickly went to work on a quarterback keeper and Brumbelow took it inside the 10 for a first down.

Watson got in for the touchdown two plays later and did the same for the 2-point conversion to put Dawson up 15-0 early.

The next Warriors possession stalled after a delay of game and a bad snap for a big loss.

On the following drive Watson connected with Young and Myers carried four times. He scored again behind a punishing Luke Martin block. The point after attempt hit the upright and bounced in to give the Tigers the 22-0 lead.

With 17 seconds before the half, Dawson County added a field goal.

Dawson's first drive after the half ended on Watson keeper for a touchdown.

On White's next drive, the Tiger defense again got the ball back, this time on a Dylan Nix interception.

The Tigers took a shot immediately and Watson connected with Young for another touchdown and made the score 39-0.

Connor Bearden and Trey Pruitt both got some reps at quarterback during the second half. Devan King also had a run for a touchdown.

The Tigers move to 2-1 on the season and will face North Hall at 7:30 p.m. next Friday.