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Dawson County still undefeated in region play
Tigers dismantle the Rebels
IMG 2014
Luke Martin wraps up a Fannin County Rebel during Friday's win in Blue Ridge. - photo by Amy French Dawson County News

The only thing the Fannin County Rebels won on Friday night was the coin toss.

Fannin deferred.

Dawson County's first play from scrimmage was a pass from Coey Watson to Austin Young for a touchdown.

The 69-yard completion was the first of four such plays as the Tigers easily handled the Rebels in Blue Ridge.

The final score was 52-13 and Dawson scored all 52 of their points in the first half.

The Rebels first passing play of the game resulted in an interception by Jakob Scoggins and the Tigers immediately had first and goal.

So Watson threw it to Young again and his second receiving touchdown came with 11:25 still to play in the first quarter.

After the Tigers' defense forced a punt, the offense drove again but this time came away with a Cole Dennis field goal to make 17-0.

Luke Martin hounded the Rebels offense on the ensuing series and Fannin turned the ball over on downs.

Taylor Cronan ran for a long first down to the Fannin 26 on the next possession before Watson would connect yet again with Young for another touchdown. After the Dennis extra point, the Tigers led 24-0.

Zac Baloga and Martin would post back-to-back sacks and force another punt from the Rebels.

After a completion to Nick Murphy, Watson would do some running of his own before Payton Myers ran for a touchdown with 11:47 in the second quarter.

The pattern continued as the Tigers' defense again held and the offense again moved the chains.

The run game moved the ball up the field and Watson connected with Murphy for a touchdown to make it 38-0.

After another stop, there was another Watson-to-Young touchdown and with 4:05 until half it was 45-0.

Myers would run one more in before the half to make it 52-0.

Connor Bearden entered the game at quarterback in the second half and the Tigers enjoyed the benefit of the running clock.

Fannin got on the board with 3:40 in the game after their only sustained drive of the night on runs by Jonah Henry.
Their only other score came as the clock expired.

The victory means Dawson County is 5-1 overall and undefeated in region play at 3-0.

Next week the Tigers will travel to East Hall who has a bye this week after a 69-12 loss to Greater Atlanta Christian on Oct. 7