The 2014 football schedule and last year's records for teams played is listed below.
All games will have a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Region 7-AAA opponents will be West Hall, East Hall, Franklin County, Fannin, Banks County and Lumpkin County.
Date Opponent (2013 record) Location
Aug. 29 Forsyth Central (2-8) away
Sept. 5 Gilmer (9-3) home
Sept. 12 Heritage-Catoosa (1-9) away
Sept. 19 OFF
Sept. 26 West Hall (6-5) home
Oct. 3 East Hall (5-5) home
Oct. 10 Franklin County (1-9) away
Oct. 17 Fannin County (2-8) home
Oct. 24 Banks County (0-10) away
Oct. 31 Lumpkin County (2-8) away
Nov. 7 Johnson-Gainesville (2-8) home
Dawson County High School Head Football Coach Jeff Lee has announced the 2014 Tiger football schedule. New teams added to this year's schedule will be Gilmer County, Heritage-Catoosa, Franklin County and Johnson from Gainesville.
Franklin County is a new member of Region 7-AAA.
The Tigers just missed the state playoffs last season after posting a 5-5 record overall and a 3-4 region record.
All teams in Region 7-AAA are difficult, but Dawson County is on a collision course with West Hall on Sept. 26, which may decide the region championship.
An advantage for the Tigers is that the game will be played at Tigers Stadium. The Tigers lost to the Spartans, 10-7, in the final game last season that ousted Dawson from the playoffs.
A trip to Carnesville on Oct. 10 could also be a challenge for Lee's troops. Franklin County is coming off a disappointing 1-9 campaign last year, but the Lions have been known for good football in year's past.
The rival game with Lumpkin, who joins Region 7-AAA this season, will be played on Halloween, Oct. 31 in Dahlonega. The Indians were 2-8 last season.
Dawson County will finish the regular season with a home game against Johnson from Gainesville. The Knights were 2-8 during the 2013 season.