Tyler Dominy, fresh from the football field, took over the scrimmage game with North Forsyth last Thursday in Dawsonville.
Dominy, a junior, finished the contest with 25 points to lead the Tigers to a 58-41 win over the AAAAA Raiders.
The Tigers dominated on the boards, grabbing 26 rebounds to North Forsyth's 15.
The game got off to a slow start as each team had a difficult time scoring.
North held a 7-6 lead after one quarter of play.
"It showed early that we had the football guys for only three days, as we struggled early scoring. Our match zone kept us in the game in the first half," said head coach Thad Burgess.
Both teams found some offense in the second quarter, with North leading 23-20 at halftime.
Dawson County came out of the locker room and erupted. The Tigers outscored their opponents 17-6 in the third quarter to take a 37-29 lead that the team would not relinquish.
Bruce Clark, playing in his first basketball game in a couple of years, also had a good night on offense with 13 points for the Tigers.
The Tigers also got scoring from Jonathan Sanderson and Gunnar Armstrong with 7 points each, Camron Chester chipped in 4 points and Lucas Pain added 2 points.
The Tigers made some clutch free throws down the stretch.
Dawson connected on 22-of-32 free throws for the game.
Chris Bureau, Brandon Rapson and Wade Allen scored 8 points each for North Forsyth.
"It was a good chance to get several new faces some quality game experience and get a win. Losing four starters from last year, I thought our newcomers did a great job playing with good intensity and effort," Burgess said.
"This is going to be a good bunch to watch play and coach. They have great character and are great kids, willing to do anything we ask of them," Burgess said. "It's always nice to get a win over North Forsyth with them being over three times the size of DCHS."
Dawson County opened the season with a home game against Tallulah Falls Tuesday. Results were not available as of press time.
The Tigers will play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday against Towns County at home.