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Five Tigers inducted into Blitz Sports HOF
Zach Holtzclaw holds the all-time passing yards and touchdown records for the DCHS football team. - photo by Jacob Smith

The northeast Georgia high school sports outlet Blitz Sports recently announced its latest Hall of Fame class, with five Dawson County athletes making the list.

Included in this year’s class were two recent graduates and three Tigers from previous graduating classes.

The most recent DCHS athletes enshrined into the Blitz HOF were former quarterback Zach Holtzclaw and track and field star Ethan Smith. 

Two other football players were on the list, including class of 2019 safety Logan Barnes and class of 2013 wide receiver Bruce Clark.

Rounding out the recognized Tigers was class of 2019 soccer standout Rachel Rajczak.

Holtzclaw finished his career with the all-time passing yards and passing touchdown records for DCHS, amassing 7,299 passing yards and 76 passing touchdowns. He was also the 2021 Region 7-3A Player of the Year.

Ethan Smith finished his Tigers track and field career with five region titles and three top-5 finishes at the state competition. - photo by Rio White

Smith was one of the most successful track and field athletes on a team with historic success. He holds the school record for the 800-meter and was the anchor leg of the record-setting 4x400 and 4x800 teams. He won a total five region titles in his career and had three top-5 finishes at the state competition.

Barnes holds the school record for most tackles with 304. A two-time All-Region and All-State selection, he went on to play for Wofford for his collegiate career.

Clark was instrumental in the Tigers’ success in the early part of the 2010s, becoming the star target of quarterback Tyler Dominy. Clark finished his DCHS career with 2,200 receiving yards and 30 touchdowns before playing college football at Shorter.

Rajczak totaled over 100 goal involvements in her four years with the Tigers, racking up 67 goals and 46 assists. A four-time All-Region and two-time All-State selection, she set a school record with 15 assists her sophomore season.