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Football: What we learned from the Tigers’ win against White County
At the Dawson County Tiger's homecoming game against South Forsyth High School on Sept. 18, the high school's 2020 Homecoming Court was announced to the public. Paige Sweany | Sole Photography

After the Dawson County Tigers 42-35 victory over White County last week, here are a few things the Tigers football team affirmed and a few things we learned. 

What the Tigers affirmed:

  • Our offense is lethal. Another six touchdown game for Zach Holtzclaw brings his total to 17 on the season in only five games. The Tigers have scored an average of 43 points in their last four games and show no signs of slowing down

  • It’s not just the Tigers starters putting in the work. The Tigers depth of players who can contribute on both sides of the ball is deep. Nine different receivers have caught a pass for the Tigers and 24 Tigers have recorded a tackle during this season. 

What we learned about the Tigers:

  • We may have the fastest skill players in the region. Dakohta Sonnichsen caught a touchdown pass with two defenders next to him and ran past them to score with seven yards of space between him and the closest defender. Isaiah Grindle once again had a huge kick return and broke off a 70-yard plus rush. 

  • Our defense is full of ball hogs. Four different players have racked up five interceptions and two other Tigers have recovered fumbles on defense. The team has 11 guys on defense and already six of them are responsible for turnovers halfway through the season. 

The Tigers should continue to impress after this victory. Maxpreps now have the Tigers as the #16 ranked team in the region. Georgia Public Broadcasting still has the Tigers ranked outside of the top 10, but did remove White County from the top 10 after this loss to the Tigers. 

The Dawson County Tigers next game against Gilmer County will be Oct. 23 at home.