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GHSA sports in Dawson County cancelled for two weeks
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The Dawson County Tigers take the field on Oct. 11 for a game against their regional rivals the GAC Spartans. - photo by Bob Christian

Following a recommendation by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Dawson County High School has terminated any after school extracurricular activities, including athletics, beginning March 13 through the recommended date of March 27. 

The school system will continue to keep everyone updated on their decision past the GHSA recommended two-week hiatus.

"I hate it for our kids," Dawson County High School Athletic Director Jason Gibson said in a phone interview. "I hate that they're missing out on an opportunity to play and for the seniors to have to miss a big chunk of their season."

Gibson said that Dawson County High School supports the GHSA's recommendation 100 percent. The most important thing for the school system is the safety of the students, coaches, fans and their family members. 

The Dawson County Parks and Recreation department has also announced that all gyms and exercise rooms, along with any recreational sports league at Rock Creek Park and Veterans Memorial park will be closed through Mar. 30, 2020.

"The health and wellness of our clients is our highest priority. We will continue to update you as we are notified by federal, state and local officials. As of today, March 13, 2020, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dawson County," the release said.