The junior varsity boys basketball team dropped two games last week. Coach Wes Greer's team played competitively in both games, but just couldn't come away with the victory.
On Jan. 6, the boys lost to visiting Rabun County, 50-36. The Tigers traveled to Dahlonega on Jan. 7 and lost to a very good Lumpkin County team, 42-35.
With the two losses Dawson is currently 2-6 overall on the season.
"Our kids are playing hard," Greer said. "We have led in several of our games, but we just can't hold on."
Steven Stanfill led the Tigers in scoring against Rabun County. Stanfill poured in 12 points from his post position.
Dawson held a 27-22 lead at halftime against the Wildcats, but saw the lead evaporate in the third quarter.
In the third, Dawson managed to score only four points while Rabun erupted for 20 points to take a 42-31 advantage.
The lead was too much for the Tigers to overcome.
Cameron Millholland was perfect from the free throw line. He went 4-for-4.
Tigers scorers: Steven Stanfill - 12 points; Cameron Millholland - 7 points; Terrell Dawson - 6 points; Jesse Gee - 5 points; Cullen McDonald - 4 points and Brandon Abbott - 2 points.
Seven different Tigers scored against Lumpkin on Saturday, but it wasn't enough as the Tigers dropped a 7 point decision to the Indians.
Stanfill, once again, was leading scorer for Dawson County with eight points.
After a close first quarter, Dawson trailed 11-8, the Tigers just couldn't mount enough offense to overcome the defensive pressure of Lumpkin.
Tigers scorers: Steven Stanfill - 8 points; Brandon Abbott - 6 points, Cameron Millholland - 6 points; Jesse Gee - 4 points; Terrell Dawson - 4 points; Jackson Morgan - 2 points and Cullen McDonald - 2 points.
The Tigers will be back in action at 5:30 p.m. at home on Friday. The team will face off against Fannin County.