The Dawson County High School junior varsity football team defeated Union County, 19-0, on Oct. 2 to even their season record at 2-2.
The Tigers will travel to Cleveland to face White County Thursday with a 5:30 p.m. kickoff.
The Dawson County defense set the tone for the game. On the first play from scrimmage Dawson County defender Rusty Chester forced a fumble.
Later in the first half, Matt Kenny, sacked the Union County quarterback to force a fumble. Tiger teammate Brice Henson recovered the football, thwarting a Panther drive.
Nick Murphy had an interception in the second half for the Tigers.
"The whole defense played great as a unit," said Head Coach Chess Hamby. "We gave up some yards at times, but Union County never really was able to get a lot of momentum offensively."
Hamby's Tigers didn't take long to score on offense.
Quarterback Collin Glover found teammate Nick Murphy for a touchdown pass on third down that gave Dawson County the lead.
On the Tigers next offensive possession, Glover hit Murphy again for a second touchdown.
Dawson County added its third score of the game on the opening drive of the second half. Tigers running back Chris Rodriguez scored from five yards out to make the final 19-0.
"We had so many different kids making plays tonight on both sides of the ball. The players were all excited for each other and were all feeding off each other's success. We had a lot of good things that hopefully we can build off of," Hamby said.