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The Varsity boys' basketball season has come to an end.

Coach Thad Burgess' squad lost to Franklin County in the opening round of the Region 7-AAA tournament, 63-57.

The tournament was held at Banks County High School.

Dawson County finished the season with an overall record of 7-19.

Burgess will part with seniors Jackson Morgan, J.T. Eggert, Logan Crumley, Levi Whitmire and Brandon Abbott.

"I have great memories for our five seniors over the last four years," Burgess said. "A coach could never ask for better young men than this group. I know that each of them will be successful."

Guard Levi Whitmire went out with a great offensive performance. The senior scored a game-high 20 points connecting on six 3-pointers. He nailed three 3-pointers in the second quarter and two more in the third quarter.

The team had nine three-pointers for the game, two by Jackson Morgan and one by Coey Watson.

Coach Harry Marsh's team pushed out to a 32-23 halftime lead.

The Lions maintained that lead going into the third quarter, 47-38.

Dawson County made a comeback in the final eight minutes of play, cutting the lead to 55-51 on a three by Whitmire with less than three minutes to play.

The Tigers had a chance to cut the Lion lead to two -points with 54 seconds remaining but missed two free throws keeping the Franklin County lead at four, 59-55.

Dawson County would not threaten again as Franklin pushed their lead back out to 6 points on a basket and three free throws.

Tiger Crumley had a good game offensively scoring 11 points. Five other Dawson County players got in the scoring column, Jackson Morgan with 8 points, Cullen Reed added 6 points, Coey Watson and Eggert had 5 points each, and Dylan Nix had 2 points.

Three Franklin County players scored in double digits, Colton Bridges with 18 points, KeAndre Morgan and Phoenix Roberts each had 14 points each.

"I'm very proud of our guys for staying in the hunt over the last two weeks. We played and fought hard and I couldn't ask for anything else," Burgess said. "We will start immediately to work towards getting back to the playoffs and where our expectations have gotten.

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