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The No. 10-ranked Tiger soccer team traveled to South Georgia to take on traditionally tough opponents Thomasville, last year’s state champion in AA, and Worth County last weekend.

 

Head Coach Jed Lacey’s team dominated picking up a 3-0 win over Thomasville (4-4), before drubbing Worth County (3-7) by a 9-0 score.

 

The team has currently won six games in a row, while giving up only one goal, that was in a win against Rabun County.

 

On March 15 the Tigers dominated play and beat Fannin (1-7) by a 10-0 score.

 

Play was stopped due to the mercy rule with seven minutes remaining.

 

Josh Lund put five goals past the Rebel goalie to lead the scoring for Dawson County.

 

“Josh Lund has come into his own this year. He had a tremendous week with 10 goals this week, with having 5 goals in one game and 4 goals in another game,” Lacey said.

 

Jose Miranda added a hat trick and Sam Edwards tacked on two more goals to give the Tigers a big region win over a struggling Fannin County team.

 

Dawson currently stands at 8-3 overall and more importantly the team is undefeated in Region 8-AA play with a 3-0 record.

 

A goal by Sam Edwards in the first five minutes of the game was all the Tigers needed in a 3-0 shutout of Thomasville last Thursday.

 

Dawson added two more goals in the second half by Jose Miranda and Josh Lund to come away with a win.

 

The team traveled to Worth County High School on Saturday to take on the Rams. Dawson was on fire in the first half and scored seven goals to take a 7-0 lead at intermission.

 

Josh Lund was the man of the match. He scored four goals, he now has 14 goals on the season.

 

Also scoring for Dawson were Jose Miranda with two goals, he has 12 on the season, Sam Edwards, Cody McGinnis and Drew Bishop, also scored.

 

The game was shortened to a 20-minute second half due to the mercy rule.

“We are working on all cylinders right now,“ Lacey said.

 

The Tigers defense has been solid all season. The Tigers have recorded five shutouts in the last six games.

 

“The defense, which is made up of Ethan Brown, Eian Perry and Cody McGinnis is one of the best defenses in the state,” Lacey said.

 

With Dawson’s victory over Worth County, Lacey recorded his 40th win as head coach. Lacey has been the team’s head coach for three and a half years.

 

Dawson will be back on the field Friday with a region game against East Hall (4-3-1).

 

Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.

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