In a game that featured two of the top 25 teams in the state of Georgia, the Dawson County Tigers football team fought the Greater Atlanta Christian School Spartans until the very end only to come up short in a 23-20 loss. The loss marked the end of an undefeated season for the Tigers and moved GAC solely into first place in region 7-AAA. It was a true test of titans in Norcross, pitting the state’s number one passing quarterback, senior Josh Rose of the Spartans, versus the state’s number one scoring defense in a Tigers squad that had only allowed an average of 11 points per game thus far in the season. The Spartans opened the game with the football and immediately attempted to establish the short passing game that had proved effective for them all year. The Tigers defense responded with good pressure from the front line, and GAC punted without presenting any threat.