The Dawson County High School varsity boys soccer team outscored its two opponents 19-1 last week to improve its overall record to 12-2. More importantly, the team is 4-1 in region 7-AAA play.
The Tigers steamrolled Fannin County on Tuesday, 9-1, and Banks County, 10-0, on Friday night.
"I told them when we play as a team we can beat anyone we play. When we play as individuals we will die as individuals. It has taken us three weeks to get our groove back, but we are playing like we did before our wheels came off. We look great and all the hard work the boys put in getting our passing game back on track has paid off," said head coach Jed Lacey.
The Tigers opened up a 3-0 lead in Blue Ridge by halftime April 17. Goals by Josh Lund, Sal Mendoza and Randy Schultz gave Dawson County a comfortable lead after 40 minutes of action.
Offensively, Lacey's team poured it on in the second half with six more goals. Scoring were Schultz, Jake Smith, Sam Muenchen, Josh Lund, Jacob Miller and Brooks Fulford.
Drew Bishop had three assists in the game.
Friday's game in Homer was over quickly. The Tigers scored six first-half goals to put the game away early. Scoring were Josh Lund with two goals, Cole Edwards with three goals and Jose Miranda.
Edwards, Miranda and Josh Lund each had a hat trick in the match. Lund has scored 19 goals this season to lead the team. With the 19 goals Lund has tied his own school record.
The Tigers added four more second half goals before the game was stopped due to the mercy rule. Scoring were Miranda with two goals, Lund and Cameron Millholland.
Brooks Fulford picked up his 10th shutout in goal this season.
"We have two big games coming up this week with Buford and North Hall which will determine the region championship. We win both [and] it's ours. That is the first goal we aimed for since the first practice in January," Lacey said.
Dawson County played Buford at home on Monday. Scores were unavailable at press time.
Today the team will travel to North Hall to play the No. 10-ranked Trojans at 7:30 p.m. at the Brickyard.