The Tigers just completed their first week of full contact and will have the chance Friday night to tackle someone else other than their own teammates.
Up for Dawson County will be The Westminster School in Atlanta Friday night.
It will be a good test for Dawson County as Head coach Gerry Rombert's Wildcats are coming off a 12-2 season, which saw them lose in the state Class AA semi-final game to Calhoun, 19-8.
Westminster lost 25 seniors from that team.
The scrimmage will be the first of two for the Tigers.
The team is scheduled to square off against North Hall, Aug. 21.
The Tigers are allowed two scrimmage games because they didn't play a game during spring practice.
"This scrimmage will be used to evaluate our players to see where we are at this point of the season," said Dawson County High School Head Coach Sid Maxwell. "Our primary focus is to see if the players are understanding and striving to execute the system."
Maxwell said he believes scrimmages are good because they give him a chance to evaluate his team.
"What I like about scrimmages is we can play a lot of players to see who can contribute to the varsity. We get to evaluate them in a competitive environment and see how each one competes."
The format for Friday's game hadn't been determined as of press time.
"This will start the process of building our depth charts for all phases of the game," Maxwell said. "Our practice reps will reflect and be determined from this information."
Kickoff for Friday's game will be at 7 p.m.
"I thought we had a good first week in pads," Maxwell said. "We are learning the system in all phases: Offense, defense and special teams. Everything is new so we are progressing a little each day."
Maxwell said effort and attitude are two areas that his team has impressed him.
"I continue to be impressed with the players overall effort and attitude," he said.