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Varsity boys come back with win over Lumpkin County
boys soccer
Senior Nathan Blythe dribbles past the Lumpkin County defense in the first half of a March 27 game at Tigers Stadium. Blythe would score both goals in the Tigers 2-1 second-half comeback win. - photo by Colin Ochs
Behind senior Nathan Blythe’s two second-half goals, the Dawson County High School varsity Tigers were able to snap a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 come-from-behind win over rival Lumpkin County March 27 at Tigers Stadium. The Indians (7-6, 3-3 Region 7-AAA) took the lead early with a goal less than eight minutes into the contest, and after losing their last four games by a combined score of 16-3, that early goal could’ve crushed the Tigers psyche. But Dawson County (4-6, 2-2 Region 7-AAA) hung tough, creating several Grade A chances throughout the game, but still trailed 1-0 with under 20 minutes to go. Time was running short when Blythe took the ball upfield. Dribbling toward the center off the pitch, just outside the penalty box, the senior was looking to make a cross. That’s when a teammate yelled ‘shoot it.’