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Junior varsity football mows over White County
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Robbie Rarick had a big game at running back last week against the Warriors when Dawson County won at home 45-7. - photo by Amy French Dawson County News

When the Junior Varsity Tigers offense took the field against White County last week, it was clear that they would be moving the ball at-will against the Warrior defense.

Running back Robbie Rarick found a hole for the first down on his first carry of the game.

He found another on his next carry for another first down.

Dawson County won handily in their home opener last Thursday by a 45-7 margin.

"All three phases contributed to the win versus White County today," said Coach John Kenny. "It was a great way to start the season and I am happy for the players."

The opening drive culminated with a quick pass from Trey Pruitt to Ethan Cameron who reached the end zone virtually untouched.

The Tigers converted the two points when Pruitt flipped the ball out to Erickson Sieber on a three-yard run.

The only points for the Warriors came on the ensuing kickoff return when the initially bobbled ball was scooped up and run back. The point after was good and White County would not score again.

During the second quarter the Tigers had a four minute 45-yard drive that resulted in their second touchdown on a Rarick run. Cole Dennis kicked the extra point.

Defender Logan Brumbelow stripped the ball and returned it 20 yards for another touchdown that put the Tigers up over the Warriors 22-7.

The defense went to work again on the following possession when they caused a fumble that was recovered by Noah Brock.

Dennis kicked a 42-yard field goal to take the Tigers to half leading 25 to 7.

To start the third quarter, the Tigers marched 80 yards and scored on a Pruitt three-yard touchdown run. Dennis again added the extra point.

Another 50 yard drive by the Tigers added another six points, this time on a Rarick 20-yard run. The extra point was blocked.

The final scoring drive of the night was only one minute. Pruitt completed a 25-yard pass to Matthew Kenny for a touchdown.

The JV Tigers (1-0) will play again at 5 p.m. on Sept. 1 at Pickens County.

The eighth grade squad lost 16-8 to Banks County on Aug. 25. The team moved to 1-2 and will face Habersham Central at 5 p.m. on Sept. 1 at home. Ninth grade football won its season opener 38-6 against White County. The team will play Pickens County at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 at home.