Dawson County Middle School Head Football Coach Frank Brown and his Tigers are getting better each week.
Last Thursday the team hosted Fannin County and came away with a 20-0 shutout victory.
"This was a big win," Brown said. "The first win as Tigers in a while. It was very special for me personally, and the kids really stepped up."
Dawson County moved to 2-2 overall with a big game against Pickens County Middle School scheduled for tomorrow. Kickoff will be at 5 p.m.
"Pickens is huge physically," Brown said.
The Tigers scored first on a 50-yard touchdown run by Brandon Shaw on a sweep. Gunner Armstrong added the extra point and Dawson held a 7-0 lead.
"It was a great run by Brandon. He just outran the Fannin defense. The defense held strong the first half, only giving up one, maybe two, first downs," Brown said about the run and his team's defense.
The second half was a dogfight for both teams.
Tiger Will Anglin added the second touchdown for Dawson when he broke loose on a power dive for 40-yards midway through the third quarter. Armstrong hit the extra point and Dawson moved out to a 14-0 advantage.
The Tiger defense has been strong all year.
The second half against Fannin would prove no different. Brown's defense came up with big stops in the final two quarters of the contest.
Dawson's final score of the game came on a Jackson Putman to Mitch Putnam pass for 38-yards to make the final score 20-0, in favor of Dawson County.
"Our two quarterback system is working well. We are moving Jackson Putnam and Gunner Armstrong in and out. They both have a lot to give," said Brown.
"Will Anglin and Brandon Shaw both had a big day in the backfield with scores. Erick Duncan and Kale Tallent had a great day on both offense and defense. Hunter Wehunt and Jesse Gee each had an interception. Our seventh graders continue to contribute. Colten Chester, ZachGross, Jackson Putnam and Chase Wilson all played some very good minutes," Brown said about some of his outstanding players against the Fannin County Rebels.
"I am very pleased with the team's effort so far," remarked Brown.
"We had a couple of penalties that killed us against Fannin. We have to work on that. Our players continue to work hard and we try to get better each week," he added.
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