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Dawson County tackles Pickens
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Running back Jordan Hannah bulls his way through the Pickens defense to gain yards. - photo by Pam Jacobs Dawson Community News

Dawson County Middle School's football team jumped out early on Pickens Middle last Thursday and never looked back.

The Tigers scored four first half touchdowns to take a commanding 25-0 lead.

The Tigers dominated both sides of the line of scrimmage to come away with a 38-6 win over the Dragons.

With the win, head coach Thomy Edwards' team remains undefeated at 2-0 this season.

The Tiger offense has scored 70 points in two games with the Tiger defense allowing a lone touchdown.

"I have been very pleased with the way the team has been playing," Edwards said. "However, we must eliminate some of the uncalled for penalties that we made."

Dawson County scored quickly to open the game.

Quarterback Colin Glover took the snap and ran a quarterback sneak in from 1-yard out.

The extra point was good by kicker Jordan Hannah and Dawson led 7-0 with 5:20 remaining in the first quarter.

After a defensive stop, running back Hunter Lebaron took a pitch, on the first play, from Glover and sprinted 58-yards for Dawson's second touchdown of the first quarter. The extra point was no good and Dawson held a 13-0 advantage.

In the second quarter, Glover found Austin Young for an 18-yard touchdown pass. The Tigers were up, 19-0.

With four seconds remaining before halftime, Hannah rumbled 16-yards into the end zone to make the score 25-0 at halftime.

"Jordan Hannah has been playing really well on both sides of the ball. He runs the ball hard and tackles well. Colin Glover threw the ball better this week also. We have been playing together as a team," Edwards said.

Pickens started the second half with a long drive. The 42-yard drive by the Dragons came to an end on a fumble that was recovered by Tiger Austin Locke.

The Tiger defense caused another fumble with only 12 seconds left in the third. This time Dawson lineman Carson Weatherford pounced on the loose ball.

Dawson scored on the first play of the fourth quarter. Tre' Arnold sprinted in from 12-yards out to make the score, 31-0.

Both teams added a touchdown late.

"My offensive line has blocked great, opening holes for the backs to run through. When Hunter Burt gets the ball you know he is going to give it all he's got. All our running backs have scored and we have scored in the air as well," Edwards said.

Edwards said his defense has also been a strong point for the team.

"The best thing about our defense is we have all 11 guys going to the football, wanting to make the tackle. They are really flying to the ball," he said.

Thursday, the team will travel to Jasper to play the Dragons.

Jasper Middle comes into the game with a 0-2 record, losing to Fannin and Pickens counties.

"We played Jasper in the jamboree. They are going to run the Wing-T offense a lot like Pickens. They have a couple of key players that we need to stop. It is going to be a good game," Edwards said.

Kick off will be at 5 p.m.