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DCMS loses to Clear Creek
Fall in double overtime
DCMS Fball pic
Taylor Cronan takes a handoff from quarterback Colin Glover in Thursdays game against Clear Creek. - photo by Ryan Coker Dawson Community News

Dawson County Middle School had its perfect season come to an end Sept. 20 with an exciting game against visiting Clear Creek Middle School.

Both teams came into the contest with perfect 4-0 records.

The game went into double overtime before the Tigers fell 6-0 to the Bobcats.

Following the loss, Dawson County will be the No. 2-seed going into the playoffs that begin on Thursday.

The Tigers will play host to Fannin at 5 p.m.

Two weeks ago head coach Thomy Edwards' team defeated the Rebels 30-14.

"This game will be a tough one on Thursday," Edwards said. "Fannin has some good players on their team that are hard to contain. It should be a good one."

The winner of the game will matchup with either Clear Creek or Pickens Middle for the championship.

Last week's game against Clear Creek was a defensive battle throughout.

Neither team could muster any offense. Just when it seemed Dawson County would get positive yards on offense a penalty would hinder them.

"The defense did a great job stopping the Clear Creek offense. We thought our guys were really physical and did a great job running to the ball. Clear Creek had a really hard time moving the football. Our defense kept us in the game," Edwards said.

Edwards said his team's offense didn't play bad, but was hindered by penalties.

"The offense did not do too badly," he said. "We could move the ball, but it seemed that every time we had a good play or a nice run there would be a flag, and instead of second and two yards it would be first and 20. Turnovers also hurt us. You can't do those sort of things against good teams."

A perfect example of penalties came in the first overtime. Dawson County scored but a flag was thrown for holding, therefore negating the score.

"As far as the game went on Thursday, I thought the boys played good," Edwards said. "If we can cut out the stupid mistakes the outcome of the game might have been different."