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Tigers set Schedule for 2020 season
DCHS Football
Head Coach Sid Maxwell announces the 2020 football schedule during the Football Awards Banquet on Dec. 8. - photo by Bob Christian

Faced with the combination of the Tigers’ unexpected success durig the 2019 season and the Georgia High School Association’s recent regional realignment, Dawson County Head Coach Sid Maxwell found it surprisingly difficult to build next year’s football schedule. 

 

In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Tigers, the team posted an 8-4 overall record and finished third in region 7-AAA with a 4-2 record to make their fifth consecutive appearance in the state playoffs.  

 

“No one wants to play us,” Maxwell said. “I had to reach out to a lot of different schools, both above and below us in size to fill out the schedule which makes for a tough pre-season.” 

 

Dawson County sees their first action next season with the spring game versus Pickens in May 2020 before heading into the long summer break. August kicks-off the regular schedule with a scrimmage against North Forsyth followed by games against the 2A Rabun Tigers, the 4A Flowery Branch Falcons, the 7A South Forsyth War Eagles and the 6A Northview Titans. 

 

The second half of the schedule will also look very different for the Tigers as they face three new schools in 2020 due to the GHSA realignment earlier this year. The team takes on newcomers White County, Gilmer County and West Hall in the first half of the region 7-AAA line up, followed by Cherokee Bluff, Lumpkin County and North Hall to wrap up the season.  

 

Season Schedule: 

 

Date 

 

Opponent 

 

Location 

Special Event 

May 2020 

 

PIckens Dragons 

 

Dawson   

Spring Game 

Aug. 2020 

 

North Forsyth Raiders 

 

Dawson   

Scrimmage 

Aug. 21, 2020 

 

Rabun Tigers 

 

Rabun  

 

Aug. 28, 2020 

 

Flowery Branch Falcons 

 

Dawson  

Senior Night 

Sep. 4, 2020 

 

South Forsyth War Eagles 

 

Dawson 

 

Sep. 11, 2020 

 

Northview Titans 

 

Northview 

 

Sep. 25, 2020 

 

White County Warriors 

 

Dawson 

Park and Rec Night 

Oct. 9, 2020 

 

Gilmer Bobcats 

 

Dawson 

Homecoming 

Oct. 16, 2020 

 

West Hall Spartans 

 

West Hall 

 

Oct. 23, 2020 

 

Cherokee Bluff Bears 

 

Dawson 

Moonshine Festival 

Oct. 30, 2020 

 

Lumpkin County Indians 

 

Lumpkin 

 

Nov. 6, 2020 

 

North Hall Trojans 

 

North Hall