The 3-2 match-up zone proved to be very effective as the Tigers escaped Fannin County on Saturday afternoon by a 34-28 score. Dawson came away with a very important Region 8-AA win over the Rebels in a hostile environment in Blue Ridge.
It was Jekyll and Hyde performances for Head Coach Thad Burgess' varsity Tiger basketball team last week. Dawson traveled to Rabun County for its first Region 8-AA game on Friday. The Tigers led for most of the ballgame just to see their 12-point lead evaporate in the fourth quarter. The Tigers ended up losing to the Wildcats, 51-46.
The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys' basketball team remained undefeated following two big wins this week. The Tigers defeated Woody Gap on Tuesday, 70-22, and Riverside Military Academy on Saturday, 43-29.
The Dawson County Lady Tigers basketball team finished the first half of its season with an impressive 8-4 overall record. The Lady Tigers played in the Pickens Holiday Classic last week and finished with a 2-1 record.
The Dawson County Tiger wrestling team rolled over visiting Clarkston High School on Dec. 21 to win the team's first home match of the season. The Tigers lost only one weight classification to come away with a huge 74-4 win.
Coach Arron Haynes' Dawson County High School wrestling team competed at the State Traditional tournament in Macon Feb. 12-14. The Tigers took six wrestlers to the meet led by Gavin Brown (195 pounds), Harrison Adams (138 pounds), Jeremy Whalen (145 pounds), Brett Whalen (182 pounds), Ty Williams (heavyweight), and Justin Evans (113 pounds). All six wrestlers finished in the top ten.
Two-time state champion, Gavin Brown, finished in fourth place at state. Brown moved up a weight class this season and completed the season with a 44-8 record.