Dawson County didn't need a trick play to open the game last week, the middle school Tigers used the hardcore running by running back Coey Watson to capture the Mountain League Championship with a 28-20 defeat of Pickens on Oct. 3 in Jasper.
The season all comes down to one game. Coach Benjy Edwards' Dawson County middle school football team will travel to Pickens County High School Thursday to play for the North Georgia Mountain League Championship against the middle school program from Pickens County.
Dawson County's middle school football program upped its record to 2-1 with a nail-biting 7-6 win over Clear Creek Middle School last week in Ellijay.
The Dawson County Middle School softball team finished the season with a second place finish in the North Georgia Mountain League tournament last week at Roper Park in Jasper.
Coach Jeff Compton and his Dawson County softball team moved its record to 3-1 in Mountain League play last week with a 16-1 win over the Pickens County middle school program.
A big crowd was on hand recently at Sandy Walls Field in Dawsonville for the opening of Dawson County Middle School football.
After several weeks of practice the Dawson County middle school football program is gearing up for its first game Thursday. The team will host the Pickens County middle school team at Sandy Walls Stadium.
The middle school softball team for Dawson County opened the season with a heartbreaking 7-3 loss at Lumpkin County on Tuesday, but bounced back to defeat Pickens County Middle by an 11-3 score on Friday.
The Dawson County Middle School softball team will begin action this week. The program, made up of players from both Dawson and Riverview middle schools, will be led by Coach Jeff Compton.
The combined middle school football teams have been busy with workouts over the last two weeks at Dawson County Middle School. This will be the first year that both schools have been combined entering the season.
In what is being billed as both a cost-saving and competitive measure, Dawson County and Riverview middle schools will combine their football, softball and wrestling programs, as well as their football cheerleading squads.
The school year was a great one for sports teams from both Riverview and Dawson County middle schools.
A talented Riverview Middle boys soccer team went into the recent championship game with a lot of confidence. Coach Patrick Johnston's team defeated Pickens 4-1 in the semi-finals to force a match-up with Clear Creek Middle School in the championship game March 28.
A classic game between two equally skilled teams took place recently at Dawson County Middle School. The Mountain League Championship on March 28 between Dawson County and Riverview middle schools fares well for the future of soccer in Dawson County.
The Riverview Middle School Lady Eagle soccer team avenged an earlier defeat to rival Dawson County Middle with a 4-2 win March 21. Earlier this season, the Lady Tigers defeated Riverview by a 3-1 score.
The Dawson County middle school cross country program ran in the Mountain League Championship meet at Clear Creek Middle School in Ellijay last week.