The Dawson County Tigers broke a few school records in Friday’s win over East Hall. The Tigers (6-0), worth mentioning, have the highest-scoring offense in Region 7-AAA with 273 points and the top defense as well with only 66 allowed.
The 64-0 win is the largest shutout in school history, beating this season’s 58-0 win over Chestatee…which had beat the previous best, a 49-0 win over Towns County in 1975. The 64-point win is also obviously the biggest margin of victory for the Tigers ever.
The 64 total points also tops the school record from 2015 in the 3A State Tournament’s first round 63-40 win over Ringgold. These remain the only 60-plus games in Dawson County history. Scoring 50 has been done a total of 15 times. Here are the Tigers’ 50-point or more games in the record books:
- 1970s: 0
- 1980s: 0
- 1990s: 1
- 2000s: 3
- 2010s: 11
While the 2010s have proven to be the most explosive offenses in Dawson’s history, thanks in large part to the current Sid Maxwell era (2015-present) and the Jeff Lee later years for the Tigers, when he had such players as Tyler Dominy, Bruce Clark, Zach Martin and others.
In Maxwell’s three-plus years though, Dawson has had nine 50-point games and two 60-point games, and has had such blowout wins as these:
- 2015: 45-0 vs Banks
- 2015: 41-0 vs Lumpkin
- 2016: 46-0 vs White
- 2016: 52-13 vs Fannin
- 2016: 54-8 vs Lumpkin
- 2017: 43-3 vs Fannin
- 2018: 58-0 vs Chestatee
- 2018: 64-0 vs East Hall
In the Friday win over East Hall, the Tigers had seven different players record a touchdown and another record a safety. All said, senior Sevaughn Clark was 4-for-4 passing for 80 yards and a TD, and had 38 yards rushing with another score. Ahmad Kamara had three TDs and 87 yards rushing.
The defense recorded seven sacks in a dominant effort, and had 14 tackles for loss, a safety and allowed only eight total rushing yards for East Hall.
NOTE: We’d assume that the tackles for loss and total rushing yards allowed might also be school records, but that is unverifiable.