Dawson suffers major upset in opening round; Union, Towns, Tallulah also fall
In boys’ action on Saturday (and late Friday in the case of Tallulah Falls), all four of our outstanding games among locals resulted in heartbreak. Dawson County, a #1 seed with just two losses on the season, fell at home in a shocker. Union had a valiant comeback attempt, but fell up short in their game, while Tallulah Falls fell on a last second shot as well.
We opened the playoffs with 16 total teams in the mix. After the first round, we’re down to 7. Here are the only teams to make it to the Sweet 16.
- BANKS (B&G)
- JEFFERSON (B&G)
- TALLULAH FALLS (G)
- UNION (G)
- WHITE (G)
DAWSON TIGERS 69, CEDAR GROVE 72
The Tigers (25-3) were dealt a major upset with a 72-69 loss as a 1-seed at home on Saturday to Cedar Grove. Dawson made a great comeback attempt, as they entered the fourth quarter down 48-31. While the loss is a tough pill to swallow, the silver lining was Jasper Gibson eclipsing 2,000 career points in his final game.
TALLULAH FALLS INDIANS 58, PINECREST 61
The Indians (10-14) fell on a last second shot in a tied game at 58-all at Pinecrest. This was Friday night, though the score was not reported at the time of our recap then. Tallulah Falls’ season is over.
TOWNS CO INDIANS 57, GMC 77
The Indians (18-9) fell 77-57 against GMC to end their incredible run in 2019-20.
UNION CO PANTHERS 50, DOUGLASS 63
The Panthers (15-12) saw their season come to a close in a 63-50 loss at Douglass. Union fell behind in a huge second quarter by Douglass, and the Panthers’ comeback attempt was just too little, too late.