Gridiron Preview 2021: Dawson County

The Dawson County program seeks a 7th straight playoff run, which continues an active streak that is the best in school history. No coincidence, it has come under the leadership of Sid Maxwell, who will hope to build off last season’s 6-win campaign. Injuries hurt the team late, which cost them a region title and an earlier playoff exit than they would have liked.

Head Coach: Sid Maxwell, 7th Season
2020 Record: 
6-6; 2nd Round; #8 State Ranking


2021 Schedule

AUG 20 – Cass
AUG 27 – @ Flowery Branch
SEP 3 – @ South Forsyth
SEP 10 – Northview
SEP 17 – BYE
SEP 24 – @ White County*
OCT 8 – @ Gilmer*
OCT 15 – West Hall*
OCT 22 – @ Cherokee Bluff*
OCT 29 – Lumpkin County*
NOV 5 – North Hall*

*Region 7-AAA Game

Personnel & Schemes

Key Departures: Jaden Gibson (transferred to Rabun County), Dakohta Sonnichsen, Isaiah Grindle, Caleb Bonesteel, Tyler Lane, Kinkade Weaver, Brandon Lantz

Key Returning Players: Zach Holtzclaw, Logan Berry, Kade Moledor, Cade Adams, Conley Dyer

The Tigers lose a good deal of playmakers, including Jaden Gibson who leaves for Rabun County. However, anytime you return your starting QB (3-year starter Zach Holtzclaw), that’s a huge plus. Logan Berry, Kade Moledor, and Cade Adams should be beasts on the defensive side, and Conley Dyer is poised to be a key on offense.

Up & Coming Players: TBD

Offense: Run and gun! Expect Holtzclaw to carve out defenses with the air attack, and a couple of dudes running the ball from the backfield. Keeps opposing teams off balance.

Defense: Solid! With Berry, Moledor and Adams back, that trio should do some damage on the defensive side of the ball.

Strengths & Areas of Focus

Strengths: Passing game….3-year starting QB more than capable of conducting the offense.

Focusing On: Taking care of the football.

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