Dawson’s line, Cruz named HEMC Linemen Of The Week

Dawson County’s entire line (OL) and Rabun County’s Cesar Cruz (DL) have been named the Habersham EMC Linemen of the Week by BLITZ.


The Dawson County OL had its hands full with a first round assignment against the #7-ranked team in the state (Sandy Creek). The Tigers weren’t stymied by Sandy Creek’s defensive front. The Tigers line protected QB Zach Holtzclaw and RB Conley Dyer. Dawson put up 301 total yards (142 passing, 159 rushing), came up with 16 first downs, and for the most part kept the opponents in check. The line consists of seniors Connor Scroggins (LT) and Jimmy Fallstrom (RT), juniors Cade Adams (RG) and Kevin Haymond (LG), as well as sophomore C Briggs Weaver.

Other OL Standouts – Rabun County’s OL; Stephens County’s OL

Dawson OL - OLOW

POW Framed Print (11×17) – Dawson County OL

POW Framed Print (11×17) – Dawson County OL



Cesar Cruz had a career night in the opening round against Pace Academy. The junior defensive tackle racked up 8 tackles, with 4 going for loss. He had 2 sacks on the season coming in, and added 4 more in this game alone. He also had a QBH. For the season, Cruz has 69 tackles (5.5 for loss), 6 sacks, and 2 QB hurries, along with 3 fumble recoveries and a defensive TD. This is Cruz’s second POW award this season as an individual.

Other DL Standouts – Kevin Haymond (Dawson JR DT #54 – 4 TKL, 1 Sack); Nathan Walker (Stephens JR DT #44 – 10 TKL, 2 TFL, 2 Sacks); Cesar Cruz (Rabun JR DT #66 – 8 TKL, 4 TFL, 4 Sacks, 1 QBH)

POW Framed Print (11×17) – Cesar Cruz 2

POW Framed Print (11×17) – Cesar Cruz 2


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