DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Coach Sid Maxwell’s Tigers (2-1) open Region 7-AAA play Friday when they travel to Gainesville to take on the North Hall Trojans (4-1, 1-1).
The Trojans have a solid ground game that features senior running back Kyle Bacus who rushed for 533 yards and scored six touchdowns in the first 3 games. North Hall is not so much of a threat passing. They averaged only 27.3 yards per game in the first three games.
Dawson County features a more balanced offense. 2015 Region 7-AAA Player of the Year Coey Watson can beat opponents with his arm or his legs. Starting running back Taylor Cronan is nursing a shoulder injury and his availability for Friday’s game is uncertain. However, if he can’t play, the running game should not suffer. Payton Myers ran for more than 100 yards and scored two touchdowns in Friday’s 46-0 rout of White County last week.
North Hall and Dawson County have played one common opponent this year, White County. While the Trojans lost a 24-23 overtime thriller in Cleveland, The Tigers romped to a 46-0 victory in Tiger Stadium.
In their first three games, the Tigers offense has averaged 35.3 points per game while the defense has surrendered just 10.3 points per game.