Dawson Co. High School have once again produced athletes that proved their ability to compete at the collegiate level. Harley Grizzle in Football and Chris Shelp in Cross Country both put pen to paper signing their Scholarship agreements.
Grizzle will play for the Hawks of Huntingdon College located in Montgomery, AL. Grizzle transferred from North Forsyth in the middle of his Sophomore year.
Shelp was the final Senior for the Class of 2018 to take his place at the table for the Tigers. Shelp will take to the trails for the Jaguars of Augusta University.
Congratulations to both Grizzle and Shelp and best of luck both in the competition arenas and in the classroom.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Tiger Stadium, Dawsonville, GA.
What: GHSA Class AAA State Playoffs 2nd round
Spencer 9-3 – Dawson County 8-3
Spencer-47 at Washington County-34 and Ringgold-40 at Dawson-63
Series: First meeting.
Spencer has won seven straight games, while Dawson has won four straight. Spencer is the No. 3 seed from Region 2 and Dawson is the No. 1 seed from Region 7. Both teams are playing in their first ever GHSA State Playoffs. Spencer, finishing 1-9 last year, has four state titles dating back to the 1960’s in the Georgia Interscholastic Association, the governing body of schools during the era of segregation. Spencer won its first GHSA state playoff game last week. In 1993, they beat Shaw in region playoffs, but then lost to Wayne County in the first round. This was Dawson County’s first region title in school history, after going 2-8 last year. Coach Sid Maxwell was brought in and took over coaching duties this year. The winner will advance to the GHSA quarterfinals for the first time.