The Dawson County Tigers came out on top over the Pickens County Dragons 16-10 in a pre-season spring scrimmage on Friday night.
The first half of the game was a display of the defensive strength of both teams with the score tied at 0-0 going into the half. The Tigers had a couple of high points offensively, with an interception by Hunter Barron in the first quarter and a turnover in the second quarter after a Dragons fumble.
Toward the beginning of the game, Tigers starting quarterback Max Moon stepped out of play due to a head injury, and
Keegan Stover finished out the rest of the game.
Another interception by the Tigers in the third quarter was soon followed by a touchdown by Will Whalen to put the first points of the night on board.
The Dragons immediately answered with a touchdown of their own by Devin Hand to tie up the game 7-7.
A field goal from the Tigers Caleb Bonesteel gave a lead of 10-7, while an interception by Nic Baloga followed by a touchdown from Tripp Caine gave them the extra edge to win.
A final field goal from the Dragons pushed the final score to 16-10.
Tigers head coach Sid Maxwell said of plans for the rest of pre-season, “Just trying to get better…we’re not worried about who wins or loses.”