Longhorns humbled the Tigers on Friday Night

Dawson County High School, Sports, Team FYN Sports

After a good performance in week one on both sides of the ball against Jackson County in Week 1, the Tigers never got going against the Longhorns. The first play from scrimmage was a big 80-yard pass TD for the Longhorns and they just never looked back. Every Longhorns score was at least 38 yards and they dominated both in the air and on the ground. The Tigers struggled to get anything going on offense as they managed just 201 yards and were only able to tack on two field goals as they fell in this one 49-6.

Team Notes

The Davis Glass/Dominic LeBlanc connection was the only thing working for the Tigers offense as the two connected for a big 69-yard pass, by far the longest play of the game for Dawson. Leblanc showcased some great footwork in this one, as he finished with 107 yards receiving. The sophomore Glass, however, struggled in this one as he finished just 8/26 for 142 total yards. As for the defense, nothing went right for them as they allowed 512 yards. Will Kurtz did come up with a few big plays for the Dawson defense as he finished with 2 sacks and 3 TFLs.

As for the Longhorns, everything seemed to go their way on Friday night. They outgained the Tigers by 311 yards, finishing with 326 yards in the air and 186 on the ground. Their defense was stellar as they forced six 3 and outs and never let Dawson get any momentum. They won the game in the trenches on both sides as the offensive line created some big holes while their defensive line was constantly in the backfield and held the Tigers to just 52 rushing yards. Neither Maxpreps nor Hudl had individual stats posted for Fannin County.

Game Breakdown

As mentioned, the first game of scrimmage for the Longhorns was a big 80-yard pass and after forcing a 3 and out and getting great field position thanks to a botched punt, they immediately tacked on another touchdown with a big 45-yard touchdown. The Tigers had no answer as they managed only 3 first downs in the first half with one of them attributed to a pass interference call by the refs. The big pass from Glass to Leblanc gave a little spark to the Tigers as Leblanc evaded defender after defender, breaking three tackles on the play. However, they were held to just three points. Lambert kept their foot on the gas as they notched three more big touchdowns in the second quarter, highlighted by another big 73-yard pass play, and the Longhorns took a 35-3 lead into the half.

The second half featured the same result for both teams as Lambert picked up a 77-yard TD run, and an 87-yard TD pass and the Tigers managed to add another 3 points in garbage time. We had a running clock as we started the 4th quarter and we got to see backup QB Walker Massey come in for a drive, though he fumbled the ball away.

Look Ahead

As we look ahead to next week the Dawson County Tigers will travel to North Hall to take on the 0-1 Trojans, who are coming off a Bye. The Trojans fell 35-14 to White County in Week 1, despite outgaining the Warriors by 157 yards. This will be a big test for the young Tigers QB, Davis Glass, as we await to see how he responds in the upcoming road game following this last road blowout. As for Lambert, they will look to keep the momentum going into this Friday night as they host the Mountain View Bears (1-1).

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