Dawson Wins Thriller to Remain atop the Region

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In a thrilling back and forth game, the Tigers came out on top 31-24 on Friday night to remain undefeated in region play. Dawson used a big 17-point 4th quarter to pull away in this one. QB Davis Glass had a big 72-yard pass TD to his favorite target WR Dom LeBlanc to tie it up late in the game and then Glass punches it in on his own on the next drive to give Dawson the lead and ultimately the win.

Dawson now sits at 3-0 atop the region and Wesleyan falls to 2-2 sitting behind Gilmer thanks to Gilmer’s head-to-head tiebreaker over the Wolves. This is a huge win for the Tigers as they control their own destiny for the region title with upcoming games against Gilmer and Lumpkin.

Team Notes

QB Davis Glass turned in a clutch performance in this one as his two big 4th quarter TDs pushed the Tigers to the win. He finished 6/8 for 174 yards and 2 TDs in the air while adding another 49 yards and TD on the ground. Elijah Smith led the way for the Tigers ground game with 62 yards on 9 carries while Kade Moledor was able to find the endzone once despite a rather quiet night on offense ending with just 20 yards. Dominic LeBlanc led the Tigers in receiving yards with 100 on 3 catches, two of which were touchdowns. Kevin Haymond led the way for the defense with 6 tackles and 2 sacks with Cade Adams also getting to the QB twice. The defense limited the Wolves ground game to just 38 yards on 18 attempts.

As for the Wolves, they let this one get away from them and now they are in a tough spot in the region standings. QB Ben Brown did his part to exploit the Dawson secondary by going 16/27 for 240 yards and 3 TDs, but with no help from the ground game, his efforts were not enough. WR Jamie Tremble led Wesleyan in receiving with 180 yards on 5 catches and 2 TDs and senior Reed Purcell brought in the other TD pass from Brown. On defense, Charlie Hillegass led the way with 17 tackles.

Look Ahead

The Tigers will host their final regular season matchup against Gilmer 5-3 (2-2) as they look to shutdown the big rushing trio of the Bobcats. As for Wesleyan they will enter their Bye Week in hopes to regroup and make a push upwards into the playoffs.

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