•Who: Dawson Co. Tigers (0-2) @ Jefferson Dragons(1-1)
•When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Jefferson's Cole Givens had 88 yards receiving and two touchdowns last week against North Hall.
•Where: Memorial Stadium, Jefferson
•What: Region 8-AA cross-over game: Dawson Co. plays in the north subregion, while Jefferson plays in the south. This game could be used as a tie-breaker if needed in the subregion standings at year’s end.
•Last week: North Hall 24, Jefferson 21; Gilmer 35, Dawson Co. 0
•Dawson County’s coach: Jeff Lee (eighth season at Dawson Co., 20th overall, 81-117 overall record)
•Dawson County’s key players: Lee Smith (Jr. LB), Ethan Brown (Sr., QB/FS), Ian Perry (Sr., RB), Zach Johnson (Sr. OL/DL).
•Dawson’s County’s X’s and O’s: Dawson County operates out of a 3-3-5 or a 3-4 defensively. The Tigers dabble in a little bit of everything offensively — from the Wing-T, to the double slot, to the spread.
•What else: Jefferson finally returns home. The Dragons played their scrimmage on the road (Lumpkin County) and their first two regular season games (Commerce and North Hall). Jefferson coach T. McFerrin said it will be nice to play in front of the home folks.
“Yeah, you’ve got more time to prepare, more time for your walk through, you’re not quite as rushed,” McFerrin said. “Plus, you get a big crowd, so it’s nice to be at home.”