The Pickens High School Dragons football team looked to make history as welcoming in the #3 team out of 8AAAA, the Stephens County Indians, to Dragon Stadium for a first round match up in the 2014 GHSA football playoffs. The Dragons came into the game at 8-2 and the Indians at 7-3. This marked the seond time in school history that Pickens hosted a playoff game and the first playoff game for the school since 2005. A win would be the school’s first in the playoffs; however the Indians proved to be too much leaving Dragon stadium with a 42-14 win.
The Picken High School Dragons football team hosted the Raiders of Southeast Whitfield at Dragon Stadium. Coming into this ball game, the Dragons was 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the region while the Raiders was a perfect 5-0 and 2-0 in region play. The Dragons, coming off of a big home win against Northwest Whitfield, looked to continue that momentum and drop the Raiders from the ranks of the unbeaten. The game was the Homecoming at PHS which would only add to the excitement of the night. The Dragons’ offense scorched the Raiders to the tune of 62 points as Pickens picked up the 62-40 win over SEW.
Last Friday, the Dragons hosted the Bruins of NW Whitfield at Dragon Stadium in a region showdown. The Dragons looked to even up their region record at 1-1 after losing a close game to Ridgeland the week prior. Before the ball game, the JYSA football players, coaches, and cheerleaders were recognized in front of a packed house as Dragon Nation would envoke a pink out in honor of breast cancer awareness month. The Bruins would win the toss and would differ to the 2nd half giving the Dragons first crack at putting points on the board.
Last Friday, the Dragons hosted the Panthers of Ridgeland High School in what was the region opener for both teams. Prior to kickoff, Mr and Miss PHS for 2014-15 were crowned as Andrew Haygood and Emma Shipley-Schmitt would reign supreme. Coming into the ball game, the Dragons was reigning over opponents, scoring 43 ppg and giving up only an impressive 16.7 ppg during their 3-game winning streak. Pickens looked to continue that trend as the Dragons welcomed a Panther squad that is primarily run oriented. The Panthers pulled out the victory, 35-28.
The Pickens High School Dragons football team welcomed the Vikings of East Hall to Dragon Stadium. The stands were packed with green and white on a great night to watch high school football. The home town fans were in for a treat as the Dragons lit fire to he Vikings with a 38-10 drubbing that saw Kyle West break the school single game sack record, with three and a half. (more…)