Dawson Sets New Touch Down Record During Recent Football Game

(SPRINGFIELD, Ky.) – JBias Dawson, a junior at Washington County High School and a running back and linebacker for the WCHS Commander Football team, set a new record for touch downs made during a game for the team. The previous record of five touch downs was held by Tylyn Byas, Mitchell Hughes, Stephen “Putt” Newby and Jeff Smith. Dawson scored six touch downs during the team’s game against Thomas Nelson on September 8, leading them to win the game 55-37. Dawson said it felt good to beat the previous record. “I felt like I had accomplished something.” Dawson, who has been playing for WCHS since his freshmen year, says he likes the game because he has fun with his teammates and coaches, and also appreciates the competitive nature of the sport.

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Dawson, playing a recent football game. (Photo – courtesy of The Springfield Sun)

Dawson spent three weeks of his summer in California visiting his cousin, who helped him work out and get into shape for the upcoming football season. “It was a great experience,” says Dawson, who also visited and toured the University of California, Los Angeles, during the trip. “I liked being somewhere out of Springfield with my family. I enjoyed my time there.”

“JBias has had the best off season he’s ever had,” says WCHS Commander Football Head Coach Eric Sagrecy. “He’s worked hard in the weight room and really committed himself to conditioning and getting his body in shape. I knew if he ever applied himself physically he would do great things.” Sagrecy also said that Dawson’s hard work has also carried over into the classroom. “I’ve never had a teacher say they have problems out of JBias.”

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Dawson, playing a recent football game. (Photo – courtesy of The Springfield Sun)

Lena Bramblett, who is Dawson’s conditioning teacher, called Dawson a “sweet young man who has always treated me with respect.” “He is one of my students in the classroom and in my youth group at church. I am tough on him and have high expectations for him and he knows that. But I also love that kid as if he were my son. JBias is a very gifted athlete and works hard every day to get better. He has a bright future ahead of him and I have truly enjoyed mentoring him.”

Washington County Schools Superintendent Dr. J. Robin Cochran called Dawson a “remarkable young man.” “He is a quite leader that has worked very hard to achieve on and off the football field,” said Cochran. “I’m most impressed with his willingness to continue to improve, work hard and set goals for himself and his team. WCHS is fortunate to have JBias as a role model with a remarkable attitude. I can’t wait to see what he achieves as he continues through his high school and postsecondary career.”

Upon graduating from high school, Dawson plans to attend college and continue playing sports. He is the son of Tamara Dawson and has one sister, Tashyna.