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Week 5: Christian Heritage at Pickens

Everyone needs a vacation! Whether it’s a trip to a favorite destination or simply taking time to relax, everyone needs a break. Vacation for the Dragons came last Friday—a bye week—and it couldn’t have come at a better time. This break has been an opportunity to reevaluate, regroup, and pivot for the remainder of the season.


On Friday, September 2nd, a dark and gloomy night with rain hanging heavy in the air, the Dragons traveled to Blue Ridge to face the Fannin County Rebels. The Dragons returned on the losing side of a 38-12 game, and so the rivalry continues.


One of the best parts of going on vacation is returning home. Fittingly, tonight is the home opener for the Dragons and homecoming for Pickens High School. The Dragons have an opportunity to record their first win in front of a crowded stadium when they face off against Christian Heritage for their final non-region contest this year.


Christian Heritage is a small private school near Dalton. The Lions have had a solid recent history and boast a well-run program under the leadership of coach Jay Poag. However, the Dragons will take the field with an advantage of strength.


Coach Jay Poag is the brother of the North Murray lead man Preston Poag, who he succeeded at Christian Heritage. The Dragons met the North Murray Mountaineers earlier this season and lost in a heartbreaking 54-50 high-scoring thriller. If Poag’s offense runs like his brother’s, the Dragons are in for another wild ride this Friday.


Don’t miss a minute of the action by tuning in to WPGY with Jess Walker and Kaleb Frady, who will make a one-game appearance in Tucker Green’s stead. We will have complete coverage of the game and the homecoming ceremony during halftime. You can find us on WPGY 93.7 FM and 98.1 FM—or live-stream the entire show by clicking on the WPGY LIVE STREAMING button at


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