Dawson County High School Football
William Sanders “Sandy” Walls was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  He earned the Hustle Award and was named Offensive MVP of the varsity football team as a Sophomore (1979), and was then selected as Team Captain and MVP as both a Junior (1980) and a Senior (1981).  During his Senior year, he also set the then school record for tackles in a game (19) just two weeks after rushing for over 200 yards against Towns County.  In addition to football, Sandy was also selected as Team Captain and MVP of the Dawson County High School Wrestling Team in its inaugural season and became the first Tiger wrestler to place in State (3rd in State in 1981).  After graduating from North Georgia College, Sandy returned to coach the Tigers and was an assistant on both the Middle School and High School football teams. In 1994, at the age of 31, Sandy tragically and suddenly passed away.  In his honor, the high school football field at the time was named after him — William Sanders “Sandy” Walls Memorial Stadium (that is now the field for Dawson County Junior High), and the coaches created the Sandy Walls Award to give to the varsity football player who best exemplified sportsmanship and being a team player.
Dawson County High School Football