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Toombs County Football Archive


 

2011 Season

Dawgs make big plays in season ending win

The Toombs County Bulldogs scored three big play touchdowns in their season-ending 34-14 victory at Long County. Freshman halfback Marion Dingle ran 55-yards for his first varsity touchdown, junior fullback Gary Terrell broke free and ran untouched for a 58-yard TD and senior linebacker Kelo Bagley picked up a fumble and ran 30-yards for his final Bulldog score.

The Dawgs scored their first touchdown with 1:44 remaining in the first quarter on a three-yard run by freshman halfback Jamar Smith. Mark Terrell set up the drive by recovering a fumble. Junior halfback Tamond Hampton helped move the ball down field setting the Bulldogs up in the red zone. TCHS's two-point conversion was unsuccessful, so the lead was 6-0.

All season long the Bulldogs have struggled to score points before half time. However, against the Blue Tide, Toombs scored twice before the break. Dingle ran away from the Long County defense by beating them to the edge and he touched the endzone with 3:41 to play in the second quarter. Sophomore quarterback James Ethredge threw to Smith to complete the two-point conversion to give Toombs a 14-0 lead.

Gary Terrell scored his first varsity rushing touchdown with 1:57 to play in the first half by blowing through the line of scrimmage and then running away from the Blue Tide defense before anybody could lay a hand on him. Oswaldo Guzman kicked his first PAT to give Toombs a 21-0 halftime lead.

Josh Berry, who recently rejoined the Blue Tide after beating leukemia, scored on a two-yard run with 4:58 to play in the third quarter. Long added a two-point conversion to cut the Bulldog lead to 21-8. Then with 11:42 left in the fourth quarter Bagley recovered a fumble, after a bad snap to the punter, and ran it in for his second special teams TD of the season. Guzman's PAT sailed off to the left giving TCHS a 27-8 lead.

Less than a minute later, with 10:45 left in the third, Long County quarterback Jacob Turner threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Johnnaee Jones. The extra point failed giving Toombs a 27-14 lead.

The Bulldogs put the game away with a long touchdown drive. It appeared as though Mark Terrell had scored the final TD of the night. However, his knee was ruled to be down. So Dingle finished the drive with a five-yard touchdown run.

The Bulldogs finish the season with a 2-8 record while Long County goes winless at 0-10.

Listen to Y-101's Bulldog Locker Room Show with plenty of interviews audio

Listen to Y-101 highlights 1st Half  2nd Half

Listen to Y-101 archived play-by-play Part 1  Part 2

Tonight's the night- Dawgs get 1st win

 
 

Seniors Brandon Driggers and Shakill Johnson celebrate first win 

To win their first game of the season the Toombs County Bulldogs had to score three touchdowns for the first time in 2011 and they did. Freshman Jamar Smith barrelled in to the end zone on an eight-yard run, with just 37 seconds left, to give the Bulldogs a 20-16 victory over visiting Brantley County.

Marion Dingle recovered a Heron fumble at the Bulldog 41-yard line with 3:44 to go and then TCHS marched 59-yards in 10 running plays to score the game-winner. Only two backs carried the ball. Smith had seven rushes for 42-yards and Tomond Hampton three for 17-yards. Jamar picked up three first downs and Tomond one and each had a double-digit run to start the drive. Hampton ran for 12-yards and Smith bulled his way for 14.   

The Bulldog defense stepped up on many occasions, in a game in which the offense turned the ball over five times, and they kept the Herons out of the endzone in the waining seconds. Safety Marion Dingle knocked down a pass in the end zone and the game ended with Brantley County recovering it's own fumble as the Bulldogs began their first post game celebration of the season.

Brantley County took advantage of the Bulldogs' first fumble to take a 6-0 lead. The Dawgs coughed up the ball and the Herons recovered it a the TCHS 19. On fourth down and five quarterback Dylan Hickox scrambled to his left and ran fourteen yards for a touchdown with 5:17 to play in the first quarter. The Bulldogs tied the game 16 seconds in to the second quarter on a six-yard run by Smith. The Bulldogs drove 86-yards in 12 plays. Like Brantley, TCHS failed on the two-point conversion. James Ethredge's bullet pass to Chris Mobley was jarred out on a solid hit by Jamison Williams.

The final points of the first half were scored by the Herons. Toombs was forced to punt from the endzone and the snap to Brandon Dowd forced him to move to his right and he accidentally stepped out of bounds. The safety with 4:50 to play in the half gave Brantley an 8-6 at the break.

Hampton finished a 10-play, 49-yard Bulldog drive with a three-yard touchdown run with 7:21 to play in the third quarter. The junior halfback also ran in the two-point conversion to put TCHS up 14-8 on the first possession of the second half. Brantley County scored six minutes later on a Hickox to Williamson TD pass and a Dantrell Lucas pass tacked on the two-point conversion that put the Herons back on top 16-14 with 1:22 to play in the third quarter.

Watch some highlights from the end of the game video

Sights and Sounds featuring Senior Night and both bands Youtube

Listen to Y-101 play-by-play highlights 1st Half  2nd Half

Listen to an archived broadcast of the game on Y-101 Radio Ustream.com

Janine is the Queen as the Dawgs fall again

Homecoming Queen Janine Taylor with Ross Castro 

  Janine with Homecoming Princess Terri Sandoval 

You have seen this story before. The Toombs County Bulldogs were trying to score a touchdown in the final minute of the opening half of their homecoming game against Tattnall County. However, instead of reaching the endzone the Bulldogs turned the ball over on a fumble and Kenneth Murphy scooped it up and ran 85-yards for a Warrior touchdown giving Tattnall a 22-0 lead with 15 seconds to play in the second quarter. The Warriors scored one more rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter on a two-yard run by Nick Overton giving Tattnall a 29-0 win which dropped the Bulldogs record to 0-8.

The Warriors, who threw the ball 34 times in a loss to Appling, only attempted two passes against the Bulldogs. Tattnall's wishbone formation took care of business. Murphy scored the game's first touchdown on a three-yard run with 2:49 to play in the first quarter to give the Warriors an 8-0 lead. For the second straight game Tattnall took a 2-0 lead. The Bulldogs snapped the ball over the punters head on their first possession of the game and the ball went through the endzone. Overton made it 15-0 with a three-yard touchdown run with 7:27 left on the second quarter clock.

At halftime Janine Taylor continued the recent trend of a TCHS volleyball player being named the homecoming queen. Taylor, who also plays soccer and is the senior class president, was crowned by Bessie Pittman, last years queen who plays volleyball at Brewton-Parker College. Janine's older sister Lisa was the homecoming queen in 2008. Terri Sandoval was named the Junior Princess.

Watch the Sights and Sounds including the homecoming ceremony YouTube Video  

New offense- more movement, same result

During their off week the Toombs County Bulldogs switched from their Wing-T offense to a power wishbone formation and although their was more ball movement the result in Blackshear, on the Bears homecoming, was the same- Pierce County 35, Toombs County 6. The Bulldogs fall to 0-7 with three more chances to end the winless season- Tattnall County and Brantley County at home and Long County on the road.  

The powerful right leg of Pierce County's senior kicker Jake Walker meant the Bulldogs had to start every drive, after a kickoff, at their own 20-yard line. On the game's first possession the Bulldogs put together their best drive since their season-opening 76-yard touchdown drive against Dublin. Halfback Mark Terrell broke free and weaved his way down field for a 60-yard run- the Bulldog's second longest run from scrimmage of the season. The other starting halfback, Tomond Hampton, kept the drive moving forward with several five to seven yard carries including a fourth down run and the Bulldogs scored on fourth down. Quarterback James Ethredge tallied his team-leading third touchdown on a one-yard keeper. Junior Oswaldo Guzman made his varsity kicking debut, but unfortunately his PAT was blocked giving the Bulldogs a 6-0 lead- the fourth time that the Bulldogs have taken the first lead in a game this season.

Pierce County, which is dueling Appling County for the Region 2 lead, drove back the other and scored on a touchdown pass by sophomore quarterback Micah Larson and with a Walker extra-point the Bears took the lead for good at 7-6 with 5:08 to play in the first quarter.

The Bulldogs had a punt blocked and Pierce County took over in side the Bulldog five. Larson scored on a quarterback keeper to make it 14-6 with 1:55 to go in the opening period. The Bulldogs got a break in the second quarter when they recovered a muffed punt fair catch at the Bear 38. TCHS drove the ball down to near the two-yard line. However, two yellow flags for illegal procedure moved the ball back to the 12 and that is where the potentially game-tying drive ended.

Once again the Bulldogs gave up a touchdown in the waining minutes of the the first half as Larson scored on another QB keeper with 1:14 to play before the break and Pierce County had a 21-6 half time lead.

Appling controls a drying Pit

Xavier is the Y-101 Player of the Game

Xavier Horne became the first Toombs County Bulldog to be named the Y-101 Player of the game for a second time this season. On defense the junior had nine tackles. Horn received his second plaque compliments Craig Campbell (Nashville recording artist) and SD Sales. Congratulations to Xavier.   

A week after the Toombs County Bulldogs' historic home, the Pit, took a weather beating, the undefeated Appling County Pirates navigated the remaining green grass and patches of applied sand and rolled up a 37-0 victory. What turned the game in to a rout was two Bulldog fumbles and two Pirate touchdowns in the final 71 seconds of the opening half as a 16-0 Appling lead quickly turned in to an insurmountable 30-0 game at the break.

Coincidentally, the last time the Baxley boys rolled in to the Pit, early in the 2007 season, the game was delayed by a heavy rain storm and was played in conditions nearly as bad as last weeks McIntosh game. The Bulldogs won that one 13-0 to go 3-0.

Appling County, coming off an open week and perhaps motivated by the Bulldogs thrilling 27-21 win last year in Baxley, came out clicking on offense and the visitors controlled the line of scrimmage on defense. The Pirates drove down field on their first possession with a combination of pass plays and running calls out of their spread. The Bulldogs forced a fourth down in the red zone and an 18-yard field goal attempt from the right hash sailed wide of the goal posts. The Bulldogs went three and out and were forced to punt out of their end zone and the result was a high snap that sailed out of play for a safety and a 2-0 Pirate lead with 6:44 to play in the first quarter.

The Pirates finished their second drive with a nine-yard touchdown run by C.J. Nails. Add a Israel Jaramillo extra point and Appling had a 9-0 lead with 3:49 to play in the first quarter. The Pirates next touchdown was scored by the schools most famous athlete. Last season Byron Buxton was the Pirates starting quarterback. The Bulldogs knocked him out of the game with a clean hit. Buxton, who is a potential first round draft choice in June's Major League Baseball draft, pitched a four-hit shutout in his last trip to Lyons. The senior made a spectacular 18-yard catch from senior quarterback Lashaun Moore, in the left corner of the south end zone, to put Appling up 16-0 with 8:32 to play in the second quarter.

The final moments of the first half have been tough on the Bulldogs this season. TCHS has yielded touchdowns in the waining moments of the half to Dublin, Vidalia and Claxton. Appling County doubled that output with two quick scores set up by Bulldog turnovers. Nails recovered a fumble near the Dawgs' goal line and scored his second TD to make it 23-0 Pirates with 1:11 to play in the half. Then Toombs fumbled the kickoff and Appling recovered and quickly drove a short field and scored on a short 5-yard pass from Moore to running back Donnell McMillan with 37 seconds left. Suddenly the Pirates had their 30-0 halftime lead.

The Bulldogs, who were shut out for the second time this season (Dodge 14-0), had two substantial offensive drives. In the first half Toombs drove to the Appling 23-yard line, but three negative plays dropped the Bulldogs back to the 41.  

Watch the Sights and Sounds featuring performances from both bands

A muddy mess

Mark-Mark is the Y-101 Player of the Game

Mark Terrell led Toombs County in rushing yards (52) and had five tackles in a muddy Pit as the junior was named the Y-101 Player of the game and received a plaque compliments Craig Campbell (Nashville recording artist) and SD Sales. Congratulations to Mark-Mark.   

On the first play from scrimmage a light rain began to fall and then moments later a much needed rain storm fell on an already soaked Pit meaning conditions for every other play of a Region 2 match up between the Toombs County Bulldogs and the McIntosh County Academy Buccaneers was played in conditions more suitable for a hog than a human. Jamar Smith, who had Toombs County's longest run from scrimmage (39-yard run after a 15-yard penalty was applied), said, "It was like running in quicksand." However, the game must go on and it did with the Bucs scoring the game winning touchdown with 10:35 to play in the fourth quarter on a two-yard run by senior quarterback Bradley Thomas. Thomas also ran in the two-point conversion giving the visitors from the coast a 14-8 win.

For the third time this season (the Dublin and Vidalia games) the Bulldogs scored first. Of course the weather and the field conditions seemed to aid every TD scored in this muddy mess. A snap, in punt formation, to the Bucs punter never got there. Instead the upback couldn't secure it and Kelo Bagley who was rushing the punter picked it up and ran 40-yards through the rain sinking, at least two inched in to the ground, with every step he took on an epic run through small bodies of water (puddles) until his mission was completed in a place formally referred to (in dry conditions) as the south end zone. Bagley also took a pitch and stayed up right on his run to score a two-point conversion that gave the Bulldogs an 8-0 lead with 1:01 to play in the first quarter.

The Bucs scored their first touchdown with 3:55 to play in the second quarter when Thomas completed the drive with a five-yard run. The two-point conversion failed.

Sights and Sounds from the Pit Video  

Speedy Tigers win again

Jamar is the Y-101 Player of the Game

Jamar Smith led Toombs County in rushing yards (68) and tackles (13) at Claxton as the freshman was named the Y-101 Player of the game and received a plaque compliments Craig Campbell (Nashville recording artist) and SD Sales. Congratulations to Jamar.   

For the second straight season the speedy Claxton Tigers defeated the Toombs County Bulldogs. Last year in the Pit the combo of Shavez Mincey and Bron Glover led the Tigers to a 28-25 win. On Friday night, in the Pecan Grove, those two seniors plus freshman Zachaeus Grant scored all four of Claxton's offensive touchdowns in a 34-6 victory.

Claxton scored on it's first two possessions by spreading the field and opening up running lanes for Mincey, who was a questionable starter because of back injury suffered against Portal. Grant finished Claxton's first drive with a seven-yard run in to the right corner of the end zone with 9:56 to play in the opening quarter. Glover concluded the home teams second possession with an eight-yard touchdown run with 5:19 left to give Claxton a 14-0 first quarter lead.

The Bulldogs switched back to their I-formation for the first time this season and started moving the ball successfully between the 30's. Grouping backs together in pairs- fullback Mark Terrell and tailback Kelo Bagley and Xavier Horne (wearing number 32) and freshman Jamar Smith, the Bulldogs were able to drive the ball close to the red zone. However, penalities and negative plays left them with a fourth and twenty on one drive and a fourth and thirty on another and on neither occassion were the Bulldogs able to convert a first down. They tried a wide receiver reverse by Chris Mobley and a pass in to the end zone by quarterback James Ethredge. Claxton scored the only second quarter TD on a 30-yard run by Mincey with 4:03 left giving Claxton a 21-0 halftime lead.

The Bulldogs defensive front helped stifle Claxton in the third quarter and nobody scored in that period. The Tigers added an offensive score with 10:09 to play in the fourth when Grant scored his second TD on a 12-yard run. Claxton's junior varsity unit recovered a Bulldog fumble in the end zone, with 3:06 to play, to make it 34-0. A determined bunch of JV Dawgs, plus Smith, denied Claxton a shutout by driving down field and scoring with no time left on a short run by Jamar- his first varsity touchdown.

Watch the Sights and Sounds from the historic Pecan Grove Video  

Indians overcome Bulldogs early surge

Xavier is the Y-101 Player of the Game

Xavier Horne led Toombs County's defense with 11 tackles and he also excelled on the offensive line at Vidalia. The junior was named the Y-101 Player of the game and received a plaque compliments Craig Campbell (Nashville recording artist) and SD Sales. Congratulations to Xavier.   

The Toombs County Bulldogs surged to a 12-0 first quarter lead over arch-rival Vidalia. However, the Indians scored twice in the second quarter to take a 14-12 lead at half and then they scored four rushing touchdowns in the second half to down the Bulldogs 41-12 at Buck Cravey Field.

The night couldn't have started better for the Bulldogs. Junior linebacker Cody Dowd opened the game by picking off a pass on the first play from scrimmage. Dowd set the Bulldogs up with a short field at the Indian 35-yard line. Toombs drove down field and a Kelo Bagley run put the Bulldogs inside the 10. On fourth down, inside the one-yard line, quarterback James Ethredge bobbled the snap, but, he didn't lose it and he scored with 8:26 to play in the first quarter. The Bulldogs two-point conversion failed so it was 6-0 early.

On their next possession the Bulldogs executed their biggest offensive play of the season. Sophomore wing back Michael Sulton took a double handoff 85-yards for the Bulldogs second and final touchdown of the game. Once again the two-point conversion failed. However, the scoreboard had TCHS on top 12-0 with 5:37 to play in the opening quarter.

Vidalia scored twice in the second quarter. Fullback Rashaad Thompkins finished a drive with a one-yard run with 10:46 to play in the period. Then right before the half the Bulldogs almost got a defensive stop. Indian quarterback D.J. Mincey completed two passes to Cole Johnson. One for a first down and the second grab resulted in a 10-yard TD pass with :34 to go in the half which lifted Vidalia to a 14-12 halftime lead.

Juan Foster scored two touchdowns in the third quarter and Thompkins completed his hat trick by scoring on two short runs in the fourth. 

Check out the Sights and Sounds from another TCHS/Vidalia game Video

Y-101 Story on the 2001 TCHS/Vidalia game, won by the Bulldogs 16-7 Audio

TCHS fans dress up for the big game

 
 

This time Dodge wins 14-0

Cody Dowd is the Y-101 Player of the Game

Cody Dowd topped the Bulldogs with 11 total tackles. The junior linebacker had three unassisted stops as he was named the Y-101 Player of the game. Dowd received a plaque compliments Craig Campbell (Nashville recording artist) and SD Sales. Congratulations to Cody.    

For the second straight season the Toombs County versus Dodge County game was decided by a 14-0 score. In 2010, in the Pit, The Bulldogs prevailed on a defensive touchdown by linebacker Ryan Davis and an offensive TD by running back Kelo Bagley. On Friday night in Eastman, the Indians avenged that result by scoring on two big offensive plays in their 14-0 victory

The only scoring in a penalty plagued first half was a 61-yard pass play from senior quarterback D'eric McNair to senior Curtis Rushing with 9:30 remaining in the second quarter. The Bulldogs nearly tied the game at the end of the half. Bagley, a senior cornerback, intercepted a pass and with time running out ran the ball down the visitors sideline. He was finally tackled at the six-yard line with just 9.8 seconds remaining in the half. TCHS got off three plays. Two passes fell incomplete and a sweep play was pushed out of bounds.

Dodge put the game on ice with 2:14 to play in the fourth quarter on a 52-yard touchdown run by junior Marcus Brown. Despite the two big Indian offensive plays the Bulldog defensive played stout for much of the night. The newly reshaped defensive line got a good push. Trey Wingate and Jamar Smith both moved from linebacker to the line and were able to get good penetration in to the gaps. Tomond Hampton moved from the center of the D-line to linebacker and was running down plays from the east and west. Junior Anthony Britt played the best game of his varsity career as he consistently was blowing up plays and he had a sack. Junior linebacker Cody Dowd was named the Y-101 Player of the Game for his active game at linebacker. Xavier Horne and Nathan Roach also impacted the game from the defensive line.

Watch Sights and Sounds  Listen to Y-101 play-by-play 1st Half  2nd Half

Y-101 Radio play-by-play highlights

Dublin speeds away in second half

Tomond is Y-101 Player of the Game

Tomond Hampton accumulated 11 tackles- five solos and six assists- and had a sack in the Dublin game and he was named the Y-101 Player of the game. Hampton, a junior, received a plaque compliments Craig Campbell (Nashville recording artist) and SD Sales. Congratulations to Tamond.   

Despite a fabulous start to the 2011 Toombs County Bulldog football season- a 76-yard scoring drive- top 10 ranked ranked Dublin broke open a close game with four big plays to win 50-16 win in the Pit. Leading 15-8 late in the second quarter Irish defensive back Brandon Coney intercepted a pass and ran it 44-yards for a touchdown with 28 seconds remaining in the half to give Dublin a 21-8 halftime advantage. The Irish then scored on three long pass plays in the third quarter to put the game away. The Irish receivers caught short passes and then used their speed to break away from the Toombs defense. Y-101 Story

The Bulldogs opened up the season with a first down pass from James Ehtredge to a leaping Michael Sulton and then the sophomore quarterback threw another first down pass to Chris Mobley, who also jumped to make his first varsity reception. That snag took the Bulldogs in to Dublin territory and from there the Bulldogs were able to run it down to the one-yard line where Ethredge ended the possession with a keeper. The six minute and fifty-nine second drive and a two-point run by Kelo Bagley put TCHS up 8-0 with 5:01 to play in the first quarter.

Dublin countered with a 89-yard scoring drive on its first possesion to tie the game at 8-all with a two-point conversion with five seconds to play in the first quarter. The Bulldogs fumbled at their 14 yard-line on their next possession and Dublin turned that in to six points on a two-yard keeper by quarterback Rob East.

The Bulldogs faked a punt in the second quarter and Jamar Smith picked up a big first down on a run down the TCHS sideline. The Dawgs scored their only TD in the second half on special teams. Sulton returned a Dublin kickoff 87-yards for his first varsity touchdown. The sophomore turned on his jets down the Irish sideline and made a move that made a Dublin defender not only miss, but also fall down to the turf. Bagley added his second two-point conversion. The touchdown stopped a Dublin run of 36 straight points and made the score 36-16.

Watch Sights and Sounds and the Redcoat Marching Band

JV Bulldogs season ends

Marcus Trull (81), Michael Sulton (#9) and Cameron Conner pursue an Indian 

The Junior Varisty Bulldogs football season came to an end with a 27-14 loss at Vidalia. The Indians opened up a 21-0 halftime lead and then the Bulldogs scored two fourth quarter touchdowns on a run by Jamar Smith and a Chris Mobley to Marcus Trull pass. The JV Dawgs finish with a 1-5 record. Three of the losses, to Tattnall County, Swainsboro and Dublin, were by a total of seven points. Watch highlights video

JV Bulldogs lose a wild one

Demetrius Taylor (#2) and Jake Sikes (#74) tackle Irish back 

For the third straight game the Toombs County Junior Varsity football team lost a very close decision. Add a 32-28 home loss to Dublin, on Thursday, to a 16-14 defeat at Tattnall County and a 21-20 loss in the Pit to Swainsboro.

The Bulldogs played some of their younger varsity players in what was a wild first half. Jamar Smith began the game by returning the opening kick off 85-yards for a touchdown. Marion Dingle made a block at the 15 as Smith caught the ball and Michael Sulton made the final block at the Irish 40 as the freshman took advantage of all the open green space in front of him. Smith was stopped short on the two-point conversion as TCHS took a 6-0 lead just 13 seconds in.

Dublin drove the ball back the other way and scored on a three-yard run and the Irish kicked a PAT to take a 7-6 lead with 1:44 left in the first quarter. The Bulldogs manufactured a second quarter drive and quarterback Chris Mobley finished it with a 4-yard TD run. Smith's two-point conversion gave TCHS a 14-7 lead with 5:05 left on the clock. Dublin also put together a second quarter drive and a nine-yard TD run combined with a missed extra-point meant the Bulldogs had a slim 14-13 lead with 1:28 to play in the first half. And that is when this game got really crazy. Scoring crazy.

The Bulldogs lost a fumble and so did the Irish. Smith scooped up the Dublin miscue and ran 54-yards for his second big play TD. Dingle was stopped shy of the goal line on the two-point conversion giving Toombs a 20-14 advantage with just 26 seconds to play in the half.

However, that was plenty of time to score two more touchdowns and that is exactly what happened. Dublin returned the kickoff for six and missed the PAT to make it a 20-all game with 22 seconds left. The Irish kicked a short ball and the Bulldogs recovered at their 48. One big play got the Dawgs in to the north endzone. Sulton fired the ball down the right sideline to Mobley, who made a spectacular catch at the 20. Chris had to leap on a high throw that forced him to adjust to the ball by facing the QB. Mobley stayed in bounds and then ran the final 20-yards to complete a 52-yard pass play. Add a Dingle two-point conversion, on a tough run, and the Bulldogs had a 28-20 lead with 12 second left in an active second quarter.

Dublin rallied in the second half with a two-yard TD run with 1:23 to play in the third quarter that cut the Bulldog lead to 28-26 and then the Irish won the game on a three-yard touchdown run with 4:31 to play in the fourth quarter.

Video highlights Youtube

Swainsboro rallies for JV win

The Toombs County Junior Varsity opened up a 14-0 lead on touchdown runs by Jamar Smith and Marion Dingle. The Bulldogs scored a third touchdown with 8:59 to play on a two-yard run by Demetrius Taylor. The PAT was blocked giving TCHS a 20-7 lead.

Swainsboro came back and won the game on three big plays. The Tigers completed a double pass for a huge gain and scored on a pass play to make it 20-14 and then they picked up a fumble and ran it in to tie the game at 20 with 4:21 to go. Swainsboro kicked the extra point to earn a 21-20 victory. Watch highlights   

JV Bulldogs 3-points shy of 2nd win

Micheal Kersey (number 11) tackles a Warrior in the 4th quarter  

The Toombs County Junior Varsity Bulldogs spotted Tattnall County two first quarter touchdowns and a 16-0 lead then they rallied with two second half touchdown runs by Marion Dingle. The Bulldogs failed to convert their first two-point conversion then made their second giving Tattnall County a 16-14 win just outside of Reidsville. Watch highlights

TCHS started the second half with two turnovers. The second one, on a punt return, set the Warriors up at the Bulldog 30. Cameron Conner ended the scoring threat with his third interception of the season and his third in two games. The sophomore leaped at the 22-yard line and picked off an overthrown pass then he returned it 48-yards to the Warrior 30. Dingle took a pitch from quarterback Ben Brantley raced down the right sideline for six. Dingle's two-point run came up short as the Bulldogs made it 16-6 with 2:53 to play in the third quarter.

The Bulldog defense stopped Tattnall on the Warriors' next possession and then the Bulldogs drove down field. Marcus Trull ran the ball for 13-yards on fourth down to keep the drive moving forward and Dingle finished with a 15-yard TD run in to the right corner of the end zone. Brantley fired a pass in to the center of the end zone and and Trull made a leaping catch for the two-point conversion to make it a two-point game with 5:23 to play in the game.

The Warriors converted two fourth downs on their final possession to keep the Bulldogs from getting the ball back for a final try at winning the game. 

2010 Season

Maurice Hunt is a GSU Eagle 

Maurice Hunt with parents Gloria and Maurice Sr. 

Coming off a 10 win seaon and a trip to the NCAA Division One Subdivision Semifinals the Georgia Southern Eagles appear poised to make another run at winning a national championship. On Signing Day the Eagles welcomed 26 new players to their program including Toombs County High School's Maurice Hunt. Hunt signed his papers with GSU at 10 a.m. in the school's media center. Y-101 Story

Maurice was one of eight offensive lineman signed by GSU. When he committed to the Eagles, in December, he told Y-101 Radio that the schools location and the direction the football program is headed were two big reasons why he chose the Eagles. Hunt said his goals are to help GSU win national championhips and to do well in school.

Maurice was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs. A First-team All-State selection and a two-time All-Region choice on the offensive line. At the recent football banquet he won the Offensive "Pain Train" award for his play at center and guard during the 2010 season. Maurice, who is 6-2 and roughly 260 pounds, says the GSU coaches indicated to him he has a chance to play as a freshman.

The last TCHS Bulldog to play for Georgia Southern was Derrick Nobles. Nobles, who was also an offenive lineman, wore number 57 and played on National Championhip team in 1999 and 2000. Watch Signing Day at TCHS Video

Listen to the Y-101 Story on Hunt's commitment which aired in December. 

TCHS Bulldog Football Banquet

The Toombs County Bulldog Football Banquet featured some fine Chatter's food and some cool looking trophies. The two big trophies went to the two varsity MVP's. Senior linebacker Ryan Davis led the Bulldogs with 86 tackles and was named the Defensive MVP for the second straight season. Junior tailback Kelo Bagley topped the team with 1078 yards and was named the Offensive MVP. Check out all the winners in this slideshow   Football Banquet highlights Video  Athletic trainer Mary Bennett's awards Video   2010 season highlights Video

Bulldogs enjoy Senior Night victory

Poor Will NeSmith- the senior lineman can't get up 

Seniors Ryan Davis, Will NeSmith and Patrick Craft 

Winning the last game of a season is the exception to the rule in sports. In 24 years of Toombs County High School football the Bulldogs have ended only two seasons with a victory. The 1990 Dawgs wrapped up a 6-4 season with a 6-0 home win over Vidalia and the 2010 Bulldogs reeled off 42 straight first half points in a 49-6 win over visiting Long County on Senior Night. Y-101 Story

Six different Bulldogs scored including two seniors. Junior tailback Kelo Bagley wrapped up a 65-yard drive with his tenth TD, an easy 11-yard run that opened up the Senior Night rout. After recovering a Blue Tide fumble at the Long 40, senior wing back Patrick Craft ran 30-yards for his first varsity touchdown. Craft also converted all seven of his PAT attempts and made 25-of-27 for the season.

Senior Malcolm Burley scored the next two touchdowns. He caught his third TD pass of the season on a 19-yard throw into the deep, left corner of the end zone by James Ethredge. Next Burley intercepted a pass and ran it 36-yards for the first defensive touchdown of his career giving TCHS a 28-0 lead after the first quarter.

Junior fullback Berry Aldredge opened the second quarter with a 6-yard touchdown run and then senior Marktavious Dasher made it 42-0 with a 1-yard run. Sophomore Mark Terrell closed the Bulldogs scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run. The Bulldogs finish the season with a 4-6 record.

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Devon dashes Dawgs playoff hopes

Brantley County senior quarterback Devon Blankenship was as good as advertised. Entering a game nine matchup with Toombs County, in Nahanta, that would help determine which team represented Region 2 as the fourth and final playoff participant, Heron coach Mark Walker told Y-101 Radio about Blankenship, "I will be honest with and I'm trying to brag, but he is an extremely accurate quarterback." Bulldog coach Shane Williamson added, " He's the best quarterback in the region by far, the best I've seen since Eady (Malcolm Eady who played at Swainsboro). He probably has the same type of arm as Eady, he doesn't have the wheels, but he can run when he gets in trouble and I think he makes great decisions."

Those words described accurately the show that Blankenship put on in a Senior Night matchup between two 3-5 teams. With his precise passing and timely scrambles he led the Herons on three scoring drives in the first half and one in the second. Blankenship finished three of those drives with short touchdown runs and another with a TD pass in Brantley County's 35-20 win.

The Blue Herons took the opening kickoff and drove 64-yards to the Bulldog end zone and Blankenship ended the drive with 9:23 to play in the first quarter on an 1-yard keeper. The Bulldogs matched with a nice drive keyed by junior tailback Kelo Bagley who ran the final 12-yards to make it a 7-7 game with 2:58 remaining in the first period.

The Bulldogs got the first defensive stop and then Bagley finished another Bulldog scoring drive with his ninth rushing touchdown run of the season, a 2-yard run on fourth down that gave his team it's only lead of the game at 14-7 with 7:17 left in the second quarter. Brantley County finished the half with two touchdowns, a 14-yard Blankenship TD pass to Robert Spradley with 4:54 to play in the half and then another 1-yard Blankenshp run with just :49 left to give the Herons a 21-14 lead.

To open up the second half the Bulldogs needed to take the kickoff and drive and drive and score to keep the shootout going. However, instead on the first play from scrimmage Dantryll Lucas scooped a Bulldog fumble and ran it in to the end zone to give Brantley County a 28-14 advantage just 22 seconds into the third quarter. Those two touchdowns, which came in a span of 1:11 seconds of game time, changed the game for good. Brantley County built up a three touchdown lead at 35-14 at 3:10 on the third quarter clock when Blankenship finished his hat trick with a 2-yard scoring run. 

The Bulldogs turned to backup fullback and made him the feature back in the second half and the junior was able to run the trap play, off the blocking of left guard Jacob Holland, consistently for gains of five or more yards. Aldridge's running set up senior Marktavious Dasher for a 2-yard touchdown run that pulled the Bulldogs to within 15 points with 7:24 to play in the game.

In their second half comeback try the Bulldogs had a pass picked off in the end zone in the third quarter and another fourth down throw knocked down in the fourth.

The Bulldogs are 3-6 and 2-4 in the region while Brantley improves to 4-5 and 3-3. In other Region 2 play- Vidalia knocked off Appling County 33-21, McIntosh County Academy defeated Pierce County 20-9 and Tattnall County routed Long County 49-6. 

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TCHS seeing red after loss at Tattnall

What could have been? The fourth place Toombs County Bulldogs scored touchdowns on their first and last trips into the red zone, however, inbetween the Dawgs made three other trips inside the 10-yard line and did not score in a 21-14 loss at Region 2 leader Tattnall County. Y-101 Story

The Bulldogs made the first big play of the game blocking a Warrior and recovering it at the Tattnall 30-yard line. The short touchdown drive ended with quarterback James Ethredge scoring on a 1-yard keeper. Patrick Craft booted a PAT that gave TCHS the early 7-0 lead with 6:58 to play in the first quarter.

Tattnall County tied the game at 7-all when Nick Overton finished a 45-yard drive with a 33-yard touchdown run with 2:27 to play in the first half. The Bulldogs made two trips inside the 10-yard line in the second quarter and did not score. Toombs faked a 21-yard field goal try, but the pass into the end zone which was caught, after a juggle, by Dylan Rollins, was disallowed because it was ruled the holders' knee was down. The second trip resulted in a blocked field goal attempt.

Tattnall County broke the 7-all tie with 4:45 to play in the third quarter. Bulldog punter Josh Allen dropped two punts inside the 10-yard line in the second half. The first one was downed at the Warrior eight. Tattnall drove 92-yards and scored on a 31-yard run by Shayon Guest. The Warriors scored again fifty seconds into the fourth quarter on a 41-yard pass from Quaysean Davis to Dominick Stoutamire to take a 21-7 lead. 

On the Bulldogs first trip into the red zone in the second half they got all the way down to the one-yard line but they didn't score. Toombs County did score a late touchdown on a short pass from Ryan Davis to Malcolm Burley to pull within a touchdown. The Bulldogs onside kick was recovered by Tattnall County and one snap later the game was over.   

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A Happy Homecoming

 

Bessie Pittman is the Homecoming Queen and Daisa Jones the Junior Princess   

 

Senior (#1) O'Shea Hampton had a big defensive game

Junior tailback Kelo Bagley ran for 254 yards on 25 carries and scored three touchdowns and senior volleyball/basketball player Bessie Pittman was crowned the 2010 TCHS Homecoming Queen as the Toombs County Bulldogs celebrated a happy night with a 35-13 Region 2 win over Pierce County. Y-101 Story

Bagley scored two second quarter touchdowns on runs of 55 and 19 yards as the Bulldogs took a 7-0 (10:29 left in the 2nd quarter) and a 14-7 (:47) lead over the Bears. Bagley opened the third quarter by running 80-yards for his third TD on the first play from scrimmage. Kelo ran for 144 yards on 16 carries in the first half and 110 on nine in the second half. He now has 879 yards for the season including 746 in his last four games.

The Bulldogs scored three touchdowns in the third quarter as they built up a 35-7 lead. Freshman quarterback James Ethredge, making his first varsity start, ran 33-yards on a boot leg play in which only he knew he had the football. Ethredge also threw a backwards pass to Marktavious Dasher who ran 28-yards down the right side of the field for a six. TCHS is 3-4 overall and 2-2 in region play. In other region action Vidalia defeated McIntosh County Academy 19-6 at Buck Cravey Field, Tattnall County downed Appling County 33-7 in Baxley and Brantley knocked off Long County in Ludowici 37-12.

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Bulldogs win a duel in Baxley

Josh Allen returned a kickoff 65-yards for a touchdown and Kelo Bagley raced 80-yards for six as the Toombs County Bulldogs scored the final two touchdowns and won a duel with Appling County 27-21 in Baxley.  Y-101 Story

The Bulldogs fell behind 21-14 with 9:58 to play in the game when Kedrick Spearman scored on third and goal from the one-yard line. Allen matched that touchdown with his kickoff return down the left sideline. The senior refused to go down on a play he called his top athletic highlight. The Pirates tried to break the 21-all tie, however, a 37-yard field goal drifted off to the left and on the next play from scrimmage Bagley broke free and with Malcolm Burley as an escort he blew down the right sideline for the game winner. The Bulldogs extra point missed wide left.

Appling bolted down field and moved in to the red zone. The potential game winning drive ended when Allen recovered a fumble securing the Bulldogs first Region 2 win of the season. TCHS is 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the region heading in to an off week.

The two teams exchanged touchdowns in the first half. Appling took a 7-0 lead, with 3:08 to play in the first quarter, on an 8-yard quarterback keeper by Byron Buxton. The junior left the game in the second quarter with a concussion. The Bulldogs put together their first of two consecutive 60-yard touchdown drives in the second quarter and they scored on a 4-yard run by quarterback Ryan Davis with 8:20 to play in the half. Davis also had to leave the game with an injury.

Fullback Blake Butcher ended the second drive with his first Bulldog TD, a five yard run, which tied the game at seven with 3:41 to play in the half. In between those two touchdowns Appling traveled 51-yards and C.J. Nails ran 13-yards to reach the end zone.

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Big Buccaneer plays doom Dawgs

On a night in which the Toombs County Bulldogs came out playing hard nosed and physical football on offense, three big offensive plays by McIntosh County Academy doomed them to a third straight loss. Buccaneer quarterback Kion Button ran for two touchdowns and threw for another leading his team to an 18-7 victory in Darien.

The Bulldogs took the opening kickoff and drove the ball down field and they moved down inside the 10-yard line on a bootleg run by quarterback Ryan Davis. However, that play was called back due to a penalty and the Toombs offensive would never move that deep in to Buccaneer territory again.

After a scoreless opening quarter MAC scored on a fourth down and seven throw by Batton to Ben Rogers. Rogers dove in the left corner of the end zone and scooped up the ball for six points on the 24-yard connection. In the waining seconds of the first half Batton scored again on a quarterback sneak that was designed to pick up a first down. Instead the quick little QB broke a couple of tackles and escaped for a 40-yard touchdown. The Bucs try for two-points failed giving McIntosh a 12-0 half time lead.

The Bulldogs only score came on special teams with 3:40 to play in the third quarter on a 48-yard punt return by Malcolm Burley. Patrick Craft's PAT pulled the Bulldogs to within five at 12-7. However, less than one minute later Batton broke away on a 63-yard touchdown run that put the game on ice. Y-101 Story

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Tigers nip Dawgs in Pit shootout

On a night in which the Toombs County Bulldogs were hoping to bounce back from their loss to Vidalia they instead found themselves in a shootout and their last shot to tie with seven seconds left came up just a little bit short giving visiting Claxton a 28-25 win. Y-101 Story

After the Tigers took the three-point lead with 1:51 to play on a 45-yard pass play- Michael Peel to Tron Glover, the Bulldogs moved down field and set up a 37-yard field goal attempt for Patrick Craft. The seniors kick from the right hash was online, but was inches short of sending the game to overtime.

The shootout between the former region rivals featured five scoring plays over 30-yards. Claxton scored first with nine seconds remaining in the first quarter on a 38-yard run by Shavez Mincey. Then on the next play from scrimmage Kelo Bagley raced 65-yard for a TD and with a Craft PAT it was 7-7 after a quarter.

Claxton regained the lead with 6:55 to play in the second quarter when Bron Glover scored on a third down run out of the Tigers' wildcat formation. The PAT missed so it was 13-7 visitors. Claxton gave the Bulldogs two points on a safety after snapping the ball over the punters head and it went through the endzone. Then the Bulldogs took their first lead as freshman quarterback James Ethredge hit Craft for a 35-yard score. For both it was their first varsity touchdown. Craft's extra point gave the Bulldogs their first lead at 16-13 with 24 seconds left in the half.

Craft scored the first points of the second half by nailing his first varsity field goal- a 22-yarder with 3:26 to play in the third quarter. Claxton rebounded early in the fourth quarter with 10:03 to go when Mincey darted in to the end zone on a 3-yard run. A Brandon Van Duerson PAT put Claxton up 20-19. Bagley scored his second TD of the night and third of the season on a 46-yard gem of a run. The Bulldogs went for two but failed and with 3:40 to play in this wild game they led 25-20.

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Indians reel off 28 straight

It was the old tail of the two different halves. Toombs County won the first  7-6 and Vidalia controlled the second 22-0 giving the Indians a 28-7 victory in a once again packed Pit. The Bulldogs took advantage of a Vidalia muffed punt and turned it in to a Marktavious Dasher 25-yard touchdown run and a 7-0 lead with 9:40 to play in the first quarter. However, even though the Bulldog defense controlled the first half the Indians scored a late second quarter touchdown on a 29-yard pass from Zach Burton to Chris Sharpe to pull the Indians to within one at half after a missed PAT. 

The Indians took that momentum in to the second half and scored on a 75-yard by Juan Foster run and a Burton 5-yard run and a pass plus a safety. The Bulldogs never had back-to-back first downs on any offensive possession and on three straight second half series the Dawgs had a second down in which they needed more than 19 yards to pick up a first down. The Bulldogs did have a shot at scoring a second half touchdown after a long Kelo Bagley run. However, the Bulldogs lost a fumble inside the Vidalia 10-yard line. Y-101 Story

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Dawgs smother Dodge in the Pit

The Toombs County Bulldogs stopped a seven game losing steak, dating back to the 2009 season, by stifling the Dodge County Indians with four quarters of serious defensive pressure. The Bulldogs yielded only 38 total yards and four first downs in a 14-0 win in the Pit.

In a first half dominated by D the Bulldogs scored on a fumble recovery by linebacker Ryan Davis. The senior picked up a loss ball and ran it 24-yards for a six and with a Patrick Craft PAT a 7-0 Bulldog lead with 1:40 to play in the first quarter. The game's other touchdown came with 2:25 to play in the fourth quarter on a 28-yard run by Kelo Bagley. Both Bagley and Marktavious Dasher carried the ball 15 times. Bagley gained 73 yards and Dasher 63 as the Bulldogs gained 125 yards on the ground and 34 through the air while picking up seven first downs. Y-101 Story

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Deja vue- The Irish pull away in the 2nd half 

Been there, done that. Since the 2007 season the Toombs County Bulldogs have now made three trips to Dublin's Shamrock Bowl and the result has been the same. The Bulldogs are in the game at half and then suddenly in the second half the Irish always seem to break away and win. Dublin did it again with a 35-19 victory.

After Dublin scored on a 51-yard pass play on a Rob East throw to Cedric O'Neal with 3:11 to play in the first quarter, the Bulldogs struck with a big play less than two minutes later- a 61-yard pass from Ryan Davis to Malcolm Burley. Burley ran the final 50-yards with the Irish chasing.

The Bulldogs' aggressive defense controlled the first half as "The Crew" made 11 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Toombs County's D put the Dawgs up 13-7 when Kelo Bagley intercepted a pass and returned it 35-yards for a touchdown with 5:18 to play in the second quarter. The snap on the PAT was bad and the Bulldogs try for two was unsuccessful.

Both teams fumbled and lost the ball late in the first half and the Irish scored after recovering a TCHS fumble at the Bulldog 35. Donovan McCloud's TD run put Dublin up 14-13 at half.

The Irish opened the second half, just like they did in 2009, with a long kick off return. McCloud ran it back 95-yards to give Dublin a 21-13 lead. The Irish built up a 35-13 lead on touchdown runs by Maurice Martin (51-yards) amd O'Neal. Toombs scored a TD with no time left on the clock when Dublin botched a punt snap and Bulldog defensive tackle Kenneth McClendon ran the ball in for six.  Y-101 Story 

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Aggressive Dawgs drop ECI

The powerful green shoe. Prior to game Jesus Machado booted two 45-yard field goals. During game he kicked 68 yards worth of field goals- a 40-yarder and a 28-yarder. 

The Toombs County Bulldogs theme for 2010 has been hard work equals success. The Bulldogs followed through on that in a 26-15 scrimmage win over ECI in the Pit in Lyons. The Bulldogs aggressive defense did yield a short touchdown run and a passing touchdown in the first two eight-minute periods of the six period game. However, with the contest on the line in the final two varsity periods Toombs County turned up the pressure on defense. The Hamptons, senior O'Shea and sophomore Tomond, spent a lot of time in the ECI backfield. The younger Hampton had three tackles behind the line of scrimmage and each had at least one sack. Hakeem Mobley also applied plenty of pressure up the middle from his nose tackle position. Y-101 Story on Defense

On offense senior Marktavious Dasher scored two touchdowns. His first came on a 6-yard run down the home sideline that pulled the Bulldogs to within a point, 8-7, with 3:49 to play in the second period. Dasher's second TD required power and a dive to cover the 4-yards that gave Toombs a 23-15 lead in the fifth period. Junior kicker Jesus Machado displayed his powerful left foot by kicking a 28-yard field goal near the end of the second period and a 4-yarder midway through the final period. Machado also nailed both his PAT attempts. Y-101 Story on Offense

The Bulldogs third touchdown was scored during the Junior Varsity segment which consisted of both teams running offensive plays for a period. Freshman Kenny Goethe escaped and broke several tackles on his 55-yard touchdown run.

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"Meet the Bulldogs"

On the eve before their home scrimmage against ECI the Toombs County Bulldogs staged "Meet the Bulldogs" in Booster Stadium. The Bulldog football players, coaches and cheerleaders mingled with their fans. Y-101 Radio broadcast the first hour live and talked to coaches, players and the athletic trainer. Listen Audio     

Spring practice ends with final exam

The final day of spring football practice ended with a final exam for the Toombs County Bulldogs. The offense ran through a series of plays and the goal was for the line to remember their rules and for the skill position players to execute their plays properly. The end result was a passing grade for the 2010 Bulldogs. The Dawgs also did a refresher course on defense. Watch this final spring practice Slideshow   Slideshow  Slideshow   Slideshow 

2009 season

C.J. Scott signs with Shorter

C.J. Scott was rewarded for his fine senior season by being selected to the All-Region 3 team and he was also named the offensive player of 2009 at the Bulldogs' banquet. In May Scott signed with Shorter College. Watch highlights of C.J.'s senior and junior seasons Video      

Bulldogs' season ends with home loss

Swainsboro senior quarterback Malcom Eady scored a short touchdown and threw a long TD pass in the second half as the Swainsboro Tigers pulled away and ended the Toombs County Bulldogs' season with a 21-0 win in the Pit.

Tiger running back Shaquille Cowart scored the only touchdown in the first half on a five yard run with 4:54 to play in the second quarter.

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Indians win

Their fortunes have been reversed. Last year a veteran bunch of Toombs County Bulldogs were grinding out late season wins including a 20-0 shutout of rival Vidalia in their Pit. This season the Indians appear to be on a similar type roll and they won their fourth straight game by blanking the Bulldogs 21-0 at Buck Cravey Field.

The Indians scored on their first possession of the game and their first in the second half on short runs by Izhia Roundree and Zach Burton. Tory Lamb, a controversial figure in this game and a former Bulldog, scored the game's final TD on a 17-yard run with nine seconds remaining in the third quarter.

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Homecoming 2009

Bulldogs lose another heartbreaker

In a season full of heartbreaking losses the Toombs County Bulldogs suffered another one when they came up six-yards short of scoring a game-winning touchdown in the waining seconds of a 25-21 homecoming loss to Bleckley County.

Senior C.J. Scott stimulated a second half Bulldog comeback. With Toombs trailing 12-3 in the third quarter, Scott returned a kickoff to the Royals' 13-yard line setting up a nine-yard touchdown run by fullback Kevin Dennard. Then with 5:43 to play in the game Scott scored on a four-yard run and Berry Aldridge ran in for a two-point conversion to give the Bulldogs a 21-18 lead.

Two and a half minutes later Roy Veal scored on a five-yard run and a two-point conversion gave Bleckley a four-point advantage. The Bulldogs drove all the way to the six-yard line where the game winning drive ended on fourth down. Y-101 Story

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Partin is the Homecoming Queen

Senior Ramie Partin, who is a competition cheerleader and a soccer goalie, was named the Toombs County High School 2009 Homecoming Queen. Bessie Pittman, a volleyball and basketball player, was the Homecoming Princess. Watch the Homecoming Ceremony Video  

Despite 17-point 3rd quarter surge,

 Bulldogs suffer another tough road defeat

The Toombs County Bulldogs have come so close to winning all of four of their road games in 2009. They had leads at East Laurens, Jefferson County, Dublin and Dodge County on Friday night. Matthew Tanner's 25-yard field goal ended an amazing 17-point third quarter run that put the Bulldogs up 24-21 with a 1:52 to go in the third quarter. However, senior running back Cyprin Burse scored his third touchdown of the game on a one-yard run, on fourth down, to give the Indians a 28-24 victory. Y-101 Story

Burse staked Dodge to a quick 7-0 lead by scoring on a 55-yard run on the game's first play from scrimmage. An interception return of 25-yards for a touchdown gave the Indians a stunning 14-0 lead with 9:46 remaining in the first quarter. The Bulldogs, using a split back formation, emphasized senior fullback Kevin Dennard who led Toombs on a 65-yard scoring drive that he ended with a one-yard plunge with 3:21 to play in the opening quarter.

Two minutes and 17 seconds later Burse raced away from the Bulldogs' defense again and scored on a 45-yard run that gave Dodge a 21-7 lead. That would be the final score of the first half. The Indians had another long Burse TD run called back by a penalty.

Marktavious Dasher made two big offensive plays to bring the Bulldogs back in the third quarter. First the junior returned the second half kick off 95-yards for a touchdown. Then the flanker when down field on a go pattern and hauled in a 45-yard pass from quarterback Berry Aldridge that set the Bulldogs up inside the 10. Dennard finished the quick drive with another one-yard run that cut the Dodge lead to 21-14 with 7:19 to play in the third quarter.

Their were numerous turnovers in the second half by both teams and the Bulldogs drove down to the six-yard line off one of them but did not score. Toombs County drops to 2-5 while Dodge evens its record at 3-3.

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Laney airs it out in the Pit

The Laney Wildcats didn't look like a 1-3 team in the opening half of their first trip to the Pit, in Lyons, and after a 26-6 win they headed back to Augusta revitalized coming off a home loss to Dodge County the week before. Quarterback Leo Myers and wide receiver Rod Hall combined on two TD passes of 50 and 38-yards and Myers hit Ronnie Bonner on a 22-yard pass in the opening half as the Wildcats opened up a 20-0 lead.

Alex Jenkins scored Toombs County's only touchdown on a 25-yard interception return late in the second quarter. Myers scored the only second half touchdown on a 12-yard run. The Bulldogs had the night's biggest play wiped out by a penalty. C.J. Scott returned a kickoff 95-yards but a yellow flag for a block in the back brought the ball back to midfield. Toombs County drops to 2-4 in Region 3.  Y-101 Story

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Close, but Bulldogs miss getting first Shamrock win

In a game with big plays and numerous penalties, the Toombs County Bulldogs came up a touchdown short of becoming the first team from Lyons to beat Dublin on the grid iron. The Irish scored two touchdowns in a span of less than five minutes, at the start of the third quarter, to pull out a 21-14 win in their Shamrock Bowl.

C.J. Scott opened and closed the Bulldogs scoring with two long, sensational runs. The senior tailback began the game by running 80-yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead, just 20-seconds into the Region 3 matchup. C.J. took a Berry Aldridge handoff and found an opening on the right side of the Bulldog offensive line. Then he made a cut to his left, 20-yards up field, and he was gone. Matthew Tanner, who was on crutches earlier in the week with an injured ankle, kicked the extra point.

Dublin turned the ball over twice in the first quarter. The Bulldogs recovered the first fumble at the Irish 41-yard line. However, on the first play, Donovan McCloud intercepted a pass intended for Javec King. The Irish fumbled it back to the Bulldogs at the TCHS 27.

On Dublin's second possession the Bulldogs thought they had recovered a third Irish fumble, but a scrambling (quarterback) Rob East was ruled by the officials to be down at the Bulldog 49. From there the Irish drove into the red zone and Nick Glenn finished the drive with a 16-yard touchdown run. The PAT tied the game at 7 with 2:46 remaining in the opening quarter.

The game's next touchdown was scored by Dublin on the second half kickoff. Jesus Machado kicked the ball deep into the right corner. Cedric O'Neal caught it at the four-yard line and then moved around the Bulldogs' coverage and ran 96-yards give Dublin a 14-7 lead just 17-seconds into the third quarter. The Bulldogs went three and out on their first second half possession and O'Neal returned a punt down to the TCHS 38. East ended the drive by tossing his third touchdown pass of the season. The 13-yard completion to McCloud in the left corner of the end zone gave Dublin a 21-7 lead with 7:57 to play in the third quarter.

A little more than two minutes later Scott dazzled the Shamrock Bowl with a 67-yard touchdown. He broke free a the Bulldog 45 and then with his legs churning C.J. pulled away from the Irish defense and ran down the right sideline, in front of the Bulldog fans, and scored on a 67-yard run that cut the Dublin lead to 21-14 with 5:50 to play in the third quarter.

Dublin controlled the field position in the fourth quarter, so Bulldogs were constantly beginning drives deep on their side. With the victory Dublin improves to 4-0 and the Bulldogs drop to 2-3. Y-101 Game Story

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Bagley and JV defense blank Dublin

 

Kelo Bagley (pictured above) scored three touchdowns and the Toombs County defense was stout as the junior varsity Bulldogs shutout Dublin 22-0 on a wet Toombs County Middle School field. Bagley scored on a short run in the first quarter, a long kick off return to start the second half and a 20-yard run in the fourth quarter. The JV Bulldogs are 1-1. Watch Highlights  Check out the JV Bulldogs' Slide Show

Bulldogs MUSH Gamecocks

On a muddy turf, in their Pit, the Toombs County Bulldogs yielded a 65-yard touchdown drive to open up the game and then they after that they took control of the line of scrimmage and defeated Screven County 19-8. The Bulldogs scored their first two touchdowns on Javec King receptions. King caught a short ball from quarterback Berry Aldridge and ran 49-yards for his first TD with 9:03 to play in the second quarter. Matthew Tanner's extra point cut the Gamecock lead to 8-7, which was the half time score.

In the third quarter King turned another short throw in to a 52-yard touchdown which put the Bulldogs up 13-8. The two-point conversion failed. The Bulldogs scored the game's final touchdown with 46 seconds to play in the third quarter on a one-yard run by tailback C.J. Scott. Once again the two-point conversion was no good. Y-101 Story

Listen to Y-101 Radio's Locker Room Show with interviews with head coach Shane Williamson and nine Bulldogs Audio

Y-101 Radio Game Highlights  Audio

Listen to Y-101 Radio play-by-play 1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter

Check out the Sights and Sounds from a muddy Pit  Video

Watch This Bulldog Practice Slide Show  

Bostic's big catch beats Bulldogs

For most of a Friday night in Louisville the Toombs County Bulldog's defensive unit, known as"The Crew", kept Jefferson County senior Barry Bostic out of the end zone. However, with 4:39 to play in the game Bostic, who has committed to Georgia Tech, caught a deep ball from C.J. Stone and he raced into the end zone to give the Warriors their first lead of the game. What made the 66-yard completion even more amazing was that the Bulldogs were flagged for pass interference on the play. Bostic scored one more touchdown with fifty-one seconds remaining to give 3-0 Jefferson County a 27-17 win.

Malcolm Burley intercepted a pass and set up the Bulldogs for a short drive which C.J. Scott finished with a two-yard touchdown run. Matthew Tanner's PAT put TCHS up 7-0 with 7:41 to play in the first quarter. Jefferson tied the game on Stone's 33-yard quarterback keeper with 5:31 to play in the first quarter. Toombs regained the lead when fullback Kevin Dennard scored on a 11-yard run with 4:49 left in the second quarter. Tanner's extra point gave the Bulldogs a 14-7 lead.

After a scoreless third quarter Tanner, who was celebrating his eighteenth birthday, kicked a 38-yard field goal to give the Bulldogs a 17-7 lead. Y-101 Story

Listen to Y-101 Radio's Locker Room Show with interviews with coach Shane Willilamson, Javec King, Tory Lamb and Berry Aldridge  Audio  

Y-101 Radio game highlights Audio

Y-101 Radio Play-by-play 1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter

Sights and Sounds from Jefferson County Video

New look Dawgs make big plays

With C.J. Scott at tailback and Berry Aldridge at quarterback the Toombs County Bulldogs beat Southeast Bulloch 41-0 for the second straight season. Scott, who was the starting quarterback, used his quickness and speed to roll up 126 first half yards on just eight carries and he scored on a 14-yard run. The senior also returned a punt 66-yards for six.

Aldridge, making his first varsity start, tossed two touchdown passes for 27-yards to Javec King and for 24-yards to Kevin Dennard. Dennard also ended a Bulldog drive with a short TD run. Linebacker Tory Lamb opened the scoring by intercepting a SEB pass and returning 70-yards for a touchdown. Y-101 Story

Listen to Y-101 Radio's Locker Room Show with interviews with head coach Shane Williamson and plenty of Bulldogs Audio  Practice Slide Show

Y-101 Radio game highlights Audio

Y-101 Radio play-by-play 1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter

Check out the sights and sounds from the first game of the season in the Pit Video

Watch the Redcoat Marching Band in action in the Pit Video  

Bulldogs fall in season opener

In a game in which both teams emphasized running the football and tailbacks were involved in all the scoring, East Laurens scored two second half touchdowns in a 20-13 win over Toombs County in East Dublin. On their first possession the Bulldogs put together an efficient 16-play, nine minute, 76-yard, drive that ended with 11:47 to play in the second quarter on a three-yard run by tailback Tory Lamb.

East Laurens, which lost a fumble at the Bulldog one-yard line, scored its first touchdown on a 10-yard run by tailback Demetrius Lewis with 3:40 to go in the second quarter. The Falcons broke the 7-7 halftime tie with 4:45 in the third quarter when backup tailback Chris Hudson ran the ball in from 10-yards out to put East Laurens up 14-7. Lewis re-entered the game and ended another Falcon drive with a one-yard with 3:09 to play to give ELHS a 20-7 lead. The Bulldogs scored a late touchdown on a 24-yard pass from tailback C.J. Scott to Javec King. Toombs County tried an onside kick which was recovered by Hudson and East Laurens ran out the clock. Y-101 Story

Listen to Y-101 Radio's Locker Room Show featuring interviews with head coach Shane Williamson and tailback/linebacker Tory Lamb Audio 

Y-101 Radio highlights Audio  Practice Slide Show  Slide Show  Slide Show  Watch practice highlights Video 

Listen to Y-101 Radio's play-by-play 1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter

Sights and Sounds from East Dublin Video

Check out the Redcoat Marching Band as they performed at halftime in East Dublin Video          

Bulldogs scrimmage Upson-Lee

The Toombs County Bulldogs and Upson-Lee Knights scrimmaged for 48 minutes in Thomaston. The Knights scored four touchdowns and the Bulldogs hit the end zone once in a 27-6 U-L win. The Bulldogs, who were playing without two starters- Tory Lamb and Kevin Dennard, kept it simple on offense as the first two units ran the ball out of a power I formation. Toombs County's touchdown was scored by Kelo Bagley. Watch highlights Video  Watch the Bulldogs survive a hot Tuesday practice in this Slide Show

Big play spring game

   

The Toombs County Bulldogs wrapped up spring practice with a spring game that featured plenty of big offensive plays. The older Blue team beat the Red 28-14. Blue quarterback C.J. Scott scored on a short and a long touchdown run. Two other big Blue offensive plays were provided by tailback Marktavious Dasher and fullback Kevin Dennard. The Red team touchdowns were scored on a long run by Kelo Bagley (#14 pictured above) and a touchdown pass from quarterback Clay Callahan to Dylan Rollins. Y-101 Story  Watch highlights of the game Video

2008 season

Spring and Summer Practice Archive

Shane Williamson talks about the Bulldogs- The TCHS coach spent over a half an hour with Y-101 Radio talking about signing day, his first season as the Bulldogs coach and what is coming up in the future Audio   

Two Bulldogs sign to play college ball

 

Demery Hawkins 

 

 Neal Rodgers

Demery Hawkins and Neal Rodgers were apart of a nationwide phenomenon called Signing Day. The two Toombs County High School seniors signed to play college football. Hawkins, who led the Bulldogs in rushing yards a total tackles, signed with Georgia Military, the state's only junior college program. Rodgers, who played on the offensive and defensive line, signed to play at Furman University. Y-101 Story  Watch Video  

Demery and Neal play in All-Star win

 

 

 

Toombs County Bulldog football players Demery Hawkins and Neal Rodgers played on the winning South squad in the GACA All-Star game in Columbus. The South won 17-0 and Hawkins, who started at middle linebacker, had three tackles and Rodgers, who played mostly on offense at tight end, had a sack. Y-101 Story  Y-101 Pregame Story  Watch practice action of Demery and Neal Video   GACA All-Star Slide Show

13 Bulldogs are named to All-Region 3 Team

Demery Hawkins heads a long list of 13 Toombs County football players who made the All-Region 3 football team. Hawkins was named the Region 3 defensive player of the year. Tight end Neal Rodgers and offensive guard Taylor Dowd were voted first team. Second team members include- Kyle Johnson offensive line, Scottie Roach fullback, Case Schofill linebacker, Tory Lamb defensive line and Bryan Benton defensive back. Honorable mention Bulldogs are- C.J. Scott quarterback, A.J. Fletcher wide receiver, Kevin Dennard fullback and T.J. Smarts and Lonzo Skinner at defensive back.

Efficient Yellow Jackets end Bulldogs' season

In a GHSA Double A quarterfinal match up, an efficient Calhoun Yellow Jacket team running the spread offense opened up a 20-7 halftime lead and then, after a scoreless third quarter, the Jackets broke away  in the fourth quarter to defeat the Toombs County Bulldogs 41-14 in a packed Phil Reeve Stadium in Calhoun. Y-101 Story

Yellow Jacket sophomore Dustin Christen, an elusive running back with moves similar to Barry Sanders, scored two rushing touchdowns and quarterback Michael Johnson threw for 156 yards in the first half. Running backs Kevin Dennard and Demery Hawkins scored the Bulldogs' touchdowns on runs of 11 and 14 yards. Y-101 Radio play-by-play highlights

11-2 Calhoun advances to the semifinals and the Yellow Jackets, who have won 10 straight games will play Brooks County. The Bulldogs finish their first season under coach Shane Williamson with a 9-4 record. In the three other Double A games- Brooks 33. Lovett 32; Fitzgerald 41, Pepperell 19 and Buford 44, Dublin 10.

Y-101 Radio's Locker Room Show featuring an interview with Coach Williamson Audio

Y-101 Radio play-by-play  1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter

Sights and Sounds from inside and outside Phil Reeve Stadium Video

Watch the Bulldogs depart for Calhoun Video  

For Bulldog fans the trip to Calhoun was roughly 240 miles. Here is what one Toombs County traveler experienced on his drive north Video

Watch the Bulldogs practice Monday Bulldog Slide Show  Tuesday Bulldog Slide Show

Bulldogs' post season party continues

4th quarter Dawgs comeback and beat Cook

In what is becoming a regular routine, the Toombs County Bulldogs won their third straight elimination game in the fourth quarter. The Dawgs, who trailed Cook County 7-6 with 10:43 to play in the game, rallied with two fourth quarter touchdowns to win their second round state playoff game 19-7 in a cold Pit in Lyons. Lonzo Skinner put the Bulldogs up for good on a 44-yard run from his wingback position with 4:44 to go and then Demery Hawkins, who picked off his first pass of the season, scored his second touchdown on a nine-yard run with 2:43 left in the game. Y-101 Story

The Bulldogs for the second straight week found themselves in a scoreless game at half. Toombs County finally put some points on their scoreboard with 9:12 remaining in the third quarter on a Hawkins touchdown run. The Bulldogs were called for a celebration penalty and Matthew Tanner missed a 35-yard extra point. Cook County took its only lead of the night with 10:13 to play in the fourth quarter a 22-yard touchdown run by backup quarterback Traveon Register.  Y-101 Radio play-by-play highlights

The 9-3 Bulldogs have now won seven straight games and they will be at Calhoun next Friday at 7:30 p.m. to play in the third round of the GHSA State Playoffs. Calhoun beat Westminster 38-20. Watch highlights of that game  Y-101 Radio will broadcast that game. The Bulldog Pregame Show begins at 7 p.m.  

Listen to the Y-101 Locker Room Show with interviews with the Bulldogs and head coach Shane Williamson Audio

Y-101 Radio play-by-play 1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter

Sights and Sounds from a cold, cold Pit  Video

Bulldog Pratice Slide Show         

Bulldogs Make History in Macon

Two fourth quarter TD's send Dawgs to 2nd round 

The Toombs County Bulldogs made school history thanks to two fourth quarter touchdowns and a 13-0 first round state playoff victory over Southwest Macon at Henderson Stadium in Macon. The road playoff victory was the first in Toombs County High School history and the first for a Bulldog team since Lyons Senior High did it back in the 1975 state championship season. Y-101 Story

The two running teams played three scoreless quarters prior to the Bulldogs taking a 6-0 lead just four seconds into the fourth quarter on a one-yard TD leap by quarterback C.J. Scott. Demery Hawkins, who ran for 210 yards on 28 carries, broke away on a 68-yard run that set up his five-yard run with 9:18 to play to give the Bulldogs a two-score advantage. The Bulldog defense recorded their third shutout of the season and their second in their last three games by holding 2,000 yard rusher Adrian Alexander to less than 100 yards.  Y-101 Game Highlights

Toombs County, now 8-3, has won six straight games and the Bulldogs will play host to their second round game against Cook County. The fourth seeded Hornets upset number one seed Appling County 26-10 in Baxley.

Listen to Y-101 Radio's Locker Room Show with player and coach interviews Audio

Listen to Y-101 Radio's play-by-play 1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter   

Sights and Sounds from Henderson Stadium  Video    

Watch the Bulldogs at work during practice Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday   

Y-101 Pregame Show featuring player interviews and conversations with both head coaches  Audio

"No Quit" Dawgs are going to the playoffs

I-Dawgs outscore throwing Tigers 

The Toombs County Bulldogs trailed Swainsboro 16-7 at half and 24-14 with 4:28 to play in the third quarter. However, the "No Quit" Dawgs rallied and scored 22 fourth quarter points in a 43-30 win that secured third place in Region 3 and a trip to the playoffs. Senior tailback Demery Hawkins scored three touchdowns and a two-point conversion and junior tailback Tory Lamb scored twice including the go-ahead TD with 4:55 to play. The Bulldogs finally put the game on ice with an A.J. Fletcher interception and a long touchdown run by Lonzo Skinner. Y-101 Story  Y-101 play-by-play highlights

Swainsboro junior quarterback Malcolm Eady threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores. The 7-3 Bulldogs finish the regular season by winning five straight games and up next they will play SW Macon at Henderson Field on Friday, on Y-101 Radio, in the first round of the playoffs.

Listen to Y-101 Radio's Locker Room show with player and coach interviews  Audio 

Post game interviews with A.J. Fletcher and Lonzo Skinner Video 

Y-101 Radio play-by-play 1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter

Sights and Sounds from Swainsboro Video

Y-101 Halftime Show featuring interviews with Nick Eason and Logan Lollis Audio

Y-101 Pregame Show   Bulldog Practice Slide Show 

'Nuff Said

In a match up of I-formation teams, The Toombs County Bulldogs turned three Vidalia turnovers into first half rushing touchdowns in a 20-0 win over Vidalia in a packed Pit in Lyons. Kevin Dennard put the Bulldogs up 6-0 with a short dive into the end zone with 1:54 remaining in the first quarter. Lonzo Skinner, who picked off a pass on defense, scored the Dawgs' second TD on a 14-yard run with 9:45 left in the second quarter. C.J. Scott, who also intercepted a pass, scored Toombs County's final TD running the ball into the end zone out of the old spread offense. The Bulldog defense earned its second shutout of the season as Toombs County pushed its record to 6-3. Y-101 Story

Vidalia, just Like Toombs County did in their season turning win at Laney, switched to the I-formation and quarterback Zach Burton was able to complete passes to Landon Guy, Dillion Collins and Terrence Jackson. Y-101 Game Highlights

Listen to Y-101's Locker Room show with plenty of player interviews and comments from head coach Shane Williamson Audio 

Y-101 Radio play-by-play 1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter

Check out a very loud Sights and Sounds from the Pit Video 

Bonfire at the Pit on the night before the big game Video

Y-101 Halftime Show featuring a look back to 1990 and the Toombs County Bulldogs' first win over Vidalia and a Logan Lollis update Audio   Y-101 Bulldog Pregame Show    Bulldog Practice Slide Show

Bulldogs mash in the mush

Playing on a wet field in which your feet would sink every time you took a step, the Toombs County Bulldogs scored five rushing touchdowns and two through the air in a 48-3 win at Bleckley County. Quarterback C.J. Scott scored on runs of 14 and 25 yards and he threw TD passes of 23 and 25 yards to Neal Rodgers and Daneil NeSmith respectively. Kevin Dennard and Marktavious Dasher also scored rushing touchdowns. The Bulldogs pushed their record to 5-3 and they got some help from the Swainsboro Tigers who beat Laney 28-27. Y-101 Story  Y-101 Highlights

Listen to Y-101 Radio's Locker Room Show with interviews with Neal Rodgers, Lonzo Skinner, Scottie Roach and head coach Shane Williamson Audio

Y-101 play-by-play 1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter

Sights and Sounds from Cochran  Getting There  There

Watch the Bulldog Practice Slide Show  Bulldog Pregame Show

Bulldogs win homecoming game 32-7

 

Scottie Roach at the Dawg Walk 

 

Lisa Taylor is the Homecoming Queen

The Toombs County Bulldogs celebrated their homecoming game by scoring five rushing touchdowns and playing tough, hard-nosed defense in a 32-7 win over Dodge County. Demery Hawkins led the Dawgs on both sides of the line of scrimmage. Hawkins scored on a 55-yard  touchdown run with 3:13 in the first half and he was a menace on defense. Kevin Dennard scored Toombs County's first touchdown on a 19-yard run. C.J. Scott scored the Dawgs next two touchdowns on runs of one and 15-yards as they opened up a 25-0 halftime lead. Scottie Roach scored Toombs County's last TD on a 55-yard run. Y-101 Story  Y-101 Game Highlights

Listen to Y-101 Radio's Locker Room Show with plenty of player interviews and a talk with coach Shane Williamson Audio 

Listen to Y-101 Radio play-by-play  1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter

Sights and Sounds from the Pit  The Dawg Walk  Inside the Pit

Lisa Taylor, a volleyball player and spirit cheerleader, was named the 2008 Homecoming Queen at TCHS. Watch Video   

Y-101 Bulldog Pregame Show with player and coach interviews Audio   Bulldog Practice Slide Show  

Pregame rainbow in the Pit

I-Dawgs grind out Big Win at Laney

In one week and only four practices, the Toombs County Bulldogs successfully transformed themselves offensively from a spread to an I-formation team and the end result was a 14-10 win at Laney High School in Augusta. The tailbacks scored both of the Bulldogs' touchdowns. Demery Hawkins crossed the goal line on a two-yard run to put Toombs County up 7-3 at halftime. Demery kept that drive alive by running 35-yards on a fake punt. Tory Lamb finished Toombs County's game-winning drive with a one-yard TD run with 9:15 to play in the fourth quarter. The Bulldog defense got a three-and-out stop midway through the fourth quarter and then the offense was able to grind out a game-clinching drive that worked the clock down to triple zeros. Y-101 Story  Y-101 game highlights

Listen to the Bulldogs and coach Shane Williamson talk on Y-101 Radio's Locker Room Show  Audio

Bulldog offensive lineman Case Schofill and Taylor Dowd talk after the game to Toombs Now  Video

Y-101 Play-by-play  4th quarter  3rd Quarter  2nd Quarter  1st Quarter 

Sights and Sounds in Augusta Getting There  There

Y-101 Pregame Show with player and coach interviews Audio

Vidalia wins B-Team game

   

Fifteen days prior to the varsity matchup in the Pit between Toombs County and Vidalia, the Indians' B-Team beat the Bulldogs 28-14 in Lyons. Vidalia turned two TCHS turnovers into first half touchdowns and then leading 21-14 in the second half the Indians stopped the Bulldogs on downs and scored another touchdown. Toombs County's Marktavious Dasher returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. Y-101 Story  Bulldog Practice Slide Show   

Watch highlights 1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups lost their final regular season game at Bleckley County 44-16. Cody Dowd completed two-of-four passes for two touchdowns- a 20-yarder to Anthony Britt and a short swing pass that Kevin Goethe turned into a 55-yard scoring play. The Bullpups finish in a tie for fifth place in the MGMSAA with a 2-4 record. A coin flip determined that the Bullpups end up in sixth place. TCMS will play at third seeded Swainsboro in the first round of the playoffs.  Bullpup Practice Slide Show

B-Team Bulldogs lose first home game 

The Toombs County B-Team Bulldogs lost to East Laurens 20-6 in the Pit. The Bulldogs led 6-0 at half on a blocked punt. Malcolm Burley blocked it and Trey Foreman recovered the ball in the end zone. Also, Nathan Roach made a highlight catch on a deep ball thrown by Ryan Davis. Y-101 Story  Watch highlights 1st Half  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter  

Smith conjures up five TD's in Irish win 

Senior quarterback Rashard Smith was at his best rushing for three touchdowns and throwing for two more as the Dublin Irish beat the Toombs County Bulldogs 41-6 in the Pit in Lyons. Smith scored on runs of 12, 20 and 25 yards and he tossed TD passes of 39 yards to fullback Michael Coffey and 23 yards to Chris Smith.

The Bulldogs had to play this game without starting quarterback C.J. Scott who suffered back spasms during warm ups. Toombs started off the game with Demery Hawkins at quarterback and the Bulldogs emphasized their running game. T.J. Smarts and Jordon Thigpen also played the quarterback position. Kevin Dennard scored Toombs County's only touchdown on a seven-yard run midway through the fourth quarter. Dublin led 14-0 after the first quarter and 28-0 at half. Y-101 Game Story  

Listen to Y-101 Radio's Locker Room Show featuring an interview with head coach Shane Williamson Audio

Y-101 play-by-play 1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter

Sights and Sounds from the Pit prior to the Dublin game Video  

Watch Toombs County practice on Wednesday Bulldog Slide Show Y-101 Pregame Show Audio

Bulldogs battle back only to lose at the end

The Toombs County Bulldogs were two minutes away from winning their first game at Screven County in five tries. However, a third down, halfback pass which was caught by Cameron Abraham for a long touchdown with 1:15 to play lifted the Gamecocks to a 23-20 win thus denying the Bulldogs an amazing second half comeback.

The two teams played a scoreless opening quarter and both teams lost first half fumbles inside their opponent's five-yard line. Screven blocked a Bulldog punt and scored the first points of the game on a safety after the ball rolled through the end zone with 7:17 to play in the half. The Gamecocks scored two more second quarter touchdowns on a Travis Coles 15-yard run and a touchdown pass thrown by quarterback Michael Johnson. Screven County had a 16-0 halftime lead.

The Bulldogs finally scored with forty-five seconds remaining in the third quarter. Lonzo Skinner blocked a punt and recovered it at the one-yard line. Quarterback C.J. Scott scored on a sneak to cut the Screven lead to 16-6. The Bulldogs two-point conversion failed. Scott scored two more rushing touchdowns which were set up by an A.J. Fletcher to Daniel NeSmith wide receiver pass and a tough, bruising run by Kevin Dennard which was the result of a short pass from Scott. Toombs County scored 20 straight points to take a 20-16 lead with just two minutes remaining in the game.  Y-101 Story

Y-101 Radio game highlights Audio 

Y-101 Locker Room Show featuring an interview with coach Shane Williamson Audio 

Y-101 play-by-play 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter

Sights and Sounds from Sylvania Video  Practice pictures Bulldog Slide Show 

Bostic bolts Jefferson Co. by Bulldogs

Jefferson County junior quarterback Barry Bostic proved that he is, as coaches like to say, "the real deal". Bostick broke off two long touchdown runs of 58 and 62 yards in the fourth quarter as the Warriors rallied from a 13-0 deficit to defeat the Toombs County Bulldogs 34-13 in the Pit in Lyons.

The Bulldogs opened up a 13-0 lead in the first half as senior safety T.J. Smarts picked off two Bostic passes and returned them for touchdowns. Smarts returned the first pick 30-yards with 3:37 left in the first quarter and the second interception return of 45-yards came with just 1:55 to play in the half. Bostic rallied Jefferson County late in the first half with a touchdown drive that he finished with a 14-yard pass to Chester Stone.The Bulldogs led 13-7 at half.

The Warriors surged ahead on the first possession of the second half. Bostic led his team on a 91-yard drive and he scored the TD on a one-yard run to put Jefferson County up 14-13 with 8:34 to play in the third quarter. Bostic also threw a third quarter touchdown pass to Terrence Smith on fourth down that gave the Warriors a 20-13 lead with 2:23 to play in the period. The Bulldogs fall to 2-1 while the Warriors are the only 3-0 team in Region 3 Double A.  

Y-101 Locker Room Show with interviews with Coach Shane Williamson, Scottie Roach and T.J. Smarts Audio

Y-101 Radio play-by-play 1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter  

Y-101 Radio's play-by-play highlights Audio

Sights and Sounds from the Pit in Lyons Video  

Y-101 Pregame Show with player interviews and conversations with both head coaches Audio

Dominant Dawgs shutout SEB 41-0

In a rare Thursday night game the Toombs County Bulldogs dominated Southeast Bulloch in all phases and rolled up 41 first half points in a 41-0 shutout win at Fred Shaver Field in Brooklet. The second half was played under the Mercy Rule with a running clock. Quarterback C.J. Scott scored three touchdowns and threw a 25-yard TD pass to A.J. Fletcher. Kevin Dennard and Tory Lamb also scored rushing touchdowns. Y-101 Story  

Listen to a portion of Y-101 Radio's Locker Room Show Audio 

Y-101 Radio's first half play-by-play 1st Quarter  2nd Quarter

Sights and Sounds from Southeast Bulloch Video 

Pregame in Brooklet

TCHS Bulldogs 22, East Laurens 21

Dawgs score late to give Williamson a big debut win

C.J. Scott scored a touchdown on a short run with 2:07 left to tie East Laurens at 21 and then Scott brought down a high snap and put it on the tee allowing Matthew Tanner to boot the game winning PAT to give the Toombs County Bulldogs a 22-21 win, in their Pit, on the night that Shane Williamson made his Bulldog coaching debut. Y-101 Story

East Laurens took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter by running both a fumble and an interception in for a touchdown. The Bulldogs scored a second quarter TD on a three-yard run by Demery Hawkins and then Lonzo Skinner returned the second half kickoff 92 yards and Hawkins scored a two-point conversion to put the Bulldogs up 15-14. Y-101 Game Highlights   Listen to Y-101 Radio's Locker Room Show for plenty of player interviews and comments from Coach Williamson Audio   

Y-101 Radio play-by-play 1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter   

Sights and Sounds from the Pit  Video       

Pregame in the Pit

   

 

2007 season

2007 Spring Football Archive   2007 Wednesday Summer Football Practice Archive

2007 Preseason Camp Archive

 Raiders come from 18 down to end Bulldogs season in the first round

The 2007 Bulldogs were trying to become the first Toombs County High School team to win a road playoff game in the school's 20 year history. And for the first 23 minutes and 22 seconds it looked like the Bulldogs had a chance to do so at Garden City Stadium- the home of the Savannah Christian Red Raiders. The Bulldogs raced to an 18-0 lead, but a late second quarter Raider touchdown sparked a second half comeback that ended the Bulldogs season with another tough road loss, 35-18 in the opening round of the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs. 

In the first half the Bulldogs, a three seed out of Region 4, were making big plays against the second seeded Raiders from Region 2. T.J. Smarts intercepted a pass that set the Bulldogs up with a short field, but they didn't score. Than late in the first quarter Bryan Benton scooped up a fumble at the Raider 21 and the Bulldogs took advantage of the mistake. Quarterback Seth Stroud ended the short drive with a one-yard TD lunge. The Bulldogs' PAT was blocked so it was 6-0 Dawgs with 1:11 to play in the first quarter. 

Toombs County scored two second quarter touchdowns on two big plays. C.J. Scott showed his ankle was close to a 100% by turning a sweep play into a 45-yard touchdown run. The Bulldogs went for two, but they failed giving them a 12-0 lead with 6:19 to go in the second quarter. The Dawgs second big play was a 36-yard touchdown run by fullback Kevin Dennard, who was coming off a 268-yard rushing performance at East Laurens. Once again the Bulldogs went for two points, this time from the nine-yard line after a penalty, and again they did not convert. However, leading 18-0, with 3:30 to play in the half, the Bulldogs were sky high. 

Savannah Christian, which turned the ball over twice in the first half, set the tone for the second half by making a big play on its final possession of the first half. Quarterback Russell DeMasi hit his talented senior receiver Tyler Sumner with a deep ball and then and then DeMasi scored on a three-yard run. Sumner ran the ball in for the two-point conversion and with just :38 seconds to play in the half the Bulldog lead was 18-8.

In the second half Savannah Christian's kicking game forced the Bulldogs to start five drives at their 20-yard line. Meanwhile, the Raiders' veer was clicking. Sumner scored on a five-yard run, with 7:04 to play in the third quarter, to cut the Dawg lead to 18-15. Then with 2:54 to play in the third DeMasi connected with David Butler on a 24-yard touchdown pass and now SCPS had a 22-18 lead. In the fourth quarter 1,000 yard rusher Chris Barnwell scored on two one-yard touchdowns to put the game on ice. 

Toombs County finishes the season with a 6-5 record, while Savannah Christian advances to a second round match up at Thomasville with a 10-1 mark. 

Y-101 Locker Room Show featuring an interview with Bulldog head coach Mark Stroud  Audio  

Sights and Sounds from Garden City  Video  

Y-101 play-by-play highlights  Audio

Y-101 play-by-play  First Half  2nd Half

Y-101 Pregame Show  Part 1  Part 2    Y-101 Halftime Show  Part 1   Part 2

 Bulldogs breakout in win at East Laurens

The Toombs County Bulldogs ended a three game losing streak and a string of 11 plus quarters without scoring a touchdown by beating East Laurens 28-13 in East Dublin. Kevin Dennard and Demery Hawkins each scored two touchdowns as the Bulldogs wrapped up third place in Region 4. Dennard ran for 268 yards on 24 carries and Hawkins had 140 on 19. Toombs County piled up 483 yards and averaged 7.9 per carry. 

Toombs County ended a streak of 143 minutes without scoring a touchdown by putting together a drive that ended when Dennard scored on a 17-yard touchdown run with 3:10 to play in the first quarter that tied the game at seven. Dennard had fumbled on the Bulldogs' first play from scrimmage that set up East Laurens for a 20-yard scoring drive.

Hawkins ended another Toombs County drive with a three-yard TD run that put the Dawgs up 14-7 with 6:32 to play in the first half. East Laurens scored with thirty seconds remaining in the half on a 19-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Savage to Chris Ceephus. The Falcons' PAT was blocked giving TCHS a 14-13 halftime lead.

Toombs County's offensive line took control of the game in the second half and enabled Hawkins to score on a 21-yard run with 7:14 to play in the third quarter and Dennard on a 14-yard run with 11:01 to go in the fourth.

Toombs County, which finished the regular season 6-4 and 3-3 in the region, will play at Savannah Christian in the opening round of the state playoffs.   

Y-101 Locker Room Show with interviews with coach Mark Stroud and his players.  Audio    

Sights and Sounds from East Dublin  Video

Y-101 play-by-play 1st Half  2nd Half

Y-101 Pregame Show  Part 1  Part 2   Y-101 Halftime Show  Part 1  Part 2

 Dodge notches another shutout

Since the Region Four season began, the Dodge County Indians have been invincible. Nobody in the region has scored a point against them including the Toombs County Bulldogs, who lost a 28-0 home game against the now 8-1 team from Eastman.

Dodge took control of the game in the first quarter with touchdown drives on its first two possessions. The Indians moved 66-yards the first time they touched the ball and scored on a seven-yard run by quarterback Charles Gordon with 7:37 remaining in the first period. On their second possession Dodge traveled 42 yards and Gordon scored on a three-yard keeper to make it 14-0 Dodge with 1:54 to play in the first quarter.

The Bulldogs picked up their defensive intensity in the second quarter and kept Dodge off the scoreboard for 24 minutes and seven seconds of the second and third quarter. Trey Mosley, Demery Hawkins and Neal Rodgers each made big defensive plays behind the line of scrimmage.

Dodge scored its third touchdown on a 26-yard run by Ezekial Andrews with 1:47 to play in the third to make it 21-0. Then Cameo Holloway ran 83-yards for a touchdown with 5:46 to play to put the game on ice. Holloway ran for 179 yards and Andrews 85. Dodge has now outscored its region opponents 190-0. Toombs County falls to 5-4 and 2-3 in the region and the Bulldogs have lost three in a row. Dodge is 5-0 in the region heading into a home game against 5-0 Dublin which will decide first place in the region.

Sights and Sounds in the Pit  Video

Y-101 Locker Room Show with interviews with coach Mark Stroud and players Audio

Y-101 audio play-by-play  First Half  2nd Half  

Y-101 Pregame Show  Part 1   Part 2    Y-101 Halftime Show  Part 1   Part 2

Big plays push the Irish past the Bulldogs

A series of big plays helped the Dublin Irish beat the Toombs County Bulldogs 20-3 in the Shamrock Bowl in Dublin. Irish quarterback Rashard Smith, who was bottled up for most of the first half, broke free for a big run that set Dublin up for a game-tying 32-yard field goal by Briceton Cannada with no time left in the first half. Then in a three-minute span of the second half the Irish made two more big plays to break away to a two touchdown lead. A long run by Andreakeas Rollins was followed by an eight-yard touchdown run by the senior back with ten seconds to play in the third quarter that gave the Irish a 10-3 lead. A Dublin interception set up Johnny Reid's 47-yard touchdown run that increased the Irish lead to 17-3 with 10:41 to play in the game. Cannady ended the scoring with a 44-yard field goal with 8:18 to go.

Toombs County opened the game with 69-yard drive that ended when Matthew Tanner kicked a 28-yard field goal from a severe angle that put the Bulldogs up 3-0. Toombs County controlled the opening half, running 29 plays to Dublins' 17 and outgaining the Irish 151 yards to 96. The Bulldogs also had the advantage in time of possession- 16:27 to 7:33. However, four holding penalties hampered the Bulldogs' ability to punch the ball into the end zone. 

Y-101 Locker Room Show featuring a post game interview with Toombs County coach Mark Stroud.  Audio   Y-101 Highlights Audio

Y-101 play-by-play  1st Half  2nd Half  Sights and Sounds  Video

Y-101 Pregame Show  Part 1  Part 2   Y-101 Halftime Show   Part 1  Part 2   

 Bulldog B-team ends perfect season with close win

The Toombs County B-team edged Swainsboro 8-6 in the Pit to close out the season with a perfect 7-0 record. Marktavious Dasher scored the game's first touchdown on the last play of the first half on a eight-yard run. Dasher also scored the game deciding two-point conversion. Watch video of the game  First Half   2nd Half      

 Indians beat Bulldogs with fourth quarter drive

Trailing 6-0 the Vidalia Indians drove 83 yards in 19 plays and killed nine minutes and six seconds of the third and fourth quarter, converting on three fourth down plays, including fourth and goal and less than a yard to beat Toombs County 7-6 before a sellout plus crowd in the Pit in Lyons. Damien Singleton scored the game-tying touchdown with 8:51 to play. The Indians kicked their first successful PAT of the season to surge ahead by one point. The Bulldogs drove the ball down to the 25-yard line in the waining seconds and as they were trying set up for a 42-yard field goal time expired. The Bulldogs thought that they had stopped the clock by spiking the ball, but there was a penalty against the Dogs, who were out of timeouts, and the officials started the clock before Toombs County was able to set up for the kick.  

Toombs County also had a long dive in this game. The Bulldogs moved 80 yards in 10 plays in the first quarter and scored on fourth down on a 34-yard pass play as Seth Stroud threw short to C.J. Scott. The elusive sophomore ran the ball into the end zone for his second touchdown of the season. The Bulldogs' extra point just missed staying inside the upright. Toombs County is 5-2 and 2-1 in Region 4. Vidalia is 4-2 and 1-1. Audio Story  Listen to the Y-101 Locker Room Show including an interview with Bulldog coach Mark Stroud.  Audio  Sights and Sounds from the Pit  Video

Y-101 play-by-play  First Half   Second Half  Y-101 highlights Audio

Y-101 Pregame Show  Part 1  Part 2   Y-101 Halftime Show  Part 1   Part 2  

 TCHS B-team remains unbeaten

The Toombs County B-team football Bulldogs beat Southeast Bulloch 42-20 to go 6-0 on the season. Watch video highlights of the game:  1st quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  Audio Story  

 Bulldogs overcome miscues and beat Bleckley

The Toombs County Bulldogs survived three crucial turnovers and scored twice in the second half as they beat Bleckley County 13-7 in Cochran. The game was scoreless for the first 2 1/2 quarters until the Bulldogs finished a 14 play, 54-yard drive with Scottie Roach scoring on a 12-yard run on fourth down with 5:10 to play in the third quarter. Bleckley tied the game at seven all on the first play of the fourth quarter with a 50-yard pass play. Roach recovered a fumbled punt at the Bleckley 17-yard line and then the Bulldogs regained the lead on a two-yard TD run by Kevin Dennard. T.J Smarts stopped the Royals late in the game with an interception. Audio Story  Listen to the Y-101 Locker Room Show with player and coaches interviews  Audio  Y-101 highlights Audio

Y-101 Radio play-by-play 1st Half  2nd Half  Sights and Sounds from Bleckley Video

Y-101 Pregame Show Part 1  Part 2   Y-101 Pizza Inn Halftime Show Part 1  Part 2  

 Dasher scores 3 TD's in B-team win

Marktavious Dasher scored three touchdowns and Denzel Atkins one as the TCHS B-team beat East Laurens 29-16. Watch Toombs Now highlights 1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter  Audio Story

  Bulldogs' defense comes to the rescue

One week after putting up 35 points in an overtime loss to ECI, the Toombs County Bulldogs had to scrounge up two touchdown passes and a field goal to beat Tattnall County 17-6 on homecoming night in the Pit. The Bulldogs defense made numerous big stops on third and fourth down to protect the win.

The Bulldogs scored their first touchdown with 6:19 to play on a 32-yard touchdown pass from wingback C.J. Scott to wide receiver T.J. Smarts. Quarterback Seth Stroud handed the ball to halfback Demery Hawkins and Hawkins gave it to Scott and then C.J. running to the left side of the field hit Smarts inside the 10 and T.J. muscled the ball into the end zone. Matthew Tanner kicked the PAT to put the Bulldogs up 7-0.

Tattnall came back on its next possession and hit the Bulldogs for a big play. Brandon Harton running the sweep play broke away and raced down the right sideline. Hawkins made a determined run after the speedy back and dove inside the 15, but he wasn’t able to reel in Harton, who scored on a 88-yard run. The Warriors missed the PAT, so the Bulldogs led 7-6 with 5:32 to play in the first quarter.

The second quarter was basically a duel for field possession with neither team scoring. Late in the third quarter Toombs County went back to the passing game and Stroud hit Hawkins across the middle in the end zone for a 17-yard score. Tanner’s PAT gave TCHS a 14-6 lead. In the fourth quarter Tanner kicked his first career field goal, a 27-yarder, to give the Bulldogs a two possession lead at 17-6. Y-101 story   Y-101 highlights

Y-101 Locker Room Show with interviews with Coach Mark Stroud, J.D. Dickerson and C.J. Scott  Audio

Y-101 play-by-play  1st Half  2nd Half   Sights and Sounds Video

Pregame  Part 1  Part 2    Halftime  Part 1  Part 2

  ECI wins wild one, again

For the second straight season the Toombs County and the ECI Bulldogs put on quite a show. Most of an overflow crowd in Twin City saw Toombs County nearly turn a loss into a win. With fans from both sides headed to their cars, the ECI public address announcer thanking the visitors for their efforts and ECI running out the clock, Toombs County got one last chance with 1.3 seconds left on the clock to tie the game down 35-27. Seth Stroud threw his fourth touchdown pass of the game, a 10-yarder to Demery Hawkins, and then Stroud hit A.J. Fletcher in the back of the end zone with the game tying two-pointer.

In overtime ECI had to start from the 30-yard line after a personal foul penalty at the end of regulation. ECI scored on a short run by Washun Ealey. Toombs County started at the 15-yard line and did not score giving ECI a 42-35 win, one year after ECI beat Toombs 56-40 in regulation in the Pit.

Toombs County’s end game second chance came after ECI mishandled killing the clock. Quarterback Michael Robertson took the snap three times and took a knee. On the third one the officials added 1.5 seconds to the clock giving Toombs County five seconds to tackle the QB on the last snap. Toombs County rushed hard and tackled Robertson at the 10. The clock ran down to zero and the ECI celebration began, but the officials put 1.3 seconds back on the clock and Toombs County took advantage of this strange circumstance.

Toombs County, which scored both of its touchdowns in the third quarter in the Appling County game, came out throwing in the first quarter and Stroud hit T.J. Smarts for a 27-yard TD with 7:57 left in the first and then 2:11 seconds later, after recovering an ECI fumble, Stroud hit a wide open Daniel NeSmith with a 52-yard TD pass. A Stroud to Hawkins two-point conversion gave Toombs County a 14-0 lead.

ECI scored twice in the second quarter on a five-yard run by Robertson and a scintillating 70-yard run by Ealey, tying the game at 14 at half.

TCHS raced to a 27-14 lead in the third quarter. A.J. Fletcher caught a 30-yard touchdown pass with 7:10 to go in the period and then on the last play of the period C.J. Scott took a double handoff and ran 56-yards for six.

ECI came back in the fourth quarter. LaCollie Gordan caught a TD pass and Ealey scored on a 10-yard run and then again with 3:42 to play to give the home team a 35-27 advantage. Audio Story

Interview with coach Mark Stroud  Audio  2nd half highlights

Y-101 play-by-play  1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter  Overtime

Sights and Sounds video   Pregame Part 1   Part 2   Halftime Part 1  Part 2 

 Bulldogs mush and finesse in the Pit

The Toombs County Bulldogs survived a muddy night and a physical Appling County team and beat the Pirates 13-0 to go 3-0 on the season. The Bulldogs scored the game's only two touchdowns in the third quarter on two big pass plays. With 9:10 to go in the third, Seth Stroud hit A.J. Fletcher for a 51-yard score. Fletcher bobbled the ball and then brought it and then ran down the sideline on a treacherous surface. Later in the third quarter the Bulldogs pulled out a trick play that they had worked on several occasions during the summer. Halfback Demery Hawkins threw a long pass to T.J. Smarts and the 45-yard connection put the Bulldogs up by two scores. So far this season the Bulldog varsity defense has allowed only six points in three regular season games and three quarters of a scrimmage game at Johnson County. Audio story  Listen to portions of Y-101's Locker Room Show and hear interviews with Coach Mark Stroud and several players. Audio   Y-101 Radio play-by-play  1st Half   2nd Half   Y-101 Pregame  Part 1   Part 2    Y-101 Halftime  Part 1    Part 2

 

The sights and sounds on a muddy night in the Pit

The Toombs County and Appling football game was preceded by a strong storm that made the Pit a muddy mess. Check out some of the pregame sights and sounds in this Toombs Now Video

A.J. Fletcher scores a TD on a Seth Stroud throw 

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Bulldogs pass, run and defend in easy win 

The Toombs County Bulldogs opened their home schedule with a 53-6 win over Metter. Quarterback Seth Stroud threw touchdown passes to T.J. Smarts, A.J. Fletcher and Neal Rodgers and C.J. Scott tossed a TD pass to Ethan Kramer. Scottie Roach scored two touchdowns on runs of 43 and two yards and Demery Hawkins scooted in for a 16-yard score. Watch some first half highlights courtesy Neal Salter.  Video  Audio Story  Y-101 Locker Room Audio Interviews  Sights and Sounds in the Pit  1st quarter play-by-play  2nd quarter play-by-play  3rd and 4th quarter play-by-play  

Pregame Show- Part 1  Part 2   Halftime Show Part 1  Part 2

 

Jonathan Harden scores 2nd TD

Jonathan Edwards makes cut

 

Toombs County B-Team shuts out Warriors

The Toombs County B-Team Bulldogs shutout Tattnall County 12-0 in the Pit. The Bulldog offense put together two nice drives and Marktavious Dasher and Jonathan Harden scored the touchdowns on the ground. The Bulldog defense led by Will NeSmith and T.J. Phillips had two big fourth down stops including one on fourth down at the Bulldog five-yard line. Watch highlights of the game on Toombs Now.  Video  The B-Team Bulldogs are 2-0, they opened up their season with a 16-14 win at Vidalia.

 Dominant Bulldogs finally breakaway

For three quarters the Toombs County Bulldogs dominated the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets, but the scoreboard didn't reflect that fact. The Bulldogs led 14-6 at half despite holding a 140 to 11 edge in total offense at the break. Toombs County scored two second half defensive touchdowns and broke away to a 33-6 victory in Brooklet. The Bulldogs ended up with 294 yards of total offense while holding the Yellow Jackets to just 89. Penalties and dropped footballs plagued the Bulldogs all night.

Toombs County opened the scoring on its first possession when Demery Hawkins, who rushed for 102 yards on 10 carries, ran 49 yards for a touchdown with 6:28 to play in the first quarter. In the second quarter Kevin Dennard entered the game at fullback and he sparked a drive that ended with him scoring on a one-yard run. Dennard ran for 76 yards on seven carries and had a long run of 23. The Bulldogs were looking dominant, but on the kickoff Tharron Davis bobbled the ball and then picked it up and ran 94 yards for a touchdown. SEB went for two, but the pass failed and the Bulldogs were up 14-6 which was the halftime score.

In the third quarter Hawkins fumbled the ball after a tough and determined run and the ball was recovered by SEB at its one-yard line. Yellow Jacket quarterback Joe Wilson fumbled the ball near the goal line and A.J. Fletcher picked it up and ran it into the end zone to put TCHS up 20-6 with 3:41 to go in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter Toombs County put together a nice drive and Jonathan Bennamon scored on a four-yard run with 9:37 to play and the Bulldogs were up 27-6. 32 second later Fletcher pressured Wilson into a bad pass and defensive tackle Neal Rodgers picked it off and ran it into the endzone to end the scoring in the Bulldogs' season opening win. 

Scottie Roach ran for 61 yards on 12 carries and Bennamon had 29 on five runs. Seth Stroud completed 6-of-15 passes for 21 yards. The Bulldogs rushed for 273 yards and averaged 6.7 yards per carry. Toombs was 7-for-10 on third down coversions and 1-for-2 on fourth down. SEB ran for 52 yards and averaged just 1.9 yards per carry. The Yellow Jackets completed 4-of-13 passes for 37 yards. SEB was 2-for-9 on third down conversions and 1-for-3 on fourth down. Audio Story

Archived Y-101 play-by-play of the TCHS/SEB game:

First Quarter  Second Quarter  Third Quarter  Fourth Quarter  Locker Room Interviews          

Listen to these Y-101 Audio Highlights  Coach Mark Stroud talks about the Bulldogs' victory  Audio  

Other media sources: Video Highlights from CNN Local Headline News  WTOC-TV Highlights  Statesboro Herald Story

If you were at the SEB game or didn't listen to Y-101's coverage, here are the shows run in conjunction to the play-by-play. Y-101's coverage is all Toombs County emphasising Bulldog athletes and coaches and not other schools.   

Pregame Show on Y-101 Part 1  Part 2   Halftime Show  Part 1  Part 2

 B-Team Bulldogs rally for win over Indians

The TCHS B-Team football squad beat Vidalia 16-14 at Buck Cravey Field. Kevin Dennard (#31 pictured left) and Marktavious Dasher both scored touchdowns for the Bulldogs and Dennard ran in two two-point conversions. Watch the game winning drive, courtesy Neal Salter  Video  Rest of the game  Video