Lyons, GA – AUGUST 20, 2022
On Friday, August 19, 2022, the Toombs County Bulldogs opened the season with a 21-0 win over the Long County Blue Tide.
The Bulldogs got off to a great start when whey recovered their own pooch kick on the opening kickoff. This led to a touchdown when Senior QB Gavin Hall hit a wide open Caden Marsh for a 17 yard touchdown pass. The PAT by Angel Morales was successful, which put the Bulldogs up 7-0. The Dogs added to their lead later in the first quarter with a 20 yard touchdown run by Caden Marsh into the south end zone. Unfortunately, the PAT wasn’t successful, but the Dogs were rolling early with a 13-0 lead.
The score remained 13-0 until late in the fourth quarter when Hall hit Sophomore Lagonza Heyward with a dime over the middle for a 44 yard touchdown. After a fake PAT completion from Hall to Hayden Roy, the lead was extended to 21-0.
Both offenses struggled to move the ball as each team played very solid defensively. The Bulldog defense was put in some tough situations throughout the game, but stepped up to pick up shutout. The defense was led by Tank Morris, who had 12 tackles, 2 assists, and 3 tackles for loss. 14. Zyreese Scott added 5 tackles and 5 assists, and Jamar Jones forced 2 fumbles. As a total, the Bulldog defense caused 3 fumbles and recovered 4 on the night. They only allowed 120 total yards.
The offense was led by Gavin Hall who threw for 89 yards and two touchdowns. Caden Marsh also had a big night with two touchdowns, one receiving and one running.
This was also a very special night where the Toombs County Bulldog family honored Bulldog legend, Coach Jacky Jones by renaming the stadium Jacky Jones Field at Booster Stadium aka “The Pit”.
For a complete photo gallery from the night, visit the link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/wzFMgVgow7KurJKr9