Lyons, GA – September 18, 2022 | Matt Lynn
On Friday, the Toombs County Bulldogs traveled to neighboring Soperton to face the Treutlen County Vikings. It was the third ever meeting between the two schools with Toombs winning the first two.
Toombs County took the opening kickoff and started at their own 32-yard line. The Bulldogs drove 68 yards on 9 plays capped by a 14-yard touchdown scamper by Senior running back Tamarian McAurther. The 2-point conversion was successful by Senior Tank Morris giving Toombs an 8-0 lead with 8:14 remaining in the first. After a Viking punt, The Dawgs took over on the Viking 41. Five plays later, the Dogs hit pay dirt again with a 3-yard touchdown run from 3 yards. Angel Morales added the point after giving Toombs a 15-0 lead with 4:11 left in the 1st. The Bulldogs immediately got the ball back and scored on 2 plays with a 14-yard LaGonza Heyward touchdown run. The Morales kick made the score all Toombs 22-0 with 3:30 left in the first.
On the Bulldog’s first possession of the second quarter, Senior QB Gavin Hall hit Heyward on a 72-yard TD pass. Morales made the score 29-0 with 7:47 remaining in the half. As halftime was approaching, Senior DB Jamar Jones picked off a Viking pass and returned the interception for a Toombs County touchdown. Morales’s kick sailed through giving the Dawgs a 36-0 lead heading into the locker room.
While the second half utilized a running clock, Toombs did punch one more score in on a 20-yard scroll by Tank Morris. Morales completed the scoring on the night. Toombs County had another chance to score from the Viking one-yard line, but Coach Marsh ended the game with class with Hall taking a knee to end the game.
The Toombs County Defense pitched their 3rd shutout in 4 games. Up next, we’ll face Tattnall County at the Pit in the Region 3AA opener for both teams. Friday will be Homecoming for our Toombs County Bulldogs.
Time of Possession: Toombs 21:14 | Treutlen 26:46
First Downs: Toombs 12 | Treutlen 3
Rushing: Toombs 30-244-4 | Treutlen 13/-3
Passing: Toombs 5/11 152 | Treutlen 7/21 52
Total Yards: Toombs 396 | Treutlen 49
Turnovers: Toombs 5 | Treutlen 4
Penalties: Toombs 5/35 Treutlen 3/16