Jesus Quintero gives a high five to head coach Jared Goodwin as he exits the game late in the fourth quarter.

Bulldogs Roll into Final Four with Dominant 67-41 Win over Athens Academy

Lyons, GA. – February 29, 2024 | Head Coach Jared Goodwin


The Toombs County Bulldogs boys basketball team continued their incredible run through the state tournament, securing a decisive 67-41 victory over Athens Academy in the Elite 8 round held in Athens, GA! Once again, their strong defense proved to be the key, holding their opponents to a mere 41 points for the entire game.

Jesus Quintero set the tone early, draining five three-pointers in the first half alone and leading the Bulldogs to a commanding 36-18 lead at the break. His offensive performance was nothing short of electrifying, igniting the team and the crowd.

Dominic Eason added his usual spark with 19 points, including at least three crowd-pleasing dunks that sent the Toombs faithful into a frenzy. Juju Cutler contributed a valuable double-double, totaling 10 points and 17 rebounds, showcasing his hustle and versatility on the court.

Mike Polke also chipped in offensively with 9 points, while contributing all-around with 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and a steal. This was truly a team effort, with everyone playing their part and contributing to the victory.

A special shoutout goes out to the Toombs County faithful who traveled to Athens and made their voices heard, creating a sea of red and white in support of the Bulldogs. Their unwavering energy undoubtedly fueled the team on the court. We can’t forget the cheerleaders, whose enthusiasm and spirit are always a vital part of the Bulldogs’ success.

With this win, the Bulldogs have punched their tickets to the Final Four for the first time in school history, taking place on Saturday at 3:00 PM in Milledgeville, GA at Georgia College and State University. Their next challenge will be against Butler HS, and they’ll need everyone’s support to secure a shot at the championship title.