Lyons, GA – September 10, 2023 | Head Coach Buddy Martin | Article by Matt Lynn
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A packed “Pit” was able to watch the Bulldogs from Toombs County dominate Jefferson County in blowout fashion on Friday night.
Toombs County did not wait to get things going in front of the home crowd, scoring with a 94-yard opening kickoff return by Junior LaGonza Heyward. Braylan Dietrich’s point-after-kick gave the Dogs a 7-0 lead just 16 seconds into the game. After the Red Bullet defense forced a 3 and out on the Warriors opening drive, Toombs County would quickly score again on their first play from scrimmage when Junior QB TJ Stanley found a streaking Heyward deep down field for a 42-yard touchdown pass with 10:06 left in the first quarter. Dietrich’s kick made it 14-0. On Jefferson County’s next drive, Freshman Alex Scott forced a Warrior ball carrier to lose the ball and recovered the fumble on Jefferson’s 12-yard line. The Dogs were able to come away with more points when Dietrich connected on a 37-yard field goal, giving Toombs County a 17-0 lead with 7:23 left in the first. After another Bulldog stop defensively, Toombs County would extend the lead to 20-0 with a 23-yard field goal from Dietrich just before the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter looked similar to the first, with the Bulldog’s “Red Bullet” defense controlling the Warrior offense and the Bulldogs scoring on big plays. Stanley lit up the Warrior Defense with touchdown passes of 60 yards to Heyward and 36 yards to Senior Keshon Deloach. Dietrich added another 24-yard field goal in the second to give Toombs County a commanding 37-0 lead at the half. The Bulldogs would add another score in the third quarter when Stanley threw his fourth touchdown of the night. This one came on a 4-yard connection with Hunter Barwick that would push the Dog’s lead to 44-0. A running clock quickly put the game to an end, giving Head Coach Buddy Martin his first win in “The Pit”.
Coach Martin and the Bulldogs improve to 3-0 on the season and will host the Treutlen County Vikings next Friday Night in “The Pit” for Homecoming.
Pass: 9-14 | 224 Yards | 4TD
Total Offense: 299 Yards
First Downs: 7
3rd Down Conversions: 2/6
Time of Possession: 18:28
Pass: 5/10 | 28 Yards | 0/0
Rush: 29-16 | 1F/1L
Total Offense: 44
First Downs: 6
3rd Down Conversions: 1/9
4th Down Conversions: 0/3
Time of Possession: 29:32