Toombs County Soccer Teams Notch Key Region Wins in Exciting Night

Lyons, GA. – March 6, 2024 | Coach Jeremy Moore

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The Toombs County Soccer teams continued their dominant home performances on the season by picking up 2 more wins over region foes Tattnall County on Friday night. The girls had a strong offensive showing, with 6 goals scored. Leading the way were Emma Wright and Emerson Powell, who each scored 2 goals. Estrella Barbosa added one, and Tattnall scored an own goal. The lady dawgs conceded 3 goals to Tattnall, but managed to outscore them for the 6-3 victory. The lady dawgs are now 7-3 on the season, and 6-2 in region play.

The boys matchup featured the #3 ranked bulldogs against the #1 ranked, and defending state champions, Tattnall County. In front of a great crowd, Miguel Granados would score 1st for the bulldogs, just 9 minutes into the match. A few minutes later, a handling call inside the penalty area by a Tattnall defender would result in a penalty kick. Braylen Dietrich would convert from the mark, making the score 2-0, and the score would remain 2-0 at the break. In the 2nd half, Toombs County continued to apply pressure and Yovanny Zamorano was fouled in the penalty area. Zamorano would step up and convert the penalty kick into the 3rd goal of the evening for the bulldogs. The defense would only need one of those goals, as they would go on to keep the clean sheet against a very good offensive Tatttnall side. The boys are now 9-1 on the season and 7-1 in region play.

“It was an exciting night for both groups. The girls have established themselves as a solid competitor in the region. They are quietly going about their business, even though they have had to battle through numerous injuries already this season. We have a tough group of girls that show up and compete. Even on nights when we are not at our best, they find a way to win. The boys knew they let one get away over at Tattnall a few weeks ago. They have had this rematch in their minds since we left the field at Tattnall. They wanted revenge and they showed what they are capable of tonight. It was a great team win to knock off a very strong team, and to keep them shutout all night is a huge testament to what our defensive abilities are.”