Brandon Doe is a sophomore running back for the Cook County Hornets and in one half of play against the Toombs County Bulldogs he scored four touchdowns to lead his Hornets to a 43-14 home win. Doe is allusive and if he gets to the edge he is gone. His first touchdown was scored on a fourth and three play at the TCHS 14. Doe followed that score up with TD runs of four, seven and 30 and he helped his team wrack up 281 yards of offense in the first half and a 43-7 lead at the break. Number 10 ran for 110 yards in the first quarter and 144 in the first half.
Cook also scored first half touchdowns on a slant pass with 1:11 to play in the first quarter, which with a two-point conversion put the Hornets up 22-7, and a 30-yard run up the A-Gap by quarterback Connor Hillard.
The Bulldogs scored their third first quarter touchdown of the season and their fifth in their last 26 games. Quarterback Dalton McBride ran right through the center of the Hornet defense and nearly scored from his 23-yard line. McBride was caught at the 13-yard line after his 64-yard run. Four plays later Dalton picked up a first down on fourth down and an inches and then Landon Cowart ended the drive with a determined run from the three. The senior broke three tackles and crossed the goal line for six. Rig Tinoco tied the game at 7-all with his PAT with 5:26 to play in the first quarter.
The Bulldogs had one other scoring opportunity in the first half. A McBride to Cowart pass netted 60-yards and nearly a touchdown. Cowart caught the short pass at the Bulldog 38 and one of the fastest Bulldogs ran down the Cook sideline before being tackled at the Cook 10. However, the Bulldogs ended up trying a 28-yard field goal and the attempt was blocked.
McBride scored the only second half touchdown on a 51-yard run with 7:15 to play in the fourth quarter. McBride faked the ball to the fullback and raced away down the Hornet sideline.
Prior to the start of the game it was announced on the PA system that TCHS head coach Lyman Guy’s son, Tanner, had been involved in a car wreck and was in the hospital in Savannah. Tanner sustained injuries to his face. Coach Guy arrived at the game 30 minutes before the kickoff. Guy talks about Tanner’s situation and the game on the Locker Room Show.