Ten Toombs County Bulldog Seniors wanted to win their final game in Booster Stadium. However, Tattnall County scored touchdowns in the first and second quarters and a field goal in the fourth in a 17-8 victory. All eight Bulldog points were scored by senior Jordan Usher. The quarterback/receiver caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Dalton McBride with 1:25 remaining in the fourth quarter and then Usher moved to quarterback and pushed his way in to the end zone for the two-point conversion.
The Bulldogs opened the game stopping the Warriors on three plays and then they took the ball and drove to the Warrior’s 42 with a chance to pick up a first down. A fumble ended the drive. Later in the quarter Darius Mincey raced through the line of scrimmage and pulled away for a 68-yard touchdown run. A Warrior PAT made it 7-0 with 3:51 to play in the first quarter.
Late in the second quarter Mincey broke off another big run which set up a 14-yard TD run by quarterback Craige Saxton with 2:52 to play in the half. Another Tattnall extra point gave the Warriors a 14-0 lead.
Toombs put together a drive in the waning moments of the first half. The Bulldogs moved down to the Warrior. But, the scoring opportunity ended with a Warrior interception.
Tattnall County kicked a 29-yard field goal with 10:34 left in the fourth quarter. The Dawgs missed a 36-yard field goal in the first half.
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Ten Toombs County Bulldog seniors have survived the daily challenges of playing football and have made it to their Senior Night. They call themselves brothers- (pictured above left to right) Wayne Denson, Jonah Smith, Tyrese Kent, Landon Cowart, Jordan Usher, Brandon Chubb, Andre Clark, Bronza Jones, Nathan Belch and Cole Williamson (not pictured). Watch a practice slideshow
“I’m going to miss playing football with my teammates, especially the seniors,” Usher said. “I have been playing with them since my freshman year and middle school years. I am going to take this game seriously, like I took the others, and get a W.”
Chubb added, “I like playing with my teammates, we’re a brotherhood. We never stop playing for each other.” Kent said, “It’s going to be a tough night. But, I am going to enjoy playing my last home game with these seniors.” All the seniors have improved as players during their careers. “When I first got here I was a defensive line, offensive guard type and as the years went on I lost some weight and picked up some speed and they moved me to fullback,” Jones said.