Toombs County senior football players Jordan Usher and Landon Cowart were honored by In the Game Magazine as the Bulldog’s offensive and defensive players of the year for the 2015 season. The two Dawgs and coaches Travis Blewett, Nick Hayes and Shaun Pope attended the ceremony at Waycross.
Usher was a multi-dimensional offensive player in his final season with the Bulldogs. He was a quarterback and a receiver. He ran for touchdowns and caught touchdowns passes. Usher was almost automatic converting on fourth down situations as a quarterback. He even ran for a first down, at Brantley County, on fourth down and three from the Bulldog 17-yard line. Usher’s most amazing offensive play was a one-handed catch which he made in the Pit against Pierce County.
Cowart was a tackling machine for the Bulldogs. He led TCHS with 117 tackles and three of those stops were behind the line of scrimmage. This was the second time in his career that Cowart was Toombs County’s top tackler. In 2013 he tallied 21 solo tackles and 51 assists. Landon also made a big offensive contribution to the Bulldogs running the ball from the 3-back position. In addition Cowart caught passes from quarterback Dalton McBride. He almost scored a touchdown on a catch at Cook and then the next week he caught a ball and ran it into the north end zone of the Pit against Pierce County .
Cowart is an All-Star
Toombs County senior Landon Cowart has been chosen to play in the GACA All-Star Football game which will kickoff at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30th at Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
The linebacker follows in the footsteps of some other Bulldogs who have played in the game in recent years like Tomond Hampton, Neal Rodgers and Demery Hawkins.