After an off week the Toombs County Bulldogs will play their first road game of the 2016 season at Telfair County. Toombs hasn’t played a football game in McRae since the the 2003 season. Those Bulldogs were in the midst of a seven game win streak and in the last three games of that streak the Dawgs scored 46 or more points including a 47-21 win at Telfair in game nine of the regular season.
The 2003 Trojans went 3-7. More recent Telfair teams have been hovering around the .500 level going 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 and 5-6 the past four seasons. This year the Trojans opened up with a 19-15 home win over Savannah High School. Telfair also won scrimmage games against Wheeler 28-7 and Jeff Davis 34-28.
“First off they are very well coached.” TCHS head coach Richie Marsh said about the Trojans. “They run the Tony Franklin system. They do it really, really well offensively. Defensively they fly around the ball. They have a quarterback (#6- Ian Blankenship, 5-8 185 pound junior who runs a 4.66 40) who knows how where to go with the football. It’s a system that you can tell that they have spent some time running it. They have a running back (#9- Brandon Mackey, 5-5 163 pound sophomore who runs a 4.55) who is very physical and the quarterback runs the ball quite often and he does a very good job running it.”
TCHS junior Ervin Mincey, who was taken to the hospital in an ambulance in the second quarter of the Twiggs game, is back at practice and he says he feels good and is ready to play on Friday night.