Beating Vidalia once in football is a big deal for Toombs County football. So, how big is it when Toombs wins twice? The sixth grade Bullpups edged Vidalia 7-6 on October 6 in Lyons. In the rematch, also in Lyons due to a venue switch, the young Pups won again 19-13. TCMS wraps up the regular season with a 4-1-1 record. The Bullpups will play a post season game on November 3 at 6 p.m. Opponent and site will be announced soon.
The Bullpups took the opening kickoff and moved down field into the red zone, but they were denied points by the Vidalia defense on fourth down tackle at the two-yard line. On the next play Vidalia fumbled and Michael Anthony scooped up the ball and scored to make it 6-0 TCMS with 4:41 to play in the second quarter.
Vidalia scored a rushing TD with 1:14 to play in the half to make it a 6-6 game. Toombs Quarterback Gavin Hall completed numerous passes including one to Malik Day who turned the reception into six points and a 12-6 lead with just 13 seconds remaining in the half.
Silas LeGrant took a Hall hand off and raced to the sideline and then downfield and scored TCMS’s third touchdown. He also ran for the single point conversion which put Toombs up 19-6 with 2:14 to play in the third quarter.
Vidalia recovered a Toombs fumble and scored a touchdown with 1:58 to play to make it a one possession game. The Bullpups covered an onside kick and ran out the clock to win the rivalry game.