The Thursday rain storm effected sports action all over the area. Two Toombs County games barely got started while two others played to a final score. In Blackshear, the Toombs County High School junior varsity football team waited for an hour and 15 minutes to get on the field and the Bulldogs won their first game 28-8 over Pierce County. In Alma, the Toombs County High School softball team hung around with Bacon County for a couple of innings before the Lady Raiders pulled away to a 10-0 five inning win.
In Claxton, the Toombs County Middle School football team kicked off to the Tigers in the Pecan Grove. Claxton ran a handful of plays and then the wind started swaying the pecan trees and both teams ran to the locker room. Lightning and rain followed and eventually the game was called off. The game will be played on September 11 at 5 p.m. back in the Pecan Grove.
In Metter, the Toombs County Lady Bullpup softball team scored eight runs in the top of the first inning before the storm ended that game. It will be played as a part of a doubleheader, in Lyons, on September 19.
The junior varsity game was shortened to two 16-minute halves. Alex Hunt ran for over 100 yards and scored three touchdowns on runs of 12, 4 and 1 yard, Quarterback Trey Cloud threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Usher. The JV Dawgs are 1-1.
Coach Nick Hayes talks about the game