Bulldogs go 4-0 as the Red Bullets fly to the ball, the ground game scores twice and Tinoco boots two FG’s of 40 & more

For the first time since 1995 the Toombs County Bulldogs have opened up a season with four straight wins. The Dawgs scored two rushing touchdowns and kicked two field goals in a 20-14 home win over Bacon County- a team which came into the Pit with a 4-0 record.  Homecoming Ceremony

Y-101 Locker Room Show

 

The ’95 TCHS team did not lose a game during the regular season and took a 12-0 record to Lincoln County where the season came to an end with a 14-7 loss.  Toombs County Football Page

Pictures by J.D. Rogers

Anthony Madison runs into a Bulldog wall
Demetrius Owens flies to the football and makes a tackle

The Bulldog defense and special teams also made hefty contributions to the Dawgs first Region 2 victory. From the start the Red Bullets were flying to the ball and building a wall at the line of scrimmage. Anthony Madison, who entered the game with 722 yards, was smothered by the hard hitting Bulldogs. Bacon County did not pick up a first down for the first 16 1/2 minutes of the game. Madison ran for 51-yards on 14 carries and had a long run of 21.

Jeidon Sistrunk celebrates his fumble recovery

On special teams Rig Tinoco kicked a 42 and a 40-yard field goal and he booted both of his PAT’s through the uprights. Tinoco inadvertently kick an onside kick to start of the second half which was recovered by the Bulldogs. In the opening half Ervin Mincey blocked a punt and when the Bulldogs had their punt blocked, Jeidon Sistrunk recovered the loose ball.

Keshawn Morgan forces his way into the end zone

The Bulldog offense opened up the game picking up 8 yards on their first possession, but then on their second they drove 81 yards for a touchdown. Keshawn Morgan, who broke off several long runs on the drive, scored on an 8-yard run. Morgan was hit near the goal line, but he kept his shoulder pads low and rammed the ball into the end zone. With 3:55 to play in the first quarter TCHS had a 7-0 lead.

D.J. Matthews scoops up a Raider fumble
Somewhere in the midst of all that humanity is Jeidon Sistrunk scoring a TD

D.J. Matthews recovered a Madison fumble at the Raider 25 to set up the second Toombs County touchdown. Sistrunk finished the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run to give TCHS a 14-0 lead with nine minutes remaining in the first half.

Rig Tinoco kicks a 42-yard field goal with Cole Graham snapping and Trey Cloud holding

The final three Toombs County points were set up when broke through the line of scrimmage an blocked a punt. The senior raced toward the punter and knocked the ball down to the ground with one hand.  Tinoco successfully smashed a 42-yard field goal through the north end zone uprights and with four minutes to play in the half Toombs had a 17-0 lead.

The Raiders, who wound up with four first half first downs, scored their first touchdown with just four seconds remaining in the first half on a 6-yard TD catch by Lagondric Snell. Toombs had a 17-7 lead at the break.

The Bulldogs scored the first second half points with 7:46 to play in the game on a 40-yard field goal by Tinoco which upped the TCHS lead to 20-7.

Bacon scored on a 22-yard pass and with a PAT it was a one-possession game with Toombs on top 20-14. The Dawgs picked up two first downs on their next possession. However, they couldn’t kill the clock. So, the Raiders had a chance to tie or win the game. That is when the Bulldog defense stepped up yet again. Mincey pressured the quarterback setting up Reynolds for a big sack. Then Jonathan Benjamin sealed the Dawg win with his first TCHS interception.

Game Summary

Game Summary

1 2 3 4 F
Bacon County 0 7 0 7 14
Toombs County 7 10 0 3 20
First Quarter
TD 3:55 Toombs County- Keshawn Morgan 8-yard run (Rig Tinoco PAT) (7-0)
Second Quarter
TD 9:00 Toombs County- Jeidon Sistrunk 4-yard run (Tinoco PAT) (14-0)
FG 4:00 Toombs County- Tinoco 42-yards (17-0)
TD :04 Bacon County- Dawson Jewell 6-yard pass to Lagondric Snell (Ronaldo Juarez PAT) (17-7)
Fourth Quarter
FG 7:46 Toombs County- Tinoco 40-yards (20-7)
TD 5:40 Bacon County- Cooper Brown 22-yard pass to J.P. Peterson (Juarez PAT) (20-14)
Unofficial Statistics
Rushing 
Keshawn Morgan 24 carries for 157 yards (6.5) and 1 touchdown  Long run 37 yards
Jeidon Sistrunk 9 carries for 38 yards (4.2) and 1 touchdown  Long run 10 yards
Dalton McBride 9 carries for -7 yards  Long run 6 yards
Nykwan Coleman 1 carry 2 yards
Passing
Dalton McBride 3-for-9 for 10 yards
Receiving
Jaquail Boyd 3 catches for 10 yards  Long 7 yards
First Touchdown- 7 plays, 81 yards- On their second possession Morgan ran for 10 and 37-yards and then Sistrunk for 8 and 6 before Keshawn returned to the backfield and ran for 1 yard after a Bacon County penalty. Morgan finished the drive with an 8-yard touchdown run as he scored for the fourth time this season.
Second Touchdown- 4 plays 25 yards- D.J. Matthews’s fumble recovery set up the Bulldogs at the Bacon 25-yard line. Morgan ran for 9 yards and Bacon was called for off sides and then Sistrunk carried the ball for 7 yards and then 4 as he scored his third touchdown of his senior season.
First Field Goal- Ervin Mincey’s punt block gave the Bulldogs another short field as the ball bounced out of bounds at the Raider 23. Toombs didn’t move the ball forward so Tinoco booted a 42-yard field goal.
Second Field Goal- The Bulldogs had their punt blocked, but Sistrunk recovered the ball at the TCHS 42. Morgan had three runs which picked up Bulldog first downs. He gained 7, 4, 14, 2 and 11 yards. McBride ran for 5 and Sistrunk for 2 and then an incomplete pass made it fourth down and Tinoco finished the drive with a 40-yarder.
Willie Campell (#51) leads Keshawn Morgan
Jeidon Sitrunk cuts off a block
The defensive Dawgs are there including (#2) Tyler Smith
Will Fuller goes to the ground to tackle Anthony Madison
Keshawn Morgan is looking for some green grass
Dakota Braddock (left) engages a Raider