Despite two significant injuries early in their season opening game with Vidalia, the Toombs County Middle School 6th grade football team opened up the season with a 26-20 victory at Buck Cravey Field. Dabvin Wadley scored three rushing touchdowns and Cameron Davis one.
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“The kids came out excited and came in good shape,” head coach John McDonald said. “We have great depth and good numbers. We are able to have a lot of kids going only one way and that helps with more kids playing and keep kids fresh. We came out good. We jumped up 7-0 in the first quarter. Then when Lagonza got injured kids kinda got discouraged and Vidalia scored shortly after his injury. I challenged the kids and every since that they rallied around each other.”
“The offensive line did awesome and we have a very good group up front.” McDonald added. “Dabvin Wadley, Cameron Davis, and Jordan Jones gave us great depth at the running back position. We really payed heavy on the running game. Defensive wise it was a great team effort when we needed every hat to the ball and we did great there. I’m proud of the boys and we have so much more to work on. Also I want to note that coaches Bradley Benton and Calvin Wilcox did a awesome job working and coaching. Man I’m blessed to have those guys. I’m blessed to have a athletic like coach Bill Benton and coach (Richie) Marsh to provide so much and give so much to this program.”
The young Bullpups will play host to Claxton at the TCMS Middle School field on Thursday.