The 6th grade football teams from Toombs County Middle School and Bacon County have a history of playing very close games decided by the slimmest of margins. In 2016 Bacon County beat TCMS, in the league championship, 7-6 in overtime. The margin of victory was actually two-yards in the penetration tie-breaker. Last year, in a regular season game in Lyons, the Bullpups edged Bacon 14-12 thanks to TD runs of 50 and 37-yards by Artevias Williams.
On October 1 the Bullpups rallied from a 7-0 deficit at half scoring a touchdown on the ground, through the air and on defense to pull out a 20-18 win at Bacon County. The 3-0 Bullpups are off to their best start in the three-year history of the program.
“Well we struggled badly in the first half,” Toombs County coach John McDonald said. “We couldn’t get our drives going and finish them off. We had problems with the snap which threw off our timing off badly. Bacon went up 7-0 on us in the first half. In the second half we came out and played better on offense. We started stretching the ball out into the air and we became successful because Bacon loaded the box on us. Dabvin Wadley scored on a pick-6, JuJu Cutler threw a TD pass to Kipp Mosley, and JuJu also ran for a TD.”
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Wadley scored the last touchdown near the 2 minute mark in the 4th quarter. Then Bacon scored a touchdown to cut the TCMS lead to two-points. Toombs County held the ball long enough to run out the clock.
The 6th grade Bulllpups will play host to Vidalia on Thursday. Toombs County opened up the season with a 26-20 win at Vidalia.