Bulldogs dominate Hancock Central in the 2nd half with two Mincey TD runs and plenty of pressure on the QB

At half time in Booster Stadium in Lyons the Toombs County Bulldogs led Hancock Central 3-0 on a 31-yard field goal by Julian Marion-Vitale. Both teams had 80-yards of total offense. In the second half the deeper Dawgs scored three rushing touchdowns. Running back D.J. Mincey scored twice and quarterback Trey Cloud once as Toombs County pulled out a 24-0 win. The Dawgs had 151 yards of total offense in the second half.

On defense the Bulldogs recorded their second shutout of the season by pressuring the quarterback and sacking him multiple times. Sophomore Gage Herndon and junior Brannon Usher led the Bulldog charge into Hancock Central’s offensive backfield. This was the fourth shutout of the Marsh era. The Dawgs blanked Twiggs County in 2018 35-0 and Jeff Davis 49-0 in 2016. The last time TCHS recorded back-to-back shutouts was in 2012 when the Bulldogs beat Montgomery County 47-0 and Bryan County 19-0 to open up the season.

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Caleb Hartley (#1) picks up a 1st down on a 4th down run
Julian Marion-Vitale kicks his first Bulldog field goal

After a scoreless opening quarter- Marion-Vitale- the Toombs County’s sophomore place kicker and punter booted his first career field goal. The scoring opportunity was set up when the Bulldogs forced HC to punt. TCHS punt returner Chandler Lynn was signaling for a fair catch when he was nailed by a special teams player. He was shaken up and suffered a mouth injury. However, the junior returned to the game in the second half and played his strong safety position and returned both a kickoff and a punt. A personal foul penalty placed the ball at HC 41. Caleb Hartley gained 2-yards on a fourth and two running play to give the Dawgs a first down. Drekari Jones, who caught a 6-yard pass earlier in the drive, also snagged a Cloud pass for 21-yards.

The Bulldogs stopped Hancock Central on a fourth and one run and started a 47-yard TD drive. Mincey gained 11-yards on third down and two run and then scored on a 10-yard run to give TCHS a 10-0 third quarter lead. 

Later in the third quarter a high snap to the HC punter wound up in the end zone and he ran the ball up to his 22-yard line which was short of picking up a first down, So, the Bulldogs took over just outside the red zone. Mincey finished the drive with a 19-yard touchdown run as TCHS extended it’s lead to 17-0.

In the fourth quarter Lynn returned a punt 42-yards to the Hancock Central 33. Hartley ran the ball for a first down on fourth and one and Cloud followed his offensive line into the end zone for the final TCHS touchdown on week two of the season.

Toombs County Statistics

Passing

 

Com

Attempts

Yards 

Per.

TD

Int.

Long

Trey Cloud

10

16

96

62.5 %

0

0

22

Rushing

 

Carries

Yards

Average

Long

TD’s

D.J Mincey

10

83

8.3

19

2

Caleb Hartley

11

41

3.7

27

0

Tyler Smith

1

6

6.0

6

0

B. Usher

1

3

3.0

3

0

Trey Cloud

10

2

.2

6

1

Total

33

135

4.1

27

3

Receiving

 

Catches

Yards

Average

Long

TD’s

Dre. Jones

6

54

9.0

22

0

C.  Lynn

1

13

13.0

13

0

O. Roberts

1

3

3.0

3

0

D.J.Mincey

2

2

1.0

2

0

Tackles

        Tot Tckls TFL
  Team Totals     59 8.0
1 Caleb Hartley (Sr)     3  
2 Tyler Smith (Sr)     6  
3 Chandler Lynn (Jr)     2  
4 Me’elle Merrion (Sr)     7  
7 Silas Legrant (Fr)     1  
9 Derrick Mincey (Jr)     2  
10 T.y. Myrick (Sr)     1  
15 Tyler Heath (Jr)     4  
18 Gage Herndon (So)     3 3.0
22 Dj Turner (Fr)     2  
23 Blake Hall (Jr)     1  
24 O. Roberts (So)     5  
25 Shauqae Gaffney (Sr)     3  
30 Brannon Usher (Jr)     3 2.0
31 Will Watts (Fr)     1  
32 Tank Morris (Fr)     4  
55 Dawson Malone (Jr)     4 1.0
64 Chase Miller (Sr)     1 1.0
66 Robert Kent (Jr)     6 1.0

Sacks

    Sacks Ydl Hurs
  Team Totals 3.0 24 6
18 Gage Herndon (So) 2.0 18 2
30 Brannon Usher (Jr) 1.0 6 1
66 Robert Kent (Jr)
 

D.J. Mincey takes a Trey Cloud hand off and scores a TD
D.J. Mincey is on his way to the end zone for his 2nd TD

In the second half Mincey scored two third quarter touchdowns with 4:23 and 1:40 left on the clock. Senior quarterback Trey Cloud scored the final TD on a 1-yard run with 6:12 to play in the game.

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Caleb Hartley breaks a tackle
Caleb Hartley continues his run down the Bulldog sideline
Trey Cloud runs the ball
Drekari Jones catches a pass
Brannon Usher (#30) makes a defensive play
Octavious Roberts tackles a HC Bulldog
Brannon Usher wraps up the back
Chandler Lynn is tackled on the sideline
Trey Cloud surveys the field
Octavious Roberts elevates
Drekari Jones catches a pass
D.J. Mincey runs for a 1st down
Trey Cloud feeds D.J. Mincey