Toombs tops Tattnall in Reidsville

On Friday September 11, 2020, The Toombs County Bulldogs traveled to neighboring Tattnall County for a non-region showdown: Toombs was coming off an upset win over Dodge County and Tattnall was looking to rebound/ram a 26-18 loss against the Claxton Tigers. The tone was set early as the Red Bullet defense forced the Tattnall offense off the field on 5 straight 3 and outs. Toombs finally allowed a first down with a little over 6 minutes remaining in the first half when Tattnall QB Alden Willis connected on a 26-yard pass. Tattnall would be forced to punt on that drive also. The Toombs County offense would start slow also, but found a groove as the game progressed as they did against Dodge County. On the first Bulldog drive, Toombs was forced to punt, but Junior Kicker/Punter Julian Marin-Vital would boom a 52-yard punt, pinning Tattnall deep inside their own 20. Tattnall punted the ball back, a very short punt giving the Bulldogs great field position with 8:07 left in the first quarter. Toombs marched down the field 33 yards on 8 plays and ending the driver with a 1-yard Touchdown run by Senior Running Back DJ. Mincey. Marin-Vital added the point after giving Toombs a 7-0 lead. Mincey would also score on a 3-yard run in the second quarter. With 1:02 remaining in the first halt Marin-Vital would add a 38-yard Field Goal to extend the lead to 16-0 at the half. The Bulldogs took the second half kick and drove 67 yards in 8 plays with Senior QB Chandler Lynn racing 16 yards into the endzone. Marin-Vital was perfect on the point after extending the Toombs lead over Tattnall 23-0. Tattnall County would manage an established drive, for the first time when they took the ball 66 yards in 10 plays for their first score of the night. Willis ran in for a Warrior Touchdown from 3 yards out. Following the kickoff, on Toombs first play, Lynn tucked a designed QB run and sprinted 64 yards for his second touchdown of the night. Marin-Vital would punch another extra point through moving Toombs Lead back to 23. Tattnall would be forced to punt again by the stingy Bulldog defense that was led by Tank Morris, Brannon Usher, Will Watts and Gage Herndon. Toombs would put together their final scoring drive of the night and with 10:21 remaining in the game, Usher would steamroll his way 32 yards into the endzone for the last bulldog score. Marin-Vital added the point after giving Toombs a 37-7 lead. Tattnall County moved the ball against some younger Bulldogs going 61 yards 12 plays for a touchdown with 2:58 left to play. Toombs would run the clock out and celebrate another 2-0 start. The Bulldogs are off this week and return to action on Friday September 26, 2020 against the Mitchell County Eagles. Mitchell County is a power single A program that is currently 0-2 but remains in most top 10 polls because their losses have come against Early County and Pelham.

The Y-101 Halftime Show featuring Superintendent Barry Waller