On Monday September 21, 2020, The Athletic Director from Mitchell County contacted Toombs and cancelled the Varsity Football Game for Friday September 25. West Laurens High School, who is piecing a COVID Schedule together, accepted Toombs offer to play in Dexter, Georgia on Friday Night. Toombs County last faced West Laurens on October 28, 2005, a game in which Toombs dropped 14-6 in the PIT.
This season The West Laurens Raiders began as the #4 Ranked Team in the Atlanta Journal Constitution Football Poll. In their first game of the season, they faced the AA #9 Ranked Bleckley County Royals. West Laurens saw a 19-0 halftime lead disappear as the Royals came from behind to steal the victory 27-19. On September 11, West Laurens faced the #6 Ranked Veterans High School out of 5-A. Veterans rolled the Raiders 35-0. Toombs County becomes the third consecutive ranked team to play the Raiders this season. Toombs is going to Dexter riding two big wins over# 8 Ranked Dodge County and Tattnall County from region 1 AAA. The Bulldogs also bring back Senior Wide Receiver Tyler Heath, who returns from a broken collar bone. With Heath and Sophomore Jason Powell and Freshman Caden Marsh, Senior QB Chandler Lynn will have more options to spread the ball across the field to complement the stout running attack that the Bulldogs have shown off this season with Senior RB Brannon Usher, who has exceeded 100 yards in both of the season first 2 games and Senior D.J. Mincey. On the defensive side of the ball, DE/QB Junior Josiah Smith returns from injury to help the stingy Red Bullet Defense that is led by Senior Robert Kent and Sophomore LB Tank Morris. The Bulldogs have had early success against 2 very good teams, but Friday will be the toughest test so far in this young 2020 season. West Laurens High School is approximately 61 miles away, that means Bulldog fans need to load up and carry the crowd to Dexter and keep the Bulldogs up on the road.
In other action this weekend – Region 2 AA Teams
-#9 Bleckley County @ Vidalia
-Jeff Davis vs. Tattnall County
-Bacon County @ Brantley County
-Swainsboro vs. Washington County ( Swainsboro 20-14 on 9/11)
-East Laurens vs. Oglethorpe County
-Wheeler County and Robert Toombs are BYE
-Montgomery County vs. Dooly County ( Thursday Night Game )
-#2 Metter vs. Savannah Country Day School