On September 25, The Bulldogs traveled to Dexter, Georgia where they found themselves in a dog fight with the former #4 ranked team out of AAAA. In the first quarter, the two teams matched each other scoring touchdowns on their opening drives. West Laurens was first to strike on a 3-yard run by Junior Running back Cordarian Hickman. Hickman would score two more times on the night and rush for 69 yards. Toombs County answered with a 75-yard drive that included a 42-yard pass from Senior Quarterback, Chandler Lynn to Senior Wideout, Tyler Heath. That set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Senior D.J. Mincey. When Julian Marin-Vital punched the Point-After through, Toombs locked the score at 7-7. West Laurens scored 2 more times in the first half and carried a 20-7 lead into the locker room over the Bulldogs. In the second half, Toombs County struggled to muster an offensive threat, but the Red Bullet defense kept the game close until West Laurens put the game away with a long 71-yard pass from Brandon Wilson to Tyler Franks. West Laurens claimed the victory 27-7.
This Friday Night, Toombs County will host Berrien County from Nashville, Georgia. Berrien comes into the game with a 1-2 record, but plays in the talent heavy Region 1-AA. Which is also the region that Toombs will face in the first round of the state playoffs. Berrien brings in a balanced offense led by Junior Quarterback, Justin Cribb. On the season, Cribb has completed 55% of his passes for 305 yards and 4 touchdown passes. Cribb has been intercepted 3 times. On the ground, Berrien brings in an even load of carries between senior Raheem Dixon (203-yards) and Junior Artavious Williams (161-yards). Berrien County won big in their season opener, 41-21 over AAA Long County, before falling in their last two games against Lanier County (34-7) and Bacon County (42-21 ). This is the first meeting ever between the two schools. Berrien County is coached by Tim Alligood who posts a career 8-15 record.