2014 TCHS Season
Bulldogs down Beach despite mistakes
When the Toombs County Bulldogs scored their first regular season first quarter touchdown since September 27, 2013, just 2 1/2 minutes in to their home game against Beach, it seemed like the start of a good offensive night. Instead the Bulldogs scored only two more times over the next 45 1/2 minutes in a 20-12 victory.
Beach set up Toombs with a short field when the visiting Bulldogs snapped the ball over the punter’s head and the Dawgs recovered at the Beach 14-yard line. Jamar Smith, setting up as the tail in an I-formation, scored on a 14-yard run to the near side boundry going in to the south end zone. Brandon Rosales kicked his first varsity PAT giving Toombs a 7-0 lead with 9:39 to play in the first quarter.
Dawgs come back in 4th quarter
The Toombs County Bulldogs scored two touchdowns in the final four and a half minutes of the fourth quarter to rally up a 26-21 win over Johnson making L.M Guy the fourth straight new Bulldog coach to win his initial game in the Pit. Preseason Triple A All-State back Jamar Smith scored both crucial TD’s plus one in the second quarter.
2013 TCHS Season
TCHS holds on to season ending win
Jamar gets his 2000
In a game plaqued by a multitude of penalty flags, the Toombs County Bulldogs held on to a 34-27 season ending win at Atkinson County. Jamar Smith scored four touchdowns and helped the Bulldogs build up a 21 point lead with 4:42 to play in the game. However, ATCO scored two touchdowns in 18 second to pull to within a touchdown. Demetrice Baker intercepted a pass with 11.6 seconds remaining to clinch the victory as the Bulldogs won their first road game in a 4-6 season.
Smith entered the game needing 311 yards to hit the 2,000 mark. The junior Atlanta Journal Constitution Preseason All-State running back accumulated a career-high 345 yards, in Pearson, giving him 2,034 for his 10-game season. Thez Robinson rushed for over 1,800 yards in his senior season, in 13 games, in 2000.
For the ninth first quarter out of ten the Bulldogs moved the ball, but they didn’t score any points. Due to the rash of penalties neither team was able to sustain a drive until the Bulldogs did it twice in the final 2:54 of the first half. Smith scored a pair of seven-yard touchdown runs with 2:54 and :44 left on the clock as TCHS took a 14-0 lead at half.
In the third quarter Smith sandwiched a pair of touchdown runs around a 35-yard pass from ATCO quarterback Tyree Johnson to K.K. Riley. Smith scored on a 47-yard run with 9:47 remaining in the third quarter. The PAT failed as the Dawgs opened up a 20-0 lead. Smith completed a drive with a 13-yard TD run to give Toombs a 27-7 advantage with 1:46 left on the third quarter clock.
Bulldog Homecoming 2013
Dawgs run to a win
The Toombs County Bulldogs celebrated homecoming by running the ball effectively in a 34-21 win over Long County. Jamar Smith scored four touchdowns on runs of 44, 6, 3 and 24 yards and Erion Gaffney ran 55-yards on a reverse play to open up the scoring with 11:49 to play in the second quarter.
Toombs County amassed a season-high 441 yards of rushing offense and put together drives of 58, 64, 66 and 51 yards. The last three ended in Smith touchdown runs. The first drive, which opened the game, ended on a fourth down play at the Long County 10-yard line.
Smith ran for a career-high 325 yards on 30 carries averaging 10.8 yards per carry with a long run of 69-yards. Jamar’s previous high game was also against Long County. In 2012 he ran for 306 yards on 36 carries in Ludowici. In his last two games against the Blue Tide he has run for 631 yards on 66 carrries for an average of 9.6 yards and has scored eight touchdowns.
For the season, through eight games, Smith has run for 1571 yards, just three yards less than he accumulated in 10 regular season games in 2012 and he has accomplished this on just 11 more carries. Jamar is averaging 196.4 yards per game and 7.4 yards. His 21 rushing touchdowns are six more than he had all of last season.
Jamar scored his first touchdown on a 44-yard run with a 1:59 to play in the half giving the Bulldogs the lead for good at 14-8. Long County scored a touchdown on an 11-yard run by Vanda Vereen. The Bulldogs were called for offsides on the PAT, so the Blue Tide went for two and made it on a Vereen run.
Dawgs storm back in 2nd half in Darian
The difference between the first and the second couldn’t have been more startling down in Darian. The Toombs County Bulldogs allowed two long drives and two big pass plays as McIntosh County Academy opened up a 27-0 half time lead. But, after an impassioned locker room speech by junior All-State running back Jamar Smith the Bulldogs scored three touchdowns and shutout the Buccaneers in the second half as they pulled to within one possession or big play of pulling off a memorable comeback. Unfortunately for them an onside kick was recovered by McIntosh and the final score was 27-21 Buccaneers.
Smith ran for 208 yards on 30 carries as he averaged 6.9 yards per run. Jamar now has 1157 yards through six games and is averaging 7.4 yards a carry and 192.8 per game with 15 touchdowns.
Bulldogs score early & then often in the Pit
Jamar Smith scored the first four touchdowns and his backup Javon Edwards the last two and in between tight end Eric Hester tallied his first career TD as the Toombs County Bulldogs beat Jeff Davis 47-8 in the Pit for their first Region 2 victory of the season. Smith ran for 251 yards on 24 carries averaging 10.1 yards per carry. Smith’s four touchdowns tied his career high (Long County in 2012 and the triple OT loss to Bryan County this season). Jamar has run for 949 yards through five games and he is averaging 189 yards per game and 7.5 per carry with 12 touchdowns. the Dawgs rushed for a season-high 341 yards against the Yellow Jackets. The Bulldogs stopped a three game losing streak and ran their record to 2-3 overall and 1-3 in the region.
Bulldogs fall in 3OT thriller
Overtimes in recent seasons haven’t been kind to the Toombs County Bulldogs. Back in 2003 the Dawgs lost to Brooks County 26-20 in OT in the first round of the state playoffs in the Pit. Then in 2007 the Bulldogs rallied to tie ECI at 35-all and then they lost in an extra session 42-35.
On a hot Friday in the Pit the 2013 Bulldogs, in their first Region 2 game, overcame a 13-0 first half deficit. However, they lost in triple overtime to Bryan County 34-27. Jamar Smith scored two touchdowns in regulation to tie the game at 13 and then two more in overtime. The Redskins scored a TD in the third OT and then their defense layed a hit on Smith, as he was running hard for a first down, jarring the ball loose and ending a long night for both teams. Smith tallied his second straight 200-plus rushing game. The junior had 208 yards on 34 carries. He had a long run of 23 yards and averaged 6.1 yards per carry. Smith has run for 439 on 52 rushes for the season and is averaging 8.4 yards per run.
Bulldogs reel off 31 points in 18 minutes
The Toombs County Bulldogs scored four touchdowns and kicked one field goal in an 18 minute span in a 31-6 season opening win over Montgomery County in the Pit. The non-region victory made Steve Versprille the third straight Bulldog coach to win his inital game in Booster Stadium. Coaches Mark Stroud and Shane Williamson each were one-point victors in their Dawg debuts in 1992 and 2008.
After a scoreless opening quarter, Atlanta Journal Constitution Double A All-State running back Jamar Smith took off on a 42-yard run in to the north end zone. Smith ran for 231 yards on 18 carries averaging 12.8 yards per carry. Oswaldo Guzman kicked the PAT to put TCHS up 7-0 with 10:01 to play in the second quarter. A 58-yard Smith run set up a nine-yard TD carry by Landon Cowart with 6:21 left on the second quarter clock. A second Guzman boot made it 14-0. The Guzman drilled a 34-yard field goal with 4:05 left giving TCHS a 17-0 halftime lead.
Smith scored his second and third touchdowns in the third quarter on a four-yard tote with 8:09 remaining and a nine-yard run with 4:21 left. Guzman nailed both second half extra points and holder Ben Brantley helped him one the second one by placing a high snap down on the tee.
2012 TCHS Season
TCHS Homecoming 2012
Oh, What A Night!
The Toombs County Bulldogs had been in this situation once before. Control a game with their defense and then try and hang on at the end. In September the Bulldogs lost a 7-6 home game to Bacon when the Raiders scored in the final half minute. On a nice October homecoming night Toombs held off Benedictine for a 14-12 Region 2 victory. The Cadets scored a touchdown with 1:02 to play and their two-point pass for the tie was knocked away by Chris Mobley.
The Bulldogs controlled time of possession in the first half as they took a 14-0 halftime lead. Jamar Smith scored the game’s first touchdown on a two-yard run completing a short drive which was set up by a Cadet fumble. Oswaldo Guzman’s PAT made it 7-0 TCHS with 2:42 to play in the first quarter.
Smith made it 14-0 with 3:25 left in the second quarter on a 62-yard TD run down the Bulldog sideline going to the south endzone. Fullback Cameron Conner made a key block down field. Jamar ran for 190 yards on 35 carries and for the season has amassed 1228 yards and is averaging 153.5 per game and 7.3 per carry.
Smith tallies 306 yards in Dawg win
Sophomore tailback Jamar Smith ran for a career-high 306 yards on 36 carries and scored four touchdowns as the Toombs County Bulldogs kept their playoff wishes alive with a 33-20 win at Long County. Smith scored on runs of seven and 28-yards in the first quarter and one and 49-yards in the final period. Smith has now accumulated 1038 yards for the season and is averaging 148 per game and 7.8 per run. Since becoming a full time offensive tailback, Jamar has run for 863 yards in four games and is averaging 216 per night and 8.3 per carry.
Dawgs roll up 41 in 3rd shutout win
The first two minutes of the Toombs County Bulldogs Region 2 game at Jeff Davis set the tone for the next 46 minutes. Bulldog junior defensive back Chris Mobley picked off a pass at the Yellow Jacket 45-yard line and then sophomore tailback Jamar Smith ran 43-yards, down a wide open right side of the field, for the first of his three straight touchdowns in a 41-0 victory. Jamar also scored on a 12-yard run on fourth down with 1:47 to play in the first quarter and on a 39-yard effort with 11:31 left in the second quarter.
Revamped Bulldogs take care of Metter
Coming off a one-point home loss to Bacon County, the Toombs County Bulldogs made some significant changes prior to their road trip to Metter. They broke out of the wishbone and featured sophomore Jamar Smith as the tail of their I-formation and they turned some key Bulldogs into one-way players- offense or defense. The end result was a fresher team in the fourth quarter and a 21-6 Region 2 victory improving the Dawgs to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the region. Smith ran for 215 yards on 35 carries and averaged 6.1 yards per rush.
Bulldogs smother Bryan County 19-0
The Toombs County Bulldog defense set the tone early in their Region 2 opener at Bryan County that it wasn’t going to be easy to run against their front five. Tomond Hampton, Jamar Smith Brandon Dowd, Eric Hester, Brandon Beckum and Anthony Britt all helped the Dawgs control the line of scrimmage in a 19-0 win.
The Bulldogs next two touchdowns were scored on fourth and two runs by Smith. The sophomore halfback scored on a 31-yard run with 4:31 to play in the first half and a 12-yard bruising carry in which he broke several tackles before crossing the goal line. “I had a good block from my fullback Cameron Conner, my running back Mark Terrell and my tight end Tamond Hampton and I broke outside, broke a tackle and ran down field,” Smith said about his first touchdown. “The second one I just ran 34 like coach told me to and got behind my blockers, kept on pushing and got into the endzone,” said Jamar.
Bulldogs pile up the points quickly
The Toombs County Bulldogs scored three offensive touchdowns in their first eight plays as they piled up the points in a 47-0 season opening victory at Montgomery County. Toombs scored all of it’s points in the first half. Gary Terrell, Tomond Hampton and Demetrius Taylor each scored a pair of TD’s.
The Bulldogs third touchdown came three minutes later on the third play of a 52-yard drive as Gary Terrell traveled the final eight-yards into the end zone with 4:52 remaining in the first. Jamar Smith broke free for the other 44-yards on a run down the sideline.
2011 TCHS Season
Dawgs make big plays in season ending win
The Toombs County Bulldogs scored three big play touchdowns in their season-ending 34-14 victory at Long County. Freshman halfback Marion Dingle ran 55-yards for his first varsity touchdown, junior fullback Gary Terrell broke free and ran untouched for a 58-yard TD and senior linebacker Kelo Bagley picked up a fumble and ran 30-yards for his final Bulldog score.
The Dawgs scored their first touchdown with 1:44 remaining in the first quarter on a three-yard run by freshman halfback Jamar Smith. Mark Terrell set up the drive by recovering a fumble. Junior halfback Tamond Hampton helped move the ball down field setting the Bulldogs up in the red zone. TCHS’s two-point conversion was unsuccessful, so the lead was 6-0.
Tonight’s the night- Dawgs get 1st win
To win their first game of the season the Toombs County Bulldogs had to score three touchdowns for the first time in 2011 and they did. Freshman Jamar Smith barrelled in to the end zone on an eight-yard run, with just 37 seconds left, to give the Bulldogs a 20-16 victory over visiting Brantley County.
Marion Dingle recovered a Heron fumble at the Bulldog 41-yard line with 3:44 to go and then TCHS marched 59-yards in 10 running plays to score the game-winner. Only two backs carried the ball. Smith had seven rushes for 42-yards and Tomond Hampton three for 17-yards. Jamar picked up three first downs and Tomond one and each had a double-digit run to start the drive. Hampton ran for 12-yards and Smith bulled his way for 14.
Speedy Tigers win again
Jamar is the Y-101 Player of the Game
For the second straight season the speedy Claxton Tigers defeated the Toombs County Bulldogs. Last year in the Pit the combo of Shavez Mincey and Bron Glover led the Tigers to a 28-25 win. On Friday night, in the Pecan Grove, those two seniors plus freshman Zachaeus Grant scored all four of Claxton’s offensive touchdowns in a 34-6 victory.
The Bulldogs switched back to their I-formation for the first time this season and started moving the ball successfully between the 30’s. Grouping backs together in pairs- fullback Mark Terrell and tailback Kelo Bagley and Xavier Horne (wearing number 32) and freshman Jamar Smith, the Bulldogs were able to drive the ball close to the red zone. However, penalities and negative plays left them with a fourth and twenty on one drive and a fourth and thirty on another and on neither occassion were the Bulldogs able to convert a first down. They tried a wide receiver reverse by Chris Mobley and a pass in to the end zone by quarterback James Ethredge. Claxton scored the only second quarter TD on a 30-yard run by Mincey with 4:03 left giving Claxton a 21-0 halftime lead.
JV Bulldogs lose a wild one
For the third straight game the Toombs County Junior Varsity football team lost a very close decision. Add a 32-28 home loss to Dublin, on Thursday, to a 16-14 defeat at Tattnall County and a 21-20 loss in the Pit to Swainsboro.
The Bulldogs played some of their younger varsity players in what was a wild first half. Jamar Smith began the game by returning the opening kick off 85-yards for a touchdown. Marion Dingle made a block at the 15 as Smith caught the ball and Michael Sulton made the final block at the Irish 40 as the freshman took advantage of all the open green space in front of him. Smith was stopped short on the two-point conversion as TCHS took a 6-0 lead just 13 seconds in.
Dublin drove the ball back the other way and scored on a three-yard run and the Irish kicked a PAT to take a 7-6 lead with 1:44 left in the first quarter. The Bulldogs manufactured a second quarter drive and quarterback Chris Mobley finished it with a 4-yard TD run. Smith’s two-point conversion gave TCHS a 14-7 lead with 5:05 left on the clock. Dublin also put together a second quarter drive and a nine-yard TD run combined with a missed extra-point meant the Bulldogs had a slim 14-13 lead with 1:28 to play in the first half. And that is when this game got really crazy. Scoring crazy.
The Bulldogs lost a fumble and so did the Irish. Smith scooped up the Dublin miscue and ran 54-yards for his second big play TD. Dingle was stopped shy of the goal line on the two-point conversion giving Toombs a 20-14 advantage with just 26 seconds to play in the half.
However, that was plenty of time to score two more touchdowns and that is exactly what happened. Dublin returned the kickoff for six and missed the PAT to make it a 20-all game with 22 seconds left. The Irish kicked a short ball and the Bulldogs recovered at their 48. One big play got the Dawgs in to the north endzone. Sulton fired the ball down the right sideline to Mobley, who made a spectacular catch at the 20. Chris had to leap on a high throw that forced him to adjust to the ball by facing the QB. Mobley stayed in bounds and then ran the final 20-yards to complete a 52-yard pass play. Add a Dingle two-point conversion, on a tough run, and the Bulldogs had a 28-20 lead with 12 second left in an active second quarter.
Dublin rallied in the second half with a two-yard TD run with 1:23 to play in the third quarter that cut the Bulldog lead to 28-26 and then the Irish won the game on a three-yard touchdown run with 4:31 to play in the fourth quarter.