2010-11 School Year
Pups fall in semifinals by two
In a regular game, at West Laurens, the Toombs County Middle School Bullups rallied with two fourth quarter touchdown runs by Jamar Smith and won by two points. In a rematch in the MGMSAA semifinals, in Lyons, the Raiders scored a rushing touchdown and a 2-point conversion with 1:11 to play to edge the Bullpups by that same 2-point margin, 14-12.
West Laurens score a rushing TD on it’s first possession and then missed the 2-point kick giving the Raiders a 6-0 with 6:38 to play in the first quarter. After stopping West Laurens on fourth down in the red zone, TCMS tied the game with 2:28 to go in the second quarter on a long run by Smith. The Pups 2-point try failed making it a 6-6 game at half.
With 7:18 to play in the fourth quarter Smith scored again on a tough, bruising run in which he was hit by six Raiders. The Bullpups came up short on their 2-point run so the TCMS lead was 12-6. Practice Slideshow
Smith dazzles as Pups advance
Jamar Smith scored four rushing touchdowns in the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups 38-14 first round home playoff victory. Quarterback Ben Brantley threw a short pass which Marion Dingle turned into a big TD play. Dingle snagged another pass from Smith and set up a short touchdown run by Jamar. Two of Smith’s scoring runs were long distance efforts.
Pups DO bounce back and finish 2nd
The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups sucessfully rebounded from their only loss of the season by wrapping up their regular season with a 25-13 win at Dodge County. Tailback Jamar Smith scored a rushing touchdown, caught a TD pass from quarteback Ben Brantley and threw one to Carlos Eason.
Pups comeback twice and nip WL
Jamar Smith scored two of his three touchdowns in the fourth quarter giving the Toombs County Middle school Bulldogs an 18-16 win at West Laurens. The Bullpups trailed 8-6 and 16-12 in the fourth quarter but Smith and his offensive line were able to overcome both deficits with long TD runs.
Jamar ran 18-yards for his first touchdown on the Bullpups first offensive possession. West Laurens countered on its first possession with a 43-yard TD run. The Bullpups missed their 2-point conversion while the Raiders made their kick for two. Neither team scored in the second quarter although the Raiders threw an incomplete pass from the Bulldog 12 on the final play of the half. It was 8-6 West Laurens at the break.
The third quarter was also scoreless prior to the fireworks in the fourth. Smith put TCMS on top 12-8 with a 55-yard TD run with 4:15 to play. West Laurens regained the advantage by scoring on a 57-yard pass that was tipped by the Bullpups. With the 2-point kick the Raiders has a 16-12 lead with 3:01 to go. Then with a little more than a minute to play in the game Smith raced 27-yards with the game winner. Carlos Eason intercepted a pass to put the game on ice. TCMS is 4-0. Practice Slideshow
Bullpups beat Dublin to go 3-0
Seeking to avenge a 32-0 loss to Dublin in the championship game last season the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups scored on three big plays and beat visiting Dublin 22-14. All the points were scored in the first nine and a half minutes of the opening half.
Jamar Smith scored his eleventh touchdown of the season on his first carry, a long run of more than 60-yards, which started near the Pups’ sideline and ended as he cut across the field and ran down the Dublin side for a quick six. Smith ran in the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead just 26 seconds in to the game.
Dublin scored on a long run and missed the two-point kick to cut the TCMS lead to 8-6 with 5:40 to play in the first quarter. Smith threw a halfback touchdown pass to Marion Dingle to increase the Bullpups lead to 14-6 with 3:21 to go in the first period. Smith’s two-point failed.
Dingle scored on a sixty-yard run and then caught a pass from Smith for the two-point conversion to give the Bullpups a 22-6 lead just 11 seconds in to the second quarter. Dublin countered with a short touchdown run with 6:34 to play in the second quarter. This time the Irish made their two-point kick and that ended the scoring in this game.
Pups prevail in Swainsboro
The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups won their second straight road game and once again eighth grade running back scored a bulk of the points. Smith scored on three long runs and on one bruising one in which he took a linebacker for a ride and then ran over two defensive backs as TCMS defeated Swainsboro 30-22 at Tiger Field. Smith broke free on two 57- yard runs in the first and fourth quarters and he finished the game with another run of around 40-yards.
The Bullpups trailed 16-8 at half, however, they started the second half with two defensive stops and then they tied the game at 16 and took a 24-16 lead. Swainsboro scored a late fourth quarter touchdown to pull to within two points. The Tigers tried to run the ball for a two-point conversion, but Hunter Floyd led the charge and blew up the play. At the end of the game Smith tipped a Tiger pass to seal the deal.
Smith runs around and through the Falcons
Jamar Smith scored three touchdowns and Marion Dingle contributed one as The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups beat visiting East Laurens 30-0 in a 32 minute scrimmage. Smith, who is playing his final season with the Pups, scored on a short run, a long one and another short one in which he was hit by at least six Falcons.
2009-10 School Year
Bullpups sizzle in second half
Coming off a one-sided loss the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups outscored visiting Dodge County 23-9 in the second half of a 35-12 victory. Jamar Smith led TCMS with 10 points. Michael Sulton had nine, Richard Shipman eight, Kenny Goethe six and Brandon Dowd two.
Bullpups drop a close one
The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups lost a close home game to West Laurens 25-22. Pups point guard Richard Shipman tied the game at 22 by hitting a 15-footer. However, West Laurens won the game with 12 seconds to go on a bucket and a free throw. Jamar Smith led 0-3 TCMS with seven points. Shipman, Kenny Goethe and Chris Mobley each scored four points.
Dublin takes championship
The Dublin Irish scored two first half touchdowns and two more in the second half in winning the Middle Georgia Middle School Championship 32-0 in the Shamrock Bowl. The Irish scored a touchdown midway through the second quarter on an 18-yard run and another with 14 seconds remaining before halftime on a 97-yard interception return. Dublin made it 24-0 just 28 seconds into the second half on a 58-yard TD run and 32-0 with 2:10 left in the third on a 35-yard run.
Bullpups hold on again,
Now its on to the championship game
he Toombs County Middle School Bullpups jumped to a 14-0 lead on touchdown runs by Garrett Gray and Kenny Goethe. But just like in their first round playoff win over West Laurens, the Pups had to hold on to beat Bleckley County 14-12 in the semifinals in Cochran. The Bullpup defense denied the Barons a game-tying two-point conversion with just 31 seconds remaining.
Pups come back and hold on to win
In a first round playoff game the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups had to come back from a 22-14 halftime deficit and then once they took the lead on a Jamar Smith 12-yard touchdown run, James Ethredge had to intercept a pass near the goal line with less than 20 seconds remaining in the game to send the Pups to the second round with a 28-22 victory.
Bullpups win 4th straight
The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups closed out their regular season schedule with their fourth straight win, a 44-24 victory at East Laurens. Jamar Smith scored two touchdowns including a 98-yarder at the end of the third quarter. James Ethredge threw two TD passes to Marcus Trull for 15 and 20-yards. Garrett Gray and Kenny Goethe also scored rushing touchdowns for the 5-1 Bullpups.
Bullpups take care of Dodge
Bulldog Road was a busy place on Thursday with the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups beating Dodge County 24-14, while at the same time the Toombs County B-Team Bulldogs lost to Swainsboro 12-2. Jamar Smith scored two touchdowns and Kenny Goethe had one for the Bullpups.
Smith and Bullpups run by Chiefs
Tied at 8-8 early in the opening quarter with West Laurens, Toombs County Middle School running back Jamar Smith, following his efficient offensive line, scored four touchdowns and rushed for more than 100-yards to lead the Bullpups to a 38-8 home win. Kenny Goethe scored the Bullpups first touchdown on a pass reception from quarterback James Ethredge.
Smith and Goethe run Bullpups to win
Jamar Smith and Kenny Goethe each scored two touchdowns as the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups opened their season with a 28-0 home win over Swainsboro. Smith scored on a short run in the first quarter and a long kickoff return to start the second half. Goethe scored on a long run from scrimmage and he turned a short pass from quarterback James Ethredge into six points. Zuquion Gaffney, Anthony Toby and Austin Powell each picked off a Swainsboro pass.