In 2014 Toombs County’s Jamar Smith was denied his first GHSA State Championship because of an illegal slam in the title match at the Toombs County Middle School Gym. 358 days later, in the Macon Centreplex, the senior ended a perfect 47-0 season with the perfect result- a first round pin with just two seconds left on the clock.
Smith is the 13th Toombs County Bulldog to win a state championship. The Dawgs have won at least one state title in each of the last four years and they have totaled seven championships during this span.
Smith opened up his match with McNair’s Derek Clayton with a short feeling out period and then he collected two points for a take down. From the top position Smith was able to get Clayton on his back and then he stuck him for his seventh first round pin in eight matches of the sectionals and state.
Jamar Smith is a sectional champ again
Jamar won his second GHSA State Sectional Championship and the undefeated senior (43-0) will lead five of his teammates to the Macon Centreplex for the state tournament. Surviving a tough GHSA East Sectional, in Madison, are 120 pound Jose Delgado,126 pound Justin Hall, 152 pound Chase Corbin, 182 pound Cole Dowd and 195 pound Bryson Smith. Jamar is the only Bulldog with state tourney experience. Last year he finished second. In 2014 six Bulldogs also qualifed for state and all six were sectional champs. Four won state championships.
Jamar dominated the 220 pound weight class, winning all four of his matches with first period pins. Smith was only on the mat for a total of four minutes and seven seconds. His pins were executed in 25 seconds, 1:24, 1:05 and 1:13 in the first place match.