Ricardo Santana runs to a 7th place finish at state

Toombs County’s Ricardo Santana is used to top 10 finishes in state competition. After all in wrestling he has won back-to-back state championships after finishing third in his freshman season. In cross country Santana placed 10th as a sophomore at the GHSA State Cross Country Championships in Carrollton, as a junior he finished second and on Saturday, November 3, 2018 the two-time Region 2 Champion battled a tough field to…

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Jamar Smith picks off his 1st pass as he wins his 1st game as a UTEP Miner

It had been 699 days since former Toombs County Bulldog Jamar Smith had experienced the thrill of victory on a football field. On December 4, 2016 his Holmes Community College Bulldogs rallied from a 21-14 halftime deficit to defeat Iowa Western Community College 28-21 in the Graphic Edge Bowl played in the Uni-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. That game ended his two seasons of junior college ball. Next was the…

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6th Grade Toombs County Middle School Bullpups win back-to-back championships

For the second season in a row the 6th Grade Toombs County Middle School Bullpups won the league championship at Jeff Davis. Last year the Bullpups knocked off JD 16-7 and this season the winning score was 19-8. The Bullpups finish the season with a 6-2 record. Pictures by Ashley Warf Akheem Holland scored the first TCMS touchdown. He caught a screen pass and broke it 50-yards. “He did a great…

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Swainsboro nips Toombs County 21-20 on Senior Night in the Pit

The Toombs County Bulldogs became the first Region 2 team to score offensive points against the Swainsboro Tigers, the first region team to hit double-digits against the Tigers’ stout defense and they almost became the first region team to defeat the region champions. D.J. Mincey raced 20-yards for a touchdown with just 59 seconds remaining in the game to cut the Tiger lead to one-point. The Bulldogs decided to go…

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Toombs County Bulldog Senior Night versus the Swainsboro Tigers

The Toombs County Bulldogs will close out the regular season with a tough Region 2 game against the Swainsboro Tigers. The Region 2 Champions have not allowed an offensive touchdown in five region games. Seven Bulldogs will be honored before the game in a Senior Night Salute. This will  be the first group of Bulldog seniors to make the GHSA State Playoffs three straight seasons since the 2008 Dawgs did…

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Alli and Tucker lead TCMS Cross County to a successful season

The Toombs County Middle School Cross Country season ended with boys and girls competing in the Georgia Middle School State Cross County Championships at Cochran. The Lady Bullpups finished fifth and they were led by Alli Waller who won a medal for her 16th place finish out of 87 runners. Teammate Kylee Edwards placed 26th. The Bullpups top runner was Tucker Brodnax. He finished 22nd out of 119 competitors. Georgia…

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Ricardo Santana wins a second straight Region 2 Championship

For the second straight year Toombs County’s Ricardo Santana held off Jeff Davis’s Hector Huerta to win the Region 2 Individual Cross Country Championship. Last October Ricardo won by a minute in a time of 16:47.63. This years race was much closer with Santana running the 5000 meters in 17:30.40 and he won by 7 1/2 seconds. Both races were staged at Jeff Davis. The Bulldogs finished third behind Jeff Davis…

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Jamar Smith tallies 10 tackles in UTEP’s 20th straight loss

For their past four games the UTEP Miners appeared to be moving closer to their first win since the 2017 season and then they ran into the UAB Blazers. The Blazers, in their second season back since shutting down their football program, has emerged as one of the best teams in Conference USA. Following a 19-0 win at UTEP the Blazers improved to 5-0 in the conference and 7-1 overall. UAB…

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6th Grade TCMS Bullpups win a thriller

Coming off their only loss of the season (39-0 at Claxton), the Toombs County Middle School 6th Grade Bullpups rallied from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter and they defeated Bacon 26-25 by scoring the winning touchdown and extra point with just 30 seconds remaining in the game. The young Pups are 5-1. “Words would be hard to describe the game we had Thursday,” head coach John McDonald said….

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Jeff Davis ends an 8-game losing streak versus Toombs County with a 35-14 win

In an eight-game losing streak against the Toombs County Bulldogs, the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets were outscored on average by a 40-6 score and four of those Bulldog wins were by a shutout. In fact the last time The Jackets had beaten the Bulldogs was on October 5, 2001 when JD took care of TCHS 21-6 in Hazlehurst. On October 19, 2018- 6,223 days later- the Jackets ended that drought…

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