Toombs County Bulldogs open Region 2 play with a well executed 41-7 win over Bryan County


On an early season Senior Night the Toombs County Bulldogs played their first of seven Region 2 games and they looked like they were in late season form. The Dawgs defense not only shut out the Redskins offense in the first half, but they also held them without a first down until the third quarter. Meanwhile, on offense Toombs spread the field and piled up the yardage and points opening up a 27-o lead at half on their way to a 41-7 victory in Booster Stadium.

TCHS players and cheerleaders are all smiles after Senior Night victory

Quarterback Dalton McBride scored two rushing touchdowns as did fellow junior Keshawn Morgan. McBride scored on runs of one and 23 yards in the second quarter with 8:07 and 3:37 left on the clock. Keshawn caught a screen pass and raced 40 yards with 47 seconds left in the first half and then scored on a one-yard run with 4:25 to play in the third quarter. Toombs is 3-1 overall.

The Bulldogs have scored 90 points in their last two games including the 49-35 win at Telfair County. The last time TCHS scored 90 points in back-to-back games was in weeks two and three of the 2003 season. The Dawgs defeated Jeff Davis 48-20, at home, and then took care of East Laurens 42-21 on the road.

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Jeidon Sistrunk scored the first TD of the night on an 18-yard run with 54 seconds remaining in the first quarter. That was the Bulldogs first opening quarter touchdown of the season and their ninth in their last 34 games dating back to the 2013 season. Ashlee Ashley scored the last touchdown, with 8:37 to play in the game, on a one-yard quarterback keeper.

Unofficial Statistics

Rushing- Keshawn Morgan 20 carries for 137 yards (6.9) and one rushing touchdown

Dalton McBride 9 carries for 110 yards (12.2) and two touchdowns

Jeidon Sistrunk 12 carries 66 (5.5) yards and one touchdown

Ashlee Ashley 3 carries for 9 yards and one touchdown

Demetrius Owens 2 carries for six yards

Total rushing- Toombs County 46 carries for 328 yards (7.1) and five touchdowns

Passing- Dalton McBride completed 5 of 8 passes for 91 yards and one touchdown

Receiving- Keshawn Morgan 1 catch for 40 yards and one touchdown

Jacquail Boyd two catches for 25 yards

D.J. Matthews one catch for 16 yards

Luke Anderson one catch for 10 yards

Bryan County had 138 total yards- 83 on one running play by Willie Lavant

The Bulldogs had 7 Tackles for a loss

Bryan County only had two first downs in the game. The first on a 19-yard pass play with 9:33 to play in the third quarter and the second on an 83-yard run late in the game.

Scoring Drives 

First touchdown- eight plays for 62 yards. Sistrunk ran the ball three times for 27 yards and scored on an 18-yard run. Morgan had three carries for 12 yards and McBride one carry for 12. McBride completed one pass to Jacquail Boyd for 14 yards and a first down.

Second touchdown- eight plays for 49 yards. Morgan carried the ball five straight times for 36 yards. Sistrunk and and McBride each had one rush for one yard with Dalton scoring the touchdown. McBride completed a pass to Luke Anderson for a 10-yard game and a first down.

Third touchdown- five plays for 41 yards. Morgan ran twice for 24 yards including a 21-yard run for a first down. Sistrunk had two carries for seven yards and McBride ran 23, off a fake to Morgan, for the touchdown.

Fourth touchdown- The Bulldogs went 68 yards in five plays and 46 seconds taking control of the ball with 93 seconds remaining in the first half. McBride completed two passes. D.J. Matthews caught a pass one-handed and the play was good for 16 yards and a first down. However, there was a personal foul penalty against TCHS for 15 yards. Boyd  caught a pass for 11 yards and McBride ran for five before the 40 yard screen pass to Morgan for the touchdown with 47 second remaining in the half. The PAT was no good giving TCHS a 27-0 lead at half.

Fifth touchdown- Eight plays for 77 yards on the Bulldogs first possession of the second half. McBride had three runs for 51 yards. He picked up three first down on runs of 15 and 16 on back-to-back carries and 20 on the fifth play of the drive. Sistrunk toted the ball three times for 13 yards and Morgan two times for 14 and Keshawn scored from one yard out.

Sixth touchdown- The Redskins tried to convert on a fourth and one play at their 20 and they failed. The Bulldogs needed only three plays to score. Morgan ran for 15 and four yards and Ashlee Ashley entered the game at quarterback and from the one he faked the handoff to Demetris Owens and then pulled it out and ran into the end zone for six.