Over recent years the Toombs County Bulldogs have played in preseason scrimmages at Dodge County, ECI and Upson Lee in addition to the many times they have played these practice games in the Pit. On Friday, August 11, the Bulldogs will travel 87 miles to play at Quad A Hephzibah.
Last year, at Booster Stadium, the two schools only played a half of a scrimmage game. The varsity teams played the opening quarter and Toombs ruled 16-0 scoring on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Dalton McBride to Jaquail Boyd and a 3-yard run by Morgan with 2.8 seconds left in the quarter. The junior varsity teams played a scoreless second quarter and then at half a big storm arrived from the south which ended the football on that Friday night.
In this year’s scrimmage the varsity will play the first, second and fourth quarters and the junior varsity the third quarter. There will be punts, extra points and field goals. However, even though players will line up for each side there will be no blocking or rushing and on kickoffs there will be no returns, just fair catches.
Coming off their scrimmage on Friday, in the Pit, head coach Richie Marsh wants to see his experienced team improve in several phases of the game. “I want to see us make some improvements in some of the alignment mistakes that we made and some of the mental mistakes that we made,” Marsh said after a Wednesday practice which started inside, due to rain, and ended with some work outside on special teams and goal line situations. “I want to see us continue to play fast like we did last week, except a little faster. I want to see some of the young kids that kind of showed us some things that we got excited about and I want to see them take the next step. I want to see us get in game mode.”
Interview with Coach Richie Marsh
This will be the first time since the spring game, at Hawkinsville, that the Bulldogs will see officials on the field and Marsh wants his team to stay away from stupid mistakes and penalties
Last year the Rebels ran multiple formations on offense. The Bulldogs are expecting anything from single wing and I formation to an empty backfield spread.
Other Region 2 Scrimmages
Benedictine versus Jenkins at Savannah State
Atkinson County at Bacon County
Swainsboro at Aquinas
Telfair County at Jeff Davis
Vidalia at ECI
Other Area Games
Twiggs County at Dublin
Treutlen at Glasscock County
Calhoun County at Montgomery County