After spending too much time in the locker room and not enough time on football field, due to two lengthy lightening delays, the Toombs County Bulldogs and the Hancock Central Bulldogs are hoping for a favorable weather forecast for Friday, August 30. So far, so good. As of Wednesday the forecast is for a high of 92 and a low of 72 with just a 20% chance of rain.
Hancock Central was off last Friday after scrimmaging at Jenkins County on August 16. In breaking down the available video from that game, Hancock scored an offensive and defensive touchdown.
HC drove 53-yards in nine plays to take a 7-0 lead with 6:49 to play in the first quarter. Senior quarterback Jaylon Hatcher (5-8 165 pounds) completed a 31-yard pass down the right sideline to the Jenkins 29 and then a 25-yard pass across the middle to the 7-yard line. A quarterback draw lost 3-yards and then Hatcher threw a 10-yard pass to Keveon Robbins (5-11 190 junior) for the touchdown.
Two plays later Hancock Central was back in the end zone on a scoop and score by the defense. The Bulldogs knocked the ball out of the running back’s hands and Quintavious Moss (6-1 195 senior) picked up the loose ball and ran 24-yards for six defensive points. The PAT was good giving Hancock a 14-0 lead with 5:49 to play in the first quarter.
Last season Hancock Central went 6-5 losing at Dooly County 28-14 in the first round of the playoffs. Toombs County defeated Hancock 14-8 in Booster Stadium. HC defeated two traditional powers which had down seasons- Washington-Wilkes and Lincoln County.
D.J. Mincey scored a four-yard rushing touchdown with 7:55 to play in the fourth quarter and the Toombs County Bulldog defense kept Hancock Central out of the end zone the rest of the way.
Demetrius Owens scored a defensive touchdown to give TCHS a 7-0 lead with 8:03 to play in the first quarter when the senior returned a Hancock Central fumble 29-yards for a touchdown.
The Bulldog kept Hancock Central off the scoreboard the third quarter. Jaquan Harden scored on a 1-yard run on a fourth down play. Those Bulldogs went for two after a TD and this time Robbins ran the ball into the end zone to give Hancock Central an 8-7 lead with 7:42 to play in the third quarter.