Toombs County holds on in Double Overtime for win #200

On Friday October 23, The Toombs County Football team won the 200th game in program history. The game will go down in history as one of the most unusual wins. Toombs entered the game against Bacon County as heavy favorites but were down several key players. Bacon County jumped on the Bulldogs quick, opening up a 14 -0 score in the second quarter. Senior QB Chandler Lynn replaced Junior QB Josiah Smith, who played very well completing all 4 of his passes for 36-yards, and immediately found a seem and scampered 26-yards into Raider territory. Senior RB Derrick Mincey included runs of 15, 10, and 15 yards to push the Bulldogs into scoring range. Lynn took the QB keeper into the endzone for the Bulldog Touchdown with 5:56 remaining in the first half. Julian Marin-Vital added the point after and Toombs trailed by 7. On Bacons ensuing drive, Senior Robert Kent and Sophomore Wil Watts battled over a Bacon County Fumble that gave Toombs the ball back with 3:45 left in the half. A quick 4 play drive was capped by a Mincey 11-yard touchdown run. Marin-Vital tied the game at 14 with 1:48 to go. Bacon took the ball and marched 80 yards 9 plays and scored as time expired on a controversial 12-yard touchdown pass giving the Raiders a 21-14 lead on the Dawgs.

Toombs County made needed adjustments in the second half shutting out the Raiders offense for the remainder of regulation. Toombs County tied the game a second time with 8:06 remaining in the game on a 31-yard touchdown run by Mincey. Both teams made stops over the next 8 minutes and regulation ended 21-21. In the first overtime period, Bacon took first possession on the Bulldog 15 yard line. Bacon County drove the 15-yards on 4 plays and scored on a 2-yard run giving Bacon the 28-21 lead. Toombs offense entered the field and after 3 plays, stared at a 4th and 6 from the 11 yard line. Lynn took the snap and looked for Sophomore WR Jashaun Powell who was seeing double coverage. Lynn sailed the ball into the south endzone where Senior WR Tyler Heath out jumped the Raider defender for an exciting Toombs Touchdown. Marin-Vital tied the game for a third time. Toombs would then start the second overtime on Offense. A 6-yard run by Lynn and an 8-yard run by Mincey had the Dawgs on the 1-yard line and a first down. Mincey scored from a yard out on the next play giving the Dawgs their first lead of the night. Bacon took possession on the Bulldog 15 yard line and a snap to Bacon QB Mason Mikell kicked off his shin and spun toward the Bulldog bench. Watts jumped on the ball securing the win for Toombs County.

There was 121 plays from scrimmage on the night and Bacon lead the game for 120 of those plays. The Bulldogs lead for 1 play and won. The Bulldogs travel to Hazelhurst on Friday, October 30 to face off with the 5-1 Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets.

~Matt Lynn