Jamar Smith recovers a fumble in UTEP/New Mexico State game

September 23, 2018

New Mexico State University and UTEP are separated by only 42 miles. That is why their rivalry is called the I-10 Rivalry. By interstate it takes only 38 minutes to go from one school to another. On September 21 the two schools met for the 96th time in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas and the visiting Aggies pulled out a 27-20 victory. Jamar Smith Page Former Toombs County Bulldog…

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The Bulldogs rally twice in regulation and they beat Metter 20-17 in overtime

September 21, 2018

Overtime, historically, has not been kind to the Toombs County Bulldogs. In 2013 they lost to Bryan County, at home in 3 OT’s, 34-27. In 2003, in Booster Stadium in the first round of the state playoffs, Toombs dropped a 26-20 decision to Brooks County in the first overtime and the year before TCHS lost another OT game, in the Pit 20-19, to Southeast Bulloch. Pictures by J.D. Rogers That…

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Bulldogs come off bye week facing another hot team

September 19, 2018

For the second game in a row the Toombs County Bulldogs are facing a team off to an historically good start. Prior to their off-week, the Bulldogs played host to a Claxton team which won it’s first three games for the first time since 2002 and with a 21-14 win in the Pit the Tigers were 4-0 prior to opening region play with a 41-0 loss at Montgomery County. Toombs County…

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Jamar Smith plays in historic Neyland Stadium

September 16, 2018

For the second time in his UTEP career Jamar Smith started for the Miners at linebacker. His first start was in 2017, at home, against Rice. His second start was on September 15, 2018 in historic Neyland Stadium. They have been playing games in that facility which seats 102,455 since 1921. On this sunny Saturday 87,707 showed up for a game which aired at noon time eastern on the SEC…

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Three former Bulldogs excel in week two of the college season

September 10, 2018

All three former Toombs County Bulldogs, who are playing college football this season, excelled on the playing field in week two. Mincey scores the only points in the second quarter  It is quite unusual for a defensive lineman to score the only points in a quarter. However, that is exactly what Ervin Mincey did in the second quarter of Holmes Community College’s 25-23 win at Jones Junior College. With 7:44…

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Claxton spoils Toombs County’s Homecoming with a Taylor made 21-14 win

September 7, 2018

Claxton quarterback Karon Taylor can beat you with his arm and his legs and that is exactly what he did in his first trip in to Booster Stadium in Lyons. The talented 5-8 160 pound sophomore threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score in Claxton’s 21-14 win over the Toombs County Bulldogs. Taylor also made other key running and passing plays to extend Tiger drives. Taylor threw a…

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JV Bulldogs shutout Tattnall County and earn their first win of the season

Last season it took a big defensive play for the Toombs County Junior Varsity football team to edge Tattnall County 16-14 in Reidsville. The Bulldogs turned an inside running play outside and then freshman D.J. Mincey made the tackle in the end zone for a safety to break the 14-all tie with 3:24 left in the game. In the rematch in Lyons, the Bulldogs didn’t need a late defensive play…

September 7, 2018
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The Bulldogs and Claxton resume their off and on rivalry

September 5, 2018

Booster Stadium in Lyons, home of the Toombs County Bulldogs, and the Pecan Grove in Claxton are separated by just 25.5 miles and yet the two schools have competed against each other in football just 12 times since Toombs County High School opened in 1987. The Bulldogs have won seven times and the Tigers have taken five games. Six of the TCHS wins came in a row under head coach…

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Beasley ends his amazing second pro season with three more dominant shutout innings

September 3, 2018

From the start, on April 11th in Burlington Idaho, to the end, on September 2nd in Mobile, Alabama, Jeremy Beasley was the minor league model of consistency on the mound. Only three times, in 25 games (18 starts and seven relief appearances) did he give up as many as four earned runs and each was in a five-inning start. Only twice did he yield three. In the other 20 outings…

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Three former Bulldogs make collegiate football contributions

September 2, 2018

Jamar Smith- Senior- UTEP Jamar Smith is back for his second and final season at UTEP. He still hasn’t tasted the thrill of victory in El Paso. Under two coaches last season UTEP went 0-12 and now with a season-opening 30-10 home loss to Northern Arizona the Miners have the longest current losing streak in the FBS at 13 games. For the FCS Lumberjacks, who play in the Big Sky…

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