GHSA Traditional State Wrestling Tournament
Jamar gets his state championship
In 2014 Toombs County’s Jamar Smith was denied his first GHSA State Championship because of an illegal slam in the title match at the Toombs County Middle School Gym. 358 days later, in the Macon Centreplex, the senior ended a perfect 47-0 season with the perfect result- a first round pin with just two seconds left on the clock.
Smith is the 13th Toombs County Bulldog to win a state championship. The Dawgs have won at least one state title in each of the last four years and they have totaled seven championships during this span.
Smith opened up his match with McNair’s Derek Clayton with a short feeling out period and then he collected two points for a take down. From the top position Smith was able to get Clayton on his back and then he stuck him for his seventh first round pin in eight matches of the sectionals and state.
Jamar Smith is a sectional champ again
Jamar won his second GHSA State Sectional Championship and the undefeated senior (43-0) will lead five of his teammates to the Macon Centreplex for the state tournament. Surviving a tough GHSA East Sectional, in Madison, are 120 pound Jose Delgado,126 pound Justin Hall, 152 pound Chase Corbin, 182 pound Cole Dowd and 195 pound Bryson Smith. Jamar is the only Bulldog with state tourney experience. Last year he finished second. In 2014 six Bulldogs also qualifed for state and all six were sectional champs. Four won state championships.
Jamar dominated the 220 pound weight class, winning all four of his matches with first period pins. Smith was only on the mat for a total of four minites and seven seconds. His pins were executed in 25 seconds, 1:24, 1:05 and 1:13 in the first place match.
Dawgs go 14-for-14
All the Area 1 champs are going to sectionals
GHSA AAA State Team Duals in Macon
Dawgs finish in AAA Top 6
The Smiths stick the Greenwave
Toombs County Bulldog wrestling head coach Bradley Benton said before the start of thr AAA GHSA State Team Duals, in the Macon Centreplex, that his goal for his young 2014-15 team was to finish in the top six. Last season a more experienced and senior laden team finished fourth in Double A. Only four wrestlers from that team were in the lineup when the Bulldogs took on Spencer in the consolation semifinals.
TCHS takes on the BIG schools
or the second straight year the Toombs County Bulldog wrestling team traveled to Woodward Academy, in College Park, to compete in the War Eagle Classic. The Dawgs had six wrestlers finish in the top six in their weight class and the team fnished eighth overall. Jamar Smith (220 pounds) remained undefeated and won his weight class after finishing second at that event last year.
Dawgs finish 3rd in Viking Invitational
Jamar Smith kept his senior season record perfect with a quick first period pin over an opponent from Dodge County to lead the Toombs County Bulldog wrestling team to a third place finish in the Viking Invitational at Soperton. Smith, competing in the 220 pound weight class, was the only Bulldog to wrestle for an individual title.
Dawgs go 6-for-6 at Sectionals
he Toombs County Bulldog wrestling team went six-for-six in the final round of the GHSA State Sectionals at Dublin High. All six Dawgs will be number one seeds at state. No other Toombs County wrestler qualified for the trip to the Gwinnett Center.
Jamar Smith won the 220 pound division with a second period pin and heavyweight Eric Hester wrapped up the tourney with a 6-0 win over East Laurens.
Bulldog wrestlers rule Area 1
In early January the Toombs County Bulldog wrestling team won the Area 1 Dual Tournament at Jeff Davis. On the first day of February the Dawgs dominated the Area 1 Traditional Tourney in the TCMS Gym. Toombs qualified eight wrestlers for the finals and they scored seven area champs- three more than last year.
Dawgs wind up 2nd in Dublin
Seeded 4th, Dawgs finish 4th
ties best finish at GHSA Duals
The Toombs County wrestling team, the Area 1 champion, was seeded fourth in the Double A bracket of the GHSA State Duals. That was perception. The Bulldogs proved they were the fourth best team in the state on the mat by defeating Spencer and Lovett, while losing to Jefferson and Social Circle. This is the second time in school history the Bulldogs have finished second in the state duals.
Bulldogs are 2nd at West Laurens
Bulldog wrestlers open season
finishing second at Effingham
Junior Jamar Smith was voted the outstanding wrestler of the entire one-day tourney. Jamar, who didn’t wrestle the second half of last season, proved he wasn’t rusty by going 5-0 with victories all recorded in the first period.
Six Bulldogs are champs
The Toombs County Bulldogs placed eight wrestlers in the finals and won six weight classes as they finished second to Pierce County in their own Christmas Brawl. The Bears tallied 274 points and the Bulldogs had 244.5. Jeff Davis (182) finished third and Appling County (117) fourth.
Mark Terrell (138 pounds), Solomon McLeod (160), Erion Gaffney (170), J.D. Rogers (182), Xavier Horne (195) and Jamar Smith (220) all finished first. Terrell, McLeod, Gaffney, Horne and Smith all won with pins.
TCHS takes 2nd at Viking Invitational
MatDogs repeat as Area 2 Champs
Three Dawgs win Sweet Onion Titles
J.D. Rogers, Kalin Wilhite and Jamar Smith each won individual titles to help lead the Toombs County Bulldogs to a fifth place finish in the Bulldog Sweet Onion Wrestling Tournament.
amar Smith, competing in the 195 pound weight class, pinned all three of his opponents- Evan Joyner from Turner County, Tyler Smith of South Effingham and Brian Whitfield representing Commerce in the final. The freshman ended the championship match quickly by taking down Whitfield with a thump. Whitfield made a noticeable grunt when he hit the mat and Smith said he knew it was over, “I knew I had him right where I wanted him. He was hurt and he was down and I was going to hold him there.” Smith is 34-8 on the season.