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Homecoming Win For TCHS

Homecoming Win For TCHS Homecoming Win For TCHS

The Toombs County High School Bulldogs football team hosted Berrien County last Friday night for Homecoming. The Bulldogs rolled over the Rebels from Nashville.

During halftime of the contest TCHS also crowned a new Homecoming Queen and Princess. The Homecoming Queen was Mikenna Salem while the Princess was Gisselle Delgado.

It took the Bulldogs a few offensive series to get things going, but the defense did a great job all night as they held the Rebels to just over 200 yards of total offense on the night with 50 of those yards coming on one play.

After punting the ball on their first two possessions, the Bulldogs got a big run from quarterback Chandler Lynn on their next drive as he went 68 yards from the 35 all the way to the 8-yard line of Berrien. DJ Mincey took the ball down to the 4-yard line, and then Brannon Usher punched it in with 2:04 left in the first quarter. Julian Marin-Vital added the extra point for a 7-0 lead. continued from page

Early in the second quarter the Bulldogs took over at their 41-yard line after the defense stopped the Rebels on a fourth down play. Mincey quickly broke free and took it to the 4-yard line on the first play. Mincey went in for the score on the next play with 11:22 left in the first half. Marin-Vital added the PAT for a 14-0 lead.

Mincey and Tank Morris came up with big sacks on the next defensive series, and the Rebels had to punt the ball away. Toombs got good field position at the 48-yard line, and Lynn hit Tyler Heath on a touchdown pass. Heath broke two tackles after making the catch to get into the end zone with 8:31 left in the half. Marin-Vital added the kick for a 21-0 lead.

Usher and Wil Watts combined for a sack forcing another punt by the Rebels. Toombs took over at their 24-yard line. Lynn again hit Heath, this time out to midfield. Mincey got another big run, but it was called back on a holding penalty. On the next play Usher broke free and went 57 yards for the score with 2:38 left in the half. Marin-Vital added the extra point for a 28-0 lead.

Berrien started their next drive at their 3-yard line. They broke free for a big run, but at the end of the run the Bulldogs forced a fumble and got on it at their own 48-yard line.

Lynn scrambled for a run to the Berrien 40. Penalties pushed the Bulldogs back and they turned the ball over on downs at the Berrien 37-yard line, but with just 33 seconds to play in the first half of action.

Berrien did pick up some yardage as they moved across midfield, but Toombs stopped them and went to halftime with the 28-0 lead.

In the second half a big loss for the Rebels and then a sack for Robert Kemp pushed the back deep in their territory. Toombs got great field position after a short kick and good return by Lynn to the 23-yard line. Toombs had a penalty and lost some yards, and ended up going for a long field goal. The kick was no good and Berrien took over at the 37-yard line.

The TCHS defense again forced a punt, and Lynn got another good return, this time down to the Berrien 19-yard line. After a penalty, Usher went in from the 20-yard line on a run with 5:11 left in the third quarter. Marin-Vital added the kick for a 35-0 lead.

On the Bulldogs' next series Mincey went 48 yards for another touchdown with 1:27 left in the third quarter. The kick from Marin-Vital made it 42-0 with Toombs way out in front.

The Bulldogs added one more touchdown in the game after starting another drive deep in the Rebels' territory. This time DJ Austin went in for the touchdown from 5 yards out as Toombs went up 49-0 after the kick with 6:36 to play in the game.

Toombs took the win 49-0 for Homecoming as they improve their record to 3-1 on the year. This week Toombs will play their final nonregion game as they travel to Montezuma to face off with Macon County with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Macon County are the #3 ranked team in A Public.

Brannon Usher goes in for one of his three touchdowns of the game as the Bulldogs roll over Berrien County for Homecoming.Photo by Mike Branch

Tyler Heath strolls into the end zone after breaking several tackles on a touchdown pass play from Chandler Lynn. This score put the Bulldogs up 21-0.Photo by Mike Branch

United Way Kickoff – Kathy Sikes, right, chairman of the local United Way’s 2021 campaign and cochair Melissa Bruce stand in front of a screen announcing the $550,000 fund-raising goal. This year’s kickoff, titled “We Are Better Together,” was presented virtually, with live streaming online. The video has been posted to the UW Facebook page. The UW provides support to over thirteen agencies in Toombs, Montgomery and Wheeler counties.Photo by Evan Riekhof

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