Bulldogs Blank Knights
The Bulldogs of Toombs County High School hit the road Friday of last week in a must-win Region matchup at Memorial Stadium in Savannah versus the Windsor Forest Knights in the two schools first-ever meeting against each other.
Windsor Forest took the opening kickoff and the Bulldog's Red Bullet Defense went to work. Windsor Forest came out throwing the ball completing their first two passes for 18 yards and then added another 13-yard run before the Bulldog Defense shut the drive down and forced a Knight punt.
The Bulldog offense made quick work on their opening drive with runs of 15 and 3 by senior Tank Morris before a play-action pass play left junior Caden Marsh wide open for a senior Gavin Hall touchdown pass. On the play, Marsh raced 47 yards to the end zone to give Toombs County the lead, a lead they would hold onto all night.
After holding the Knights to a three-and-out, Toombs County took over on the Knight’s 40-yard line. Two plays later, Hall found sophomore LaGonza Heyward on a 33-yard touchdown pass. Angel Morales added another point after to extend the lead to 14- 0.
Senior Tamarian McArthur took over the ground game for the Dogs and added two more scores before halftime on runs of 10 and 43 yards to give the Dogs a 28-0 lead.
The Knights tried to move the ball in the final seconds through the air, but sophomore Zyreese Scott stepped in front of a Knight pass and returned the interception 38 yards for the final Bulldog TD of the half, giving the Toombs County Bulldogs a 35-0 lead.
The second half was played with a running clock, but the Bulldogs did punch in another score on McArthur’s 3rd touchdown of the night, which was a 17-yard scamper. That made the final score 41-0.
Toombs County continues to play its best football of the season. The Red Bullet defense pitched their fourth shutout of the season and held Windsor Forest to negative yards.
Toombs will play their final regular season game of the season this Friday night at home against archrival Vidalia. This is another must win game for Toombs. With Brantley County facing off with Appling County this Friday with Appling favored, that would mean the winner of the Toombs vs. Vidalia game would claim the #4 spot in the Region and would make the playoffs. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. in The Pit.