TCHS Falls To Florida’s Paxon
The Toombs County High School Bulldogs boys basketball team played in their first game of the Paul Thigpen Christmas Classic at Vidalia High School last Wednesday. They took on the Golden Eagles of Paxon School for Advanced Studies out of Jacksonville, FL. Paxon came into the game with a 9-2 record and are in Class 4A in Florida. Toombs gave them a run for their money, but came up just short.
In the first quarter of the game, the Bulldogs and the Eagles were tied at 14-14, but a big second quarter from TCHS gave them a nice halftime lead. Toombs outscored Paxon 16-6 in the second quarter of the game to take a 30-20 lead into the break.
But in the third quarter, the tables turned as Paxon came back to tie the game. The Eagles tied the game at 41 41 going to the final period. In the fourth, Toombs gave it their all but came up short with Paxon taking the win, 54-50. The boys also played on Friday in the Christmas Classic after presstime for this issue. They will be back in action on Friday at home against Appling County at 6:00 p.m.