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(L to R, Front): Ryle Wilds, Gailan Wilds, Kristina Hattaway; (Back): BPC Coach Tyler Smith.Photo by Mike Branch
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(L to R, Front): Ryle Wilds, Gailan Wilds, Kristina Hattaway; (Back): BPC Coach Tyler Smith.Photo by Mike Branch

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Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri.

Castro said, “I am feeling really good about today, and it is nice to get rewarded for all of the hard work I have put in. We are in there four days a week practicing, and taking extra time to focus on the things I needed to as well. I chose Central Methodist University because I want to get better. I feel that if I go to an established program like this one, it will benefit me in the long run. I want to thank Coach Corley for always supporting me and having my back. I have to thank my mom for being there for me even though she may not have understood everything about this sport, but she was always there for me, and my dad as well for all he does. I have to also thank my teammates for making me better every day.”

Head Esports Coach, Tyler Corley stated, “Christian Castro is a seasoned three-year starter with the Toombs County Bulldogs Esports team, showcasing his skills in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, Splatoon 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Rocket League at the varsity level. His remarkable career with the Bulldogs includes two state runner-up finishes, two GHSA State Championship qualifications, over 50 playoff wins, and an impressive tally of over 400 victories. Christian’s dedication and talent have earned him a spot at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri, where he will continue his esports journey as a member of the Eagles, competing in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.”

Brandon McCall

McCall has been a big part of the TCHS football team and played big for them on the defensive line. He will be heading to Bluffton University in Ohio to play for the Beavers.

McCall stated, “I feel good, I feel blessed to have this opportunity. Hard work paid off, just showed up every day, put in the work, prayed every day, and here I am now. I chose Bluffton University because they have been talking to me since my junior year. They have kept at me, and after visiting with them, it just felt like home, like it was the right place for me. I want to thank God first, Coach Martin for showing me the way, my mom for raising me right, and all of my teammates, and my teachers who have pushed me in the classroom as well. I'm excited to take this journey.”

Head Football Coach, Buddy Martin said, “Brandon McCall, an all-star athlete from Toombs County High School, is the epitome of what it means to be a Bulldog. Brandon not only focuses on his academics and sports, but he finds time to volunteer in his community. He was a member of the Toombs County Bulldog Football Team for four years where he held the position of defensive end and tight end, was named Region Honorable Mention. Brandon plans to attend Bluffton University in Ohio where he will major in preengineering and play football.”

Aniyah Mckinnon

Mckinnon is heading off to East Georgia to continue her basketball career. Mckinnon was the Region 3AA Player of the Year for the Lady Bulldogs this season and has been a standout player for them. Mckinnon said, “I feel good about today. I want to thank Coach Walker and all of my teammates, the administration, and everyone who got me to where I'm at today. The coaches there at East Georgia are nice, and it just fit for me.”

Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Melody Walker stated, “Aniyah Mckinnon has had a successful high school basketball career. In her 4 years as Lady Hoopdawg, she has been All-Region 1st team twice, Region Player of the Year 20232024, All-State 1st team, and amassed over 1000 points. Aniyah has also competed in the state playoffs twice in her high career. She has decided to further her academics and athletics as a Lady Bobcat at East Georgia State College.”

Gailan Wilds

Wilds is also heading over to Brewton-Parker College to continue his wrestling career.

Wilds stated, “Super excited to head to BPC. They have great competitors on their team and the coaches are great. I am looking forward to the challenge and to getting along better with my new teammates. I want to thank my mom and my family, Coach Allen, Coach Smith and all of my teammates for helping me get better and pushing me.”

Head Wrestling Coach, Todd Allen said, “It has been a pleasure to have Gailan in our program. As only a 2nd year wrestler, his commitment level, dedication, and drive to succeed was on a different level. He has a high ceiling for growth and the work ethic to back it up. His 4th place finish at the State tournament this season is just the beginning, and I am excited to see how far he can take this same drive at the next level at BPC. Our program is better because of his senior leadership this past season.”

(L to R, Front): Whitney McCall, Brandon McCall, Jen Jackson; (Back): James Jackson, Ralph Gothe, Dae Dae McCall, Mike Spivey, Cameron Spivey, Jannie McCall.Photo by Mike Branch

(L to R, Front): Janice Mckinnon, Aniyah Mckinnon, Shondra Day; (Back): Jamal Mckinnon, Tyrique Mckinnon, Lakeisha Whitest, Malik Day and Head Coach Melody Walker.Photo by Mike Branch

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