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TMS Bulldogs shine in Saturday jamboree

The Thomson Middle School Bulldogs appear to be just as explosive on the gridiron this season as they were last year when they won the Super 10 Middle School Football Championship.

That is, if this past Saturday was any indication.

The Bulldogs recorded victories over both Warren County and Washington-Wilkes middle schools in a football jamboree that brought several middle school teams to The Brickyard in Thomson.

Each team was allowed to play two games - each one lasting just 15 minutes.

In the Bulldogs' first game against Warren County, Thomson Middle School won 14-0 behind the quarterbacking of five different players.

"We've got a lot quarterbacks," admitted Thomson Middle Head Coach Nick Brinson. "You never know whose going to be quarterbacking until you see him on the field."

The Bulldogs put together their first scoring drive on a sustained 70-yard march to paydirt. It ended on a 25-yard touchdown run by Anthony Moss. Following the two-point conversion, Thomson led 8-0.

The drive was spearheaded by starting quarterback Antonio Coleman.

Thomson's Ladricus Bonner was one of the running backs who performed well in the game, aside from Moss.

The second touchdown of the game against Warren County was made by Josh Jones. He caught a 21-yard pass from backup quarterback Jamontae Beard. The conversion failed. The Bulldogs then led 14-0.

Warren County, meanwhile, now guided by new Head Coach Terry Stephens, was never able to get untracked offensively.

The Screaming Devils were quarterbacked by Dextrell Norris, an eighth grader.

Some of the other players seeing action for Warren County included Brandon Hudson, Devonte Davis, Edricus Williams, Tobias Latimore, Quentavious Johnson, Michael Scott, Anquavius Battle, Dennis Clark, Devaraus Davis, Dominique Heard, Javoris Wilburn and Javonta Reynolds.

Defensively, Thomson Middle School Defensive Coordinator Aaron Hall had to be proud of his unit - holding both Warren County and Washington-Wilkes scoreless in the two games.

The Bulldogs' defense managed to keep the Tigers off the scoreboard, while posting an 8-0 win.

Defensively, some of the standouts included: Jonathan Atkins, Zerron Sturgis, Devonta Ealy, John Holloway, James Mullins, Marquavius Jones, Billy Felts, Richard Wilburn, Britt Smallwood, Jay Mitts and Cameron Garnett.

Scoring the lone touchdown and two-point conversion in the game against Washington-Wilkes was Bonner.

2007 Thomson Middle School Football Schedule
Date Opponent Place Time
Wed. 9/5 Hancock Co. Sparta 5:00
Wed. 9/12 Warren Co. Thomson 5:00
Wed. 9/19 Putnam Co. Thomson 5:00
Wed. 9/26 WaCo Sandersville 5:00
Wed. 10/3 Wrens Thomson 5:00
Wed. 10/10 Louisville Louisville 5:00
Wed. 10/17 B-Side Host TBA TBA
Wed. 10/24 Region Championship TBA TBA
Coaches: Nick Brinson, Aaron Hall, Terry Holder and Brett Chalker

Web posted on Thursday, August 30, 2007

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