WRENS, Ga. - Kentrell Reynolds scored a pair of touchdowns in the first half and William Bussey added another one late in the game to propel the undefeated Thomson Middle School Bulldogs past the Wrens Colts 22-0 last Wednesday night.
The Colts, like the Bulldogs, came into the game unbeaten after three games. The two-time defending Super 10 Middle School champions, however, continued their winning ways thanks to several strong defensive stances.
It seemed that every time the Colts tried to get something established, they were shut down, either by the Bulldogs' determined defensive unit or by their own miscues. The Colts are led by Head Coach Chris Thigpen, a former graduate and football player at Thomson High School.
Wrens' miscues started early in the first quarter. A Wrens player fumbled the ball away after being hit hard by Bussey with teammate Trevor Johnson recovering it for Thomson at the Wrens' 6. Three plays later, the Bulldogs of first year Head Coach Aaron Hall were in the end zone on a 6-yard run by Reynolds with 4:42 to play in the first quarter. Reynolds also scored the two-point conversion play, putting Thomson up 8-0.
The Colts later set out on their first offensive series of the game from the 20, following a booming kick by Thomson's Clay Blasingame that went into the end zone.
Behind quarterback La'Derrick Hammond, the Colts attempted to move the ball, but on a fourth down and one play, Thomson's Cedric Smith came through with a big hit behind the line that resulted in a 4-yard loss. It also resulted with the Bulldogs deep in Wrens' territory.
Three plays later, Reynolds scored on a 21-yard scamper. He also picked up the two-point conversion, giving Thomson a 16-0 lead with 1:03 left in the first quarter.
Neither team could muster a score in the second or third quarter. In fact, Thomson's final score - a 10-yard run by Bussey - came with just six seconds left in the game.
Thomson was scheduled to play host to the Louisville Eagles on Wednesday in The Brickyard, while Wrens was to travel to Warrenton to play the Warren County Middle Screaming Devils.