With just two minutes left in the game, the Thomson Middle School Bulldogs had a chance to stage a come-from-behind victory against Washington County's Golden Hawks last Wednesday in Sandersville.
But it wasn't meant to be. For the Bulldogs ended up losing a heartbreaker, 8-6. The loss was the team's first of the season to go with three victories.
The Bulldogs were scheduled to play Wrens on Wednesday at The Brickyard in Thomson in what Thomson Middle Head Coach Nick Brinson said was "a must win."
In the loss to Washington County, the Golden Hawks drove for their only touchdown of the game on their second possession of the first quarter. They led 8-0 for more than two and a half quarters.
Thomson's only touchdown didn't come until two-minutes left in the game. Ladricus Bonner scored on a power play. His effort to score for the two-point conversion, which could have tied the game, was unsuccessful.
The Bulldogs' touchdown was set up on a blocked punt by Garrison Kendrick, an eighth grade defensive end.
Following the Thomson score, the Bulldogs attempted an onside kick - Marjerius Moss getting the honor. Surprisingly, Thomson recovered the football and had a chance to win with two minutes left in the game. Quarterback Josh Jones attempted to get something going offensively, but each time he did, the Golden Hawks were able to put up a defensive stance.
"We were in the driver's seat until then with a chance to win the game," lamented Coach Brinson. "We just weren't able to move the football."