The Dogs improved their record to 3-2 for the 2008 season with a 12-0 win over the Tigers from Washington-Wilkes last Thursday in The Brickyard. Freshman quarterback Josh Jones scored both touchdowns for Thomson on runs of 5 and 29 yards.
Thomson kicked off to start the game but the line drive kick bounced off a lineman for the receiving team and the live ball was recovered by Thomson's Garrison Kendrick near midfield. Luck would bounce back the way of the Tigers on fourth down when Thomson lost a fumble. The teams combined for ten different fourth down plays in the game, only one of which was a punt.
Each team then went four and out before the Tigers were able to put together a sustained drive. Washington-Wilkes drove 65 yards in 17 plays and was set up with first and goal from the Thomson seven yard line. Deonta Stephens picked off the Tiger's next pass into the endzone for a touchback. Thomson drove to the Tiger 31 before turning the ball over on downs.
Linebacker Marquavious Jones forced a fumble on the Tigers' next possession and the loose ball was covered up by Trez McGahee at the opponent's 21. Jones scored for the Dogs four plays later on a quarterback keep around the left side with less than a minute to play in the first half. The PAT failed but the Dogs led 6-0 were able to hold the lead until halftime.
The Dogs offense would strike again on the second possession of the third quarter. Josh Jones again took a quarterback keep around the left side on a fourth and two play and raced 29 yards for his second touchdown of the day. His PAT pass fell short but Thomson now held a 12-0 lead with only 1:18 remaining in the third quarter.
Washington-Wilkes marched to the Thomson 37 before turning the ball over on downs. The Dogs sealed the victory with a punishing 16 play drive that consumed the final 8 minutes of the game, denying the Tigers any chance for a comeback.
Leading rushers for the Dogs were Ladricus Bonner with 55 yards on 15 carries and Demarquis Lampkin with 49 yards on just 6 touches. Josh Jones had 41 yards on 8 carries with two touchdowns.
The JV Dogs will play host to Screven County at 5:30 on Oct. 23 in the Brickyard.