The Thomson Junior Varsity Bulldogs cruised to a 28-2 victory over the Greenbrier Wolfpack in a rainy football game played at The Brickyard in Thomson last Thursday. The Bulldogs were aided by the help of two big pass plays and some stifling defense.
I think we did better than expected with the rain," said Thomson coach Chris Hodges "We controlled the ball well."
Thomson's first score came on their second possession of the game when running back Demarquiz Lampkin scampered around the right end for 43 yards. It came on the third play of the drive. Kendall Reynolds blasted through the middle for the two-point conversion to make it an 8-0 game.
Thomson scored again on the last play of the first quarter when Kentrell Reynolds returned one of his two interceptions 40 yards to pay dirt to put the 'Dogs up 14-0 at the end of the initial quarter.
Thomson extended their lead in the second quarter when quarterback Kennetavis McNair threw a long bomb to Norman Oates who sped around a Greenbrier defender for 56 yards for the score. Thomson led 20-0 at the half.
In the third quarter Greenbrier received a two-point gift from Thomson when the Bulldogs snapped three straight balls over the head of McNair with the final one recovered in the end zone for a safety. It turned out to be Greenbrier's only points of the game.
Thomson made up for their mental lapse in their next possession, though, when McNair again connected with Oates. He broke two tackles to complete a 76-yard touchdown pass on a third down play for the Bulldogs' final score. McNair hit Carlos McGahee for the two-point conversion which made it a 28-2 game.
The fourth quarter was dominated by defense with neither team scoring. Thomson's defense was impressive throughout the game with the defensive line pressuring the Wolpacks' quarterback on every pass play.
Thomson is now 2-1 on the season and will play again at home against the Lakeside Panthers on Thursday, Oct. 1.