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Early lead carried Bulldogs to win

It was easy sailing for the Bulldogs of Thomson Middle-Thomson-McDuffie County Junior High School in football, as they defeated the visiting Louisville Middle School Eagles 38-8 at The Brickyard in Thomson last Thursday night.

Thomson is now 2-1 on the season and will play host to the Wrens Middle School Colts today (Wednesday). Game time is set for 5 p.m.

The Colts are coached by Chris Thigpen, who lives in Thomson and was a former star center for the Thomson High Bulldogs.

The latest victory came in convincing fashion and pleased second year head coach Aaron Hall.

A week before the Bulldogs played Louisville they had an open week, which coach Hall said was somewhat of an advantage as much as it was a disadvantage.

"It was an advantage from the standpoint that we were able to reap a lot of plays on offense," coach Hall said. "And it was a disadvantage in that we had gone two weeks without playing a game. That's why we played Louisville so ugly in that first quarter."

Thomson scored their first touchdown of the game late in the first quarter and never had to look back.

"We scored in every quarter and that was a good thing," coach Hall said, noting that his offensive unit has sputtered a little bit this season. "We played pretty good football after we got past the first quarter."

Coach Hall said he was pleased with his team's effort in the Louisville game.

"I just hope we can play that good against Wrens," he said.

"They've got a good team and they run well. If we block well and execute, I feel we can play against anybody and at least hold our own. We'll see when we play Wrens."

He praised the performances of several of his players.

They included: Hunter Toomey, a tight end and defensive end; Felton Hatcher, a fullback and linebacker; Quan Sturgis, a fullback and defensive end; Quay Cummings, quarterback and defensive back; Nathan Few, a linebacker and offensive lineman; and Antron Wilson, an offensive and defensive lineman.

"They played pretty good football for us against Louisville," coach Hall said.

Web posted on Thursday, October 01, 2009

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