The 2009 football campaign at Thomson High School hasn't gone so well and it got a little worse with another loss last Friday night.
It was a 41-7 setback to Buford High School in a game played in Metro Atlanta.
It marked the Bulldogs' fifth loss of the season and their third consecutive in as many weeks.
"We still can't seem to get it together," said an unhappy Thomson head coach Luther Welsh after his team's latest lost. "It's been a very difficult season. Even though the Buford game wasn't a region game, it was still a loss. We've just got to continue to work hard and get better. And the only way a team can do that is to keep trying."
The Bulldogs will give it another shot when they host region opponent West Laurens this Friday night in The Brickyard. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
"Hopefully we'll play a lot better since we'll be back home and this is our homecoming game," said coach Welsh. "Maybe our kids will be up for this game, since it's a special one."
With three region losses and little chance of making the playoffs for the first time in several years, coach Welsh is hoping his Bulldogs are hungry.
"We've got to win Friday night to have any outside shot at the playoffs," said coach Welsh. "If we don't win this game, then we don't stand a chance of making the playoffs."
The head coach admitted that it's been both a disappointing and frustrating season for the players, coaches and fans.
"I wish we could have played a lot better than we did, but we've done what we did and now we've got to live with it," added coach Welsh.
After the West Laurens game, Thomson has just two games remaining in regular season. The Bulldogs will hit the road to Waynesboro to battle the Burke County Bears the following week. They then will host the Baldwin Braves in their 10th game of the season.