The Thomson High School junior varsity football team remains undefeated after two games this season.
The Bulldogs defeated the visiting Lincoln County Red Devils from nearby Lincolnton 39-3 in The Brickyard in Thomson last Thursday night.
"Our defense played extremely well, holding Lincoln County to less than 60 yards total offense -- 40 of which came on one drive," Thomson head coach Chris Hodges said. "Special teams were good for the most part and the offense took advantage of field position. We had too many penalties, though and we will need to address that if we're going to have a chance against Lakeside. Their junior varsity team is usually strong and we can't afford to make those kinds of mistakes."
The Thomson JV Bulldogs take on the Lakeside Panthers today (Thursday) in Evans at 5:30 p.m.
In the game against Lincoln County, Thomson wasted no time getting on the scoreboard.
Sophomore running back Torrie Battle demonstrated his speed, as he returned the opening kickoff 84 yards for a Thomson touchdown.
The Red Devils were forced to punt after the failing to gain a first down.
Battle fielded the punt for the Bulldogs and again showed his tremendous speed, as he ran it back 70 yards for Thomson's second touchdown of the game.
For the third time in a row, Battle again proved to be Thomson's big weapon early on, as he ran back a punt 30 yards and set up what would be the Bulldogs' third touchdown of the game. Freshman running back Marquize Hines ran it in from four yards out.
Leading by three touchdowns, the Bulldogs were a long way from being finished.
Before halftime, they got into the end zone again.
Chris Jordan, a sophomore, broke loose on a 60 yard run, which set up another score from the three yard line. Freshman A.J. Davis ran off-tackle and scored on the next play. Davis also added the extra point, which gave Thomson a 25-0 lead.
Prior to halftime, Lincoln County's lone points came on a 25-yard field goal. Thomson's William Bussey, a sophomore, had two different interceptions on that particular scoring drive, but both of them were nullified by penalties.
In the third quarter, Thomson's Wykey Lane, a sophomore, intercepted a pass and returned it 25 yards for what appeared to be another Bulldog touchdown, but again it was nullified by a penalty. Thomson's Jermaine Jordan eventually scored on a 25 yard run, which made it 39-3 midway of the third quarter. Davis' added the extra point.
Thomson's offense was engineered by starting quarterback Quay Cummings. Two other running backs also saw action in the backfield for Thomson.
They included freshmen Jesus Lovett and Leon Jones.