WASHINGTON, Ga. -- It wasn't pretty.
And Thomson-McDuffie Middle School football head coach Aaron Hall expressed disappointment in his players, as the Bulldogs lost 29-12 to the Washington-Wilkes Middle School Tigers in Washington last Wednesday.
"We didn't play good and we didn't show a lot of character," coach Hall lamented. "We were not very consistent at anything we tried to do."
The Bulldogs will attempt to redeem themselves when they travel to Hartwell to take on Hart County Middle School this Saturday. Game time is set for 5 p.m.
In the season opener against Washington-Wilkes, coach Hall said his team had a chance to go up at halftime, as the Bulldogs drove all the way down to their opponents' 3 yard line just before intermission.
"We had a chance, but they kept us out," coach Hall said. "I don't think our kids ever regrouped after we failed to score just before halftime. I thought the momentum swung their way after that and we were never able to do anything about it."
At half time, Washington-Wilkes led 8-6.
In the first quarter, Thomson's Kawann Bell scored the Bulldogs' first touchdown of the season.
The Bulldogs scored again in the third quarter. Bell scored that touchdown, too.
Another difference in the game turned out to be that Washington-Wilkes had "a very good player," coach Hall said.
"He was real fast. Our team couldn't catch him. They beat us with that one player."