After a 26-6 loss at the hands of Washington County's Golden Hawks a week ago, the Thomson Bulldogs hit the road for the first time this season and hope to get back to their winning ways.
Thomson will face the Hephzibah Rebels in Hephzibah on Friday night in a North Sub-Region 3-AAA game. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Like the Bulldogs, the Rebels are coming off a lost last week. Richmond Academy's Musketeers shut Hephzibah out 20-0.
Richmond Academy held Hephzibah to just 25 yards on the ground and allowed them only 85 through the air. The Musketeers also forced the Rebels to punt seven times.
Hephzibah quarterback Terry Robinson completed only 9-of-23 passes for 85 yards and threw an interception.
Robinson stayed under pressure the entire game.
As Thomson discovered against Washington County, Richmond Academy will find out just how tough the Golden Hawks are when the two teams tangle at The House of Pain in Sandersville on Friday.
The Bulldogs had their share of problems -- both offensively and defensively against Washington County. And as a result, they suffered their first loss of the 2010 football campaign.
"We've got to get back to basics," Thomson head coach Luther Welsh said earlier in the week.
"We've got to learn to get down low and block on the offensive line. That's all there is to it."
Defensively, meanwhile, the Bulldogs have to cut down on opponents being able to break free of tackles.
"We've got to lock up better," coach Welsh said.