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Middle school Bulldogs finish season with 4 wins

The Thomson - McDuffie Middle School Bulldogs completed their football season with a 4-2 record, rebounding from a 1-5 season in 2010.

The two defeats came from Hart County and Elbert County. Victories were recorded against Washington-Wilkes, Wrens, Louisville and Warren County.

The Bulldogs' offense was led by a strong offensive line. The line was anchored by center Drue Poston and tackles Phillip Williams and Justin Bradshaw. Brian Smith also did an outstanding job of leading the offense as quarterback along with running backs Nick Moss and Michael Thomas.

The Bulldogs were led by an experienced defense anchored by Jaquez Hart, K.T. Woods, Davon Randall, Billy Mance and at linebacker by Billy Youngblood. The secondary was anchored by Patterson Hutto and Jalen McNair.

The coaching staff feels that the eighth grade class going to the high school will be one of the better classes in the past couple of years.

"This is a great group of young men that came in the weight room all summer long and worked their tails off to get better," head coach Aaron Hall said.

"This was definitely one of the best groups of young men that I have coached in the past 13 years. Coach (Milan) Turner and the coaching staff at the high school are getting some very dedicated players as well as some great character kids which is what you have to have to continue to build a football program."

The coaching staff this year was led by Hall, with Brian Usry, Corey Evans, Brett Chalker, Dexter Crawford and Jerry Stanphill.

Web posted on Thursday, November 03, 2011

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