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Fun and interesting things that are happening in Toombs County-NOW 

Charity Raffle- Tenneessee Titan defensive line coach and former Toombs County Bulldog Nick Eason invites you to enter a holiday raffle to win an all expense paid trip to see the Titans vs. New York Jets game on December 14th in Nashville. To enter click here
Jake Davis- In his first swim meet, coming off football season and after only three practices, Toombs County senior Jake Davis qualified for the GHSA State Swim Meet for the fourth consecutive year by swimming the 50 meters in 23.1 seconds. Watch Jake's Race  
Dawgs talk college baseball- Berry Aldridge, James Ethredge and Jeremy Beasley talk about fall ball at their colleges Y-101 Story
TG Sheppard- One of the nicest guys in country music popped into Y-101 Radio to talk about singing, Jerry Lee Lewis and playing football on rollar skates with Elvis Audio
Janie Frickie- The country music singer called into Y-101 for an interview and she shared memories with a listener, the Emmylou Harris fan. Audio  
Richard Sterban- The famous bass singer from the Oak Ridge Boys talked to Y-101 Radio about is 41 years with the group. Audio  
Mickey Gilley- The country music legend, with 17 number one songs, appeared on Y-101 Radio. Audio  
Toombs County Websites- Toombs County Football Website  or Toombs County Athletics
Toombs Now Videos- All videos are stored on You Tube. If you are ever bored and have nothing to do, you can watch Toombs County in action Click Here    

 

Dawgs do it again

 Mobley banks in a 3 at the Buzzer

How many coaches have opened up their head coaching careers winning back-to-back overtime games on back-to-back days and then to top it off both games were tied up at the buzzer, at the end of regulation, on 3-point shots that each hit the top of the backboard? The answer has to be one. Chuck Hill. Jalen Mobley banked in a deep, right wing 3-ball to tie Jeff Davis in Hazlehurst and then the Bulldogs held on to win in overtime 62-61. Watch Highlights  Listen to a Y-101 Story

Getting the ball in a position to score was no easy feat. The Dawgs had three seconds to go the length of the court. D.R. Meadows threw the ball in, from the baseline, to Carlos Eason near halfcourt. Eason threw a short pass which Andre Clark had to save near the sideline and once he did that the hero from Friday's overtime win over Wheeler County whipped to ball to Mobley who beat the buzzer with his banker. Clark tied the Wheeler game, at the end of regulation, with a shot which hit the top of the glass after it had hit the front of the rim.

Eason led the Bulldogs with 19 points and he scored 13 after halftime. Brandon Dillard came off the bench and tossed in 14 points, Mobley tallied 13 and hit three 3-pointers and Meadows sank an early three and scored 12. Clark chipped in two points and KeShawn Morgan and Darius Scott each scored one.

If not for the dramatic finish, the headline to this game would have been the coaching match up. Coach versus former player. Hill was a starter on some of Donnie Arrington's best teams when he was the head coach of the Bulldogs. Arrington, who left TCHS after the 2007-08 season, went to Effingham County where he took that program to it's highest level in school history. He is now in his first season at Jeff Davis. This was the first time coach Arrington had ever faced a former player.

Arrington's Yellow Jackets have now opened up their season with a pair of overtime losses. JD opened up the season with a 59-55 loss at Telfair. His undersized Jackets trailed 12-9 after the first quarter and 21-19 at half. However, in the second half they began to look like an Arrington coached team. Playing solid defense while creating good shots on offense. Jeff Davis fired in five second half 3-pointers and took a 32-20 lead after three quarters.

Jerrod Sims sank two 3-balls and scored 19 points, Tracy Salem hit a 3-pointer and scored 13 and Keegan Alls came off the bench and fired in two three's and scored 12.

Girls Game- The Lady Bulldogs were missing Demetria Jones, who scored 18 points against Wheeler. She was injured in that game and not able to play against Jeff Davis. The Yellow Jackets won 54-30. Breanna Walker scored 12 points, Dominique Jones eight, Jocelyn Walker five, JoAnne Gomez three and Tyara Gaines two.  

Clark ties it and the Dawgs win it in OT

(#3) Andre Clark watches his game-tying three bounce in at the buzzer  

Coach Hill wins first game as Dawgs rally

 Carlos Eason scores a career-high 26 points

 D.R. Meadows fired in 13 points

For a majority of coach Chuck Hill's first game as head coach of the Toombs County Bulldog Boys basketball team his alma mater trailed Wheeler County on the Toombs County Middle School Gym scoreboard. However, the lead was always within reach with Wheeler leading by six to nine points. Hill extended the late stages of the game by fouling the Bulldogs from Alamo. The Dawgs cut the lead down to three with eight seconds to go in regulation. However, there was a problem. Wheeler had possession of the basketball. No problem. Andre Clark knocked the ball away, D.R. Meadows's 3-pointer hit the iron and bounced out, KeShawn Morgan made a leeping save in the corner to keep the ball from going out of bounds and deflected it back to Clark who launched a three from near the sideline. The shot took a meandering route to the bottom of the net. First the ball hit the front of the iron, then it bounced off the upper part of the backboard before returning to the front of the rim and then finally rattling in to tie the game at 69-all, just a second before the buzzer sounded. Watch Highlights  Watch a Slideshow

Clark, who scored all 15 of his points in the second half, scored eight points in overtime. He made a bucket and then sank 6-of-10 from the line to help lead the Bulldogs to a 81-73 victory. Carlos Eason was a tenacious force in the paint and he scored a career-high 26 points, Meadows had 13 and Brandon Dillard 10.  Morgan and Jalen Mobley each added six points and Darius Scott five. 

The Bulldogs lost every quarter, in regulation, except for the fourth. Wheeler drilled nine 3-pointers including five in the first quarter as those Bulldogs took a 20-19 lead. In the second quarter Wheeler sank 7-of-11 at the line and expanded it's lead to 40-33 at half. Wheeler dropped in another 3-ball in the third and added three points to the Alamo lead making it 57-47 going to the fourth.

In the final period, Wheeler only made three field goals- a three and two two-balls as Toombs made the comeback. Wheeler was 5-of-7 at the line in the final period. In overtime Wheeler only scored four points on a bucket and two free throws. Meanwhile, Toombs County was 10-of-14 at the line.

Quin Williams led Wheeler with 24 points and made four 3-pointers. Malcolm Pound scored 17 and also drilled four 3-balls.

Eason scored 12 points in the fourth quarter and hit two free throws in overtime. Meadows dropped in two 3-pointers and sank 5-of-6 at the line in the second half. Dillard scored all of his points in the even quarters- six in the second and four in the fourth. The Dawgs were 25-of-46 at the line.

Girls Game- Wheeler County defeated the lady Bulldogs 64-48. Demetria Jones led TCHS with 18 points, Jocelyn Walker had 8, Breanna Walker and Tyara Banks six each and Dominique Jones and Joanne Gomez five.  

Trippe pulls away in the 2nd half

The J.R. Trippe Chiefs outscored the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups 11-4 in the third quarter and won the first of two meetings between the two rivals 35-26 in Vidalia. The Pups trailed 9-7 after the opening quarter and 18-13 at half. Toombs scored two quick buckets on steals and layups by Tyrese Lewis (six points) and Tyquan Toby (four points) to cut the Chief lead to two early in the third quarter. Watch Highlights

Karis Harden scored six points, Jalen Jones sank a 3-pointer and scored five, Ashlee Ashley added three and Rakewon Powell two for 0-4 TCMS. Johnathan Moody led the Chiefs with eight points, Adam McClure hit a 3-ball and scored seven, Marc Wardlaw had six, Galen White four, Antrelle three on a 3-pointer and KyJuan Phillips and Sheldon Washington scored two each.   

Bullpups open up wrestling season

Last season the Toombs County Middle School wrestling team finished second in the MGMSAA Tournament and had four individual champs. Three of those first place finishers have moved on to the Bulldog High School team leaving Justin Dees as the Pups' only returning champ. A new look TCMS team opened up the season, at home, splitting a pair of matches. The Bullpups lost to West Laurens, the region's traditional power, 70-54 and they defeated Swainsboro 70-54. Watch highlights from the West Laurens match Video and listen to a Y-101 Story  

Dawgs rule scrimmage

The Toombs County Boys basketball team took control of their scrimmage game with Long County in the second quarter and the Bulldogs pulled away to a 57-47 home win. 6-6 senior Carlos Eason cleaned up on the boards and led TCHS with 18 points. Sophomore point guard D.R. Meadows hit a first half 3-pointer and scored nine points, Jalen Mobley sank two 3-balls and had eight and Brandon Dillard also scored eight points inside. Andre Clark came off the bench and scored seven points, KeShawn Morgan hit a 3-pointer for his three points and Darius Scott and Bronsa Jones each scored two. Watch Highlights  Watch a slideshow  Listen to a Y-101 Story

The Lady Bulldogs fell behind 23-8 after the opening quarter and lost to Long County 58-40. Senior Breanna Walker topped Toombs with 14 points, Demetria Jones had 12, Tyara Gaines six, Dominique Jones five and Jocelyn Walker two.     

Pups fall in overtime

The Toombs County Middle School basketball team keeps getting closer to winning it's first game of the season. After back-to-back four point losses, at home to West Laurens and on the road at Swainsboro, TCMS lost in overtime, at home, to Bleckley County 43-42. Watch Highlights    

Toombs County's Tyrese Lewis scored seven of his 17 points in the first quarter and four more in the second quarter as the Bullpups built up an 11-8 lead after the first quarter and 17-11 at half. Josh Jackson (four points) scored an inside bucket, a second before the third quarter ended, to give the Pups a 28-23 lead. A Lewis steal and layup staked TCMS to it's largest second half lead at 30-23 with 4:30 to play in the game.

Shemer Rouse tossed in eight of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to help Bleckley take the lead. However, Lewis hit Tyquan Toby (eight points) with a perfect half court pass and the post player scored a layup to tie the game at 34-all with less than a minute to play in regulation. 

Bleckley point guard Wykieam Farrow (11 points) scored back-to-back driving buckets to put Bleckley up 38-34 in overtime and then Rouse scored in the paint to make it 40-34. The Bullpups rallied when Lewis scored on a 10-footer and Karis Harden (10 points) nailed his second 3-pointer to tie the game at 41 with 1:05 left. Rouse answered with an inside hoop to put Bleckley up 43-41. With 2.3 seconds remaining Drekari Jones sank a free throw to make the final score 43-42. Ashlee Ashley started the game and scored two points as the Bullpups fell to 0-3.  

Bulldog wrestlers prepare for new season

 Coach Bradley Benton in a wrestling room full of wrestlers

The Toombs County Bulldog wrestling program is coming off a season in which four Dawgs won state championships and the team finished fourth in Class 2A. All four state champs (J.D. Rogers, Solomon McLeod, Erion Gaffney and Eric Hester) have graduated leaving state runner-up Jamar Smith and J.J. Arrendondo, who placed third. However, the Bulldogs are loaded with wrestlers to fill the 14 weight classes. In fact the wrestling room is full this fall with 55 Bulldogs. Watch a slideshow and listen to Y-101 Story

Fall All-Region TCHS Athletes

 Shyann Davis, Sydnee Standard and Alivia Johnson

 Senior catcher Victoria Jordan is 1st team All-Region 1 

 Shortstop Abigail Lynn is 2nd team All-Region

Four Toombs County  High School athletes were named to the Region 1 AAA All-Region teams for the 2014 fall sports season. From the TCHS volleyball team, which went to the GHSA State Tournament and finished with a 21-13 record, Shyann Davis was named first team All-Region and seniors Sydnee Standard and Alivia Johnson were named to the second team. Also, from the TCHS softball team senior catcher Victoria Jordan was voted first team All-Region and junior shortstop Abigail Lynn was named to the second team. Watch Sydnee Standard highlights

TCMS basketball season begins

The Toombs County Middle School basketball teams began a 12 game regular season with a pair of home losses to West Laurens. The Lady Bullpups lost 52-11 and the Bullpups dropped a close game 47-43. Both teams will be back in action on Thursday, at Swainsboro, and on Monday, in the TCMS Gym, versus Bleckley County. The action starts at 4 p.m. Watch Highlights  Y-101 Story

West Laurens led the boys game 6-5 after the first quarter and 20-18 at half. It looked like the visitors were going to pull away in the third quarter. However, the Bullpups rallied late in the third and trailed 29-24. Both teams picked up the offensive pace in the fourth with the Pups outscoring WL 19-17. Tyrese Lewis scored five of his 11 points in the final quarter and hit a shot that pulled TCMS to within two points in the final minute. Jaylan Jones also scored 11 point and he swished a 3-pointer in the fourth. Karis Harden scored nine points, Tyquan Toby eight and Drekari Jones three.

Diamond Logan scored all 11 Lady Bullpup points. The seventh grader, who learned alot of her basketball skills from watching her favorite player Kevin Durant, scored nine points in the second half and she showed her superior dribbling skills while playing point guard.

On Thursday the Bullpups lost a close game at Swainsboro 34-30. Lewis led the Pups with 13 points, Jones and Harden each had six, Toby and Ashlee Ashley two and Raekwon Powell one.   

Panthers prevail in defensive struggle

 Cole Dowd (left) and Blaine Burkett (right) take on Jamar Smith (middle)

The Bulldogs put on the pads for the final time and here is a slideshow   

The Portal Panthers scored two defensive touchdowns and an offensive TD, set up by a Toombs County fumble, in a season ending 20-0 win over the Bulldogs in Portal. TCHS turned the ball over a season-high seven times- four interceptions an three fumbles. The 3-7 Panthers stopped a seven game losing streak in the season ending game while the 2-8 Bulldogs finished their season with a seven game losing streak. Listen to the Y-101 Locker Room Show Audio  Watch Highlights  Watch the Red Coat Marching Band Video

In the first quarter the Bulldogs had to prime scoring opportunities. Toombs recovered the opening kickoff at the Portal 32 and then grabbed a Panther fumble at their 30. However, those two chances ended with an interception in the end zone and an incomplete pass on a first down and a fourth down play.

With 9:05 to play in the second quarter Portal's Chase Kirkland recovered a Dawg fumble and ran it around 68-yards for six. Jordan Aubry kicked a PAT which gave the Panthers a 7-0 lead at half.

Bulldog starting quarterback Dalton McBride was shaken up in the first half. So, the Bulldogs went with a Wildcat Formation with Jamar Smith taking the snaps and he was able to lead a drive down inside the 10-yard line late in the first half after TCHS had recovered a Portal fumble, at the Panther 20, in the final 30 seconds of the first half. However, the Dawgs ran out of time and never crossed the goal line.

McBride returned in the second half and the Bulldogs went to a wishbone formation so he could avoid contact, Eventually, the Dawgs returned to their regular offensive style with McBride in the shot gun.

On defense Toombs held Portal to 17 total yards at half (104 in the game) and all night they had stuffed Portal's attempts at running the fullback up the middle until backup fullback Ryan White broke free and scored on a 27-yard run with 6:46 to play in the third quarter giving the Panthers a 14-0 lead. Portal's D'von Moore intercepted a TCHS pass and ran it more than 65-yards for a touchdown with 1:24 remaining in the game.    

Dawgs run and throw for 20

The Toombs County Bulldogs overcame a quick 14-0 first quarter deficit by scoring two touchdowns in a ten minute stretch in the first and second quarter. However, Tattnall County scored 20 straight points, after the Dawgs had tied the game at 14, giving the Warriors a 34-20 victory on Senior Night in Reidsville. The Bulldogs first quarter touchdown was their second opening quarter score of the 2014 season. Listen to the Y-101 Locker Room Show Audio  Watch Highlights  Watch the Red Coat Marching Band Video

The Warriors returned the opening kickoff 87-yards for a touchdown. TCHS was flagged for a personal foul penalty on the extra point. Tattnall, kicking from the Dawg 45, recovered an onside kick and then scored on a two-yard run by Darius Mincey with 10:32 remaining in the first quarter.

Toombs scored it's first quarter touchdown on a 29-yard halfback pass from Jamar Smith to Nathaniel Baker on fourth down and nine. Dalton McBride ran up the middle for the two-point conversion to cut the Warrior lead to 14-8 with 1:48 to play in the first quarter. McBride, a freshman quarterback making his second start of his varsity career, scored on a one-yard run with 7:23 left in the second quarter to tie the game at 14. The Dawgs tried to run for two more points and the lead, but they came up short.

The Warriors regained the lead on a 22-yard field goal by Miquel Cortinas with 23 seconds left in the half putting Tattnall up 17-14 at the break. The Warriors socred on a TD pass with 6:02 left in the third, another 22-yard Cortinas field goal with 6:20 to play in the fourth and then a three-yard run by Mincey with just 77 seconds remaining in the game to take a 34-14 lead.  

The Bulldogs ended the game by moving the ball down field quickly, 80-yards in 77 seconds, and scoring on a five-yard run by Smith with no time left on the clock.      

TCHS JV football ends on even note

(#32 left) Jaquail Boyd breaks through the Indian line for a QB sack 

The Toombs County Bulldog Junior Varsity football team ended their season, not with a win, but a good effort against the visiting Vidalia Indians. The Dawgs ran the ball successfully and they defended the Vidalia Wing-T well. However, TCHS made two mistakes that led to two short Indian drives and a 14-0 VHS win. The TCHS JV Dawgs finish the season with a 2-3 record. Watch Highlights

A Bulldog fumble at the Toombs four-yard line set the Indians up for their first touchdown. Vidalia ran the ball in from the eight-yards out with 2:09 to play in the first quarter. An Indian run for two-points failed.

The Indians second score was set up by a high snap to TCHS punter Rig Tinoco, who did a fine job all game tilting the field in the Dawgs favor with some some long, unreturned punts. The Indians ran the ball in for six points and then two more with 7:16 remaining in the game. 

Dawgs fall behind quickly

in Senior Night loss

For the second straight game, against a spread team that likes to run the ball, the Toombs County Bulldogs yielded three touchdowns in the first quarter and the end result was a 41-19 Senior Night loss to Brantley County in the Pit. TCHS is 2-6 and 0-5 in subregion play. Watch the Senior Night Ceremony Video  Listen to the Y-101 Locker Room Show Audio  Watch Highlights  Watch the Red Coat Marching Band Video

The Bulldogs' offensive struggles in the first quarter continued in the Pit. In the past two seasons, 18 games, TCHS has scored only two first quarter touchdowns. A nine-yard drive, in 2013, in a home game against Jeff Davis and a 14-yard drive, this season, against Beach. Both touchdowns were scored by Jamar Smith. 

This season, in the first quarter, TCHS has been outscored 92-7. Last season the margin was 65-7. The Bulldogs have scored 14 points in 216 first quarter minutes- the equivalent of 4 1/2 games. The Bulldogs' record is 1 and 12 when trailing after the first quarter in the past two seasons. The only victory was, this season, over Johnson (26-21) after the Atomsmashers had opened up a 7-0 lead after the first period.  

Freshman quarterback Dalton McBride, subbing for injured junior QB Jordan Usher, hit motion man Tyrese Kent on a deep ball down the right sideline. However, the drive ended when the Dawgs lost a fumble in the north end zone. On their next possession senior Javon Edwards found the end zone on a 57-yard run to cut the Herons lead to 20-7 with 6:33 left in the second quarter.

The Bulldogs scored their final two touchdowns on a pair of short runs by McBride in the final 66 seconds of the game. McBride also had a 73-yard run from scrimmage and he hit senior Carlos Eason with a pass inside the Heron five-yard line. 

Salute to senior Jamar Smith, who played his final game in the Pit.  Y-101 salute to Jamar Smith  2014 Jamar Smith Highlights  2013 Jamar Smith Highlights  2010 Jamar Smith Middle School Highlights  More Middle School Highlights in WMV Format Video  

Morgan steps in as JV QB

 Keshawn Morgan runs through five Dodge County Indians

The Toombs County Junior Varsity Bulldogs opened up their season with two wins and a close loss. However, since then these Dawgs have had two off weeks and two games cancelled. The reason for the cancellations is a rash of varsity injuries which have required promotions from the B-Team. Take the quarterback position. Entering this week the Bulldogs were down to two healthy signal callers. A pair of freshamn- Dalton McBride (varsity) and Drew Messex (junior varisty).

In a 40-0 loss to Dodge County in the Pit, Messex went down with an injury on the second TCHS offensive possession. Enter a Dawg who had never played the quarterback position. Keshawn Morgan stepped in and certainly stepped up. He ran the ball effecitively and completed three passes. The Anderson brothers each had a reception. Luke caught a Morgan pass and dove down to the Dodge two-yard line. From there the Bulldogs picked up two penalties and turned the ball over on a fumble. On their final drive Morgan threw a pass to younger brother Noah and one to Blaine Burkett. Watch highlights   

Redcoats compete and excel

The Toombs County High School Redcoats participated in Festival and Competition at Pierce County High School on Saturday, October 18th in the Sound of Silver Invitational and brought home ten trophies. The Redcoats performed (1) “Play That Funky Music” with a bass solo by Wesley Ricks and a tuba solo by Austin Davis, (2) “Happy”, (3) “Georgia
On My Mind” with a trumpet solo by Drum Major Robert Riner. Y-101 Story 

Festival scores were:
Drum Major – Superior
Auxiliary – Excellent
Percussion – Excellent
Overall Band Score – Excellent
Competition scores were:
Drum Major – Superior
Auxiliary – Excellent
Percussion – Excellent
Overall Band Score – Excellent
Best in Class of AA Schools:
Drum Major – 3rd Place
Auxiliary – 3rd Place

Pictured for the leadership team for the Redcoats are (front row, left to
right)
Section Leader LaShanna Williams, Drum Major Robert Riner,
Section Leader Kaitlyn Bryant, Section Leader Macy Thornton, Section
Leader Tiffany Todd, and (back row, left to right) Section Leader Logan
Hart, Band Captain Kesley Paulk, and Section Leader Mark Deardorff
.

Listen to the Redcoat Marching Band play and talk Audio  Watch the Red Coat Marching Band Video  

The Campbells visit Y-101 Radio

 Preslee, Craig and Kinni Campbell at Y-101 Radio 

 Preslee sings the national anthem in her 1st trip to the Pit  

On the morning before Craig Campbell was to sing at the Real Squeal and oldest daughter Preslee (six years old) was to sing the national anthem at the Pit, the entire Campell family dropped by and spent an hour, on the air, at Y-101 Radio during the Midday Memory show. Youngest sister Kinni (age four) also talked to the audience and took phone calls. Like Preslee, Kinni is also a singer and both sisters, coincidentally, want to grow up and be mermaids. Watch the Campbells on Y-101 Radio Video  Watch Preslee sing the national anthem in the Pit  Video

Beasley pitches in national tourney

 Jeremy Beasley (right) and William Browning from Jeff Davis

Jeremy Beasley spent a week in Norman, Oklahoma pitching for Team Georgia in the Heartland Classic. Beasley earned a save in his first outing, pitching the eighth inning in an 8-7 victory over Texas. Beasley also pitched four innings and gave up two earned runs as a starter in an 8-7 win over Ohio. Jeremy pitched one inning in a 6-0 loss to Oklahoma that gave Georgia a fourth place finish in the tourney. So, Jeremy pitched a total of six innings and allowed two earned runs.  

Watch Jeremy get his save against Texas You Tube  and check out his slideshow  and a Y-101 Story