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          3-AA Scores - Week 10
West Laurens 14   Toombs County  6
Vidalia 43   SEB  22
Dublin 57   Screven County  0
Dodge County 19   SCPS   7
East Laurens 42   Claxton 13
Swainsboro 13   Tattnall County  6
Bleckley County  45  Metter  27

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
2005 State AA Rankings
Week 10

 1. Dublin  ( 10-0-0 )                             
 2. Calhoun  ( 10-0-0 )
 3. Buford  ( 10-0-0 )
 4. Greene County  ( 10-0-0 )
 5. Fitzgerald  ( 9-1-0 )
 6. Vidalia  ( 9-1-0 )
 7. Charlton County  ( 9-1-0 )
 8. Laney  ( 9-1-0 )
 9. Jackson  ( 10-0-0 )
10.Grady  ( 10-0-0 )


Sluggish Indians Ease Past Dogs, 27-17
Friday, August 19, 2005

VIDALIA- The 3rd-ranked Indians unveiled their new stadium with a win over a scrappy bunch of Dogs.  After being dominated for three quarters by the Indians, the Dogs scored two quick TDs in the 4th quarter to make the Indian faithful somewhat uneasy.

The Indians scored first when Rafael Roundtree burst through a hole on the left side to take a 7-0 lead.  Rudy Butler scored Vidalia's second TD around the right side with 1:47 remaining in the half.  The PAT was no good and Vidalia led 13-0.

The Dogs returned the ensuing kickoff to midfield.  With the clock against them, the Dogs ran a couple of quick hitting plays to move the ball down to the 15-yd line and was forced to kick a field goal.  Brandon Anderson, the best Bulldogs place-kicker in years, nailed the field goal on the  last play of the half to cut the Indians lead to 13-3.  

The Indians scored again in the 3rd quarter with a 20-yard pass to up their lead to 21-3 with a successful 2-pt PAT.  A minute and a half later, the Indians picked off a Lollis pass for a TD to make it 27-3.

The 4th quarter belonged to the Dogs.  The Dogs put together the best drive of the night after Reed's score, moving the ball 65 yards and eating up six minutes on the clock.  Lollis hit Zack Schofill on an 11-yard slant for the TD and Anderson kicked the PAT to cut the Indians lead to 27-10 with 10:07 left.

A couple of minutes later the Indian punter bobbled the snap while in punt formation and was drilled by two Dog rushers.  Sophomore linebacker Josh Sikes scooped up the bouncing ball and ran untouched to the end zone.  Anderson's PAT was again perfect.

Things got really interesting when Vidalia was held and was forced to punt.  Again, the punter bobbled the snap and was forced out on the Indian 16.  Vidalia's defense stiffened and the FG by Anderson sailed wide right.

Just when Vidalia was beginning to feel good about themselves, Roundtree fumbled and gave the Dogs one more scoring opportunity.  But the Indians defense held one more time and was able to run out the clock.

TOOMBS CO. 0 3 0 14 17
VIDALIA 7 6 14 0 27

Dogs and Defense Dominate Jeff Davis,  21-0
Friday, August 27, 2005

HAZLEHURST- The Dogs completely shut down the Jeff Davis holding the winless Yellow Jacket offense to only 13 total yards.

TOOMBS CO. 7 0 7 7 21
JEFF DAVIS 0 0 0 0 0

Dogs and Marching Redcoats:
Perfect! Over East Laurens

Friday, September 3, 2005

LYONS- Freshman Demere Hawkins rushed for 123 yards and Jared Allen added 102 yards as the Dogs plucked the East Laurens Falcons 34-7.

Hawkins and Allen carried the ball 17 times apiece, and Hawkins scored touchdowns on runs of 8 and 2 yards.  Jacob Roach scored a TD on a 2-yard run.

The Dogs other scores came on field goals of 30 and 34 yards by Brandon Anderson, who hasn't missed any of his 9 tries on PATs and is 3 for 4 on FG attempts this year.

East Laurens only score came on an 89-yard kickoff return early in the second quarter.

The Dogs rushed for 346 yards while holding East Laurens to -19 rushing.  But EL was playing the game minus their starting QB who was injured the previous week.

The Marching Redcoats put on a spectacular show, as always, at halftime entertaining fans with a combination of continuous movement and great songs.  Good job, Redcoat !!

EAST LAURENS 0 7 0 0 7
TOOMBS CO. 3 17 0 14 34

Warriors Fall In The Pit,  28-6
Friday, September 16, 2005

LYONS-  Freshman running back Demery Hawkins scored 3 touchdowns on runs of 6, 4, and 5 yards and QB Brandon Lollis scored the other on a 2-yard run as the Dogs dismantled the Tattnall County Warriors, 28-6.

The Dogs' defense again played an important roll in the win allowing Tattnall to tally their only score very late in the game.

TATTNALL CO. 0 0 0 6 6
TOOMBS CO. 7 14 0 7 28

Dogs Big Comeback Earns Victory Over Tough Screven Co.,  20-13
Friday, September 20, 2005

LYONS---The Pit claimed another victim this Friday night and the outcome was very costly for the Gamecocks.  With the top spot in the East Division at stake the Dogs scratched and gnawed their way back from a 13-0 deficit.

Screven County scored twice in the first quarter to jump to a commanding 13-0 lead. But Toombs County roared back behind senior quarterback Logan Lollis, who scored two touchdowns and completed 5-of-9 passes for 47 yards.

Late in the third quarter, Toombs County's Jakob Roach punched over the goal line from the 2, and Brandon Anderson's extra point gave the Bulldogs their first lead of the evening at 14-13. Lollis would add to the cushion with a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs still needed an interception with less than 10 seconds to play to seal the outcome.

The Dogs will travel to Savannah next week to take on a Savannah Christian team that seem to have righted the ship after a slow start and is now playing their best football.  SCPS will have motivation coming into the game.  1) home field advantage.  2) revenge for their only loss in regular season to the Dogs last year.  3) will the Dogs be able to bring the same intensity level two weeks in a row?  We shall see.

Screven County 13 0 0 0 13
Toombs County 0 7 7 6 20

SCPS Bury Dogs, 20-6
Savannah Morning News
Friday, October 14, 2005

SAVANNAH---As the final horn sounded at Garden City Stadium, it was apparent that the Savannah Christian defense has become a force to be reckoned with.

 The Red Raiders (6-3, 5-1 Region 3-AA East) held Toombs County to only 20 yards of offense over the first 46 minutes as they ran away with a 20-6 victory.

The Bulldogs put together an 80-yard scoring drive over the final 1:48, denying Savannah Christian its fourth consecutive shutout when Logan Hollis connected with Demery Hawkins for an 8-yard touchdown as time expired.

The expected defensive struggle played out until the fourth quarter, when the Red Raiders scored 17 points to wrest control of the game.

"We knew that this was going to be a very physical game, so we planned on trying to keep it even until the fourth and hope we were able to wear them out," said Savannah Christian coach Donald Chumley. "We normally push people around up front, but weren't able to do that this time, so I'm very proud of how well our offensive line and backfield responded."

Josh Clemens did the bulk of the work for the Red Raiders, carrying the ball 37 times for 155 yards as Savannah Christian held the ball for more than 34 minutes.

In doing so, the Red Raiders outgained Toombs County (6-2, 4-1) 330-100.

"We did the same thing against Screven County; I carried 35 times in that game," said Clemens. "This was a tough game against the hardest-hitting defense I've ever played. It's a big win for us."

Savannah Christian's dominance was particularly striking in the first half, when it held the ball for nearly 20 minutes and held the Bulldogs to only 11 yards.

Clemens carried the ball 23 times for 100 yards to keep the Toombs offense on the sidelines.

The Red Raiders kept the Bulldogs reeling by switching to the pass late in the half.

Justin Clemens' first completion was a 64-yard pass to James McKinzie, who stepped out of bounds with 3 seconds left in the half, setting up the first score of the game, a 22-yard field goal by Jamie Lindley.

Clemens was 4-for-4 in the second half, finishing with 143 yards and two scores through the air.

His first scoring pass was a 23-yard strike to Tyler Sumner with 8:15 left.

"He's my cousin, so it was nice to feel like backyard football again by hooking up with him," said Sumner, who also picked off a pass on a fake punt attempt in the fourth quarter. "We really wanted to keep our shutout streak going, but it's just nice to have the win."

"In 12 years here, we've never been as physically whipped as we were tonight," said Toombs coach Mark Stroud. "Coming in, we felt like we could get something going on offense, but we were never able to. My hat's off to Savannah Christian, because that's a good team."

With the win, Savannah Christian has assured itself of at least a share of the subregion title and a possible No. 1 seed for the first round of the playoffs.

Toombs County 0 0 0 6 6
Sav'h Christian 7 6 7 0 20

Dogs Shut Out Metter, 41-0
Savannah Morning News
Friday, October 21, 2005

LYONS - Freshman Demerey Hawkins rushed for 89 yards and scored two touchdowns as Toombs County shutout Metter to wrap up the second seed in Region 3-AA East Friday night.

Hawkins scored on runs of 4 and 8 yards.

The Bulldogs took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter as Logan Lollis scored from the 1 and Hawkins tallied from the 4.

In the third quarter, Lollis scored on runs of 1 and 7 yards.

The Bulldogs wrapped up the scoring in the fourth on Hawkins' 8-yard run and a 35-yard interception return by Zach Schofill.

During the game, the 30th anniversary of Lyons High School's 1975 state championship was recognized.

Metter 0 0 0 0 0
Toombs County 14 0 14 13 41

West Laurens Ends Dogs State Playoff Hope With 14-6 Victory
Savannah Morning News
Friday, October 28, 2005

LYONS - West Laurens defeated Toombs County in a Region 3-AA playoff game Friday.

West Laurens scored on a 1-yard run by Jabot Wooten in the second quarter and a 4-yard run by Morocko Blash in the fourth.

Toombs' lone touchdown came on a 30-yard interception return by Demrey Hawkins.

West Laurens advances to the first round of the Class AA state playoffs next week. Toombs ended its season 7-3.

West Laurens 0 7 0 7 14
Toombs County 0 6 0 0 6

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2005 Football Schedule
Head Coach:  Mark Stroud
red, navy blue & white 

Toombs County 17   @ Vidalia 27
Toombs County 21   @ Jeff Davis 0
Toombs County 34   East Laurens 7
Toombs County 14 * @ SEB 0
Toombs County 28 * Tattnall County 6
Toombs County


* @ Claxton 20
Toombs County


* Screven County


Toombs County


* @ Sav'h Christian


Toombs County


* Metter


Toombs County


* West Laurens






region playoff  


region game  

Region 3-AA East

Team Region Overall Reg %
3. Savannah Christian 5-1-0 6-4-0 .833
Toombs County 5-1-0 7-3-0 .833
Southeast Bulloch 5-1-0 6-4-0 .833
Screven County 3-3-0 4-6-0 .500
Metter 2-4-0 2-8-0 .333
Tattnall County 1-5-0 2-8-0 .167
Claxton 0-6-0 1-9-0 .000

Region 3-AA West

Team Region Overall Reg %
1. Dublin 6-0-0 10-0-0 .916
2. Vidalia 5-1-0 9-1-0 .833
4. West Laurens 4-2-0 6-4-0 .667
Dodge County 3-3-0 7-4-0 .500
Swainsboro 2-4-0 4-6-0 .333
Beckley County 1-5-0 4-6-0 .167
East Laurens 0-6-0 1-9-0 .000


Top 4 teams in each division qualify for the region playoff.  Crossover games will be played with #1 vs #4 and #2 vs #3.  Winners qualify for first round state playoff.  If both #1s qualify for state playoff, the West Division will be seated #1 this year.

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