Bulldogs to face Americus-Sumter in 1st round of state
By Jim Wallace

Thomson’s Rodriquez Wiley guards a Baldwin County Brave.
The Thomson Bulldogs won their way into the state playoffs with a close win against Hephzibah last week.
In the 3-AAAA Region Tournament, Thomson defeated the Hephzibah Rebels 48-46 in Milledgeville to gain entry into the state playoffs.
On Thursday, Feb. 9, the Dogs fell 68-59 to Baldwin County at Cross Creek. In a seeding game the next night, Thomson defeated Cross Creek 70-63 to wind up as the third region seed.
The Bulldogs travel to Americus Saturday to face the 21-6 Americus-Sumter Panthers at 6 p.m.
Americus finished in first place in Region 1, but stumbled in the region championship game and ended up the No. 2 seed.
With a Bulldog win over Americus, THS advances to face the winner of the Troup Co. (Region 5, 4 seed) – Blessed Trinity (Region 7, 1 seed) game. Since THS is a No. 3 seed, a Troup County win means the game would be played at The Doghouse either Feb. 22 or 23.
Thomson and Americus-Sumter both get a week to prepare for the first round of state, a luxury the Bulldogs have not had the entire season.
“We get to take two days off in a row and that hasn’t happened much this season,” said Thomson head coach Michael Thomas.
“We get the week off with no games and get a chance to work out some wrinkles and work on conditioning and loose ends and be ready Saturday.”
FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, see the full story in the Feb. 16, 2017 issue of The McDuffie Progress. To have The McDuffie Progress delivered to your home or business each week, simply call 706-595-1601 to subscribe. Or, follow the link on our home page to subscribe.





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