Bulldogs prepare for spring game at Peach County
By Jim Wallace

Bulldogs run through a play during Monday practice.
The Thomson Bulldogs entered the second week of spring practice and the heat was up.
Heat referring to climbing temperatures and to preparation as the Dogs get in early routines for the 2017 season.
Directly at hand is THS’ visit to Peach County Saturday, May 13, for a spring game.
The AAA Trojans and AAAA Dogs will tangle at 7 p.m. in Fort Valley. Tickets are $5 in advance, and $8 at the gate. Advance tickets are on sale through Friday at the THS main office.
Peach County finished 12-2 last year, losing to Greater Atlanta Christian in the semifinal.
Thomson has not had the services of head coach Rob Ridings during spring practice. This after a THS teacher-coach was placed on administrative leave with pay April 25, pending an investigation by the McDuffie County School District.
Lee Hutto, THS defensive coordinator, said Monday that practices have been enthusiastic.
“With 9th grade and varsity, we’ve got close to 130 kids,” said Hutto.
“We’ve had great practices. The kids have been very energetic. There’s been a lot of effort and a positive atmosphere.”
“Our kids are going down there to compete,” he said.
“We know Peach County is athletic and has a lot of tradition and history as Thomson does. They have a lot of players coming back. Our kids are excited about it.”
Hutto said that the game offers some special excitement.
“In years past, you practiced nine days and then scrimmaged each other,” the coach said.
“It wasn’t anything to really look forward to. Now, we’ve all got something to look forward to – not just for us, but for our fans, also.”
FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, see the full story in the May 11, 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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