Bulldogs fall to Titans in playoffs
By Jim Wallace

The Thomson High School Bulldogs break through the run-through before the quarterfinal matchup.
The Thomson Bulldogs fell 43-13 to the Blessed Trinity Titans Friday in the Class AAAA quarterfinals at The Brickyard.
The Bulldogs, who finished the season at 10-2, scored on the opening drive of the game, but were stymied for most of the game.
“It was hard to get anything going,” said Rob Riding, Thomson head coach.
“We had the opening kick-off and took it down and scored, but after that we couldn’t seem to block them and we couldn’t seem to slow them down.”
Thomson took the opening kickoff and scored nine plays later on a 3-yard run by Tyrek Braswell.
Blessed Trinity scored on its next four possessions to take a 26-7 lead at halftime.
Thomson added a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter on a 2-yard run by quarterback Mills Ridings.
“Our guys have worked hard this season,” Ridings said.
“My hat’s off to them (the Titans). They’ve got a good football team. Everything they did, they did well … Everybody that’s left at this point is a good football team. It just wasn’t in the cards for us. We didn’t make some plays, but had some chances.”
The coach said he felt a big turning point was when the Bulldogs were called for a helmet-to-helmet penalty.
“We were starting to get some things going and it wasn’t a helmet, it was a shoulder pad. It was a good block. That took steam out of us.”
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