Chamber members gather for annual tournament
The Annual Chamber Golf Classic was last Friday at Belle Meade Country Club.
|The Georgia Power team comprised of Bobby Hildreth, Eric McIntyre, Gary Goodwin and Trebor Barnes was the low net winning team.|
“We had a huge turnout from golfers and business expo,” said Debbie Jones, executive director of the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce. “The weather was picture perfect and everyone had a great time.”
Bucs drop to 5-1 after being shut out by JMA
Briarwood Academy’s Buccaneers found the going tough last Friday in a 52-0 loss when they hosted John Milledge Academy in Warrenton. The Bucs are now 5-1.
|Briarwood Academy’s kick coverage team converges on an onside kick against John Milledge Academy. Bucs shown, from left, are Travis Pate, Tommy Wells, Ches McMichael and Chapman Mohr. |
Dogs end two-week break with Homecoming against Angoras
The Thomson Bulldogs come off two weeks of open dates to Homecoming and the start of seemingly a second season as they face the Clarkston Angoras.
|The Bulldogs will charge the field against the 0-6 Angoras after having two open dates. |
Thomson begins what seems to be a second season at 4-0, ranked at No. 2 in Class AAAA and ranked at No. 10 regardless of classification, in the state overall.
McTier race crew wins big in Swainsboro
Race night did not begin well for a Dearing man and his crew but after the flag came down, the driver and his team were $10,000 richer.
|Michael McTier and his team won $10,000 in the Super Street class at Swainsboro Raceway, Saturday, Sept. 3. Pictured with the car, check and trophy are, from left, Boyd Gwinn, chassis builder and crew chief, Michael McTier, driver and engine builder, Dillon McTier, Georgia McAlister and Paul Purvis, Swainsboro Raceway owner/promoter. |
Michael McTier and his team journeyed to Swainsboro Sept. 2 to compete in the Super Street class. Thirty-seven cars showed up and the team was concerned that their car would not be among the 26 fastest cars chosen for the main event.
Warren County suffers tough loss to First Presbyterian
Warren County lost a tough game to First Presbyterian Day (FPD) on Sept. 16.
|Timothy Seals battles several First Presbyterian defenders to move the ball forward. |
Both teams entered the game undefeated, and FPD, of Macon, was ranked as the No. 1 team in Georgia High School Association’s A classification.
FPD opened the scoring with a touchdown and extra point in the first quarter, bringing the score to 7-0.
Bucs 5-0 after 24-12 win at Trinity Christian
After a 24-12 road win at Trinity Christian in Dublin, Briarwood Academy’s Buccaneers are 5-0. The last time the Bucs were 5-0 was 1989.
|Dylan Reese is shown rolling out on a halfback pass to set up a touchdown a couple plays later.|
“It was a very good night for us — our kids, our fans, the whole school. Overall it’s good to be 5-0,” said Bo Fleming, Briarwood head football coach
The Bucs opened strong in the Sept. 16 win. The defense held the Crusaders and forced a punt, then the Bucs scored on their opening possession.
Five plays into the possession, Dylan Reese scored on a 57-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Zach Stadler pitched to Ches McMichael who turned the corner to score on the two-point conversion. With 7:30 left in the first quarter, the Bucs were up 8-0.
Da Fireman – reaching to the top shelf
Currently, Da Fireman is busy planning wrestling matches for late October when Fall Brawl VI hits the ring Friday, Oct. 29, at Sweetwater Park Gym.
|Da Fireman has Sixx down at “Infection,” but Sixx took home the VPW Championship. Fireman claimed Sixx got the belt by cheating and a rematch will be held at Fall Brawl VI.|
But his wrestling news is bigger than that. Antrone Brewer, aka Da Fireman, is also on the move to move from indie wrestler to WWE.
In past weeks, he has been on the road at large events as he makes the climb in the wrestling world.
Oh, yeah, he also spends time as a firefighter and 911 dispatcher sending out police, fire trucks and ambulances to those in need.
“It’s a balancing act, but I manage,” he said. “All three are things -- wrestling, firefighting and dispatching -- I love, so that makes it a lot easier.”
Because of his past wrestling career, he was contacted by WWE to be part of the WWE for two days for a tryout to see if he has what it takes to be a WWE Superstar.
After slow start, Dogs dominate Pace Academy Knights 38-10
The Thomson Bulldogs used a pounding offense to defeat the Pace Academy Knights 38-10 Friday night, Sept. 9 in Atlanta.
|Knight’s quarterback Gunnor Faulk is dragged down by Thomson linebacker Dontavious Rivers as defensive tackle Anthony Larkins gives chase. |
It was the second week in a row that the Dogs (4-0), ranked No. 2 in Class AAAA, have defeated a higher-ranked opponent. The Knights were ranked No. 1, but slipped to 3-1 and No. 2 in Class AAA, while Thomson remained in the No. 2 spot in Class AAAA, with Cartersville being ranked No. 1.
THS rolled up 493 yards of total offense with Mike Thomas rushing for 284 yards and three touchdowns.
Warren County defeats Bradwell Institute, moves to 3-0
The Warren County Screaming Devils moved to 3-0 after defeating Bradwell Institute (BI) on Sept. 9.
|Warren County’s Jarvis Collins gives the play to the players in the huddle during an earlier game in the season. |
The Screaming Devils traveled to Hinesville to face the AAAAAA Tigers and defeated them by a score of 24-16.
Warren County opened the scoring in the first quarter with two touchdowns and two two-point conversions. The Screaming Devils tacked on another touchdown in the second quarter to wrap up their scoring at 24.
BI came back in the second half, scoring eight in the third and eight in the fourth quarter to bring the final score to 24-16.
On offense, Jarvis Collins went 1 for 2 for six yards. The Screaming Devils had a total of 32 carries for 90 yards with the longest run being 45 yards.
Bucs 4-0 after 56-21 win at Dominion Christian
The Briarwood Academy Buccaneers handily took care of the Dominion Christian Knights 56-21 Friday, Sept. 9.
|Briarwood Academy’s Porter Brooks, No. 88, slows the ballcarrier enough for Jesse Cushman, No. 10, to stop the play in the backfield during the Bucs’ 56-21 win at Dominion Christian.|
“Overall, the main things that came out of that game are we won, we got young guys experience and nobody got injured,” said Bo Fleming, Briarwood head football coach.
Jesse Cushman set the pace for the night when he returned the opening kick off 98 yards for a touchdown.