1967 State Champion Bulldogs to be celebrated
Friday night, a 50th anniversary celebration will honor the THS 1967 Class A State Football Championship team.
The event at Luther Welsh Field at The Brickyard celebrates the team’s first state championship, when Paul Leroy was head coach.
All players, coaches, managers, cheerleaders, scouts, and player representatives from the team are encouraged to come and participate.
TMMS softball wins region for third consecutive year
The TMMS Lady Dogs are back to back to back region champs, winning in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Lady Dogs are coached by Zach Washington and Laura Osborne. Shown are (front) McKenna Fulton, Callie Corbitt, Krystyn Tudor, Elizabeth Osborne, Kyleigh Tankersley, (back) Coach Osborne, Hannah Sims, Kayla Reynolds, Kenyarie Crockett, Chloe Poss, Katelynn Grissom, Claire Roberson, Madison Hathaway, Elizabeth Gergen, Kendall Wallace, Tashira Fanning and Coach Washington.
Bulldogs start slow, recover for win over Braves
After only scoring a touchdown in the first quarter, the Bulldogs toughened and defeated the Baldwin Braves 21-7 Friday night in Milledgeville.
|A THS Bulldog gets the block on a Baldwin Brave.|
The home team hoped to give the Class AAAA No. 2-ranked Bulldogs some bad luck on Friday the 13th, but Thomson found the answers against the region opponent.
The win keeps the Dogs’ record spotless at 6-0 as THS gets ready to face the Cross Creek Razorbacks at The Brickyard Friday night, Oct. 20.
Bucs top TJ, now face Brentwood for region
Briarwood Academy’s Buccaneers cruised easily past Thomas Jefferson Academy 47-19 last Friday night in Louisville. The Bucs hold a 2-0 region record as they prepare for a region championship game this Friday at Brentwood.
|Dylan Reese, No. 23, breaks through to find running room as Dawson Jones, No. 24, helps open a hole in Briarwood Academy’s 47-19 region win at Thomas Jefferson Academy last Friday.|
“It was a good night for us all around,” said Briarwood Head Coach Bo Fleming. “We got a lot of young kids some valuable experience and we had a good night offensively and defensively.”
Thomson High Lady Dogs win region championship
|Victoria Hagerman slides safely into third base.|
|Ivey Gheesling swings at a pitch for an inside-the-park homerun. The THS Lady Dogs defeated the Hephzibah Lady Rebels 6-2 to win the region championship on Oct. 5|
1967 State Champion Bulldogs to be honored
A Thomson High School state championship team will be honored later this month.
On Friday, Oct. 20, a 50th anniversary celebration of the THS 1967 Class A State Football Championship will take place at Luther Welsh Field at The Brickyard.
Thomson stomps Rebels 55-20
The Thomson Bulldogs began their region schedule with a 55-20 win Friday night over the Hephzibah Rebels at Luther Welsh Field at The Brickyard.
|Tyrek Braswell escapes a Rebel for extra yards.|
The overwhelming win improved the Class 4-A, No. 2-ranked Bulldogs to 5-0.
Bucs make easy work of Flint River, 46-9
The long road trip to Woodbury was productive for the Briarwood Academy Buccaneers last Friday, and they returned home with a 46-9 win over Flint River Academy. The Bucs are now 6-1 as they prepare to open region play at home this Friday against Monsignor Donovan.
|Travis Pate pulls a couple Flint River tacklers as he runs up field.|
“It was a good night for us. We had a good night offensively, and I felt like defensively we played well too,” said Briarwood head coach Bo Fleming.
Thomson Bulldogs stomp Clarkston
The Thomson Bulldogs scored a huge homecoming victory Friday night, overwhelming the Clarkston Angoras 69-0.
|Thomson’s Christian Tutt puts a move on a Clarkston tackler.|
Any concerns about how the Thomson Bulldogs would respond to not having played a game in three weeks were quickly dashed Friday night as the Dogs led 49-0 at the end of the first quarter and 62-0 at halftime, which improved Thomson to 4-0 on the season.
Bulldogs prepare for Homecoming after break
After three weeks off, the Thomson Bulldogs are back in action at The Brickyard for homecoming this Friday night.
|THS Bulldogs play in its Homecoming game Friday, Sept. 29.|
The 3-0 Bulldogs will face the winless Clarkston Angoras.
The hiatus in games was caused by the cancellation of the Sept. 8 game against Pace Academy and then two open dates.
The Pace game was washed away because of travel concerns from Atlanta to Thomson, and the Georgia High School Association upheld their request because the governor had declared a state of emergency.
Thomson head coach Rob Ridings said the two open dates were anticipated but not the cancellation.
"It's been good, but it's been tough," the coach said.
"We've been working on different things and focusing on us for these three weeks to look ahead and work on some things that we feel we need to work on for future opponents."