The Thomson High School football team finished their game against Laney High School after it was postponed earlier this year following a shooting incident outside the stadium.
The Bulldogs came away with the win, 15-14, which saw their record improve to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in region play.
Head Coach Michael Youngblood said it was a good job by the coaches and players for having to do something that many people haven’t done.
The game resumed play at 6 p.m. with the Wildcats having the ball inside Bulldogs territory.
According to Youngblood, only getting a certain amount of possessions was different, as well.
He commended his defense for the job they did flying to the football and making the plays they needed to.
“It was a huge momentum shift on the first possession,” Youngblood said about his defense.
He added that there were times where he wanted to go for it with the offense, but the defense was playing so well he decided against it. The coach said they did some things on offense to win the game.
Cornerback Storm Hunt came up big for the Bulldogs time and time again against the Wildcats.
Not only did Hunt return a punt for a touchdown earlier in the game, he also made the game sealing interception in the fourth quarter and made other plays to help the Bulldogs secure the win.
“Special teams won that game,” Youngblood said.
Quarterback Noah Story, who is also the punter, came up huge for the Bulldogs kicking the ball, as well.
“Story punting was huge,” Youngblood said. “He did a tremendous job.”
Youngblood said Story;s ability to pin the Wildcats deep in their own territory was big.
“That kind of sealed the game for us,” Youngblood said.
The coach said the offense also did a good job overall.
Running back Jontavious Curry led the Bulldogs offensively as he finished with 12 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown, and had two receptions for 27 yards. Running back Tre Jeffrey had six carries for 33 yards.
The Bulldogs take on Putnam County on Friday, Oct. 21, at the Brickyard, which happens to also be Homecoming.
According to Youngblood, Putnam is ranked ninth in the state for their region, and they have some standout players.
“They’re really good,” Youngblood said. “There are a couple of guys on offense they like to get the ball to.”
He also said Putnam is active up front on defense, their linebackers fill the gaps, and their secondary doesn’t let plays get behind them.