It took Thomasville most of a half to get untracked last week.
The Bulldogs can’t afford another slow start this week against visiting Early County according to THS coach Leroy Ryals.
We’ve struggled coming out of the blocks for some reason,” Ryals said as the Bulldogs (4-3, 2-1 in Region 1-AA) prepare to host the Bobcats at 8 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Stadium. “We haven’t done a good job coming out of the gate. And I don’t know if we’re bored or if we’re not sure what we’re doing. I don’t know why. But it’s very concerning that it takes awhile to get going.
“And it’s concerning this week because if we are slow to come out of the gate — the only game we came ready out of the gate was against Brooks — and I think if we get out of the gates slow this week, they may get up on us and it’ll be tough to get back in it.”
The Bobcats (3-3, 1-1) are led by a stout and aggressive defense that has allowed just 60 points all season with Class AAAAA Bainbridge accounting for 26 of those.
That stingy unit is headlined by standout lineman Jay Ofton, a senior that has definitely impressed the Bulldogs’ head man.
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