Thomasville High got its first win last week.
The Bulldogs are hoping their first points of the first half come Friday night against Stewart County.
While Thomasville evened its 2013 record with a 21-10 comeback win against Cairo, the Bulldogs have struggled to get its offense untracked so far. The Bulldogs have been shutout before halftime in both contests against rivals Thomas County Central and Cairo. They say it is imperative that streak ends against the 0-1 Royal Knights.
“It’s a lot bigger,” Thomasville quarterback Payton Dixon said. “We can’t expect our defense to play that well for four quarters all the time. We have to help them out a little bit.
“We can’t go three-and-out, three-and-out, three-and-out. We have to get out there and score so they can get a break. We have to get some longer drives and help them out because they help us out.”
The Thomasville offense did that in the second half last week. The Bulldogs eked out just 18 yards on 19 first-half plays as they fell behind the Syrupmakers 10-0. However, the second half told a different story.
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