By Curtis Haban, contributing writer
TIGER--Two teams will meet for the first time ever as the #2-ranked Rabun County Wildcats (11-0) will play host to the Toombs County Bulldogs (8-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Frank Snyder Memorial Stadium in the second round of the state playoffs.
The Bulldogs (Lyons, Ga.) are representing the #2 seed from region 2AA and will cross the gorge from over 225 miles away.
They are coming off an exciting back-and-forth 37-34 home victory over the Hephzibah Rebels from region 4-AA that saw the Bulldogs come from behind to take the final lead late in the fourth quarter.
“Toombs is a very good football team. They will bring size on the lines and speed at the skill positions. We will need to play with relentless effort on Friday,” head coach Jaybo Shaw explained.
The very stingy Bulldog defense is ranked #8 in the state and led by Tank Morris with 75 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and one sack.
Overall, the defense has produced four shutouts, 71 tackles for loss with 35 sacks and nine interceptions while holding opponents to an average less than 12 points per game.
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