THOMSON, Ga.---"If it ain't broke, don't fix it". The Thomson Bulldogs have been winning for years running the wing-t offense. A basic, run it down your throat scheme that calls for strong lineman and quick running backs. Both of which they always seem to have plenty of in Thomson.
This year will be no different. The Bulldogs lost their starting quarterback and one of the running backs from a 9 and 2 season but expect little to change. The only concern is a lack of experienced depth, especially at the line of scrimmage. Thomson has seniors on the offensive and defensive line to carry the load but, if anybody gets hurt, they'll be replaced by sophomores.
What they will try and do differently in Thomson this season is finish strong. Last year, they won their first 9 games before dropping their last 2, including a loss in the first round of the playoffs. Head coach Luther Welsh is using his many years of experience to motivate the Bulldogs.
"Trying to get 'em in the right frame of mind to win and do the best they can do," Welsh says. "Not give up and have a little fight in 'em."
The Bulldogs open in the Brickyard, hosting Salem, next Friday night.