Bulldogs take showdown with cross-town Warriors

Mar. 8—THOMASVILLE — Thomasville faced off against Brookwood on Wednesday night as the Lady Bulldogs knotted a 3-3 tie while the boys took a 4-0 shut out victory over the Warriors.

The Thomasville Lady Bulldogs are still finding their legs under new head coach Lucas Kimmel. "Simple mistakes," as Kimmel put it, is what cost them the win in this one as Sara Sullivan netted a pair of goals for the Warriors and Brookwood senior Wilson Young scored one. Sullivan also came away from the game with five points.

"I think we did pretty well," said Kimmel about the Lady Bulldogs performance. "We're figuring out some new ways to score, some other people getting on the stat sheet for sure. We did well to fight back and continue playing and not drop off after we got scored on. After we went down we fought back and tied it up twice, so I thought we did well there."

The Thomasville boys, though they took the win, had some question of their own after the 4-0 win over Brookwood. Farid Gonzalez scored a pair of goals and Colby Hall and Ron Miano scored one apiece. But the goals didn't come easy; head coach Robert Peterson felt the Bulldogs offensive play was lacking against the Warriors tough defense.

"It's interesting. I think we played okay offensively," Peterson said. "I think when your two center backs get two goals I think it emphasizes the importance of free kicks as we put them up. We probably could have scored one or two more, but give Brookwood credit for making it hard and sitting back and just kind of putting a lot of bodies behind the ball, which made it difficult on us to score goals."

Overall, however, Peterson was pleased with how his group responded.

"It's good. They (Brookwood) did a good job and it was a pretty tight game," Peterson said. "I think I was pretty pleased overall how the boys responded to that pressure. They definitely created some chances for themselves."

Thomasville's next home game will be a region match up against Dougherty on March 15. It will be the first time the Bulldogs have seen the Trojans this season.