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Game of the Week Preview: Rabun vs Toombs

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The BLITZ Game of the Week takes us back to Frank Snyder Memorial Stadium in Tiger.

RABUN COUNTY

The Wildcats rolled past BEST Academy, 38-0 in complete domination. The #1-ranked Wildcats will look for the offense, led by usual suspects Gunner Stockton, Braxton Hicks, Sam Adams, Sutton Jones, and Cory Keller, not to mention a fantastic O-line, to show Toombs County something they’ve never seen before. On the flip side, the defense is coming off its second shutout of the season, and third-ever playoff shutout (all in last two seasons).

TOOMBS COUNTY

Toombs County has had a solid run in 2019, and that culminated with a thrilling 37-34 first round win over Hephzibah. The Bulldogs have faced 3 state-ranked programs this season, with Rabun being now the fourth. In those 3 games, Toombs is 2-1, showing they are not fazed by preceding reputations. This includes a 31-0 win over Jefferson Davis, and a 31-20 win over Swainsboro to in back-to-back games to close the regular season. The defense is stout, pitching 5 shutouts in 2019. The offense scores around 30 per game, with the defense holding opponents to under 12 on average. However, Toombs has not seen a team like Rabun on either side of the ball.

BY THE NUMBERS (2019)

RABUN

  • 11-0 (7-0 in 8-AA)
  • #1 Ranking
  • Region Champions!
  • LAST: W 38-0 vs BEST (RND 1)
  • 47.4 OFFENSE
  • 10.5 DEFENSE

TOOMBS

  • 8-2 (7-2 in 2-AA)
  • Unranked
  • Region Runner-Up
  • LAST: W 37-34 vs Hephzibah (RND 1)
  • 30.3 OFFENSE
  • 11.6 DEFENSE

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Be looking for highlights post-game late tonight as well as a story recapping ROUND 2. Highlights will also be shared on Channel 5 (Fox) on the 11 PM “High 5 Sports” show tonight. You can also follow us on Twitter (@BlitzSportsGa) for live score updates.

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OUR PREDICTION

Hopefully this team shows up on time, after last week when BEST Academy was an hour late, forcing an 8:40 kickoff. This time, Toombs will have a deeper roster, more talent, and better coaching. Still, despite holding close for a few blinks, the Wildcats will wear down the Bulldogs. OUR PICK: RABUN COUNTY

DO WE BRING LUCK?

We’ve seen Rabun go 29-8 since 2013, including winners of 9 of the past 10 games we’ve seen. So the answer is yes, although they don’t need us there to grab wins. They do that all on their own.

DETAILS OF THE MATCHUP

TIME: 7:30 PM Kickoff
PLACE: Frank Snyder Memorial Stadium / Tiger, GA
LAST MEETING: N/A
ALL-TIME RECORD: N/A
RECORDS: Rabun County Wildcats (11-0; #1 in 8-AA); Toombs County Bulldogs (8-2; #2 in 2-AA)

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HISTORICALLY SPEAKING

These teams have never faced off, so this will be a first.

TEAM LEADERS

RABUN COUNTY

PASSING
Gunner Stockton: 2,896 yds, 39 TD, 5 INT (205/284 passing; 72%)
Garrett Horton: 38 yds, 0 TD, 1 INT (9/19 passing; 47%)

RUSHING
Gunner Stockton: 872 yds, 18 TD (6.9 YPC)
Cory Keller: 538 yds, 4 TD (10.8 YPC)
Brody Jarrard: 360 yds, 3 TD (10.6 YPC)
Bryson Addis: 155 yds, 1 TD (6.0 YPC)
Turner Grimmett: 37 yds, 1 TD (5.3 YPC)

RECEIVING
Braxton Hicks: 975 yds, 11 TD, 51 rec
Sam Adams: 562 yds, 12 TD, 37 rec
Sutton Jones: 494 yds, 6 TD, 42 rec
Hogan Woodard: 332 yds, 2 TD, 24 rec
Tate Ramey: 292 yds, 5 TD, 25 rec
Cory Keller: 67 yds, 2 TD, 12 rec
Brody Jarrard: 43 yds, 1 TD, 4 rec

TACKLES
Hoff Windham: 81 TKL, 16 TFL, 4 Sacks, 1 Fum Rec, 2 Forced Fum, 1 Blk
AJ Wheeler: 80 TKL, 6 TFL
Garrett Bragg: 77 TKL, 8 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 Fum Rec, 2 Forced Fum
Trent Miller: 71 TKL, 14 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 Fum Rec, 3 Forced Fum
Brody Jarrard: 65 TKL, 11 TFL, 3.5 Sacks, 2 Fum Rec
Phillip Roberson: 62 TKL, 11 TFL, 6.5 Sacks, 1 Fum Rec, 1 Forced Fum
Will Turpin: 58 TKL, 9 TFL. 3 Sacks, 1 Blk
Will McCraw: 55 TKL, 13 TFL, 5 Sacks
Mason Sprinkle: 44 TKL, 4.5 TFL, 1 Fum Rec

INTERCEPTIONS
Braxton Hicks: 3
Will McCraw: 2
Brody Jarrard: 2
AJ Wheeler: 2
Hoff Windham: 2
Garrett Bragg: 2
Hunter Moore: 1
Bryson Addis: 1

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TOOMBS COUNTY

PASSING
Trey Cloud: 1,181 yds, 11 TD, 5 INT (92/140 passing; 66%)

RUSHING
Derrick Mincey: 858 yds, 11 TD (6.9 YPC)
Caleb Harley: 255 yds, 2 TD (6.4 YPC)
Brannon Usher: 242 yds, 4 TD (5.9 YPC)
Trey Cloud: 142 yds, 5 TD (3.0 YPC)
Octavious Robers: 54 yds, 2 TD (10.8 YPC)
Chandler Lynn: 48 yds, 1 TD (5.3 YPC)

RECEIVING
Chandler Lynn: 385 yds, 5 TD, 24 rec
Derrick Mincey: 217 yds, 19 rec
Drekari Jones: 197 yds, 2 TD, 22 rec
Tyler Heath: 160 yds, 3 TD, 9 rec
Tyler Smith: 71 yds, 1 TD, 8 rec

TACKLES
Tank Morris: 75 TKL, 11 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 FumRec
Tyler Smith: 58 TKL, 1 FFum, 1 FumRec, 1 Blk
Caleb Hartley: 51 TKL, 8 TFL, 2 Sacks, 1 FumRec
Chandler Lynn: 41 TKL, 7 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 FFum
Blake Hall: 38 TKL, 1 TFL
Me’elle Merrion: 33 TKL, 3 TFL, 1 FFum, 1 Blk
Gage Herndon: 25 TKL, 5 TFL, 3 Sacks, 1 FFum
Brannon Usher: 21 TKL, 12 TFL, 3 Sacks, 2 FumRec, 1 FFum

INTERCEPTIONS
Tyler Heath: 4
Derrick Mincey: 1
Tyler Smith: 1
Shauqae Gaffney: 1
Chandler Lynn: 1
Drekari Jones: 1

1 comment on “Game of the Week Preview: Rabun vs Toombs

  1. Kay Darnell

    Thanks so much for your coverage

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