Thomasville High Football

Jr. RB Jeffrey Dyson (2) breaking a long run against Berrien County
Jr. RB Jeffrey Dyson (2) breaking a long run against Berrien County
QB Charles Hayes (11) sets the offense vs. Colquitt County
QB Charles Hayes (11) sets the offense vs. Colquitt County
LB Lanoris Christopher (5) sets the Defense vs. Brooks County
LB Lanoris Christopher (5) sets the Defense vs. Brooks County

Region: 1AA

Head Coach: Richie Marsh

Coaching Staff: O.C. Matt Versluis,  RB Kiel Angry, WR Daniel Dorsey, D.C. Lamar Landing, ILB Willie Frederick, OLB Jason Blair, DB Mikael Lovejoy, DE Special Teams, Video coordinator, Assistant AD, Tom Taylor

Principal: Todd Mobley

2008 record: 7-5 Region 1AA runner - up (final 16 class AA)

Type of offense: Option

Type of defense:  Base 50

2009 outlook:  With 8 starters returning on both sides of the ball Thomasville has a chance to be competitive in a tough region 1AA. Replacing 3 yr starting center Hank Summitt will be a battle. Also, Replacing 3 yr. starter at RB/LB Tyrone Williams will be difficult. Along with replacing 2 year starters Cedric Brown OG, Dakari Mitchell, and Jamarcez Carr at the corners and Xavier Greene at WR. Competition for starting positions will be very competitive between incumbents and a host of young players vying for playing time. If they can stay healthy they will have a chance to compete for a one of the 4 playoff spots in the region.

2009 Record-

Date Opponent     W/L Score
Aug 28   Thomas Co. Central W- 13-9-
Sep 04 Colquitt Co. L 34-19
Sep 11 Cairo  L 7-3
Sep 18 IDLE - -
Sep 25 Brooks County W 21-6
Oct 02 Early County W 37-0
Oct 09 Albany - -
Oct 16 Cook County - -
Oct 23 Mitchell County W 48-16
Oct 30 Berrien County W 36-8
Nov 06 Fitzgerald L 49-14
Nov 13 Henry Co.      W   44-0
Nov 20 Jefferson Co.      L 24-17

Returning Starters Offense:

Guard: Jahara Perkins 6'2" 340lbs JR
Guard: Tyree Williams 5'11" 238lbs JR
Tackle: Parker Bush 5'11" 263lbs JR
Tackle: Carlton Butts 6'1" 187lbs JR
Wide Receiver: Duan Wilson 6'1" 205lbs SR
RB: Jeffrey Dyson 5'10" 167lbs JR
RB: Darius Wyche 5'9" 175lbs JR
QB: Charles Hayes 5'10" 185lbs SR

Returning Starters Defense:

Defensive end: Jermaine Edwards 6' 205lbs SR
Defensive end: Raphael Sanders 6'1" 215lbs SR
Linebacker: Lanoris Christopher 5'9" 180lbs SR
Defensive line: Jeremy Johnson 5'10" 195lbs JR
Defensive line: William Thomas 6'1" 222lbs SR
Defensive line: Deion Stringer 5'10" 190lbs JR
Free Safety: Charles Hayes 5'10" 185lbs SR
Strong Safety: Fred Holton 6'2" 205lbs SR

Remaining 2009 Roster of Players

OL/DL Rashad Spivey 6'3" 300lbs SR
RB/DB Chris Nixon 5'7"" 160lbs SR
OLB Guy Smith 5'7" 162lbs SR
RB Trae Bryant 5'8" 170lbs JR
LB/RB Chris Rainey 6'1" 190lbs SO
LB/RB Tyree Mitchell 6'2" 210lbs SO
DE Brandon Mcclendon 5'10" 177lbs JR
OL Wade Davidson 5'9" 226lbs SO
OL/LB Bradley Weatherspoon 5'10" 195lbs JR
LB Famous Wilcher 5'9" 180lbs JR
DB Josh Davis 5'10" 170lbs JR
WR Willie Battle 6'1" 178lbs JR
OLB Jerrale Murphy 6' 180lbs SR
QB/DB Quintez Spear 5'9" 165lbs SO
OL/DL James Williams 6' 248lbs SR


Offensive Stats

Jeffrey Dyson – 729 yd. rushing 7.2 avg. 6 TD rushing 144 yd. receiving 1 TD
Charles Hayes – 638 yd. rushing 5.6 average 9 TD rushing 303 passing 4 TD
Fred Holton – 6.8 yd rushing average 1 TD 8.8 yd receiving average 1 TD
Darius Wyche – 4.8 yd rushing average 1 TD
Duan Wilson – 9.3 yard receiving average 2 TD

Punt Returns
Lanoris Christopher – 7.3 yd average

Kickoff Returns
Jeffrey Dyson – 36 yd. Average

Defensive Stats
Lanoris Christopher – 103 tackles 19 tackles for loss 2 INT 4 fumble recoveries 3 forced fumbles
Charles Hayes – 54 tackles  1 INT   2 fumble recoveries 2 forced fumbles
Fred Holton – 49 tackles 2 INT 1 fumble recovery 2 forced fumbles
Jeremy Johnson – 51 tackles 6 tackles for loss 1 fumble recovery 1 forced fumble
Jermaine Edwards – 43 tackles 5 tackles for loss
Raphael Sanders – 39 tackles 11 tackles for loss
Duan Wilson – 34 tackles
William Thomas – 25 tackles 3 tackles for loss
Deion Stringer – 20 tackles 8 tackles for loss

Thomasville High football coach Richie Marsh has led the Bulldogs to the playoffs for 3 straight seasons.

Marsh is proud of the success but says every season is somewhat disappointing unless you win a state championship.

The Bulldogs went 6-1 in region play last year before falling in the second round of the playoffs.

The Bulldogs season ended with a 21-14 loss to Dublin and Coach Marsh says his players haven't forgotten about that game.

The Bulldogs have eight returning starters on both sides of the football who are looking to make a run for the AA state title.

Richie Marsh said. "The last few years we've never finished where we want to. You never will unless you win it all but we were kind of left with a bad taste in our mouths after the playoffs last year and the kids kind of worked hard."

Thomasville will open the season at arch-rival Thomas County Central on August 28th.