THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - The Thomasville Bulldogs hosted Putnam in this semi-final game, and it was physical, and fast paced, and the Bulldogs, they never let up.
From kick-off, every possession, was contested.
And this fighting spirit started early.
The Bulldogs would go on to score 6 goals, to punch their ticket to the finals.
Head Coach Keith Gwaltney said he was preparing for an even match-up, but the Bulldogs took control of the game early on.
“To not have their main defensive anchor on the field today," said Gwaltney, "was probably a little bit of a factor. But, I mean honestly the way our boys played, I think we could’ve beat just about anybody.”
Now, their eyes on locked on the finals, willing to do whatever it takes to come out on top.
“I mean we just keep doing what we’ve been doing and putting in the work it’ll pay off," said Gwaltney, "because it’ll keep us prepared enough to win as long as we execute.”
“We’ve only got a few days left to prep for this game, between a couple of practices left for these guys," said Gwaltney, "I mean some of these guys are just collapsing off the field after they came off. So we are going to have to get our legs back under us again and go out there and play another game.”
“The fitness from months ago has kept us like this and as long as we keep up the fitness we will do well, guaranteed,” said Freshman Cole Sullivan.
But they said business isn’t finished until they get that ring.
For the first time since 2010 the Bulldogs are headed back to the finals.