May River didn’t want to waste a Friday night in this uncertain football season, so when the Sharks’ road game at Ridge View fell victim to COVID-19 protocols early in the week, they went looking for an opponent.
Boy, did they find one.
The Sharks ran into a buzzsaw in the Brickyard, as Georgia power Thomsom raced out to an early lead and stymied May River’s ground game, sending the Sharks to a 48-7 road loss.
May River stood up to the initial surge, answering two quick Thomson touchdowns as Garvin Douglas hit tight end Max Kimmel for a long gain, then punched it himself from a yard out to cut the margin to 14-7.
But it was all Bulldogs from there. Thomson built the lead to 35-7 before halftime, and May River had two touchdowns called back on penalties, thwarting any hope of a comeback.
“If we made one wrong move or were out of place it was going to be tough to stop them,” May River coach Rodney Summers said. “We didn’t execute very well offensively either, and they were a good football team. But we got to play a quality opponent. We are not out to schedule wins, we are trying to schedule games and get better. Wins will come if we can learn and make improvements.”
The Sharks (2-2) return home to The Tank to face Blythewood in their final non-region tune-up Friday.
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