Team History

Welcome to the Toombs County Bulldogs Esports team’s history page, where the legacy of our journey in competitive gaming comes to life. Founded in the fall of 2020, our inaugural season marked the genesis of our esports program with Tyler Corley, Connor Stanley, and Alex Boyett leading the charge as the pioneering coaches. Initially focusing on Rocket League, our team quickly evolved, expanding into various titles in subsequent seasons. Since our inception, the Toombs County Bulldogs Esports team has achieved remarkable success, with two state runner-up finishes, an impressive 20 playoff appearances, and the proud accomplishment of securing seven County Championships, triumphing over our rivals from Vidalia. This page serves as both our trophy case and official statbook, preserving our program’s rich history for future generations of Toombs County Bulldog Esports players. Join us in celebrating our humble beginnings and the enduring tradition we continue building with passion and dedication.

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Logo History

Toombs Esports Logo

Toombs Esports Wordmark

Toombs Esports Second Wordmark

Original Toombs Esports Logo

Secondary Toombs Esports Logo

Secondary Toombs Esports Wordmark

Historical Pictures

First Toombs County Esports Match- 10/8/20

First Toombs County Esports Match- 10/8/20

Spring 2021 Toombs County Bulldogs

2020/2021 Varsity Letter Recipients

2020/2021 Player Of The Year, Adam Copeland

Spring 2021 Toombs Bulldogs Overwatch Team

Spring 2021 Toombs County Middle School Team

Spring 2021 Toombs County Middle School Team

Spring 2021 Toombs County Middle School Team

TCHS Overwatch Team- 3/21

TCHS Fortnite Team- 3/21

First TCHS Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Team

First TCHS Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Team

TCHS League of Legends Team

Fall 2021 Varsity Lettermen

Spring 2022 Varsity Lettermen

Fall 2021 Billy Dennington Defensive Player Of The Year Award Winner- Tucker Bush

2021/2022 Esports Player of The Year- Tyler James

Summer Practice- 2022

Summer Practice- 2022

State Championship Game- Fall 2022

State Championship Game- Fall 2022

State Championship Game- Fall 2022

State Championship Game- Fall 2022

GHSA State Championship- Spring 2023

GHSA State Championship- Spring 2023

GHSA State Championship- Spring 2023

GHSA State Championship- Spring 2023

Spring 2023 Team Trip

Spring 2023 Team Trip

Fall 2023 Toombs County Bulldogs Esports Team

2023 Vidalia Week Smash The Car Fundraiser

Noteworthy Teams And Matches

Atholton High School (Maryland)

The Toombs County Bulldogs Esports team made their debut in the Fall of 2020 with a match against Atholton High School in Rocket League. This was the first official game in team history and set the tone for an exciting season ahead. The Bulldogs competed fiercely and showed great sportsmanship throughout the match, making it a memorable experience for all involved. 

East Coweta High School (Georgia)

The Toombs County Bulldogs Esports team made their GHSA debut in the Fall of 2020 with a thrilling match against East Coweta High School in Rocket League. This was the first official game against a team from Georgia in team history.

Academie CECCE (Quebec, Canada)

The Toombs County Bulldogs Esports team faced off against the Academie CECCE from Quebec, Canada in a thrilling match of Rocket League during the spring of 2022. This marked a historic moment for the Bulldogs as it was their first and only match against a school whose instruction is delivered in a foreign language. It was a challenging and exciting experience for the team, and they look forward to competing against more international opponents in the future 

Dallas-Carter High School (Texas)

Dallas-Carter High School is a well-known school in Texas that gained fame after being featured in the original “Friday Night Lights” movie and an ESPN 30 for 30 episode entitled “What Carter Lost.” The movie and the episode followed the story of the school’s 1988 football team and its journey to the state championship. The school’s football program was notable for its success but also its struggles with academic eligibility and internal conflicts. The school’s legacy in sports, particularly in football, is still remembered and celebrated today and has made Dallas-Carter High School a household name in the state of Texas. 

In the fall of 2021, the Toombs County Bulldogs Esports team faced off against the Dallas-Carter High School in Rocket League. The Bulldogs emerged victorious

Athol Murray College of Notre Dame(Saskatchewan, Canada)

The Toombs County Bulldogs Esports team faced off against the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in a Rocket League match in the spring of 2021. Athol Murray College of Notre Dame is a Catholic school located in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, Canada known for its athletics program, particularly it’s hockey program. This match marked one of the farthest distances from Lyons an opponent’s school has been located. 

Punahou School (Hawaii)

The Toombs County Bulldogs esports team played the Punahou School of Honolulu, Hawaii in Rocket League during the fall 2020 season. The match was held as a late-night matchup as part of that year’s “Red Dawn” overnight practice. Punahou is a private boarding school and is known for being the alma mater of several well-known individuals, including former President Barack Obama. 

Northview High School (John's Creek, Georgia)

Northview High School, located in the Atlanta suburb of John’s Creek, has solidified its reputation as a powerhouse in the world of competitive gaming, particularly in Splatoon 3. As a prominent public high school, Northview boasts one of the most successful Splatoon 3 teams in the country, consistently dominating the esports scene since the title’s official adoption. The Toombs County Bulldogs have faced Northview several times including the Fall 2022 and Fall 2023 Georgia State Championship games. 

Peach County High School (Fort Valley, Georgia)

Situated in the charming town of Fort Valley, Georgia, Peach County High School emerges as a noteworthy player in the competitive esports realm, despite being a small school in a rural area. The school’s esports program distinguishes itself, standing out prominently even when compared to larger programs across the state. As a testament to their dedication and skill, Peach County High School consistently finds itself as one of the last remaining small school programs in the late stages of the playoffs. Alongside Toombs County High School, Peach County demonstrates that size is no barrier to success in the fiercely competitive world of high school esports, showcasing the depth of talent and commitment within these smaller communities.

Former Game Titles

Splatoon 2 is an action/adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is a sequel to the popular game Splatoon, which was released on the Wii U. The game features fast-paced, multiplayer action where players control characters called Inklings and use different types of ink-based weapons to defeat opponents and cover the map in their team’s ink color. The game also includes a single-player campaign, various multiplayer modes, and the ability to customize your Inkling with different gear and weapons. It also have a feature of online multiplayer mode. It was replaced by Splatoon 3 as the official esports offering by PlayVS and the GHSA in the Fall of 2022. Toombs County High School enjoyed one trip to the state playoffs and one county championship in this title. 

The Toombs County Bulldogs Esports team had a successful non-GHSA-sanctioned Overwatch team during the Spring of 2021, as a member of the PlayVS Youth League, Eastern League. Despite it being their first and only season of competition, the team was able to make it to the Eastern League playoffs. Unfortunately, due to concerns about school violence, the GHSA banned Georgia High Schools from competing in Overwatch at the direction of the NFHS following that season. 

In Spring 2021, Toombs County Bulldogs Esports had several Fortnite teams that competed in the PlayVS Youth League, Eastern League. However, the teams were disbanded when the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) banned participation in Fortnite by Georgia high schools following guidance from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) due to concerns over school violence. 

Independent Tournaments

The Toombs County Bulldogs Esports team takes advantage of opportunities to enter independent tournaments for additional practice against quality opponents. These include the annual Bulldog Open hosted by Harlem High School and open tournaments hosted by Nintendo. 

Team Events

The Toombs County Bulldogs Esports team is known for hosting its own gaming-related events when the opportunity arises. These events include a 10-hour streaming event celebrating the release of Splatoon 3 and an all-night practice session known internally as “Red Dawn.” These events provide a fun and exciting way for the team to bond and showcase their gaming skills. 

All-Time Team History

TCHS Esports History

 

All-Time Record: 457-297-1

Playoff Record: 49-28-0

Record vs. Vidalia: 17-6-0

 

Fall 2020

Inaugural Season

Record: 22-38-0

 

Rocket League:

Team 1-Toombs County Bulldogs (Did not make playoffs)

  • Adam Copeland
  • Tyler James
  • Billy Dennington
  • Camryn Bigley

 

Team 2- Toombs 2 (PlayVS Eastern League Playoffs- 1st Round)

  • Jeshua Carswell 
  • Aiden Gillis 
  • Jose Victoria

 

Spring 2021:

2nd Season 

Record: 45-49-0

 

Rocket League: (Did Not Make Playoffs)

Team 1-Toombs County Bulldogs

  • Adam Copeland
  • Tyler James
  • Aiden Gillis

 

Team 2- Toombs 2 (Did Not Make Playoffs)

  • Jeshua Carswell 
  • Jose Victoria
  • Keaton Pitts

 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:

Team 1-Red Tide (Did Not Make Playoffs)

  • Lance Salah 
  • Mario Castro
  • Chris Castro

 

Team 2-Stardust Crusaders (Did Not Make Playoffs)

  • Christian Smith
  • Zander Perez
  • ???





Fall 2021:

3rd Season

Record: 75-56-0

 

Rocket League: (Made Playoffs-1st Round)

Team 1-Toombs County Bulldogs

  • Adam Copeland
  • Tyler James
  • Tucker Bush

 

Team 2- Toombs 2 (Did Not Make Playoffs)

  • Slade Holland
  • Keaton Smith
  • Jose Victoria

 

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate: 

Team 1-Jigglypuff Scares Me (Made Playoffs-2nd Round)

  • Chris Castro
  • Gabe Smith
  • Josue Lara
  • Adrianna Williams 



Spring 2022:

4th Season

Record: 84-51-0

 

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate 

Team 1-Jigglypuff Scares Me (Made Playoffs 1st Round)

  • Chris Castro
  • Gabe Smith
  • Tyler James 
  • Josue Lara

 

Splatoon 2

Team 1-Calamari Crew (Made Playoffs 3rd Round)

  • Gabe Smith
  • Chris Castro
  • Tyler James
  • Adam Copeland 

 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Made Playoffs 4th Round)

Team 1-Miyamoto Motorsports

  • Adam Copeland
  • Tyler James
  • Chris Castro
  • Gabe Smith
  • Josue Lara

 

Fall 2022: 

5th Season

Record: 50-30-0

 

Splatoon 3:

Team 1-The Calamari Crew (Made Playoffs State Runners-Up)

  • Gabe Smith
  • Chris Castro
  • Adam Copeland
  • Tyler James
  • Ethan Heath 

 

Team 2- Deep Fried Calamari With A Side Of Marinara (Made Playoffs Third Round)

  • Jack Williams
  • Landon McDonald
  • Ethan Heath
  • Josue Lara
  • Walker Robinson

 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:

Team 1- I love Shy Guy Falls (Made Playoffs Third Round)

  • Adam Copeland
  • Tyler James
  • Christian Castro
  • Gabe Smith

 

Team 2- Baby Park Do Do Do Do Do (Made Playoffs Second Round)

  • Jack Williams
  • Landon McDonald
  • Josue Lara
  • Mario Rojas-Perez

 

Spring 2023:

6th Season

Record: 75-37-1

 

Splatoon 3:

Team 1-The Calamari Crew (Made Playoffs)

  • Gabe Smith
  • Chris Castro
  • Adam Copeland
  • Tyler James

 

Team 2- Deep Fried Calamari With A Side Of Marinara (Did Not Make Playoffs)

  • Jack Williams
  • Landon McDonald
  • Ethan Heath
  • Josue Lara
  • Carson Bratton

 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:

Team 2- Baby Park Do Do Do Do Do (Made Playoffs)

  • Jack Williams
  • Gabe Smith
  • Josue Lara
  • Christian Castro
  • Carson Bratton
  • Ben Stanfield

 

Rocket League (Made Playoffs)

Team 1- Kim Jong Won

  • Adam Copeland
  • Tyler James
  • Christian Castro
  • Carson Bratton

 

Fall 2023:

7th Season

Record: 106-36

 

Splatoon 3:

Team 1-The Calamari Crew (Made Playoffs-State Runner-up)

  • Chris Castro
  • Jack Williams
  • Josue Lara
  • Ethan Heath

 

Team 2- Deep Fried Calamari With A Side Of Marinara (Did Not Make Playoffs)

  • Elenor Martinez
  • Marianna Ramirez
  • Carson Bratton
  • Ben Stanfield 

 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:

Team 1-Baby Park Do Do Do Do Do (Did Not Make Playoffs)

  • Chris Castro
  • Josue Lara
  • Aidan Barton
  • Ben Stanfield
  • Jack Williams 

 

Team 2- We Love Shy Guy Falls (Did Make Playoffs)

  • Carson Bratton
  • Elenor Martinez 
  • Jack Williams 
  • Charles Aidan Michael Barton
  • Ryan Biggoose 
  • Sydney Smith