Class B State Champions

South Georgia Football Association Conference Champions
Record: 9-1-1

Coach E. O. Garner

DateOpponentScoreLocationGame #Details
Fri, Sep 28SylvesterW40-7H1945-01['more']
Fri, Oct 5CairoT0-0A1945-02['more']
Fri, Oct 12TiftonW26-6A1945-03['more']
Fri, Oct 19BainbridgeW27-0H1945-04['more']
Fri, Oct 26AmericusL12-13H1945-05['more']
Fri, Nov 2CairoW6-0H1945-06['more']
Fri, Nov 9ValdostaW13-0H1945-07['more']
Fri, Nov 16MoultrieW32-7A1945-08['more']
Thu, Nov 22AlbanyW20-7A1945-09['more']
Fri, Nov 30CairoW7-6N1945-10['more']
South Georgia Championship
Fri, Dec 7CedartownW22-7N1945-11['more']
State Championship

In 11 games:

Winning Percentage: 86.364

Total scored: 205

Total allowed: 53

Average game: 18.64-4.82

Shutouts by Thomasville: 4

Shutouts by opponents: 1

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Bulldogs celebrate their win over Cedartown in the 1945 State Finals.

The man in the car was Thomasville's head coach, E.O. Garner and the man handing him the trophy was Cairo's head coach, A.L. Williams. Coach Garner was very ill and the doctor ordered him not to coach that game, so A.L. Williams coached the team to victory. Thomasville's winning QB, Buddy DeFreitas (#24) can be seen to the left of Coach Williams.

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Thomasville end Sam Mitchell, seen here in action in a 1944 game at the old Municipal Stadium on Fletcher Street, was a member of the 1945 State Championship team.

Source: John Huckeba
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1945 team photo

Source: Thomasville History Center
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1945 State Championship Game with Cedartown

1945 State Championship Game with Cedartown

Jimmy CallahanLT
James CappsLG
Thomas Carter
Tut Carter
Hulman Cook
Jack Coulter
J. L. Dollar
Carl Hutchinson
Sheftall Lanter
Donald Lewis
Tommy McComb
Bobby McCrory
John MusselwhiteFB
Raymond Patterson
Robbie Robinson
Bobby Sanders
Billy Thomas
Carl ThomasRT
Bobby Tillis
John Upchurch
Gus WattRE
Billy Williams
20Billy Carter
21Sam MitchellLE
24Buddy DeFreitasQB
26Ira Jenkins
27Jimmy MitchellRH
29Louis Jerger
30Billy WoodwardLH
31Henry FieldingRG
32Forbes Davis
33Glenn Alred
34Bobby Whiddon
35Norman ChastainC
38Buddy Upchurch
41Brown Cooper
70Jimmy Thomas
72Edward Shirley
75Joe May
76Cecil Redfern
77Audrey Singletary
79William Kindon
81Reece Turrentine
83Irwin Mitchell
85Kenneth Fulford
88David Dillinger
89Herbert Lewitt
90Ira Pogue
91Jim Rackley