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Welcome LHS Alumni !

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Welcome to the home page of the alumni of the original Lyons High School in Lyons, Georgia.  We offer this website free to fellow graduates and hope that each of you help make it a success.

Although the offspring of LHS have dispersed all over the planet, this website has reunited us in one place in cyberspace and allowed us to once again walk the halls of LHS, meet on the breezeway, go to the canteen and catch up on the latest happenings in the lives of our classmates.  We are united once again!

Help spread the news.  If you know someone who has ever attended LHS at any time it merged with Lyons Industrial High School to become Lyons Senior High School, invite them to this site to join the fun.

If you are a Facebook user, be sure to click on the Facebook link above to be taken to the Lyons High School of Lyons, GA. group page.  That's where all the alumni hang out these days!

Toombs thrashes Tattnall, 35-0, for third straight shutout

(22 Sep 2023) On Friday, the Toombs County Bulldogs opened region play on the road in Reidsville against the Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors. Toombs County entered the game at 4-0 and Ranked #9 in Class AA football. The Dogs had a few miscues to battle back from in the first quarter, but after the quarter ended 0-0, it was all Toombs County the rest of the game.

On the Dogs first drive of the second quarter, Hayden Roy and the Toombs County offensive Line pushed their way into the end zone for their first score of the night on a 4-yard run by Roy. Braylen Dietrich popped the point after through to give the Dogs a 7-0 lead with 9:53 remaining in the half. The Red Bullet defense man-handled the Warrior offense all night, and on the next drive, forced another Warrior punt. The Dogs got the ball back with 7:54 remaining and drove 67 yards on 5 plays highlighted by another spectacular run my Roy where he rolled over a Warrior defensive back and continued on his way to the end zone for a 15 yard touchdown. The Bulldog lead was pushed to 14-0. After getting the ball back with 2:28, the offense went into 2-minute mode and scatted down the field. This drive was highlighted by a TJ Stanley to LaGonza Heyward 53-yard pass. Dabyn Wadley finished off the drive with a 2 yard TD run. The Bulldogs took a 21-0 lead into the half.

The second half opened up by a Ryder Sears hit that jolted the Warrior kick returner to fumble the ball and the Dogs recovered in Warrior territory. On the next play, Stanley found Mike Polke on a 28-yard TD pass increasing the lead to 28-0. The next Warrior drive was snuffed out to a 3 and out but a roughing the kicker penalty on the punt gave the Warriors an automatic first down and retained possession. Two plays later, Heyward picked a Warrior pass and raced 35-yards for another Bulldog TD. Dietrich’s point after gave the Dogs a 35-0 lead with 7:35 left in the 3rd quarter. The Dogs only ran 6 offensive plays following that due to a running clock in the 4th quarter. Alex Scott and Zyrese Scott highlighted the defense with 11 total tackles each.

The Bulldogs improve to 5-0 and 1-0 in Region play. Next up, the Bulldogs will host the Brantley County Herons at Booster Stadium. 

PASS: 6/14 | 123 Yards | 1 TDs | 2 INTs
RUSH: 20 | 128 Yards | 3 F / 2 LF | 3 TDs

PASS: 0/3 | 0 Yards | 1 INT
RUSH: 45 | 69 Yards | 1 F / 1 FL

(Courtesy of Toombs County Athletics) 

Written by Bob Roberts, Southeast Georgia Today

Posted by: Billy Yarbrough, LHSAA Sports Editor

Class of '46 alum shares recently found photos

(23 Oct 2022)  Bobbie Rae Durst, Class of '46, shared the following photos with us before she passed away in 2009.  The photos have been added to the Gallery section under Memory Lane.  Click here to be taken directly to the page.

 A Time to Remember:  Mel Blount, Lyons Industrial High School Graduate


Today’s featured inductee is four-time Super Bowl Champion and Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback and former Southern University and Lyons Industrial player Mel Blount.  Blount was inducted into the Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989.


(5 Oct 2022) Mel Blount, the youngest of 11 children, was a four-sport athlete at Lyons Industrial before becoming one of the greatest cornerbacks to play the game. He excelled as a prep star after mastering what he called the “country football” style his seven older brothers instilled in him. Lyons Industrial was a small Toombs County school for African Americans that closed shortly after Blount graduated in the 1960s. Despite limited exposure, Blount earned a scholarship to Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., and twice was named Southwestern Athletic Conference MVP and earned Pro Scouts All American as a safety and cornerback. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Blount with the 53rd overall pick in the 1970 NFL Draft, and he earned the starting cornerback job in 1972 and held the role for 12 years. Blount led the NFL with 11 interceptions in 1975 and was the league’s defensive MVP. He was a three-time All-Pro selection and four-time Super Bowl champion. Blount’s physical style prompted the NFL to change its rules in 1978 to prevent contact with receivers beyond five yards of the line of scrimmage. In 1989, Blount was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 1991, he was named one of the Eight National Heroes by the U.S. News and World Report for his impact off the field. He was selected to the NFL 75th Anniversary All Time Team in 1994.

Reported by the Georgia High School Football Daily.

Posted by: Billy Yarbrough, LHSAA Sports Editor

New 2022 Region alignment rejoins old foes 

Some old region foes from past years will team up with the Bulldogs again in the upcoming football season.  TCHS has been reassigned to region 3-AA along with Vidalia, Appling County (Baxley), Tattnall County (Reidsville/Glennville), Pierce County (Blackshear), Brantley County (Nahunta), and Windsor Forest (Savannah).  By this realignment, it will make region 3-AA one of the more competitive regions in the state from top to bottom.  

Posted by: Billy Yarbrough, LHSAA Sports Editor

Coach Jacky Jones honored by the Toombs County BOE

(10 Jun 2022) Thursday night at the June meeting of the Toombs County Board of Education the board unanimously approved for the field at Booster Stadium to be officially named Jacky Jones Field at Booster Stadium (The Pit). Coach Jones was presented the Home Plate from former Jacky Jones Field.

"I wasn't expecting this but I am truly honored. It is a beautiful field and I want to thank the Toombs County Board of Education." Coach Jones said.

Toombs County Superintendent Barry Waller, "Coach Jones is such a beloved figure here in Lyons and Toombs County and what he has meant to our school system over the years with coaching double digit years in three major sports football, baseball and girls basketball. He said it tonight that it was all about the kids. It is a blessing to be able to honor him. Tearing down the old baseball field and making it a parking lot we didn't want to lose the wonderful memories of Coach Jones. We will unveil the sign at the field during football season. Tonight was an awesome night." 

Written by Bob Roberts, Southeast Georgia Today

Posted by: Billy Yarbrough, LHSAA Sports Editor

Entire LHS Mastiffs are now online!

We have updated our website with 20 yearbooks listed below.  To view the yearbooks, click here.

Wiregrass: 1924  (1)

Annual: 1936  (1)

Leo-Lite: 1949  (1)

Mastiffs: 1954-1970  (17)

The years listed above are all the yearbooks that are known to have been published.  If you know of any other yearbooks that exist please contact us and we will publish it.  Woof, woof, woof, woof!   Check 'em out, y'all.  

The Lyons Roar is here!

The Lyons Roars are here and we have gotten our paws on 30 of them.  If you have any Lyons Roars that you can scratch up for us, we are itching to publish them.   Click here to go to The Lyons Roar page.

Class of '67 meet at Chatters 

Thirty classmates of the Class of '67 along with Coach Tom Avret met on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Chatters Restaurant.  Click here to view the photo.

Booster Stadium is getting a facelift

The "Pit" is going to have a different look when the football season opens with Twiggs County (Jeffersonville, Ga.) on August 23, 2019.  A major overhaul to Booster Stadium is currently underway which includes the addition of new artificial turf along with new aluminum bleachers that will replace the current cement risers.  The slopes are being removed and a wall will be built which will provide addition footage from the back of each end zone. Click here to view a few photos of the renovations.
Posted by: Billy Yarbrough, LHSAA Sports Editor


The Class of '68 holds their 50th Reunion

The Class of '68 held their 50th class reunion at Hawk's Point in Vidalia on November 3, 2018. Also included is a photo of their 10-year class reunion and a 9th grade photo. Click here.

Four from LHS inducted into the Toombs Co. Athletic Hall of Fame

The Toombs County Athletic Association recently voted to add four athletes from Lyons High School.  These exceptional four athletes are not only recognized for their accomplishments in football, but all sports that they played which included basketball, baseball, track, etc.  

Bill Alexander - Class of '52

Billy Benton - Class of '57 

Jimmy Alexander - Class of '64

J.B. Cone - Class of '67


Posted by: Billy Yarbrough, LHSAA Sports Editor

Class of '63 celebrated their 50th reunion at Lyons Depot

On October 2, 2013, the alumni from the Class of '63 returned home and held their 50th reunion at the Lyons Depot.  Click here to to be view the photos.

Toombs County High School inducts 18 honorees to first

TCHS Hall of Fame

On October 21, 2017, at 2:00pm in the Toombs County High School Auditorium the first class of the Toombs County High School Hall of Fame were inducted. Three coaches and 15 athletes were honored. Click here to read more about this historic event.

Posted by: Billy Yarbrough, LHSAA Sports Editor

Class of '67 celebrate their 50th Reunion

The Class of '67 held their 50th reunion at the First United Methodist Church in Lyons on Saturday, September 30, 2017.  Click here to view the photo gallery of the festivities.

If you are interested in attending a Toombs County football game,
you can view the schedule by clicking:

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