Linda McKinley and Carol Mosley clowning around.
Students gathered at breezeway outside canteen, circa 1966.
Welcome LHS Alumni!
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 will 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 ole 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 again!
Help spread the news. If you know of someone who ever attended LHS at any time before 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, Georgia group page. That's where all the alumni hang out these days!
Bulldogs roar past Charlton County, 31-8, in Spring Matchup
(08 May 2023) Toombs County Football finished off Spring with a win over Charlton County on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
The Bulldogs hit the turf at the PIT for the first time this year with almost a brand new look, although there are still some familiar faces on the coaching staff. Long time Defensive Coordinator and New Bulldog Head Coach Buddy Martin showed off his new staff in a productive ball game that left the Bulldog faithful excited for this fall!
Returning to the the Bulldog staff are two key members of past teams as Co-Offensive Coordinator, Jared Hamlin, returns to Toombs County after an impressive stint in Putnam County as the Offensive Coordinator. Coach Nick Hayes also returns to the staff after Coordinator and Head Coach positions at Putnam County, Turner County, Wayne County, and Appling Counties. Newcomer, but former Quarterback, Jordan Usher, is back at the school coaching Middle School Football. Other new coaches to the program include coach Ridge Ferrell, who is on staff coaching receivers. Coach Ferrell transitions from Pinewood where he served the Offensive Coordinator. If you were at the game and wondered who the really fired up coach was on the Bulldog sideline, well that is new Defensive Coordinator, Jeff Smothers. Coach Smothers was as exciting to watch as the Bulldog defense that produced 6 turnovers on the night. Coach Smothers left his head coaching position in Florida to lead the Red Bullet Defense! Returning coaches from last season are coaches Wesley Bratton, Cornelius Bullard, Logan Daves, Ken Dixon, and Rigoberto Tinoco.
When it comes to game action, the game started with both JV’s getting on the field with the JV Dogs and Indians exchanging drives for 6-minutes apiece ending the quarter with no score. There were quite a few bright spots with our younger Dogs including an interception by Alex Scott and a solid defensive play by Hayden Johnson, Slade Mcdonald, and MJ Burton.
The Varsity Clubs went to battle in the second quarter. Toombs County Place Kicker Angel Morales opened the scoring with a 33 yard field goal to give the Dogs a 3-0 lead. Charlton County snuck in a long pass play right before the half on a crossing route and converted the 2-point conversion to give the Indians an 8-3 half time lead.
In the second half it was all Bulldogs. The defensive unit punished the Charlton County QBs all night with an aggressive attack from Brock Nobles, Brandon McCall, and Hunter Barwick. Mike Polke had a day with 2 touchdowns, one on each side of the ball. Hayden Roy played a solid QB for the Bulldogs rattling off a couple of long runs.
Toombs County finished the game winning 31-8 and have us all counting down the days to Opening Day Kickoff! (Courtesy of Toombs County Athletics)
Written by: Bob Roberts, Southeast Georgia Today
Post by: Billy Yarbrough, LHSAA Sports Editor
Class of '46 alum shares recently found photos
(23 Oct 2022) Bobbie Rae (Thompson) Durst, Class of 1946, shared the following class pictures
with us before she passed away in 2009. These pics have been added to Gallery section under
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 will be inducted into the Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame on Oct. 22 at the College Football Hall of Fame.
(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. To view the 2022 TCHS schedule, click here.
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, y'all. Enjoy!
The Lyons Roar is here!
The Lyons Roars are here and we have gotten our paws on 30 of them. Click here to go to The Lyons Roar page. If you have any Lyons Roars that you can scratch up for us, we are itching to publish them!
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
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.
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.