The Long County Blue Tide fell to Appling County at Home Friday, night suffering a 35-7 loss to the Pirates in Ludowici.
The game was close through the first 35 minutes with the pirates having a 7-0 lead. But with 1:49 left in the third period a Pirate defender picked off a pass thrown by Justin Boyd and raced 46 yards for a score.
Appling scored twice more within two minutes to take a 28-0 command.
Despite being down, the Blue Tide played hard, but never were able to get back in the game.
With the loss, the Tide fell to 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the tough 2-AA Region, while the Pirates improved their overall record to 3-0 and 1-0 in the region.
Read more in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.