The Long County boys and girls soccer teams continued dominating the field Tuesday, beating Jeff Davis in Ludowici.
The Blue Tide remained unbeaten, slamming the Yellow Jackets 8-0 and improving to 12-0 overall and 8-0 in Region 2-AA.
Coach Michael Austin said David Mejia led the team, scoring three goals. Alex Maldonado, Armando Orozco, Austin Keller, Alex Duenes and Luis Perez each scored a goal.
Austin said he was a bit concerned how well the boys would play after having a week off for spring break.
“It was a good win for us,” he said, adding that all the players worked hard as a team.
“That is what is cool about this team,” he said. “They cheer each other on constantly. It doesn’t matter who scores. It is more about getting the assist. I’m so proud of these guys.”
Austin said they play as if the current game is the most important one of the season.
“My guys have started saying, ‘it is all about that W.’ The W stands for work.’’
After the win, Long County is ranked No. 3 in the state in AA by Eurosportscoreboard.com.
The loss put Jeff Davis at 5-7-1 overall and 5-5 in the region.
The Lady Tide beat the Lady Yellow Jackets 4-0. Nakia Hunter scored two goals and Carolin Krause and Alexis Marrero each had one.
With the win, Long County improved to 10-2 overall and 8-1 in the region. The Lady Tide are ranked No. 10 in the state in AA.
Jeff Davis fell to 4-9 overall and 3-7 in the region.
Lady Tide head coach Sabrina Caines said her team had played better, but she was still happy to get the win.
“A great performance by Carolin Krause who never ran out of steam in midfield and Megan Higgason who came in strong for defense,” Caines said.
She said even with playoffs looming, she tells her players to look only at the next game.
“I tell them to take it one game at a time, their focus should always be the next opponent and no further,” the coach said.
Friday, the Tide teams were to play at Vidalia. The Lady Indians were going in 10-4 overall and 8-3 in the region. When the teams faced off earlier this year Vidalia won 4-0.
In the boys’ matchup, the Indians were 10-7 overall and 8-4 in the region. When they played earlier, Long County won 4-0.
Friday’s scores were not available by press time.
Tuesday, the Tide teams play Jeff Davis again in Hazlehurst. The girls start at 5 p.m. and the boys follow. Then Thursday, Long County plays Benedictine Military School and St. Vincent’s Academy in Savannah. The girls play at 5 with the boys following.
The playoffs begin April 28.