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Blue Tide drop eighth straight game
The Blue Tide’s Jermaine Gibbs, No. 9, finds an opening in Friday’s game against Tattnall County. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

The Long County High School football team logged its eighth straight loss Oct. 29 when the Tattnall County High School squad beat the Blue Tide 49-6.

Even though Long County struggled, Tide head coach Kyle Wilson said his team played hard.

"We played about as well as we could against them. The score was only 7-0 at the end of the first quarter and we held them pretty good until about midway through the second quarter, until they just began overpowering us," Wilson said. "They were obviously stronger than us, but we expected that. When we’re only lining up 37 players and they’re bring over 22 seniors, you know they’re going to be more powerful than you are."

The loss dropped the Blue Tide’s record to 1-8 for the season. The Battle Creek Warriors extended their winning streak to six and their overall record to 8-1.

Wilson said that at this point in the season, he is looking to prepare for next year.

"The season’s not over. We still want to go out there and play hard and compete, but we’re also looking at who’s still giving us everything they have and beginning to prepare our team for next year, too," he said.

After last weekend’s action, the Region 2-AA standings have Tattnall County on top with a 6-0 record followed by Vidalia High School and McIntosh County Academy, both 5-1 in the region and 6-3 overall.

Brantley and Appling counties are fighting for the region’s crucial fourth spot.

Brantley County, which is 3-3 in the region and 4-5 overall, can secure the fourth spot with a win over Vidalia. Appling County, which is 2-4 in the region and 3-6 overall, needs a win and a Brantley County loss to extend its season. Appling faces Pierce County, which has a 2-7 overall record.

Long County’s 2010 season wraps up Friday when the squad travels to Lyons to take on Toombs County, which is 3-6 overall and 2-4 in the region.

It will be the teams’ first meeting.

For a preview on the Tide’s game against Toombs County, see Friday’s Coastal Courier.

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