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Blue Tide drop one to Herons
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The 2010 Long County High School Homecoming Queen and her Court, from left, freshman Princess Tyann Brown, junior Princess Jessica Holton, Homecoming Queen Unique McDowell and sophomore Princess Ashley Murphy. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

The Long County High School football team dropped its sixth game in a row Friday night, losing to Brantley County High School.

Despite a rushing touchdown by Jacob Turner and a defensive score by Juwann Hawkins, the Blue Tide lost to the Herons 37-12. The loss dropped the Tide’s overall record to 1-6.

During halftime ceremonies Unique Hope McDowell was crowned the 2010 Long County High School homecoming queen. She is the daughter of Renee McClendon and was escorted by her uncle, Darrin Houston. The senior is a member of the high school yearbook staff and on the Youth Advisory Council. Last year’s LCHS Homecoming Queen Kelly Long crowned McDowell.

The Princess representing the junior class was Jessica Holton, daughter of Robert and Harriet Smith. She was escorted by Kody Gottfried. The junior is a member of the 4-H club, the LCHS Student Council, a member of the prom committee and a Special Olympics volunteer.

Representing the sophomore class was Ashley Murphy, daughter of Brian and Kim Murphy. She was escorted by Shawn Mills and is on the high school yearbook staff, a cheerleader and a member of the Lady Tide softball team.

Representing the freshman class was Tyann Brown, daughter of John and Denise Brown. She was escorted by Zachery Gay and is a cheerleader.

Other girls selected from their classes to compete for the court were freshmen Alyssa Butler and Shelby Kuzlik, sophomores Mary Moses and Raven Rose, juniors Laura Clary and Samantha Wygant, and seniors Michel’le Banks, Ariel Davis, Brittany Lee, Kayla Mills and Shelby Mock.

According to LCHS senior advisor, Amanda Crews, the crowning of the court was the culmination of a week of activity. The theme was "Fulfilling the Dream." Students dressed up each day to celebrate the week, beginning on Monday with Crazy Socks and Ties Day.

In addition to events at the school, on Thursday there was a parade and community pep rally for Friday’s football game and ceremony.

For a full story on the game, pick up a Wednesday edition of the Courier.

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