Long County High School fell to Bryan County, 39-22, Friday in Pembroke.
The Blue Tide came out hot and drove to the Redskin 8 yard line on their opening possession. A Carlos Nevarez 25-yard field goal put Long County up 3-0 early.
Bryan County answered on their first possession by Trey Smith snagging a 63-yard touchdown reception. After the successful conversion the Redskins were up 7-3.
After a Tide turnover, Smith put up another score, this time from inside the 5. The PAT went through the uprights.
The Blue Tide offense continued to struggle and Bryan County had the ball again. This time Dominique Mack punched in the score and after one period the Redskins led, 21-3.
In the second period Long County quarterback Brendon Scott hooked up with Donnell Campbell for a 63-yard touchdown, but Nevarez’s kick was no good, putting the score at 21-9.
Bryan County answered back with another score.
As they have all year, the Blue Tide continued to fight and Jaquarius Harrison finally broke free and rambled 40 yards for a score. This time, Nevarez’s kick split the upright and Long County had narrowed the gap to 27-16.
As the half wound down, the Redskins scored once more to go in at the break leading 33-16.
In the second half, each team scored once more.
With the win, the Redskins improved their overall record to 5-4 and the 2-AA Region mark to 4-2. Despite a game effort, the Blue Tide fell to 3-6 overall and 1-5 in the region.
Next week, Long County wraps up the year against the Benedictine Cadets (7-2) in Savannah. Pick up a Wednesday paper for a preview on that game.