The Long County football team fell to Benedictine Military School, 62-15, Friday in Savannah, ending the season with a 3-7 overall record and a 1-6 mark in Region 2-AA.
The Blue Tide scored 193 points this season while allowing 310. Long County struggled when on the road, losing all five of its games away from Ludowici. However, at home they fared much better, posting a 3-2 mark. Though the Tide’s three wins came against teams with losing records — Metter (4-6), New Hampstead (2-8) and McIntosh County (0-10) — they had opportunities to win against Tattnall County (5-5), losing 23-14, and Groves (6-4), whom they fell to 36-20.
The team has optimism when looking toward next season as several starters will be returning. Junior running back Brendon Scott set the school records this season for rushing yards (1,447) and touchdowns (15), while also passing for 257 yards and two touchdowns when he lined up at quarterback.
Also returning will be fellow junior running back Jaquarius Harrison, who rushed for 552 yards and scored eight touchdowns. Sophomore David Holton will lead the way on the offensive line.
On defense, junior Xavier Stapleton will return to play cornerback and free safety, and sophomore Jamin Davis will anchor the linebacking corps. In addition, there are several other underclassmen who saw varsity time this season and will look to increase their playing time next season.