When the year began for the Blue Tide, they knew that their schedule was brutal. The evidence of the schedule has proven itself to be true.
Friday, Long County lost 50-0 to Tattnall County High School, dropping their fifth game of the season.
Having to travel to the borders of Glennville and Reidsville is never easy, especially this year with Warriors’ 3-1 record and a running attack that can pound the ball up the middle or hit the outside corners.
The Blue Tide put up a game effort, but by the first half, it was painfully evident they could not stop Tattnall.
By half-time, the Warriors had 304 rushing yards and led 44-0. The Tide quarterbacks couldn’t get their passing game on track, primarily because they had a host of Warriors in their face most of the night.In the second half, the Blue Tide showed heart, not allowing the home team to score on offense and shutting down the running game.
A pickoff by the Warrior defense was run back for a TD, sealing the final score.
Though the Long County team wasn’t able to score, in the second half they did move the ball on a couple of drives. More importantly, they continued to play hard.
The loss dropped the Tide to 0-5, and unfortunately their season doesn’t get any easier this week, and if anything, takes it up a notch.
On Friday, powerhouse, Charlton County comes to town. The Indians come into the game again undefeated, posting a 4-0-1 mark. Their only blemish being a tie with the Columbia Tigers. They are currently ranked as number seven in the state. They are the only team to have beaten Tattnall County, and did so decisively 30-14.
Read a preview story on the Long County-Charlton game in Friday’s Coastal Courier.