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Blue Tide loses to McIntosh County
Pep talk: Long County High School Head Coach Kyle Wilson tries to get his team back on the winning track this week to face Brantley County. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
The Long County Blue Tide football team lost to the McIntosh County Buccaneers this past Friday by a score of 60-14.
The game was close through the first period, with the Buccaneers having a slim six-point lead, 20-14. But in the second quarter, turnovers plagued the Long County team, resulting in McIntosh outscoring the Blue Tide 27-0 during the period.
With five turnovers by Long County in the first half, for all practical purposes the game was over at the midway point with the score being 47-14.
In the second half, the Bucs added insult to injury by putting up two more scores, and gave the Blue Tide their worse loss of the season 60-14.  
The game also marked the fifth loss in a row for the Long County team.
With the win, the Buccaneers positioned themselves into a “playoff” game this week with the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets. The winner of that game will improve their chances dramatically of going to the 2-AA Region playoffs.
Both teams are currently 5-3 overall, and 2-3 in the region. Appling County is also 2-3 in the region, but they are 4-4 overall.
The other three spots in the 2-AA Region have already been secured with Charlton County, Pierce County and Savannah Christian holding  onto them.
Long County will try to get back on the winning track Friday as they travel to Nahunta to take on the Brantley County Herons that have been eliminated from the post season.
The Bears are 2-6 overall, and have one win in the region, against McIntosh County.
It can be assured that after the poor showing this past Friday, the Blue Tide will be wanting to bounce back and have a good game. They will be playing for pride, and the hope of still finishing the season at .500.  
The game starts at 7:30.
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