The Long County High School football team beat Metter, 28-12, on Friday in Ludowici to pick up its first win of the year.
Brenden Scott had three touchdowns in the first half to help the Blue Tide (1-1) take a 28-12 lead in at intermission.
In the second half, the Tigers (2-2) narrowed the gap to a touchdown, and then had the ball at the Blue Tide 44-yard line with less than two minutes to play. On the first play from scrimmage, Long County’s Jamin Davis tackled Metter’s running back for a big 12-yard loss. Three plays later, the Tigers center made a bad snap, shooting the ball over the quarterback’s head. A host of Long County defenders made the tackle, and the Blue Tide had the ball back at their own 31-yard line.
Unable to run the clock out, the Blue Tide were forced to punt with 14 seconds left, and Metter got the ball back near midfield. However, on the first play from scrimmage, Metter’s deep pass was intercepted by Scott to run the clock out.
Long County head coach Ron Flott praised his team and the support of all the fans.
“This was a community win for the Blue Tide,” he said. “Everyone came out here last week and packed the stadium, and most of them were back out here again tonight. Just a great win for the team and this great area.”
A full story with more comments from Flott will appear in Wednesday’s Courier.