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Blue Tide pick up fourth straight win
SCPS game moved to Wednesday
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The Long County Blue Tide football team has continued to make history over the last month and they made quite possibly the biggest history when they hosted the Savannah Country Day Hornets on Friday, September 23.

With a packed house for homecoming, the Tide (4-1) held on to beat the Hornets 28-14 to win their fourth straight for the first time in school history and move to 2-0 in region play for the first time.

Ahmari Douglas capped the opening drive with a 7-yard touchdown run. The drive, which lasted nearly eight minutes, included Steven Wyatt’s 15-yard run on a fake punt as Long County faced fourth-and-9.

The Hornets answered on Barton Mixon’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Keith James. The extra point gave SCD a 7-6 lead with 1:43 left in the first quarter.

Christian Glenn’s 7-yard run put Long County up 14-7 on a march that was extended on a fourth-down conversion inside the Hornets’ 10-yard line.

The Hornets drove to the Blue Tide 9 but freshman Jay’Quan Johnson forced a fumble that Chase Bentley picked up and ran back to midfield.

The Tide faced a fourth and goal from the 1 before Douglas scored his second touchdown of the game as the Tide took a 20-7 lead into the half.

After Savannah Country Day recovered a fumble deep in Tide territory and got to the Long County 2. Noah Range, making his return from a two-game hiatus, made a huge hit at the line to force a fumble, which the Tide recovered in the shadow of their own goalpost.

Mixon hit Brooks Kleinpeter in the back of the endzone from a yard out to make the score 20-14 with 2:13 left in the game.

The Tide recovered the onside kick at their own 47. On the first play of the drive, Joe Saddler took the ball and did most of the work himself as he went 37 yards with two Hornets on his back.

Two plays later, Douglas raced 16 yards for the touchdown and a 28-14 lead with 1:17 left in the game.

They will travel to Pooler on Wednesday to take on the Savannah Christian Raiders, who suffered their first loss of the season Friday, a 34-28 loss to Calvary Day, in a Region 3-AAA matchup at 7 p.m.


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