The Long County High School football team destroyed the Jeff Davis County Yellow Jackets, 47-14, on Friday at home. Vanda Vereen Jr. scored four touchdowns in the homecoming victory, and Brendon Scott tacked on three more, giving the Veterans Stadium crowd many reasons to cheer.
On the fifth play of the game, Scott fielded a punt from Jeff Davis deep in Blue Tide territory. He shook two tacklers and shifted to the sideline, finding a seam. With Yellow Jacket defenders falling like flies, the sophomore return man raced 75 yards for a score. After a successful conversion, the Blue Tide led 7-0 and never looked back.
After the game, Long County head coach Ron Flott praised his athletes.
“I’m proud of this team’s effort. These kids have a lot of character and played their hearts out tonight,” Flott said.
During halftime, the 2013 Long County High School homecoming ceremony was held. This year’s homecoming theme was “Shine Bright Like the Blue Tide.” Vannessa Blake was crowned queen, and she was escorted by Christopher Kleiner Jr. Her parents are Mary and Brian Blake. After graduation, she plans to attend Paroba Beauty College and eventually own her own salon.
In addition to the crowning of the queen, each younger class selected a princess. The junior class princess was Charity Carter, who was escorted by Antonio Duenes. Her parents are Mary and Chad Carter. After graduation, Carter plans to attend Valdosta State University and become an ultrasound technician. The sophomore class princess was Stephanie Salas, who was escorted by Trevor Bleyman. Her parents are Clifton and Linda Deloach. After graduation, Salas plans to attend Georgia Southern University and join the Marines before going into the medical field. The freshmen class princess was Ashley Cabica, who was escorted by Brett Blake. Her parents are Christina George and Alex Cabica. After graduation, Cabica plans to attend Virginia Tech and become a cosmetologist.