The Vidalia High School football team continued their dominance of Long County Friday, beating the Blue Tide, 35-0, in Toombs County.
On the opening kickoff the Indians fumbled and Long County’s Deondrae Volcy fell on it at the Vidalia 22 yard line. But the Blue Tide was unable to capitalize on the great field position, turning the ball over after four plays.
The stalled drive deep inside Vidalia territory foreshadowed more struggles for Long County all night.
Long County was able to move the ball for much of the game, but when they needed to punch it in for a score, the Indian defense would not break. In addition to having the football at the Vidalia 22 early, the Blue Tide offense also got to the Indian 29, 16 and 5 yard line.
Vidalia, on the other hand, dominated the Long County defense, scoring on four of their first five drives. The Indians also scored on a fumble recovery in the end zone, after the Blue Tide center snapped the ball over the punter’s head.
Long County’s offense did move the ball well. Brendon Scott continued to produce with both on the ground and in the air, leading the Tide offense. Wide receiver Jack Lauver also had another big night, snagging several big receptions, showing he clearly has the best hands on the team.
With the loss, Long County fell to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in the 2-AA Region. Vidalia improved their record to 4-2 and their region mark to 2-1.
This Friday, Long County will be at home against New Hampstead High School. The Phoenix are currently 5-1, coming off a big 54-25 win over Glascock County. Last year when the teams met, Long County beat the Savannah team, 41-0.