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Little Blue tide gets first win
Little players, big score: The Long County Little Blue Tide got their first win of the season, beating the McIntosh County Bulldogs by a score of 13-0. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
Playing at Veterans Stadium, the little boys with big hearts muzzled the Bulldogs early as they jumped out 6-0, on No. 23 Josh Gordon’s 25-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
After the score, both defenses shut down the opposing offenses for the remainder of the first half, making the score 6-0 at the end of two.
In the third period, the Bulldogs appeared to be on their way to a score, until No. 20, Matt Strickland, made a touchdown-saving tackle at midfield. After this the Little Tide defense toughened up and got the ball back for the offense.  
In the fourth period, the Bulldogs were driving with 3:01 left in the game and the opposing team had a fourth-and-two situation. But on the run-off tackle, a host of the Blue Tide defensive players slammed the running back for a three-yard loss, and the Long County team had the ball back again.  
The game was sealed for the Little Blue Tide when Gordon went in for his second score from the 38-yards with 17 seconds left in the game. After Strickland ran the PAT in, the final score was 13-0, Long County.
The coaches of the 7 and 8 year-old’s said they were pleased with the entire play of the whole team.
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