The Long County High School football team has another tough game tonight when the Tide face Tattnall County on the road.
The Battle Creek Warriors are 4-4 overall and have a Region 2-AA mark of 3-2. The Tide are still winless at 0-8 overall and 0-5 in the region.
The game is important to both schools, but for two different reasons.
The Blue Tide still are trying to get that first win for new coach Ronald Flott. The Warriors need to win to lock up the fourth spot in 2-AA.
On paper, Tattnall County is the clear favorite in the contest.
The Warriors are putting up 20 points a night compared to a Tide team putting up 12 points a game. On defense, the Warriors are allowing 20 points a contest while Long County is giving up 33 points a game.
The two teams have faced each other three times. In all three of those games, the Warriors have come out on top. Last year, Tattnall County dominated the game from the onset, winning decisively, 49-6.
Flott said the game plan for playing the Warriors is fairly simple, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy. The Warriors are well-coached and tough, he said.
“Their game plan is really pretty simple. They line up against you and come right at you with power football. Stopping them is the challenge,” Flott said. “I expect smashmouth football from Tattnall County.”
Tonight’s game is at 7:30 in Reidsville.