Long County High School had hopes of pulling off the team’s first win over McIntosh County Academy when the two teams met Friday in Darien.
Instead, the Buccaneers scored seven first-half touchdowns on their way to a 35-0 win.
“We didn’t get our defense set up like we wanted to. We put the ball on the ground a couple of times and threw an interception,” Long County coach Ron Flott said. “We also had some bad field position and just didn’t play well in the first half.”
Flott called the Buccaneers the best team Long County has seen to date.
“They’re pretty good up front — the best we’ve seen this year. They’ll get after you,” he said, noting he also was proud of the Blue Tide effort in the second half. “I’m proud of this team. When they got down 35 to nothing, they didn’t quit. When I looked at the film, they were still playing hard right up ’til the end of the game. We didn’t play smart, but we did play hard. When we start playing both hard and smart, we’ll do OK.”
McIntosh improved to 1-3 overall and 1-0 in Region 2-AA. Long County fell to 0-4 overall and 0-1 in Region 2-AA. The Tide play host to Vidalia on Friday for Long COunty Recreation Department night. The Indians are 4-0.
“We’re going to keep getting better,” Flott said. “We’ll do the little things that we need to do and keep working hard to get better.”
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.