It’s been a tough season for Long County High School’s football team. On Friday night, the Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors made it even tougher, shutting out the Blue Tide, 28-0, in Reidsville.
First-year Tide coach Ron Flott knew it would be a challenge trying to defend against the Warriors’ ground game, but despite the loss he continues to look toward the future of the team.
Flott has said the squad is about a year away from where it should be in terms of strength and adjusting to a new scheme and coach.
The football season is almost behind them, but the coach will have the squad back to work in the weight room almost immediately to prep for next year. Next season also brings the possibility of new opponents, as the regions will be realigned. Despite the outcome, expect the Blue Tide to look bigger and stronger and improve upon their 0-9, 0-6 season this year in Region 2-AA.
In the meantime, the Blue Tide have one week left to get ready for their last home game of the season. They host Toombs County at Veterans’ Stadium on Friday. The senior players, cheerleaders and marching-band members will be honored at the game.