Friday afternoon was busy for student athletes of Long County High School. The girls softball and the boys football teams played on adjacent fields in Blue vs. White scrimmages to prep for the upcoming seasons.
The girls’ season started Tuesday as they took on the Wayne County Yellow Jackets in Jesup. Results weren’t in by press time.
Last year the Lady Tide made the playoffs, going into the post-season as the fourth seed in the 2-AA, but lost both of their games to Jeff Davis High School in the first round.
Wayne County also made the playoffs last year, defeating Mundy’s Mill in the first round, but lost in second round to Union Grove.
This season, the Lady Tide are depending on two freshmen pitchers to grow up quickly, with Taylor Poole and Emily Hester being on the mound.
The Yellow Jackets are relying on sophomore pitcher Kaitlyn Manning.
If the Tide is going to have a chance against the 2A-AAAA team they will need their seniors Taylor Harrison, Taylor Holton, Amber Wilson, and Miranda Taylor to get their hits when up at bat, and also play error-free defense when in the outfield.
The football team has a few more weeks to prepare but the highlight of the scrimmage was the first string offense’s ability to move the ball and score under the leadership of quarterback Jacob Turner.