Tonight is the final night of football for Long County High School (0-9) in 2011.
It’s not only the Blue Tide’s last chance to earn a win this season, but it may be their best opportunity because visiting Toombs County is 1-8.
But coach Ron Flott said the Blue Tide aren’t taking the Bulldogs lightly.
“I expect another physical game against Toombs County. Like Tattnall, they’re big and they come right at you, and that’s just what we’re going to do — come right back at them,” Flott said.
Yet in comparing the two teams on paper, Long County may have an edge or at least an even matchup for the first time this year.
The Bulldogs are averaging eight points a game, compared to the Blue Tide’s average of 11 per outing.
Defensively, Toombs County is giving up 30 points a contest. Long County is allowing 33 per game.
In looking at some of their common opponents, the two teams also seem evenly matched as Tattnall County beat Long County, 28-0, and beat Toombs County, 29-0. Appling County defeated Long County, 38-8, and beat Toombs, 37-0.
However, Toombs knocked off Brantley County, 20-16, while the Herons defeated the Blue Tide, 32-26.
Tonight’s game is senior night for the Blue Tide. All senior band members, cheerleaders and football players will be recognized. The game is at 7:30 p.m. in Ludowici.