Before the 2021 season, the Long County Blue Tide football team had never beaten Tattnall County. They now hold two consecutive victories over the Warriors as they held on to beat them 22-9 Friday.
After Cortney Charles’ fourth-down stop gave the Tide the ball at its own 2-yard line, the Warriors got a safety for a 2-0 lead.
A combination of big plays on special teams, offense, and defense gave the Tide a chance to blow the game open.
Ahmari Douglas raced 73 yards for a touchdown and the two-point conversion put Long County in front 8-2.
Alex Cason burst through and blocked a Tattnall punt and Chris Hatfield picked it up and ran 35 yards for the score as the Tide went up 16-2.
The Warriors cut the lead to 16-9 in the fourth quarter before Long sealed the game.
Douglas took a handoff, made one player miss and took off down his sideline and into the endzone to make the score 22-9 with just 19 seconds left on the clock.
The Tide move to 1-1 on the year with the win and wrap up their non-region schedule Thursday, September 1 as they travel to play Treutlen. The game was moved up a day due to a shortage of officials.
In the game, the Tide have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since 2015. The Vikings are 0-2 and have been outscored 88-0 in the first two games.