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Tough night for Blue Tide
Long County drops to 0-5 with 39-7 loss to unbeaten Vidalia
Long County High School defender Jeffrey Hall wraps up Vidalia quarterback Dajarius Mincey during the Blue Tides 39-7 loss to the Indians on Friday in Ludowici. The Blue Tide defense played well in the second and third quarters of the game, coach Ron Flott said. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

Long County fell to 0-5 with a 39-7 loss to unbeaten Vidalia on Friday night in Ludowici, but first-year coach Ron Flott said he sees reason for the Blue Tide players to keep their heads up.
“I would say I see improvement in all aspects of the team, even if it’s not showing up in the win column,” Flott said. “You can be doing everything else right, but all it takes is one mistake and it can cost you a touchdown, and right now when that happens, we’re not good enough to overcome that.”
There were a few bright spots for the Tide, including an interception by Deonte Ellis late in the second quarter. But the Indians returned the favor a few plays later, picking off quarterback Jacob Turner to end the half.
The Blue Tide’s only touchdown came when Ellis scored in the second half.
Flott said his defense  played well at times, especially in the second and third quarters.
“We are getting set in our right defense the majority of the time now, and when we do that, we do pretty well,” he said. “Last Friday, we did that for most of the second and third quarter, and we played pretty good. Another good thing that I am seeing is that our kids are fighting to the very end.”
Flott said Long County needs to work on special teams and the offensive line, which allowed the Indians to pressure Turner all night.
The Indians improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in Region 2-AA. The Blue Tide, who are off this week, fell to 0-2 in the region.

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