The Long County High School softball team had to travel to Sylvester on Oct. 11 to take on Worth County in the AAA state playoffs.
Though the Lady Tide went into the best-of-three series with the high hopes of upsetting the Rams, those hopes were dashed early.
In the first game Worth County defeated Long County 11-0 and in the second game they won 13-1.
Lady Tide head coach Tyler Chambless said his team played hard, but were just outmatched in the series.
“We faced one of the toughest teams in the state in any classification, and the No. 1 ranked team in the state in AAA. They were a very strong team, and will be a tough matchup for anyone that they face throughout the playoffs,” Chambless said.
Though his team fell short against Worth County, Chambliss said that his girls never quit and fought until the final out of the second game.
“Our girls played hard, as they have done all season, and have made their coaches, parents, community and school proud. We didn’t come out with the win against Worth, but these girls fought until the very end,” Chambless said.
Long County ends the season with an 18-9 overall record and ranked as the No. 8 team in the state, according to MaxPreps.
Chambless said that he was proud of what his team accomplished and that from the newest freshman to the most seasoned senior each member of the team could take pride in the year.