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Long County falls to Tattnall
Mistakes plagued Friday's 23-14 loss
Stapleton picks off a pass
The Blue Tide took an early 6-0 lead over Tattnall County after Xavier Stapleton picked off a pass and raced all the way to the Battle Creek Warrior 3-yard line. - photo by Mikee Riddle

The Long County High School football team fell Friday, 23-14, to cross-county rival Tattnall County. 

The Blue Tide came out strong with its defense shutting down the Battle Creek Warriors on Long County’s first possession. The Tide’s offense stalled, so they had to punt. 

On Tattnall County’s second
offensive possession, Long County’s defense continued to dominate. Defensive tackle Michael Abraham sacked their quarterback, and Xavier Stapleton followed that play up with a pass interception, after which he raced approximately 60 yards to the Warriors’ 3-yard line.

On the next play, Long County tailback Brendon Scott took the ball in for a touchdown and the Blue Tide took a 6-0 lead. 

Long County scored again in the second period to take a 14-10 lead at the half. In the second half, however, the Battle Creek Warriors stepped up their game, and the Blue Tide made several costly mistakes. The visiting team eventually outscored Long County, picking up an additional 13 unanswered points to steal the victory.

For a more detailed story on the game, see Wednesday’s Courier.

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