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Long County plays 2016 home opener Friday night

On Friday, Long County High School will play its first game of the year in front of home fans as the Blue Tide take on the Windsor Forest Knights.

Both the Knights LCHS were off last week with both of their games being cancelled due to inclement weather. With the extra week of practice both teams should be primed for a victory.
Windsor Forest is 0-1 having lost too Jenkins County two weeks ago.

In that game the War Eagles jumped out to a 24-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back beating the Knights 47-20.
Long County opened their season two weeks ago against Islands High School. In that game their defense and special teams dominated the game scoring one touchdown and setting up the offense for another score.

The Blue Tide defense forced two turnovers, one resulting in a touchdown, and the special teams had two blocked punts with one being taken in for a touchdown.
Though the final score was 22-12, the Sharks scored both touchdowns with less than three minutes to play, one on offense and the second on a blocked punt run in for a touchdown.

In the game the Long County defense was led by by seniors Jamin Davis who had 15 tackles and Gerald Williams who added 11.
The Blue Tide defense had a total of 69 tackles in the game. On the offensive side of the ball Long County struggled only putting up 107 total yards.
The two bright spots on the offense were wide receiver Jack Lauver who had six receptions for 57 yards and tailback Eric Crawford who had two rushing touchdowns. If the Blue Tide is going to improve their record to 2-0, the offense will have to put up more yards from scrimmage this week.

Long County goes into the game as the favorite being ranked seven spots higher than Windsor Forest in the state AAA rankings, according to
The Blue Tide also has the home field advantage for the game, and with Long County coming off a big win two weeks ago the stands will be full.

The game is in Ludowici with the kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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