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Long County teams roll on

The Long County High School girls’ and boys’ soccer teams continued their dominance last week, picking up two more wins each by beating Groves on Wednesday at home and Claxton on Friday in Claxton.
With the two victories the Long County boys improved their overall record to 8-3 and their Region 2-AA mark to 6-1. They currently are tied with Benedictine Military School for the top spot in the region. Meanwhile, the Lady Tide improved to 9-2 and 5-2 and are in second place in the region. St. Vincent’s Academy leads the region standings at 5-0.
Both the Blue Tide and Lady Tide are off until April 20 when they play their final games of the year at Groves. The games were rescheduled from Feb. 24 due to rain.

The Blue Tide got a tough match from region opponent Groves on Wednesday, narrowly beating the Rebels 3-2. Alberto Nevarez scored all three goals for Long County.
“We played well, but the score didn’t show how well we played,” Blue Tide coach Paul Austin said.
Though Austin was pleased with his teams play, he said that they did not communicate on defense as well as they should have.
The Blue Tide had a much easier time Friday when they traveled to Claxton and claimed a 7-1 win over the Tigers in non-region action.

The Lady Tide showed why they are one of the best teams in the state last week, outscoring their opponents a combined 18-0.
On Wednesday, they beat Groves 10-0 with Katie Estill, Nakia Hunter, Alyssa Anderson, Megan Higgason and Harley Dawson all scoring goals.
Lady Tide coach Brian Todd was pleased with his entire team’s play, especially with the defensive efforts.
“Our defense continues to play hard. They are playing more aggressive each game,” he said.
On Friday, the Lady Tide picked up right where they left off Wednesday, beating Claxton 8-0.

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