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Long faces Richmond Hill tonight
Both teams hope to break losing streaks
Tide QB Jake Durham, No. 7, will lead the Blue Tide tonight as the team seeks its first win of the 2009 season against the Richmond Hill Wildcats. - photo by Photo by Patricia Durham

The Richmond Hill Wildcats will be in Ludowici tonight to take on the Long County Blue Tide. Both teams are hoping to end lengthy losing streaks.

The Cats are on a four-game skid, which started in September. Last week, they lost to Baldwin County, 42-6. The Wildcats seem to be in an offensive slump lately, evidenced by the 13 points they’ve put up in their past three games.

The Tide are in the middle of a seven-game losing streak — their worst since 2004 when they went 0-10.

Long County is coming off a 21-20 loss last week to Jeff Davis High School. Despite the loss, the Tide has been putting the ball in the end zone. In the team’s first five games, they scored only 31 points — about six per night. However, during the past two weeks, the squad averaged 24 points a game and scored four touchdowns against the No. 5 ranked Charlton County Indians two weeks ago.

On the defense, the Tide and the Wildcats are struggling. The Cats are giving up 30 points a game, while the Tide is giving up 42 points a night. They’re both dead last in their regions.

Last year, the Blue Tide traveled to Bryan County for the game and eked out a 8-6 win in monsoon-like conditions.

The weather for tonight’s game is forecasted to be clear and the teams are pretty evenly matched. For the Tide to pick up its first win of the year, they’ll need to run the ball, as they have been recently.

Tonight’s game in Ludowici starts at 7:30.

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