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Long has big region clash
Picture-Coach McNair talking to Blue Tide Offensive Line
Long County assistant coach Eric McNair talks to Blue Tide players in a game earlier this season. - photo by Mikee Riddle

The Long County High School football team hits the road tonight to take on Jeff Davis County in Hazlehurst in each team’s first Region 2-AA contest of the season.
The two schools also are coming off big wins, so both likely think that the game is theirs for the taking. Last week, Jeff Davis (2-1) beat Montgomery County (1-2), 14-0, while Long County (1-1) beat Metter (2-2), 28-20.
According to, the Blue Tide appear to have the edge, since they’re rated No. 340 in the state compared with Jeff Davis at No. 406. 

In scoring, both teams appear evenly matched. The Blue Tide are averaging 21 points a night to the Yellow Jackets’ 20 points. However, on the defensive side of the ball, Jeff Davis has the advantage. The Yellow Jackets are allowing only nine points a game, while Long County is giving up 21 points.
When the two teams met last year, the Blue Tide manhandled the Yellow Jackets, 47-14. Long County also leads the series between the teams, 4-2.
Tonight’s game begins at 7:30 p.m., with the Long County team departing at 4 p.m. See Sunday’s paper for a recap.

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