The Long County football team held an inter-squad scrimmage Friday between the offense and defense.
Both sides of the ball played well at times, but the offense was able to put up three scores.
Quarterback Tripp Stapleton threw two touchdown passes for the night with one going to tight end Christian Bass and the other to tailback Deondrae Volcy. Also scoring for the night was fellow quarterback Elijah Wright on a long run from scrimmage.
Though the game was a scrimmage, it still had the feel of a real game since an officiating crew was on the field.
Head coach Eric McNair said he was pleased with the effort of his team and saw many positives to build on.
“For it only being our third day in pads, I saw a lot we are progressing to,” McNair said. “On the offense, our quarterbacks and receivers had a good night, and even though our defense started out slow, towards the end of the night we started getting pressure on the quarterback.”
McNair said he was glad the game was called by officials, because it kept players on their toes.
“We wanted the team to feel game-like pressure, with it being in front of the fans, and the refs calling the game, it had that feeling.” he said.
After the game, the winner of a raffle was determined. Brett Sikes won the $1,000 prize. McNair said the annual fundraiser is supposed to be fun for the team and community. Proceeds go to the team.
Friday, the Blue Tide take on the Claxton Tigers in a scrimmage in Ludowici. That game will begin at 7:30 p.m. Two weeks later, Long County opens the regular season against Islands High in Savannah on Aug. 26. That game also starts at 7:30.