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Tide faces Charlton County tonight
The Blue Tide cheerleaders will need to cheer louder than they have all season as the football team takes on Charlton County tonight. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
Charlton County, a region 2-AA school, has won four Georgia
state championships and 20 region championships, including the past three years. The Indians have been runner up to the title another three times, and they’re bringing that impressive record to Long County tonight.
The Blue Tide is still seeking their first win of the season. The Indians, ranked No. 7 in the state, are undefeated with a 4-0-1 record. Last week, Charlton thumped Appling County, 42-7. Appling is now 5-1.
Averaging 39 offensive points, the Indians are led by quarterback Chris Milton. On defense, they’ve been giving up 21 points a game, but linebacker Wyatt Johnson isn’t someone to ignore.
The Blue Tide played well against Appling County, but miscues took them out of the game. Against Benedictine, the Tide wore out against the Cadets’ running game.
Long County has had some moderate success with the running game, thanks to Brandon Hope and Marcus Williams. Younger players Josh Berry and Marcus Jones have stepped up as well. However, the offense is having trouble with dropped passes and a lack of protection for the quarterback from the line. These issues have led to turnovers, and the offense is averaging only 6 points a game.
On defense, the Tide is struggling and hasn’t been able to stop opponents’ running games. They are giving up 40 points a game, which is last in Region 2-AA.
Despite their struggles, the team won’t quit. They support each other and themselves. Tonight’s game against the Indians will require a lot from the Long County team.
The game is in Ludowici and starts at 7:30.
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