The Long County Blue Tide football team has run on bad luck over the last few seasons and are itching to get back in the win column. After two straight 0-10 seasons, something that had not happened since the 2002-2004 seasons, the Tide look to get back on track in 2019 and they have been preparing for the season since April.
“I am incredibly proud of the strides our young men have taken since April,” head coach J.T. Pollock said. “The team has grown in many ways and they all have a strong bond with each other.”
The Blue Tide welcome in defensive coordinator Trevor Porter for the 2019 season and he has focused on changing the culture for the team. The team has taken to his philosophies on and off the field and they seem excited to turn things around in Ludowici.
“Coach Porter has been a great addition to our staff this year and I really believe the kids have bought into what he wants,” Pollock explained.
Another big change for the Blue Tide this offseason was a transition from a run-heavy Wishbone offense to a more modern-style spread look. With the addition of a few talented athletes over the summer, Pollock is sure the team will have a better time finding the endzone, which only happened seven times in 2018.
“Offensively, we should have a better chance to compete this year. The change was big for us and the team has taken to it very well,” Pollock explained.
With the 2019 season just around the corner, the Blue Tide is excited to get back on the field and believe they have a chance to make a move towards contention in the region. The team will travel to Southeast Bulloch for their scrimmage game on Friday, August 16 and then will host South Effingham on Friday, August 23 in their first regular season game of the season.