The Long County Blue Tide football team has not really had a ton of success on the field over the last few seasons and one reason for that may have been the lack of community support. However, things seemed to have taken a turn for the better this offseason and the team was able to show that on Thursday.
The Long County Blue Tide Touchdown Booster Club has been hard at work to give the student-athletes on the team the best facilities possible.
The booster club paid for multiple renovations to be done to the locker room behind Veterans’ Stadium with one of the more notable upgrades being the 60 new sit-in lockers that were built for the team.
On Thursday, Sept. 12, the Blue Tide football team hosted a community night with which the team and club were able to show off the upgrades to the locker room to parents of players and other members of the community.
“We are extremely thankful for all of the contributions the Touchdown Club has provided to us this year,” head coach J.T. Pollock said during the community night. “It has been so important to us as a staff and team to get more community involvement and we have in recent years. We are also excited to get some much-needed upgrades to the locker room.”
Despite the team not having as much success on the field as they would have liked in seasons passed, the booster club knows that, with their support, the city of Ludowici should start to see some results on the field.
“The Long County Touchdown Booster Club strives to energize the athletes, students, coaches, teachers and community to collectively cultivate an energetic and spirit-filled environment for the entire Long County football program,” said booster club representative Eric Crawford in a statement.
“We feel this is another major step in that direction of improved quality of life that will aid in motivating all of our athletes.”
The Long County Blue Tide football team has a busy week ahead of them as played host to Bryan County in a game that was pushed back due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian - at 6 p.m. They travel to play the Vidalia Indians on Friday, Sept. 20.