The Long County Blue Tide football team sit at 1-7, but still have a very good shot of making the postseason for the first time in team history. To do that, however, they will need to be prepared for a tough test against their last two teams on the schedule. This week: the Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors.
The Blue Tide have shown much improvement from the 2018 season, defeating Bryan County 55-0 and scoring more points in three games than they did all last season. Now, they are looking to make another bit of history as they travel to Reidsville on Friday, November 1.
The team has focused on a run-heavy offense for most of the season with the ability to hit the long pass, usually to senior receiver Trajan Weatherspoon. Sophomore running back Tony Phillips leads the team with over 500 yards on the ground with freshman fullback Zion Gilliard having the best game of his career last week with nearly 100 yards on the ground against Liberty County.
All time, the Blue Tide is 0-9 against the Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors. However, this might be the best time for the Tide to get a victory over their rivals. Tattnall County is currently 0-8 and has struggled to score all year, putting up only 55 points in eight games and being shut out three times. They have only scored 14 points over the last three games.
With a win, the Blue Tide would be one win away from guaranteeing a spot in the AAA state playoffs. They host Brantley County next week for senior night and the final game of the regular season.
The Blue Tide and Warriors kick off at 7:30 on Friday in Reidsville.