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Tide set scoring record in blowout of Treutlen
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SOPERTON - It has been seven years since the Long County Blue Tide football team has won back-to-back games.

That is, before Thursday night. The Blue Tide traveled to Soperton to take on the Treutlen Vikings and, despite a nearly 90-minute lightning delay, the Tide never missed a beat when the ball was finally kicked off, rolling to a 60-13 win.

The 60 points set a Blue Tide record for most points scored in a single game.

Five plays into their first offensive drive, the Tide made their first of many big plays on the night. From the Treutlen 47, Ahmari Douglas took the inside handoff, got past one tackler and was off to the races as the Tide took a 6-0 lead.

It only took two plays for the Tide offense to get back into the endzone. Running back Joe Saddler took the handoff up the middle and was off to the races for 50 yards and the score. The two-point conversion made the score 14-0.

Long County took over at the Treutlen 3-yard line after a bad punt snap, setting up

quarterback Zion Ervin’s touchdown run for a 20-0 lead.

CJ Glenn’s 60-yard touchdown run helped push the lead to 28-0.

It was finally time for the Vikings, who had been previously outscored 96-0 in the first two games, to get into the endzone and cut the lead to 28-7.

With less than a minute left in the first half, Glenn got the call from the 40 and never looked back as he went another 60 yards for the score as the Tide went up 36-7.

The defense made another big play on the first play of the Vikings drive as they forced and recovered a fumble at the 36.

The Tide defense forced another fumble, setting up a five-play drive that ended in Douglas’ 10-yard TD run to widen the lead to 44-7.

Douglas took a handoff 56 yards for the score to put his team up 52-7 as the third quarter came to a close.

The 60 points set a Blue Tide record for most points scored in a single game.

With the win, the Tide have now won consecutive games for the first time since October 2015 and are 2-1 on the year. They will have a chance to win three straight games for only the third time in team history and the first time since October 2008 when they travel to play Groves in the region opener after an off week. 

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