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Tide soccer teams salute seniors
4 Long Co Tide Soccer Sr Night
Long County recently held its senior night for the Tide soccer teams. This year, 12 seniors were recognized. Here, the Lady Tide seniors stand with their escorts. - photo by Mikee Riddle

Long County boys and girls soccer teams recently had senior night recognizing upcoming graduates. Twelve players were recognized.

The Lady Tide recognized Katie Estill, Nakia Hunter, Harley Dawson and Megan Higgason.

Estill, who was escorted by her parents, Theresa and John Estill, played for Long County all four years of her career. She plans to enlist in the Marine Corps.

Hunter was escorted by her parents, Kristal and Ernest Torres, and her brother, Talan. She has played soccer for three years. Hunter plans to attend Middle Georgia State University on a soccer scholarship.

Dawson, escorted by her parents, Julie and Jeff Dawson, also played for LCHS for four years. After graduation, she will attend Columbus State University on a softball scholarship.

Higgason was escorted by her parents. Karen and Rusty Higgason. She played soccer for the Lady Tide for three years. She plans to attend Wesleyan College on a soccer scholarship.

The Blue Tide recognized Alfredo Betancio, Tanner Brant, Malik Fedon, Ulises Franco, David Mejia, Javien Sims, Xavier Stapleton, and Christopher Sutton.

Betancio, escorted by his mother, Adela Arreola, was a first-year player. After graduation, Betancio plans to attend college.

Brant, escorted by his mother, Laura Brant, has played four years for the Blue Tide. He plans to enter the workforce.

Fedon was escorted by his mother, Sherry Smiley. He played four years at LCHS. After Fedon graduates, he plans to enlist in the Air Force.

Franco, escorted by his father, Octavio Franco, has played two years. After he graduates, Franco plans to attend Ogeechee Technical College.

Mejia was escorted by soccer coach, Paul Austin. After Mejia graduates, he plans on joining one of the branches of the military.

Sims, was escorted by his mother, Stacia Sims, has played soccer for Long County for two years. After graduation, he plans to enlist in the Marine Corps.

Stapleton was escorted by his friend Marcus Braxton. This was Stapleton’s first year on the team. After he graduates, he plans to go into the medical field.

Sutton, escorted by his parents, Tiffany and Christopher Sutton, plans to attend college.

Go to to see pictures of all of the soccer seniors recognized.

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