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Tide’s Douglas named player of the week
Ahmari Douglas
Ahmari Douglas runs through Butler defenders - photo by Gerald Thomas III

LUDOWICI, GA — The Long County Blue Tide football team is having a historic year as the team are sitting at 4-4 and in position to make the state playoffs for the first time ever with two games left in the regular season. 

 One big reason why the team has performed so well this year is sophomore running back Ahmari Douglas. After his impressive performance in the team’s 28-19 win over Brantley County last week, he was named 912 Sports Magazine’s Male Athlete of the Week. 

 Douglas ran for a career-high 203 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in the win over the Herons, which almost guarantees the Tide their first postseason appearance in history. 

 He was presented with the award on Wednesday and the budding star is staying humble while just trying to soak in everything that has happened. 

 “I just did my job, that’s it,” Douglas said. “I just did what I needed to do and got business over with.”

 Douglas’ “job” all year has been to carry the rock from the tailback position and he has done that very well. He has 888 yards, more than the entire offense had combined in 2020, on the ground this year and is on track to become the Tide’s first 1,000-yard rusher since Brendon Scott, now the team’s running back coach, did so in 2015. 

 The Blue Tide will host Pierce County on Friday, Oct. 22 for their final home game of the regular season and Douglas will attempt to add to his rushing total again Nov. 5 in the team’s regular season finale at Tattnall County.

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