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Tide’s Johnson advances to dunk contest semis
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The Long County Blue Tide boys’ basketball team’s season came to an end on Saturday, February 27 as they fell to Johnson High 75-43 in a rematch of last year’s Elite Eight game. Despite their season being over, the Tide still have a chance to bring home a trophy in the form of the 2021 GHSA Slam Jam Competition.

 A few weeks ago, Tide junior Cameryn Johnson threw his name into the competition by submitting a video of his self alley-oop, 360 jam to be voted on by fans everywhere. On Saturday, the GHSA announced that Johnson’s dunk had been voted as one of the top eight dunks of the competition.

Johnson now has the chance to submit a second dunk into the competition for voting into the semifinals. The voting for the semifinals runs from March 2-7 with the top three vote-getters being invited to the finals at the state championship games in Macon on March 13.

Johnson has long been known as an electric dunker for the Blue Tide since videos of some of his rim rockers, especially in the first round of the AAA state playoffs against Rutland, have gone viral.

 Fans can vote for Johnson’s dunk through the official GHSA Twitter and Facebook accounts. Links to vote have also been shared by head coach Reggie Wilkes on Facebook, the Blue Tide Sports and Long County High School pages on Facebook, and the Blue Tide boys' basketball team account on Twitter.

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