By Matt Gardner
The Pirate football season is scheduled to start Friday, August 24 with a scrimmage against the neighboring Jeff Davis County Yellow Jackets in Hazlehurst starting at 7:30 p.m. The Pirates regular season will start against the Wayne County Yellow Jackets on Friday, August 31, at Jimmy Swain Stadium starting at 7:30 p.m.
The Pirates are coming off a 12-2 season in 2011 and second place in Region 2-AA. The Pirates only losses came to region foe Pierce County in the season finale and to eventual state champion Calhoun in the final four of the State Championship.