The Appling County Pirates (5-1-1 overall, 3-1 Region 1-AAA) hosted the Brantley County Herons for Homecoming on Friday, October 12 with the Pirates winning 35-6.
The Pirates will travel to Savannah on Friday, October 19 to play the Beach Bulldogs (1-5, 1-2) at Grayson Stadium with the game scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.
The Bulldogs are coming off a 6-58 loss to Tattnall County (4-3, 3-1).
The first score of the game came on the Pirates first offensive play, an 85-yard touchdown run by Jordan Vann. Israel Jaramillo added the extra point to make the score 7-0 with 5:51 left in the first quarter.
The next score was a 20-yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Jason Dhaliwal to Justin Moore to make the score 13-0 with 9:23 remaining in the second quarter.
Moore added the next score on a five-yard touchdown run. Moore also ran in the two-point conversion attempt to make the score 21-0 with 5:56 remaining in the second quarter.
Moore added his third touchdown of the night on the Pirates next possession, a 32-yard run to make the score, with the extra point, 28-0 with 3:29 remaining in the second quarter.
The next score was a 67-yard touchdown run by Pirate Anthony Rayner on the Pirates first possession of the second half to make the score, with the extra point, 35-0 with 11:36 remaining in the third quarter.
The Herons scored their touchdown on a one-yard run with 4:44 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Pirates blocked the extra point to make the final score 35-6.
Leading rushers for the Pirates were Justin Moore 137 yards on six rushes and two touchdowns, Jordan Vann 100 yards on four rushes and one touchdown, Anthony Rayner 63 yards on one rush and one touchdown, Maurice Paulk 12 yards on three rushes, Jason Dhaliwal two yards on one rush.
Leading receivers for the Pirates were Justin Moore one catch for 20 yards and one touchdown, Heisman Johnson one catch for 16 yards, Marcus Eason one catch for 16 yards, Brandon Jones one catch for 13 yards.
Quarterbacks were Jason Dhaliwal two completions on four attempts for 36 yards and one touchdown, Austin Carter two completions on two attempts for 29 yards.
Leading Tacklers were Connor Wilkerson 17 tackles, Campbell O’Steen six tackles, Wyatt Wright five tackles, Dasha Carter five tackles and one punt block, Derrix Henry four tackles, Anthony Gibbs four tackles, Samuel Ryan three tackles, Michael Byrd three tackles, Joey Diaz three tackles, Brandon Jones three tackles, Zack Gay three tackles, Steven Newkirk two tackles, Brandon Horton two tackles, Darnell Smith two tackles, Jordan Vann two tackles, Dennis Williams two tackles, Leshawn Mobley one tackle, Kobie Womack one tackle, Trey Newkirk one tackle, Noah Vann one tackle, Devontae Wilkerson one tackle, Anthony Rayner one tackle, Cassius Fedrick one tackle, and Jeremy Norris one tackle.
Pictured above is Pirate (1) Justin Moore gaining good yardage with (11) Anthony Rayner giving a great block.