By Matt Gardner
The Appling County Pirates (1-2 overall) hosted the Screven County Gamecocks (1-2) on Friday, September 13, with the Pirates getting their first victory of the 2013 season 38-13. The Pirates will start region 1-AAA play this Friday, September 20, at Jimmy Swain Stadium against the Johnson, of Savannah, Atom Smashers (0-3). Johnson is coming off a 20-40 loss to Liberty County (3-0). Last season the Pirates were able to defeat the Atom Smashers 28-21 in Savannah. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.