The Appling County Pirates (5-2 Overall, 4-0 Region 1-AAA) traveled to Brantley County on October 11 to face the Herons (2-4, 1-2). The Pirates were able to get the region win 52-14 and now sit alone at the top of the Region 1-AAA standings with three games to play.
The Pirates will host Beach High of Savannah (0-6, 0-3) on October 18 for Homecoming. Beach is coming off a 12-21 loss to Tattnall County (4-3, 2-2). The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.
Pirate Vernon Dasher scored the first points of the contest on a 20-yard touchdown run. Israel Jaramillo added the extra point to make the score 7-0 at the 3:36 mark in the first quarter.
Maurice Paulk was the next to score for the Pirates on a 27-yard touchdown run to increase the Pirate lead to 14-0 with 1:38 remaining in the first quarter.
The Pirates added a 30-yard touchdown pass from Dasher to Travis McNeal at the end of the first quarter making the score 21-0.
The next score came on an eight-yard touchdown run by Dasher. The extra point was blocked to make the score 27-0 early in the second quarter.
After recovering the ensuing kickoff the Pirates scored on a 13-yard touchdown run by Derrix Henry to increase their lead to 34-0 with 8:30 left in the third quarter.
Cassius Fedrick added a one-yard touchdown run at the 3:50 mark in the second quarter to make the score 40-0.
Brantley County was able to get a short touchdown pass just before the end of the second quarter to cut the Pirate lead to 40-7.
The Pirates first drive of the third quarter ended with a three-yard touchdown run by Jason Dhaliwal to make the score 46-7.
Brantley County added a touchdown run with 8:09 remaining in the fourth quarter to close within 46-14.
The final score of the game came on a 73-yard touchdown run by Japheth Morris to make the final score 52-14.
Homecoming Week at ACHS kicked off Tuesday, October 15, as spirit week began. Students are participating in dress up days, the spirit chain competition and class float competition. On Thursday, October 17 at 9:00 am, the school will honor the Grand Marshal, Mrs. Cindy Hatchett, as well as the Homecoming Court, at a pep rally. The community and school will then unite on Thursday afternoon for the annual homecoming parade at 6:00. The parade will begin at the red light of Martin Luther King Avenue and end at Wal-Mart. All entries should be turned in to Appling County High School by 1:00 on Wednesday. For more information, contact Rebecca Shumans at 912-367-8610.
Homecoming activities will conclude on Friday night when the Pirates take on the Beach High School Bulldogs. Students will then enjoy the Homecoming dance at the high school cafeteria.
Cindy Hatchet is originally from Delray Beach, Florida, but she has resided in Baxley for 32 years. She studied French and Spanish at the University of Florida. She is married to Tom Hatchett and she has two daughters, Cristen (married to Graham Floyd) and Caroline (married to William Nicholson), and two grandchildren, Camille and Bert Floyd.
Hatchett retired in May after teaching for 31 years (27 at Appling County High). In 2000 she was the Appling County Teacher of the Year and in 2012 she was named the STAR Teacher.
In the community, she serves as a Lector at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Her hobbies include riding bikes, walking and reading (when not playing with grandchildren).