The Appling County High School Pirate football season came to an end Friday night in Norcross against the Spartans of Greater Atlanta Christian (GAC). The Pirates battled hard but came up a little short, 31-13. The Pirates made it all the way to the top eight teams in Class AAA and had an overall record of 9-2 this year. Great job, players, coaches, cheerleaders, band and school for such a great effort this season. Shown above is sophomore running back Jaylen Johnson (2) trying to escape a facemask by a GAC defender.

Players Named to AAA Region Team

The Region 1-AAA All Region Teams were announced on Monday. The Region 1-AAA Defensive Player of the Year was awarded to Darris Smith of Appling County. The Region Athlete of the Year award went to Keyshawn Walker of Appling County.

Making the list for First Team Offense from Appling was QB Jeremiah Holmes, RB Sharode Roberts, OL Toby Taylor and OL Trace Shumans. First Team Defense from Appling were DL Justice Huntley, LB Tyrell Gibson and DB Jamori Wright. Second Team Offense honors went to WR Kobe Jones, TE Dawson Griffis and OL Lane Hutchinson. Second Team Defense honors went to LB Dennis Mims, DB Taylen Crosby and Punter Patrick Crosby. Honorable mentions for Appling went to RB Jaylen Johnson, FB Bryson Benton, OL Casey Hallman, DL Tyrone Simmons and DB Malik Rogers.