The Appling County Pirate football team got the region portion of its season underway this past Friday night with a 41-8 win over Long County. Once again the Pirates dominated on both sides of the ball. The Pirates are now 7-0 on the season.
This week the Pirates will host Tattnall County at Jimmy Swain Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.
The Pirates struck first in the first quarter when runner Jarvis Mims darted 16 yards to score for Appling at the 11:11 mark in the first quarter. Alex Garcia added the PAT and the score was 7-0.
Appling QB Dayson Griffis then connected with receiver Darris Smith for a 27-yard passing touchdown at the 7:15 mark in the first. Garcia’s kick was good and the score was 14-0.
The Pirates scored again at the 3:53 mark in the first when Dennis Mims got the handoff from Griffis and ran 21 yards for another touchdown. The score was 21-0 at this point.
Quarterback Dayson Griffis scored the next touchdown for the Pirates on a five-yard keeper at the 5:26 mark in the second quarter. The PAT kick was good and the score was 28-0.
Following halftime, Appling County scored first again at the 9:55 mark in the third when Jarvis Mims capped off another successful offensive drive with a one-yard run. The PAT was no good making the score 34-0.
Quarterback Patrick Crosby connected with receiver Camden Hickox for a 45-yard touchdown pass. The Garcia PAT was good to make the score 41-0 at the 6:28 mark in the third quarter.
Long County finally scored late in the fourth period when a runner found an opening and ran for a 65-yard touchdown. The Tide attempted and made a two-point conversion to make the final score 41-8.
First downs – ACHS 19, LCHS 6
Rushing att/yds – ACHS 37/242, LCHS 26/172
Passing att/com/yds – ACHS 15/7/170, LCHS 7/3/12
Total Offensive Yards – ACHS 412, LCHS 184
Penalties – ACHS 6/45, LCHS 9/90
Time of Possession – ACHS 24:35, LCHS 23:25
Passing – Dayson Griffis completed 5 of 10 passes for 89 yards and had 1 touchdown pass. Patrick Crosby completed 2 of 5 passes for 81 yards and had 1 touchdown pass.
Receiving – Darris Smith had two receptions for 63 yards and 1 touchdown. Camden Hickox had 2 receptions for 51 yards and 1 touchdown. Ty Benton had 2 receptions for 47 yards. Taylen Crosby had 1 reception for 9 yards.
Rushing – Dennis Mims had 11 rushes for 85 yards and 1 touchdown. Jarvis Mims had 10 rushes for 70 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jamarion Williams had 9 rushes for 72 yards. Dayson Griffis had 1 rush for 5 yards and 1 touchdown.
Defense – Cameron Mobley had 7 tackles. William Solomon had 4 tackles. Dylan Simpson and Joseph Ross both had 3 tackles each plus 1 sack each. Jarvis and Dennis Mims both had 3 tackles each. Jaylon Johnson, Jailen Bennett, Taylen Crosby, Nehimiah Howard and Jose Martinez were all credit with 2 tackles each.