Pirates will host semifinals  in Baxley for first time ever

The Appling County Pirate football team traveled to LaGrange this past Friday night and defeated the Callaway High School Cavaliers, 44-21, in the quarterfinals of the AA State Playoffs. The Pirates will now move to the semifinals and face the Thomson High School Bulldogs. This will be the first time the Pirates have ever hosted a semifinal game in Baxley, and only the fourth time the football team has played in the state semifinals (2022, 2021, 2011 and 1999).

The four teams remaining in the 2022 AA State Playoffs are Appling, Thomson, Fitzgerald and Fellowship Christian of Roswell. Neighboring Pierce County (the only other Region 3AA team remaining) was defeated by Fellowship Christian this past Friday night 40-22.