Appling County handed Liberty County High School first loss of the football season Friday, winning 21-6 at Donell Woods Stadium.
Both teams played well defensively, and Liberty trailed 7-6 going into half-time. Neither team’s offense managed to put any points on the board until the Pirates scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to clinch the win.
Panthers quarterback Dionte Brown was held to just 12 passing yards. The Panthers finished with 254 rushing yards with Markel Johnson leading the team with 110 yards and a touchdown.
The Pirates were held to 97 total passing yards and 150 yards rushing in the defensive battle. Liberty County is now 4-1 overall and 1-1 in region play. The Pirates are 1-6 overall and 0-2 in region play.
This Friday the Panthers are at Long County High School at 7:30 p.m.
BI back in action
Bradwell Institute is coming off a bye-week and will host the Richmond Hill Wildcats Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Hokey Jackson Stadium. The 3-3 Tigers (1-0 in Region 2-AAAAAA) are hoping to build off their 31-28 win two weeks ago against the Effingham County Rebels. In that victory quarterback Darius Cooper was 11 of 17 for 181 passing yards and one touchdown. Senior Corrie Walker rushed for 132 yards on 13 carries and scored a touchdown. Walker also had 3 receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown. Kaimanni Gordon rushed for 121 yards on 8 carries and scored two touchdowns.
The Tigers are 1-0 in region play. The Wildcats are 4-3 overall and 2-0 in region action.