Pike County High School’s first ever female flag football team won their first pre-season scrimmage game as they beat Trinity Christian School who placed fifth in the state last year. The team earned a 12-6 win and freshman Danica Evans made a 60-yard pass to Emma Truitt for the first flag football touchdown in PCHS history to tie the score at 6-6. Pike took the lead when senior Savannah McBrayer rushed for a touchdown late in the second half. The defense held strong, stopping TCS on fourth down multiple times and collecting two interceptions including one right before halftime by freshman Lacy Greene that looked like she was taking it to the house for a pick six before she was stopped by an accidental whistle by the referee.
The team is coached by Kevin Hobbs and Justin O’Steen.
The Lady Pirates flag football team opened region play (after the Journal Reporter’s press deadline) as they faced Jackson at 5:30 p.m. and Eagle’s Landing at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10 on the road in Jackson. The team will face Mary Persons and Luella in Forsyth on Monday Oct. 17. They will host their first home games against Spalding and Hampton on Monday, Oct. 24 in Pike.
The Lady Pirates will play Ola on the road in McDonough at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. PCHS will host the last two games of the regular season as they play the Griffin Lady Bears at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 and the Dutchtown Bulldogs at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 at home.
The first round of state playoffs will start Tuesday, Nov. 29.