henry smith

When the 2021 baseball season ended, a group of Athens Academy Spartans found themselves on a postseason awards list.

In total, five Spartans were selected to the Region 8-A-Private all-region team in some capacity.

Seniors Palmer Bush and John Ferguson were named to the all-region first team, capping off their Athens Academy careers.

Henry Smith, a junior, also earned an all-region first team nomination.

Two other juniors received all-region second team nods.

Pratt Ferguson and Sam Johnson represented Athens Academy on the second team.

Those players helped lead the Spartans to a 13-14 overall record this past season. They went 8-7 in region play, placing third in Region 8-A-Private.

Athens Academy finished off the regular season with series wins over Tallulah Falls and George Walton Academy to earn a spot in the Class A-Private state playoffs.

It marked the team’s first playoff appearance since the 2018 season.

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