The tension was palpable in the final game of the season for Statesboro High School against longtime rivals Effingham County.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch cross country runner Quinn Pitts is as humble as they come, which is pretty impressive considering his recent accomplishments.
It was a bittersweet taste left in the mouths of senior Statesboro High School football players Friday night in a sub-region game against Glynn Academy at Womack Field.
WAYCROSS - Early on, it appeared as though the weeklong Homecoming festivities were a distraction for the Ware County Gators in a subregion Friday night game at Memorial Stadium in Waycross.
Ten years ago, kicker Josh Rich nailed a 29-yard field goal to give the Statesboro Blue Devils a state championship with a 13-10 win over Northside Warner Robins.
It was the Mahlon Williams show in the second quarter of a region contest against Statesboro High School and Coffee County Friday night at Womack Field.
A day before the region matchup between Statesboro High School and the Brunswick Pirates, Blue Devils' head coach Steve Pennington said his defense would get the chance to intercept some passes.
With Portal High School's football team out of action thanks to a much-needed bye week, only three area teams were in action last Friday. It was an eventful week 5 of high school football as Southeast Bulloch traveled to top-ranked Dodge County and Bulloch Academy put its undefeated (4-0) record on the line against two-time GISA defending Class AA state champions Memorial Day.
Coming off a bye week, the Statesboro Blue Devils had plenty to go over for the first region matchup of the season against South Effingham County Friday night at Womack Field.
TWIN CITY - With three state championship appearances in the last eight years, the Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs demonstrated why they are revered as one of the top teams in Class A football as they defeated Portal 52-7 Friday night at Rountree Stadium.
JESUP - It was a defensive battle in Jesup as Statesboro High School fell short of beating Wayne County 20-6 Friday night in a non-region contest at Donaldson-Madray Field at Jaycee Stadium.
The hype surrounding a cross-region matchup between Pierce County and Southeast Bulloch did not disappoint.
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