The Georgia Southern football team might be stealing the headlines around campus with its rise to the top of the coaches poll, but another group of Eagles are flying just as high this fall.
The state playoffs are just a few weeks away and the usual suspects - as well as a few new faces - are in the running of area teams that are hoping for postseason success.
Another softball season has come to a close and - as has been the case recently - it was another year of highs and lows for area schools.
SYLVANIA - What started off as a new beginning for Screven County football has quickly escalated into a full-blown Cinderella season.
For a team that was created less than two years ago, 12 goals is a pretty big list of expectations.
For Georgia Southern fans, a date with Wofford can't be much different than looking at the calendar to see a scheduled dentist appointment.
SWAINSBORO - Notching a win is always nice, but taking down an old rival is even better.
SYLVANIA - What a difference a year can make.
BROOKLET - Piling up the early wins is always nice, but most teams don't find out what they're really made of until they have to bounce back from a loss.
BROOKLET - For all of its recent success as a team, there has been one constant cog in the Southeast Bulloch softball machine for the last four seasons.
So far, so good for Bulloch Academy.
When it comes to preparing the Bulloch Academy offensive line for blocking in its flexbone option offense, a former collegiate standout in the scheme is… well… the best option.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets sure know how to throw a housewarming party.
PORTAL - When Southeast Bulloch and Portal strap on the pads and head out under the lights Friday night, it will be a little bit more than just the opening game of each team's season.
Two games into the 2011 season, it looked as though Statesboro junior outside linebacker Corey Harden was in line for a special year.
There are so many good things to say about Georgia Southern three games into its tenure as an FBS football program.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers weren't about to let a second straight season opener end in a tie.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch suffered a setback Wednesday afternoon, falling to Richmond Hill by a count of 8-1 in a non-region matchup.
A huge venue and a showcase stage created a great atmosphere for Statesboro's season opener, but a 12-0 loss to Burke County went a long way in dampening the Blue Devils' moods Saturday night in the 3rd annual Erk Russell Classic at Paulson Stadium.
The loss columns for both Bulloch Academy and First Presbyterian Christian Academy stand at '0' as the 2014 season kicks off at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Gator Alley, but each of the schools are looking to cast off losing streaks dating back to last fall.
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