Aside from the fact that the Eagles let everybody know that they just might have a clutch kicker named Jesse Hartley for those no-time-on-the-clock, 54-yard, game-winning field goal situations, they sent a very clear message to every team left on their schedule: Pick your poison.
The Claxton Tigers ran 49 offensive plays and fullback Jamalcolm Morgan carried the football on 33 of them as the Tigers got their first win of the season, a 14-0 homecoming win over Jenkins County.
PORTAL - Turnovers and injuries have played a huge part in Portal's 0-4 start, but for the Panthers, coming off of a bye week and heading into the first game of region play has been the fresh start the players and fans have been looking for.
MILLEN - Jenkins County Eagles fans have gotten accustomed to 1-9 seasons and running second-half clocks for a while now, but when head coach Chuck Conley took over the team in 2005, he thought it was a time for a change.
BROOKLET - The rain clouds threatened from the opening pitch to the final out, but despite a slight drizzle throughout the contest, it was business as usual for the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets as Megan Barnwell struck out 14 Lady Tigers and SEB topped Region 3-AA foe Swainsboro 6-1 Tuesday.
Something familiar happened to the Eagle fans at Saturday's game against the Western Carolina Catamounts.
Tharon Davis had 22 carries for 219 yards and three touchdowns, and the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (1-4, 0-2 Region 3-AA) got the ball back down 21-20 with 1:57 to go in the game after stopping the Westside (Augusta) Patriots on fourth down, but couldn't capitalize as they dropped their second-straight region game in front of a capacity homecoming crowd Friday.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets look to build on the performance of quarterback Joe Wilson after the loss in Swainsboro on Friday, Sept. 21 and put together an offensive show for a crowd of students and alumni during tonight's homecoming game against Region 3-AA foe Westside at Fred Shaver Field.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (12-4, 9-1 Region 3-AA) celebrated homecoming with an 11-2 victory over visiting Jefferson County Thursday.
BROOKLET - They may have started off the season 1-3, but the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets have shown that they have some very real threats on the offensive side of the ball.
PORTAL - Ariel "Red" Lanier's bases-loaded, three-run double in the fourth inning gave the Portal Lady Panthers (5-4) a 5-0 lead and the Claxton Lady Tigers could not climb back as Kaylie Howell pitched a three-hit shutout and PHS got a 7-0 Region 3-A win Tuesday.
Throughout the first half of Saturday's Southern-Conference opener against the Chattanooga Mocs, Georgia Southern fans were exposed to some familiar sights.
SWAINSBORO - Rashad James completed 16 passes for 269 yards and 5 touchdowns as the Swainsboro Tigers stomped the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets 48-7 Friday.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (1-2) kick off region play on the road against a tough Swainsboro team tonight at 7:30, and after a tough home loss to Vidalia, SEB coach John Kenny is looking ahead toward playing a region foe.
The Portal Panthers (0-3) wrap up a brutal stretch of four-straight Class AA matchups today on the road against Appling County.
NEW ORLEANS - The one word that was thrown around all day was "unknown."
As the Sun Belt Conference Football Media Day gets underway today in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans - a long, long way from the Southern Conference event in the Spartanburg, S.C., Marriott - there will be many, many more questions than answers for the Georgia Southern Eagles.
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