It all started with an off-handed comment by Georgia Southern coach Chris Hatcher on National Signing Day, and it brought with it a mountain of hype - hype about incoming freshman Leander Barney.
With so many incoming freshmen and underclassmen on the Georgia Southern football team, one of the top priorities for the Eagles' coaching staff is finding players to fill the gaps left by last year's graduating class - most notably those at offensive line, running back, and, of course, quarterback.
The heat of the summer is peaking, students are stocking up on school supplies, teachers are preparing their curriculums, and in Portal, all that can only mean one thing.
Summertime is usually a down time in the sporting world, but that changed Saturday when the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County gave everybody something to cheer for.
PORTAL - Portal's Mario Farris signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the NJCAA's Iowa Central Tritons Friday at Portal High School.
TWIN CITY - The Portal Panthers have high hopes for freshman quarterback Hunter Oglesby as he matures. Tuesday evening in a seven-on-seven scrimmage at Emanuel County Institute, he got in more reps than anyone expected.
It may be summertime, but that's no reason why the fields on the banks of Beautiful Eagle Creek should be without a little football.
Screven County is as far along in the playoffs as anyone can remember. Just six days ago, Screven swept No. 4 seed Appling County, outscoring the Pirates 21-12 in the doubleheader. Some favorable matchups and solid offense has the Gamecocks where they are, but they know it just gets harder from here. Today, the Gamecocks hit the road to Bogart, Ga. to take on No. 1 seed North Oconee (24-6, 19-1 Region ...
SYLVANIA - It seems that for the Screven County Gamecocks, the keys to winning in the playoffs are tight defense, well-conditioned pitching and six-run innings.
By MATT YOGUS email@example.com The Screven County Gamecocks got a little help from Appling County. The No. 4 seed in the GHSA Class AA state playoffs knocked off No. 1 seed Dublin in the first round, allowing the Gamecocks - who swept No. 3 Berrien in Friday's doubleheader - home field advantage in round two. Playing on the home turf is nice, but the Gamecocks aren't looking past the Pirates. "I ...
CLAXTON - Players, coaches and fans in Claxton are about to head into uncharted territory. Not since 1954 have the Tigers won a region championship, and nobody can remember the last time CHS made a playoff appearance.
BROOKLET - The Cook Hornets (22-4, 16-0 Region 1-AA) are probably thinking the same thing they think every year as they prepare to host the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets today for a 3 p.m. doubleheader in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
SYLVANIA - For the just second time in the history of the Screven County tennis team, the Lady Gamecocks won't be playing in the Final Four. The No. 1 Class AA team in the state, the Thomasville Lady Bulldogs, left Sylvania Tuesday afternoon with a ticket to the Final Four after knocking off SCHS 3-2 in the Elite Eight of the GHSA Class AA playofs. Knowing that Thomasville's No. 1 and No. ...
BROOKLET - Not having made the state playoffs since 2001, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets had their focus on the first-round opponent - No. 1 seed Cook High School. Fortunately for the Toombs County Bulldogs (13-12), SEB forgot about the last regular-season game.
SYLVANIA - It had been over a year, but the Westside Patriots finally lost a region game. The Screven County Gamecocks celebrated Senior Night by knocking off the previously unbeaten Region 3-AA champs 8-5 Tuesday on the home turf.
Georgia Southern's 26-20 win over the Florida Gators at the Swamp on Saturday was the biggest win in program history. Not the football program's history - the history of the whole athletics department.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Georgia Southern Eagles are the most storied program in the history of the Football Championship Subdivision.
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