PORTAL - The Portal Panthers (15-1, 7-0 Region 3-A) got off to another slow start, falling behind early to the visiting Bryan County Redskins. But an explosive third quarter surged PHS to a 90-44 victory - its seventh-straight region win - Friday night.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers (15-1) carried the momentum from a Jan. 8 55-52 win over Statesboro into Tuesday's game, making it rain against the Metter Tigers and sinking 10 3-pointers in a dominant 94-55 non-region win.
CLAXTON - The Savannah Country Day Hornets used strong outside shooting by Patrick Blackburn and Zach Samuels to outscore the Claxton Tigers (3-13, 2-4 Region 3-A) and hang on to second place in the region standings with a 65-34 win on the road Saturday night.
PORTAL - Things were looking worrisome for the Portal Panthers after the 2006-07 season. Leading scorer Fred Williams played his last season and the girls finished with only three wins. The Panthers were in a bind.
Now that's what prep basketball is all about.
From 1981-1984, Statesboro basketball coach Lee Hill coached a young player named Jeff Brannen. Today - 24 years later - Brannen will attempt to beat his former mentor in a head-to-head matchup for the sixth time when his Portal Panthers face off against Hill's Blue Devils in Georgia Southern's Hanner Fieldhouse.
BROOKLET - In a game that saw 53 free throw attempts, it was only fitting that it would be two Robert Johnson foul shots that ended Southeast Bulloch's upset bid over the Region 3-AA defending-champion Josey Eagles (14-1, 5-0) Saturday night.
MILLEN - The Portal Panthers (13-1, 5-0 Region 3-A) picked up their fifth-straight region win as they jumped out to a 19-point, first-quarter lead and never looked back, toppling the Jenkins County Eagles 85-39 on the road Friday night.
METTER - The Metter Tigers (3-4) took their biggest lead of the game on a Jamar Mosley foul shot with 30.6 seconds remaining to go up by seven and held on to beat non-region Treutlen County 59-54 Tuesday night.
CORDELE, Ga. - The Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs risked everything by putting the ball in the hands of record-shattering running back Washaun Ealey 39 times, and it paid off with a 41-21 win over the Wilcox County Patriots and an undefeated season.
SYLVANIA - The first time the Portal Panthers took on the Screven County Gamecocks, it came down to a last-second, overtime jumper that gave the Panthers a one-point win after they saw a 16-point lead evaporate before their eyes.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (3-6, 1-2 Region 3-AA) got their first region win Saturday as Tony Raymond chalked up 26 points and SEB knocked off the visiting Metter Tigers (1-4, 0-2) 71-46 on George Roebuck Night in Brooklet.
METTER - The Screven County Gamecocks (5-1, 1-0 Region 3-AA) lit up the Metter Tigers to the tune of 88-49 in the Friday's region opener for both schools.
BROOKLET - Saturday at 5:45 p.m., the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will honor a living legend in the form of "George Roebuck Night" at the new gym on SEB's campus.
BROOKLET - Crystal Mikell knocked down fifteen points, Olivia Melvin added 14 and Kacey Jones grabbed 10 rebounds as the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (3-4, 1-0 Region 3-AA) advanced their winning streak to three with a convincing 48-27 home win over non-region foe Bryan County Tuedsay.
Note: "Jerick's journey into the NFL" will run each Sunday during the preseason in the Statesboro Herald.
Note: "Jerick's journey into the NFL" will run each Sunday during the preseason in the Statesboro Herald. This series is brought to you by Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company.
Edwin Jackson, Georgia Southern's leading tackler in 2013, was named preseason second-team, All-Sun Belt and its a good thing, because he's really the only linebacker in the mix that played a lot of football last year.
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