After all of the changing and evolving the Portal Panthers did on offense during the 2007 season, they finally found something that started to work.
The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets may have a brand new look and a brand new gym, but it's the returning faces that are going to lead the team into 2007.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (0-3) led the Statesboro Blue Devils 33-31 at halftime, but Eric Ferguson (35 points, 7 rebounds) went 10-for-13 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to lead SHS to a 72-62 victory in the inaugural game of SEB's new basketball facility.
When John Kenny arrived in Brooklet early in 2007 he didn't want to build a team. He wanted to lay a foundation to build a program.
When the Claxton Tigers knocked off Jenkins County 14-0 on Oct. 5th at homecoming for their first win of the season, nobody knew just how important a win it would end up being.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will host their first game in their brand new basketball facility today as the Statesboro Blue Devils come to town to take on SEB for the second time in the young 2007-08 season.
The Screven County Gamecocks are one win better and one seed higher heading into the GHSA Class-AA State Playoffs than they were in 2006. While the improvement is nice, SCHS won't settle. The goal is to advance in the playoffs.
By MATT YOGUS
The Portal Panthers knew they would have a big gap to fill in 2007 when senior and leading scorer Fred Williams played his last game of the season in the 2006 GHSA state playoffs, but with some familiar faces and some new additions, PHS hopes it will not miss a beat.
Southeast Bulloch (0-1) kept it close for the first two quarters, but the Statesboro Blue Devils (1-0) outscored the Yellow Jackets 43-22 in the second half to open their season with a 64-38 home win Saturday night.
Take a deep breath, Eagle fans.
SYLVANIA – Junior running back Travis Coles reached 1,000 yards rushing for the second-straight season, Screven County evened the overall record against Southeast Bulloch at 12-12 and the Gamecocks earned the No. 3 seed in the GHSA Region 3-AA State Playoffs as they knocked off the rival Yellow Jackets 49-22 at Kelly Memorial Stadium Friday.
Portal and Jenkins County have both fought through difficult seasons in 2007, and tonight the Panthers host the Eagles to close out the season in a game that has both teams playing for pride.
Playoff implications aside, Screven County is looking at today's game against Southeast Bulloch for what it is - a rivalry.
BROOKLET – Four Metter turnovers and a missed extra point were the difference as the Tigers extended their losing streak to 22 and the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (2-7, 1-5 Region 3-AA) got their first region win of 2007 as SEB knocked off the visitors 14-13 on senior night at Fred Saver Field Friday.
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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