The Screven County Lady Gamecocks grabbed the No. 3 seed of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs after knocking off Jefferson County in the Region 3-AA playoffs, and look to carry that momentum against No. 2 seed Mitchell County on the road tonight.
PORTAL - Seminole County may be a No. 4 seed heading into the GHSA Class A State Playoffs, but the Portal Panthers know better than to take them lightly.
TWIN CITY - The Portal Panthers showed the rest of Region 3-A exactly why they were the No. 1 seed going into the tournament, exploding for 41 points in the second half and cruising to a 65-49 win over the Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs in the region championship game Saturday.
PORTAL - If there were offensive linemen in basketball, Dan Farris would be the man for the job. If there were running backs, Mario Farris would be the starter.
BROOKLET – The Portal Panthers made a statement in their season finale Friday in the rematch against Statesboro at Southeast Bulloch's packed gym: Bring on the playoffs.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets led by 11 at halftime, but Screven County (17-7, 9-4 Region 3-AA) out-scored SEB 18-4 in the third quarter and hung on for a 62-57 region win Friday night.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets crawled out of a 20-point hole with a 31-point fourth quarter and closed the gap to one in the final minute of the period, but they could not cap off the comeback as the Swainsboro Tigers (10-3, Region 3-AA) snuck out of Brooklet with a 69-66 win Tuesday.
Portal Lady Panthers basketball coach Earl Donaldson has stepped down from his position, retiring early Monday morning.
TWIN CITY - It finally happened to Portal.
PORTAL - Portal Panthers coach Jeff Brannen was worried his team would be flat heading into Friday's game against the Jenkins County Eagles.
SYLVANIA - Things were going well for the Screven County Lady Gamecocks under coach Jennifer Acree. Long vacant from the state playoffs, Acree turned the program around, making the team a staple in the Class AA Elite Eight in just four short years.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (9-12) trailed at the half, but James Scott (31 points, 10 rebounds) carried his team into the second as it knocked off the Claxton Tigers 79-52 in non-region play Tuesday.
PORTAL - Mario Farris sank a pair of free throws with 6.3 seconds to go to put the Portal Panthers (19-1, 10-0 Region 3-A) up by three and force Savannah Country Day to attempt a desperation 3-pointer as time ran out to maintain their unbeaten region record and take home a 61-58 win against the Hornets Saturday.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (8-10) were off from behind the arc in the first half, but the play underneath was enough to compensate as SEB cruised to an 85-66 victory over visiting Jenkins County Tuesday.
METTER - The Metter Tigers (4-13) fell behind early when the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (7-10, 3-6 Region 3-AA) jumped out to a 10-0 lead to start the game, and that proved to be the difference in Saturday's 57-48 SEB region-road win.
As Brian VanGorder learned in 2006 during his year as Georgia Southern's head coach - Eagle Nation doesn't like its traditions messed with.
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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