SYLVANIA - New year, same old story.
Bulloch Academy's dynamic duo of Lestonz Lewis and Ellis Lane combined for over 300 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead the Gators to a 42-20 homecoming win over GISA Region 1-AAA foe Bethesda Day School Friday night.
Statesboro outgained Evans by a 271-230 margin, but costly turnovers and untimely penalties proved to be its undoing as the Blue Devils dropped a 20-15 heartbreaker that came down to the final seconds Friday night at Womack Field.
Everything seems to be coming together for Statesboro.
High-school homecomings conjure up memories of dress-up days, practicing for class skits, nightly practical jokes, voting for the king and queen, the pep rally and the dance.
BROOKLET - It's homecoming for Southeast Bulloch tonight, but Jefferson County is intent on crashing the party.
PORTAL - Last week was a tough one, but Portal is getting right back to business.
MACON - Both Bulloch Academy junior varsity cross country teams finished in the Top 10 in the GISA Class AAA junior varsity cross country championships.
For Statesboro running back Michael Summers, this year has been a homecoming. For the rest of the Blue Devils, it's meant the addition of yet another threat in their offense.
ADEL - Pushing across five runs in the fifth inning of game two, the Screven County Lady Gamecocks lived to play another day with a 3-1, 5-2 sweep of Region 1-AA runner-up Cook County's Lady Hornets in Adel Wednesday. Improving to 26-8 on the season, SCHS will play the winner of the series between Region 4-AA champ Pike County and Region 2-AA No. 4 Brantley County next Wednesday and Thursday.
NASHVILLE - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets faced the No. 1 seed out of Region 1-AA , the Berrein Lady Rebels, Wednesday in the first round of the 2010 GHSA Class AA state softball playoffs, and fell short in the road doubleheader 6-0 and 12-2.
Obviously, Reid Pennington was tired of sitting on the bench.
As the cross country season winds down, Bulloch Academy's Emily Morgan is heating up.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch boys and girls cross country teams hosted a meet Tuesday afternoon at the WW Mann Center. The SEB girls team won the meet by defeating Vidalia, Statesboro High, Screven County, and Tattnall County.
BROOKLET - If Southeast Bulloch wants to extend its softball season, the Lady Jackets will have to be road warriors.
The loss columns for both Bulloch Academy and First Presbyterian Christian Academy stand at '0' as the 2014 season kicks off at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Gator Alley, but each of the schools are looking to cast off losing streaks dating back to last fall.
Southeast Bulloch saw many years of constant losing and frustration fade into the mist last fall as it earned a spot in the state playoffs for the first time since 2003.
PORTAL - To a man, there might not be a football program in Georgia that asks more of its players than the Portal Panthers.
GUYTON - For the first time in its program's young history, the Statesboro volleyball team beat South Effingham. The Lady Blue Devils won 15-25, 25-16, 25-20 to reach the milestone on the road.
Football programs in the counties surrounding Bulloch have seen varying degrees of success over the past few years, but all seem primed to make a run towards the postseason in 2014.
The Georgia Southern Eagles played their first home football game of the new era at Statesboro High's Womack Field in 1981. It's only fitting that the Blue Devils will play in the first event of the newly-renovated Paulson Stadium.
When it comes to fielding deep rosters, Portal Middle High School is at a disadvantage in almost every sport.
Bulloch Academy seniors Ashley Burke and Powell Fennell combined for five hits and drove in six runs to lead the Lady Gators to a 12-2 victory over Robert Toombs Christian Academy Thursday.
BAXLEY - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (1-1) dominated Appling County with an 8-0, 6-inning win on the road Thursday.
PORTAL - Robert Brown has never been at a loss to produce highlights on the football field.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch had its season opener crashed by an old rival as Screven County ran away with a 7-5 victory on Monday afternoon.
There has never been a shortage of stellar high school athletes roaming the fields around Statesboro.
The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils opened their 2014 campaign with a high-scoring shootout, splitting a doubleheader with visiting North Cobb Christian on Saturday at Mill Creek.
The Statesboro High softball team opens up play today in hopes that a good mix of returning starters and up-and-coming talent is the key to getting things on track.