When two historic rivals square off on the football field, the game holds a lot of meaning for players, fans and alums.
After nine weeks of play, it all comes down to this.
PORTAL - The weather has finally cooled down, but the Portal Panthers are heating up.
BROOKLET - It's the end of the road for Southeast Bulloch, and while this season won't feature any playoffs, there is still one more game to play.
The Region 2-AAAA title is on the line, so it must be time for another game between Statesboro and Brunswick.
In the biggest game of the season, Shavez Mincey came out with one of his best performances yet.
It's a great accomplishment to finish second in the state at a cross country meet.
The final week of the regular season is already here, and eight of the 13 teams in Region 3-A will take the field this week with a chance to advance to the GHSA Class A state playoffs.
PORTAL - In the end, a game that had it all came down to one kick.
Statesboro knew exactly what it needed to do and the outcome was never in doubt.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch has run the gauntlet of brutal region games for most of the last two months, but tonight offers the Yellow Jackets another crack at getting their third win of the season.
Statesboro coach Steve Pennington is fond of the belief that the most important game is always the one at hand.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers held a bonfire Thursday night as part of the school's homecoming festivities. The Panthers would like to stay hot against Treutlen in their final home game of the season.
Bulloch Academy has put together a very solid season on the football field, but the Gators are going to need to keep winning and get a little help to boot if they want to play on into the postseason.
WINDER - The Jenkins County junior ROTC mixed division Raider Team defended its All-Classification State Championship from 2009 last Saturday at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder by defeating 28 teams from across Georgia in five separate events.
DUBLIN - Seniors Kristin Kingery and Powell Fennell had three hits each to lead Bulloch Academy to a 5-2 victory over Trinity Christian School Thursday in GISA Region 2-AAA action.
Alpharetta 35, Lambert 17
A big running back and an even bigger offensive line usually mean a win every time.
GUYTON - The Statesboro Blue Devils continued their early season struggles Friday, dropping a 17-0 decision at South Effingham in being shut out for the second time in three games.
BROOKLET - Dodge County jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter and didn't look back as the Indians ran past the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets 24-6 Friday night in a game delayed 15 minutes due to lightning in the area.
BROOKLET - Coming off a tough three-point loss to Bryan County last week, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will look to notch their first win of the season tonight as they face the undefeated Dodge County Indians at Fred Shaver Field.
The last time Statesboro carried an 0-2 record into its third game of the season, the members of the 2014 Blue Devils were in diapers - if they had even been born yet. A team with a history of excellence such as Statesboro means that rough starts like the last 0-2 beginning in 1998 won't come around very often.
The third time will be the charm for the Bulloch Academy defense against highly-touted tailbacks.
SAVANNAH - The Screven County Gamecocks continued in dominating fashion on Thursday, hammering Windsor Forest 36-8 at Memorial Stadium.
Heading into the season, first-year Bulloch Academy coach Terrance Hennessy made it clear that one of his players would do a lot of the heavy lifting while new starters and younger players adjusted to new schemes and varsity competition.
TWIN CITY - Bulloch Academy freshman Kyle Samuels clocked a 20:26 to win a multi-team cross-country meet on the sandy and shady trails of George L. Smith State Park Monday.
PORTAL - It was barely a contest Tuesday afternoon as Portal bats and gloves alike caught fire to blow Claxton out of the water.
Statesboro High will honor its 1964 football team on its 50th reunion on Sept. 26-27.
When speaking of high school football, plenty of people love to wax poetic.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers suffered their first setback of the season, falling 42-14 to Emanuel County Institute Friday night in the 36th meeting between the rival schools.