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.
SYLVANIA - Screven County (3-4, 3-2 Region 3AA) defeated Bleckley County 36-27 Friday night in Sylvania.
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.