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.
ALBANY - In a titanic clash of the defensive giants, it was a simple misplaced foot which ultimately determined the outcome of the game in Bulloch Academy's 2-0 upset over fourth-ranked Sherwood Christian Academy Friday night.
GUYTON – The Statesboro offense is usually slow and methodical, but Friday night saw it fill up the highlight reel.
PORTAL-Halloween came a little early to Portal and instead of goblins, ghosts and witches, there were only Bulldogs.
It hasn't been the smoothest of sailing for the Statesboro Lady Blue Devils softball team this fall, but as the postseason begins, they have what everyone wants come this time of year - a chance to keep on playing.
PERRY - It was a David vs. Goliath storyline Friday night as Bulloch Academy marched into Marvin Arrington Stadium to face The Westfield School.
Friday night featured the 50th anniversary of Statesboro's 'homeless' 1964 squad finally making its first appearance on Womack Field.
LOUISVILLE - The Screven County Gamecocks were shut out for three quarters, but scored twice in the fourth quarter and escaped with a 12-7 win over Jefferson County in the region opener for both teams.
"Homecoming, at last!"
The Bulloch Academy Gators already have five games in the books, but more than half of their schedule is still in front of them.
The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators have seen a long run of excellence on the softball diamond. Unsurprisingly, each year seems to bring about a new group of veteran leaders who lead the team through a tough region slate and on into the postseason.
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.