Statesboro was handed a tough task by the schedule makers this season as it must play four of its first five games on the road.
PORTAL - For a coach with a winless team, Cherard Freeman sounds pretty up beat and the crazy part is that, well, it's not so crazy.
There's nothing like a big football game between two undefeated region opponents early in the season.
Statesboro has won each of its first three games, but all have been tightly contested contests.
There isn't a pitcher around who wants to run into Hannah Denmark right now.
As the region schedule draws closer, Statesboro is riding high and junior quarterback Reid Pennington has assumed command of the offense as the Blue Devils make another run at the playoffs.
PORTAL - September is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Portal Lady Panthers will show their support this week as they'll take a different look when they host Wheeler County today at 5 p.m.
BROOKLET - Screven County travels to Brooklet Friday to renew its annual rivalry with Southeast Bulloch, and while there may be only one game, there is certainly no shortage of subplots.
Midline, Money, Sweep, G, and Smack.
PORTAL - When the Portal Lady Panthers take the field Thursday at home against Wheeler County, they will wear pink uniforms to encourage breast cancer awareness in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Week.
It was a bad day on the ball field as the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators committed more misques than they scored runs in a doubleheader loss to Class AA powerhouse Brentwood Saturday.
CHULA -- Lestonz Lewis rushed for 255 yards and scored twice to lead Bulloch Academy to a 24-14 victory over Tiftarea Academy Friday night.
PORTAL - You could say that the Portal Panthers came out like a house on fire Friday night in their showdown with Claxton. You can also say that house fires are seldom good news.
REIDSVILLE – The third time is always the charm.
MILLEN - Three Bulloch Academy cross-country squads won their respective team meets on a 2.5-mile course at Magnolia Spring State Park Wednesday.
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.