Statesboro defended its back yard. Now it's time to hit the road.
Throughout the season, the Statesboro rushing attack has been leading the charge, taking the Devils to the quarterfinal round of the GHSA Class AAAA playoffs to be held Friday at Kell.
Statesboro needed one of its leaders to make a big play when it counted most, and Branden Williams was up to the challenge.
As the Bulloch Academy girls embark on a new season, a new leader is quickly emerging.
There is winning, and then there is winning with authority. Statesboro usually take the court with the latter on its mind.
It doesn't take much to get Statesboro going, and when the Blue Devils punch, it hurts.
The naysayers must be getting pretty tired of the Statesboro Blue Devils.
SAVANNAH - The Statesboro Blue Devils opened the 2010-11 basketball season with a pair of wins Friday and Saturday at the Windsor Forest tounament.
Bulloch Academy fought off a strong third-quarter charge from the Frederica Lady Knights and pulled away in the fourth for a 50-39 victory Thursday in the final day of the fifth annual Lady Gator Classic.
BROOKLET - As Southeast Bulloch prepares to tip off the new basketball season, there are still plenty of questions to be answered.
Last year, the Statesboro girls were just a few points away from reaching the Final Four in the state basketball tournament.
Statesboro's dramatic comeback win last week was one to be remembered, but for now, it has to get right back to business.
Bulloch Academy had three girls in double figures as the Lady Gators whipped Thomas Jefferson Academy 53-26 Wednesday in the second day of the Lady Gator Classic.
The special teams of Statesboro have been more than just special this season. They've been downright invaluable.
MOLENA - The Jenkins County JROTC Raiders completed their 2010 Raider season Saturday in Molena, Georgia at the national championship competition tying with Smith-Cotton High School from Sedalia, Missouri, the defending national champions.
CLAXTON - A raucous crowd turned up at the Pecan Grove to cheer on the Claxton Tigers as they hosted their first playoff game in over a decade.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Gamecocks led at the half, but couldn't survive a second-half onslaught by Heard County and lost 28-6 on Friday in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
GHSA Playoff Scores
CLAXTON - For the first time since 2001, the Pecan Grove is preparing to host a postseason party.
Bulloch Academy's starting five were poetry in motion Thursday night against Augusta Prep in the third and final day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic preseason basketball tournament.
It was champion against champion in the final game on the second day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic pre-season basketball tournament Wednesday.
What a difference one offseason can make.
It was only the first game of the season for both schools, but Statesboro and Liberty County looked to be in midseason form as they gave the crowd at the Devil's Den a show Saturday evening.
After a longer offseason than most years in recent memory, the boys and girls of Statesboro basketball are ready to retake the court.
Statesboro's Michael Solomon was a new addition to the Blue Devils' starting lineup last season.
When the final Class A football power poll was released by the GHSA Tuesday morning, some area teams rejoiced while one other started packing away the pads for the winter.
After two seasons of heartbreak, the Jenkins County cross country team has finally reached the top of the mountain.
All of the regular season action on the field has concluded, but for area teams residing in Class A of the GHSA, all eyes will be on computer screens as the final step of the state playoff qualification process is about to play out.
Adairsville 49, Gordon Central 14
Deerfield-Windsor tailback Steven Williams didn't enter Friday night's GISA Class AAA first-round playoff game against Bulloch Academy until late in the second quarter.