For Statesboro, the 2011 football season was supposed to be one that reaffirmed dominance and ended in a championship.
MACON - Austin Simmons rushed for 155 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead second-ranked Stratford Academy to a 42-7 over Bulloch Academy in the opening round of the GISA Class AAA playoffs.
It may only be the first round of the playoffs, but tonight's matchup between Statesboro and Thomas County Central has all the makings of a title bout.
In August, Bulloch Academy traveled to Sparta to meet GISA Class AAA megapower Stratford Academy in the John Hancock Preseason Kickoff Classic.
Things weren't looking great for Bulloch Academy during last week's game. With all-important playoff seeding on the line, the Gators trailed rival Pinewood Christian, 21-14, with just over 10 minutes to play.
Claxton's Michael Peel, seated in center, is joined by family and coaches as he signs his letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Georgia next season.
Bulloch Academy has endured a host of changes on the football field this season, but one constant remains. With the GISA state playoffs set to begin this week, the Gators (8-2) are one of just eight teams still in the hunt for the Class AAA title.
Statesboro and Bulloch Academy have playoff games to prepare for this week, but there are a handful of other football teams around the area that are done for the season. Their postseason dreams may have disappeared in the final week of the regular season, but there is a bright future waiting for those players that will return next year.
BELLVILLE - Bulloch Academy scored 28 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to outlast Pinewood Christian Academy Friday night and capture its second straight trip to the GISA Class AAA playoffs.
SAVANNAH - Stung by a 71-yard run by Calvary quarterback Jake Clemens the Portal Panthers suffered a second half collapse and dropped a 34-8 play-in game to the Cavaliers Friday night at M.C. Anderson Field.
For the second time in as many seasons, Statesboro is dancing its way into the GHSA state playoffs as a No. 1 seed and a region champion.
The Region 2-AAAA champion will be decided tonight as Ware County comes to Womack Field to take on Statesboro in a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
PORTAL - For the last five games, Portal has looked like a state playoff team.
When two historic rivals square off on the football field, the game holds a lot of meaning for players, fans and alums.
PORTAL – As the Portal Panthers tucked themselves into bed on the night of Sept. 16, there wasn't a whole lot to be excited about on the football field. The Panthers had just suffered a 14-0 defeat to Johnson County in their first sub-region contest and had given up leads the previous two weeks in another pair of losses.
The first step to rewriting the Statesboro football story is removing the doubt from fans' minds, and that will happen if the Blue Devils can ...
PORTAL - Earlier this year, the Georgia High School Association voted to expand the Class A public school playoffs from 16 to 24 teams.
BROOKLET - The goal of winning a state playoff game for the first time since their 1973 state championship season begins tonight for the Southeast Bulloch ...
The first games of the high school football season are stirring up plenty of excitement, but the action will be just as fierce on the ...
Southeast Bulloch High School has seen a considerable rise in success since Pat Collins took over in 2010.
Bulloch Academy was looking for their first win of the season after tying Memorial Day School in Garden City last Friday night, and they did ...
30 minutes northeast of Bulloch County lies Screven County, whose county seat, Sylvania, has a population a tenth the size of Statesboro.
SEB split their volleyball games Thursday night, dropping their first game to Islands High School 25-22, 19-25, 21-25 and coming back to win the second ...
Starting two weeks before the rest of the county, Bulloch Academy will have the spotlight on them when they travel to Savannah to take on ...
Despite a three-hit afternoon from freshman Abby Newton, Bulloch Academy dropped their double-header to Gatewood by the scores of 10-4 and 4-0 Wednesday afternoon.