SYLVANIA - When looking for special teams help, football coaches will try lots of things. Some will ask for volunteers, some will just grab the biggest kid and tell him to kick away, and some will just keep the offense on the field or go for two all the time.
In a game full of rallies, it was Portal that had the last laugh.
HINESVILLE – Liberty County started the night with an 0-3 record, but reversed its fortune in explosive fashion.
Bulloch Academy faced its first true test against a legendary GISA Class AAA power Friday night and came up on the short end of the stick as top-ranked Deerfield-Windsor overpowered the feisty, fourth-ranked Gators 19-0 in a Region 1-AAA tilt.
BROOKLET - Sooner or later, the Screven County Gamecocks were going to win a game. Unfortunately for Southeast Bulloch, "sooner" turned out to be Friday night.
Portal donned pink jerseys in a show of support for Breast Cancer Appreciation Month. During this week, the Georgia High School Association allowed any team that wished to do so the opoortunity to wear pink uniforms, accessories or equipment to show their support.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch and Screven County will both be searching for a region win tonight as the two old rivals square off under the lights at Fred Shaver Field.
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.
Region championships and state playoff berths will be determined in the coming months, but both Statesboro and Southeast Bulloch's boys squads will get some tough non-region competition to help close out 2014 as they travel to Albany for the annual U-Save-It Classic beginning today.
Over the last few years, the Lady Gators of Bulloch Academy have gone about setting all sorts of high-water marks for the program.
RICHMOND HILL - The Statesboro Blue Devils suffered their first region loss of the season as they were knocked off in overtime at Richmond Hill, 63-56.
PORTAL - Facing a Johnson County squad from the opposite side of the always-competitive Region 3-A, the Portal Panthers were in no mood to take prisoners.
Bulloch Academy basketball sweeps
PORTAL - Just one week after an overtime epic at the Devil's Den, Statesboro and Portal once again took to the court.
PORTAL - Over the last few seasons, Portal and Calvary Day have had plenty of classic shootouts in the Region 3-A tournament.
Bulloch Academy is no stranger to success on the wrestling mat, but this season offers a whole new host of opponents for the Gators to stack up
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers took down visiting Jenkins County with a 67-59 win on Friday.
ATLANTA - Warren Singletary scored on a pair of short touchdown runs and Hawkinsville defeated Irwin County, 15-6, for the Georgia High School Association Class A-Public state football title on Friday at the Georgia Dome.
ATLANTA - Calhoun scored on a 40-yard double-reverse pass from Baylon Spector to Carson Brown early in the fourth quarter and defeated Washington County, 27-20, to win the Georgia High School Association Class AAA state football title on Friday night at the Georgia Dome.
Statesboro spent three quarters not being able to hit much of anything that wasn't a layup.
Senior Pate Lomax banked in an offensive rebound with 23.4 seconds left to lead the Bulloch Academy girls to a thrilling 61-59 victory over Westfield Saturday.
PORTAL - Five players scored double digits and the Portal Panthers (2-1) hammered Wheeler County 78-53 on Saturday at home.
BROOKLET - The boys of Southeast Bulloch were able to muscle out a victory over Islands early in the week, but a non-region visit from Claxton proved to be just a bit too much as the Tigers earned a 63-57 win Saturday night.