For years, being a wide receiver for Statesboro High has been a relatively thankless job. With each new season churning out more powerful offensive linemen and running backs, Blue Devil receivers have gotten used to blocking most of the time and have only looked forward to a few balls coming their way each season.
It was a solid start to the 2013 football season for all four Bulloch County schools last week. Bulloch Academy blazed a trail to a 45-0 rout, Statesboro once again prevailed in its annual tooth-and-nail street fight against Lakeside, and Southeast Bulloch and Portal - while neither can claim a win just yet - showed some grit and defensive muscle in their 0-0 tie that will come in handy once the offenses get in gear.
Statesboro High football is synonymous with success. From its history of five state championships to its recent region titles to the Prow Bowler and Super Bowl champion that it can count among its ranks, there is no denying the school's high standing. But over the last decade or so, those Blue Devil teams - while still strong and relevant on the state level - have been seen as a bit one-dimensional. From the ...
BROOKLET - With 8.5 seconds remaining in a scoreless game, Southeast Bulloch sophomore Ethan Sandhagen hooked a 32-yard field goal attempt which resulted in the Yellow Jackets and their cross-county rival Portal Panthers ending their season-opening game in a 0-0 tie.
When Statesboro and Lakeside get together, nothing ever comes easy. The Blue Devils drove for a touchdown on their first possession of the season, but a 98 yard kick return touchdown and a safety put Statesboro in a fourth quarter hole. Up to the challenge, a pair of late scoring drives and some tough-as-nails defense powered Statesboro ahead at the wire to claim a 25-15 victory Friday night at Womack Field. ...
The Bulloch Academy Gators couldn't have asked for a better start to their season.
BROOKLET - For the fourth consecutive season Southeast Bulloch and Portal will make the opening night of high school football an all-Bulloch County affair.
The Statesboro Blue Devils open up a brand new season with an old rival tonight as Lakeside, Evans comes calling for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Womack Field.
A lack of pre-season playing time has hampered Bulloch Academy's preparation for tonight's season-opener against the St. Andrew's Fighting Lions from Wilmington Island.
A season-opening date with defending state champion Emanuel County Institute seemed like a high hurdle for Metter, but the Tigers pulled one of the biggest upsets of the first week of the high school season with a 21-20 victory last Saturday at the Erk Russell Classic.
As the Statesboro Blue Devils prepared for the 2012 football season, the plan appeared to be simple. With a wishbone attack and a deep stable of running backs, the Devils looked to 6-foot-5, 300-pound tackle John Underwood to clear the way for plenty of success on the ground. But Underwood's season lasted all of one play. On his first snap of a preseason scrimmage, Underwood got his left leg caught under a ...
METTER - The Metter Tigers were honored and excited to participate in the first game of the first ever Erk Russell Classic last season at Paulson Stadium. After suffering a 42-7 defeat at the hands of Emanuel County Institute, it would have been understandable to see less enthusiasm for a second appearance in the Classic - facing the now-defending state champion Bulldogs from ECI.
Metter got its football season off to a dramatic start, stunning defending Class A state champion Emanuel County Institute by a count of 21-20 in the second game of Saturday's Erk Russell Classic at Paulson Stadium. A blowout loser in last season's inaugural Erk Russell Classic game, the Tigers showed some changed stripes. Metter took an early lead, never trailed, then held off an ECI rally in the closing ...
It was a tough day on the softball diamond for Bulloch County teams. Portal dropped a pair of close contests and Statesboro lost all three of its games as the annual Battle in the Boro came to a close Saturday at Mill Creek Regional Park.
For the second time in as many tries, Keri Carter was able to keep the Statesboro bats at bay to give the Portal Lady Panthers a win.
Bulloch Academy opened its regular-season Tuesday night with 20-point wins over David Emanuel Academy.
Statesboro has high hopes for this season, but finds itself dealing with an early hiccup.
MT. VERNON - The Portal Lady Panthers had to fight off a furious fourth-quarter comeback in their season opener but held on to beat Montgomery County 41-40 on Tuesday.
BROOKLET - Jasmine Roberts needed only three points on Tuesday to cross over the threshold of 1,000 in her career, and she took care of that early.
PORTAL – Not satisfied with a trip to the Final Four last season, the Portal Panthers boys basketball team has big dreams for the 2013-14 season which tips off tonight against Montgomery County.
After the best season Southeast Bulloch football has seen in a decade, it's no surprise that the Yellow Jackets saw plenty of familiar names pop up when the All-Region 1-AAA team was announced this week.
As Statesboro continues to grow, its athletic teams are about to take a step up in the Georgia High School Association landscape.
It's going to be tough for Statesboro to top last season's run to the Final Four of the state playoffs, but Blue Devil star guard Zaquavian Smith is up to the challenge.
GRIFFIN - Nothing much went right for Statesboro and its football season came to a screeching halt as Griffin stormed past the Blue Devils for a 42-7 win Friday night in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.
Bulloch Academy senior Danielle Atkinson scored only two points in Wednesday's matchup against defending GISA Class AAA state champion Tattnall Square Academy in the eighth annual Lady Gator Classic.
Statesboro renews pleasantries with a familiar postseason rival tonight as the Blue Devils take on Griffin in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.
BROOKLET - As Southeast Bulloch tips off the 2013-14 season tonight against Bryan County, the boys team knows that it is in for another challenging season, but has high hopes that it can continue to improve.
SEB to host football banquet
Bulloch Academy had to overcome a lot of things to get a 60-44 victory over Hilton Head Christian Academy in the second day of the eighth annual Lady Gator Classic on Wednesday.
With Statesboro looking for its first playoff win in nearly three years last week, junior linebacker Ricky Lee stepped up to help ensure the Devils' postseason run will continue.