Rises, falls and more heartbreak were the themes of Bulloch County football last week.
Despite getting the best game of Tupac Lanier's high school career, Statesboro couldn't hold yet another fourth quarter lead in a 31-24 loss to Tattnall County.
The Bulloch Academy Gators traveled to Waynesboro Friday night to take on the Spartans of Edmund Burke Academy in the Gators' first region contest of the season. The Gators were hoping to travel back to Statesboro 1-0 in region play, and that's exactly what they did, claiming a 41-13 victory over the Spartans (0-6).
Windsor Forest fumbled the ball away on its first play of the game and Southeast Bulloch never looked back.
After a week where the offense looked to have new life, Portal heads on the road to get off the schnide against Savannah Country Day today.
The Bulloch Academy Gators travel to Waynesboro this Friday night in their first region contest of the year against the Spartans of Edmund Burke Academy. The Gators (3-1-1) enter this contest on a two game winning streak, while the Spartans (0-5) are looking for their first victory of the season. New Spartan Head Coach Aaron Phillips was introduced to region competition last week with a 35-0 loss at the hands of the Patriots of Pinewood Christian Academy, while the Gators are coming off an impressive 39-14 victory in Lyons over the Crusaders of Robert Toombs.
Statesboro head coach Steve Pennington said today's game with Tattnall County will hit closer to home than usual, thanks to Tattnall head coach Jeff Kaiser.
Statesboro High School will celebrate the 15th anniversary of their 2001 state championship football team at halftime during tonight's game against Tattnall County - but the players and coaches from that team will say they've come to celebrate something more than a championship.
BROOKLET - After a disappointing loss last week, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets find themselves tied for fifth place in Region 3-AAA after two games and looking for a win to get back in to the thick of the playoff hunt.
Southeast Bulloch locked up a historic season Wednesday night with a sweep over region rival Jenkins.
Bulloch Academy fell behind twice, but fought back both times to beat Edmund Burke Academy 6-4 in an emotional game that secured the Gators a home playoff game in head coach Kyle Chambers' first season.
BAXLEY - Tupac Lanier racked up a season high 82 yards rushing but it still wasn't enough for Statesboro to knock off Appling County Friday night.
LYONS - The Bulloch Academy Gators brought a smash mouth attitude into Friday night's contest against the Crusaders of Robert Toombs Christian Academy and came away with a 39-14 victory in Lyons.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers opened up a can on Claxton Thursday evening with a 14-2 victory in less than four innings to remain undefeated in region play.
One of the most highly anticipated matchups of the Region 3-AAA schedule takes place tonight as Southeast Bulloch travels to face Jenkins in a game that could determine the region title.
Less than two weeks ago the Statesboro girls' soccer team was 10-4 overall, 6-1 in region play and on the verge of winning their first ...
Since moving to Bulloch County I've been to Southeast Bulloch High School some three dozen times it feels like. The drive out to Brooklet ...
Though a steady shower eventually washed out what should have been a 16-0 win for Southeast Bulloch, it did nothing to dampen their spirits now ...
The Statesboro girls soccer team had their first region title since 1999 dead in their sights, but on Tuesday night the trophy just barely slipped ...
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch boys and girls track and field teams each finished second in their region meets last season, but reclaimed their thrones as ...
When Statesboro High girls soccer last won a region championship, none of the current roster was even aware of the concept of soccer.
Beginning on Monday, track and field championships have kicked into high gear across the state. That's no exception for the schools here in Bulloch ...
For the last 49 years the Statesboro Relays have been a fixture of the Bulloch County track and field scene, but in the past two ...
For the Statesboro ladies, it would have been effortless to look ahead to their de facto region title game against Wayne County next week.
Yogi Berra once said, "In theory there is no difference theory and practice in practice there is."
Southeast Bulloch's 7-6 loss to Jenkins Friday put the Yellow Jackets in a tough place - lose another region game and lose the region all ...
By CHRIS STANLEY
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