In a season that Southeast Bulloch has made primarily about power pitching and aggressive, small-ball offense, one of its biggest bats made some noise when they needed it most.
Statesboro is used to many different players racking up the rushing yards, but got some big production from a rather unlikely source last week.
With just two weeks left before the Region 3-A play-in round to determine which four of its schools will advance to the state playoffs, there is still much to be decided and many area teams still in the hunt.
BROOKLET - Armed with the home-field advantage, Southeast Bulloch cruised through the first round of the Class-AA state softball playoffs last week. If it wants to move on to the Elite Eight, it will need a similar performance on the road.
William James Middle School and Langston Chapel Middle School will meet in the first round of the region football playoffs Wednesday, at 5 p.m.
he season for one high school sport is starting to wind down and another is already midway through the state playoffs, but there are still a handful of area teams that are either in contention for a title or at least looking back on a great season.
SAVANNAH - Bulloch Academy went from despair to triumph in one play Friday night at M.C. Anderson Field.
Metter, GA - After a sloppy first quarter, the Savannah Christian Raiders (7-0, 4-0) hit the gas against the Metter Tigers (3-4, 3-3) and never looked back.
EVANS - Statesboro is usually a straightforward team, but decided to shake things up.
PORTAL - For the second game in a row, the Portal Panthers didn't attempt a pass.
PORTAL - Even die-hard Portal fans might have been surprised to see the score roll in from Twin City last week.
Statesboro has already avenged on of its losses from last season. Tonight, it hits the road to take a shot at notching some more payback.
BROOKLET - Jefferson County would love to get into a shootout with Southeast Bulloch.
For Bulloch Academy, the road to the playoffs goes through Savannah.
BROOKLET - Sierra Peebles pitched a pair of complete game gems and Effie Manahan knocked in five runs as Southeast Bulloch swept its best-of-three series against Monticello Thursday afternoon in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
The Statesboro High girls got their Thanksgiving celebration off to an early start, feasting on Southeast Bulloch to claim a 65-18 victory Wednesday afternoon at the Devil's Den.
Much was made about the dominance of graduated Bulloch Academy wrestler Mitchell Ball and his three individual state championships.
The Statesboro girls were finally cooled off after a fast start, falling to Calvary Day by a count of 51-45 Monday evening in the first day of competition at the Blue Devils' annual 'Ladies Night Out' tournament.
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.