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.
Stratford Academy rode the arm of Sloan Sibley, the bats of Morgan Long, Carmen Russett, Lexi Rouse and Caroline Avant and the defense of Andi Shilling to sweep Bulloch Academy in the second round of the GISA Class AAA playoffs Thursday.
BROOKLET - An impressive regular season proved that Southeast Bulloch deserved to be among the 32 teams competing for the GHSA Class-AA title, the journey through the state playoffs begins today.
As the 2011 softball season began, Chandler Dennard had two goals for his team - win a region championship and make it to the Final Four.
PEMBROKE - There wasn't much Tiffany Howard didn't do in Bryan County's first GHSA Class A state playoff matchup.
Statesboro's boys basketball squad avenged an early-season loss, taking a quick lead and never looking back in a commanding 57-37 win over Swainsboro Tuesday evening at the Devil's Den.
Second-half surges lifted both Bulloch Academy basketball teams to region victories over Frederica Academy Tuesday night.
SAVANNAH - Bulloch Academy ran away with the first annual Cavalier Invitational wrestling tournament this past Saturday.
In just over five years, the South Georgia Fury softball club has gone from a struggling, two-team operation into a growing success story that will field six teams and showcase 70 players in dozens of tournaments throughout the spring and summer.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers have found themselves in some close games over the last couple of weeks, but they weren't playing around against Emanuel County Institute Friday night.
Three seniors scored in double figures to lift the Bulloch Academy boys to their eighth straight win Friday night, outlasting GISA Region 2-AAA foe Trinity Christian School of Dublin 56-42.
GUYTON - The Statesboro Blue Devils improved to 12-8, 6-3 in Region 3-AAAAA with a 77-72 win on Friday at South Effingham.
Southeast Bulloch has shown flashes of greatness throughout the season, but has the unenviable position of playing in arguably the toughest region in Class AAA.
BROOKLET - In a script that has repeated itself several times already this season, Southeast Bulloch stood up to one of the top teams in its region, only to lose control of the game down the stretch.
SAVANNAH - It was, Portal Coach Jeff Brannen said, a typical matchup with Calvary Day School.
Stellar second-half performances saved Bulloch Academy from a pair of Region 2-AAA upsets Tuesday night.
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers entered Saturday night as the No. 2 team in the Class A power poll and a solid favorite over struggling Southeast Bulloch.
The Statesboro boys basketball team is right in the thick of things midway through the season, but it ran into a brick wall against No. 6 Brunswick Friday night at the Devil's Den.
PORTAL - Savannah Christian's Demetris Robertson was held to just 11 points and the Portal Panthers dominated for a 62-38 win on Friday at home.
Over the course of a long basketball season, the goal is always to peak at the right time.