For the third straight season, Bryan County is in the Elite Eight of the Class A state playoffs.
When Statesboro last went under the Friday night lights, it was still in a battle for control of its sub-region.
By RAHN HUTCHESON
PORTAL - Nearly half of Portal's roster was on the field to be recognized at Senior Night Friday. If the Panthers keep playing like they have been, those 15 seniors might still have plenty of games to look forward to.
CLAXTON-Special teams became the deciding factor for Bryan County's (6-2, 2-2) 13-12 win over the Claxton Tigers (4-4, 1-4). Sophomore kicker Ty Wilson would hit a pair of field goals from 28 and 15 yards to give the Redskins the edge.
Bulloch Academy made its final home game of the season a memorable one as the Gators trounced longtime rival Trinity Christian School 35-7 Friday night.
PORTAL - With wins in each of its last three games, Portal has found itself at the top of the sub-region standings. Tonight, the Panthers (4-3, 3-1 Region 3-A) will try to stay on the right track as it hosts Wheeler County at 7:30 p.m.
It's the final home game for Bulloch Academy and an old rival visits Gator Alley to try and play spoiler for any of BA's post-season dreams.
CLAXTON - A pair of postseason aspirations are on the line tonight as Bryan County travels to The Pecan Grove to take on Claxton in a Region 3E-A showdown.
ADEL - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (22-7-2) went back and fourth on the road against Cook, but took Game 3 in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs with a 7-5 win Thursday.
ADEL - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (21-7-2) split a doubleheader with Cook Wednesday on the road in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
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.
By HORACE HOLLOMAN
The regular season is over for Statesboro High School's baseball team and despite a rocky season, the Blue Devils are just two wins away from the state playoffs.
BROOKLET - Andrew Kalaani scored two second half goals to lead the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets to a come-from-behind 4-1 win over Jenkins in the first round of the Region 1-AAA playoffs Tuesday night and clinching a spot in the state playoffs.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers baseball squad battled the elements while also dealing with the fellow Panthers of Glascock County Monday evening.
In a cross-town rivalry, non-conference match between Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro High School, the Blue Devils got the best of its counterparts for the boys, while the girls game ended in a tie.
It didn't take long for the Panthers offense to get going Wednesday afternoon against Savannah Country Day in a 6-3 victory.
16 teams came to compete in the 12th installment of the Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational Friday afternoon with Statesboro High School coming away with a clean sweep for boys and girls.
With just one region series left in the season, the Statesboro Blue Devils are not out of the region 3-AAAAA playoffs by a long shot. Statesboro High School's baseball team had a tough loss Tuesday in region play, losing to South Effingham 3-1, however SHS can still bounce back and finish the year strong.
Southeast Bulloch (5-4, 4-4 Region 1-AAA) battled for seven innings to defeat region foes Island High School in a 5-3 victory Tuesday night. The win not only gave the Yellow Jackets a much-needed region win, but extended the team's win streak to five games after starting the season 0-4.
Bulloch Academy claimed the top trophies in both the girls' and boys' meets of the 16th annual Gator Relays Saturday at the Georgia Southern University track and field complex.