We're four weeks into the high school football season, and looking at the scores, you'd never know that Statesboro is ranked No. 3 in most state polls.
Statesboro missed out on a handful of great opportunities, but good teams persevere which was exactly what the Blue Devils did in outlasting Liberty County by a 17-14 margin Friday night at Womack Field.
CLAXTON-After leaving last weeks game on a stretcher against Portal, the Claxton High School Tiger's (3-1) Shavez Mincey returned to lead his team to a 34-6 victory over the Toombs County Bulldogs (0-4).
SYLVANIA-Screven County coach Greg Manior was concerned his team might be distracted by the week's homecoming activities. Aside from a halftime distraction for his kicker, the hoopla of the event seemed to have little effect.
ALBANY - Too big, too strong and too many.
The last time Statesboro and Liberty County got together on the football field, the Blue Devils walked into Hinesville as the No. 10 team in the state and left as victims of one of the season's biggest upsets.
Bulloch Academy takes a 3 1/2-hour bus ride to Albany today and it's not for the scenic view along the backroads and interstates of middle and south Georgia.
DUBLIN - Bulloch Academy scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning and held arch-rival Trinity Christian School in the bottom of the inning to take a 10-2 victory in GISA Region 4-AAA action Thursday.
PORTAL - After a pair of tough losses, Portal is looking to get things headed back in the right direction tonight as it takes on Johnson County in both teams' Region 3-A opener.
BROOKLET-Southeast Bulloch coach Pat Collins knows a thing or two about the rivalry between his Yellow Jackets and his former Screven County Gamecocks.
Most softball teams couldn't handle losing seven starting seniors. Then again, most teams aren't Screven County.
Second-string running backs are always just a play away from being the go-to guy.
Many great pitchers go their entire career without ever coming close to a perfect game. For Bryan County's Tiffany Howard, there are two to reflect on from this season alone.
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers are counting their blessings this week after what appeared to be a serious injury to a star player has not only turned out to be a minor issue, but has also shown the team the abilities of a new breakout performer.
The standings don't take it into consideration, but all wins aren't created equal.
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.
Two milestones were reached on the court Tuesday night against Augusta Prep… one by a player and one by a coach.
One night after a disappointing loss at Glynn Academy, Statesboro nearly let another big game slip away.
An elbow here, a push there and a wipeout on the hardwood were norm as Bulloch Academy swept Westminster of Augusta in a pair of aggressive and physical contests Saturday night.
PORTAL - Claxton and Portal have engaged in plenty of nip-and-tuck struggles over the past few years and Friday night was no exception.