EVANS - Teams don't always need to be great. They just need to be great when it counts.
PERRY -- Bulloch Academy came 26 yards shy of a monumental upset of the second-ranked Westfield Hornets Friday night.
Claiming their second consecutive 3AA win, the Screven County Gamecocks took the opening kickoff and drove 74 yards in 11 plays using up better than half of the first quarter clock to score. From that point, a Homecoming-inspired defense took over to lead the Roosters to a 14-0 win over visiting East Laurens Friday night.
The games take on a whole new level of importance for Statesboro tonight as the Blue Devils play their third consecutive road game against Lakeside, Evans in the sub-region opener for both teams.
Portal will try once again to break into the win column tonight as the Panthers travel to Mt. Vernon to take on Montgomery County at 7:30 p.m.
BROOKLET - After consecutive wins to start the season, Southeast Bulloch has now slipped back to the .500 mark.
The road doesn't get any easier for the Bulloch Academy Gators.
Down 2-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators scratched out two runs to send Thursday's GISA Region 4-AAA matchup with Pinewood Christian Academy into extra innings.
Bulloch Academy will honor its two senior players, Rachel Gilbert and Rebekah White, today before the BA-Pinewood Region 4-AAA fast-pitch softball game.
Will Johnson has been the driving force behind the Bulloch Academy cross country team this season and has the Gators headed towards the region meets - and possibly state.
The regular season is winding down, but Southeast Bulloch's Effie Manahan is heating up at just the right time.
SYLVANIA - When looking for special teams help, football coaches will try lots of things. Some will ask for volunteers, some will just grab the biggest kid and tell him to kick away, and some will just keep the offense on the field or go for two all the time.
In a game full of rallies, it was Portal that had the last laugh.
HINESVILLE – Liberty County started the night with an 0-3 record, but reversed its fortune in explosive fashion.
Bulloch Academy faced its first true test against a legendary GISA Class AAA power Friday night and came up on the short end of the stick as top-ranked Deerfield-Windsor overpowered the feisty, fourth-ranked Gators 19-0 in a Region 1-AAA tilt.
Some shaky weather forecasts put the 46th Annual Statesboro Relays on hold last weekend, but the show went on Monday night at Womack Field.
Statesboro High's Clay Cribbs won a two-hole playoff to take home low medalist at a three-team golf match hosted by the Blue Devils at the Georgia Southern University golf course on Monday.
God must be a track and field fan.
When you're in charge of a 46-year old legacy in the state's track and field scene, the show must go on.
SAVANNAH - The Portal Panthers (7-8, 3-7 Region 3-A) ended region play in style on Friday. , hammering Savannah Country Day 13-1 in five innings.
Statesboro goalkeeper Drew Funk, center, is joined by parents Mike and Lisa as he signs a letter of intent to play soccer for the Savannah College of Art and Design.
A non-region game against a stellar Savannah Country Day squad proved to be too tall an order for the Statesboro girls soccer team as they dropped a 5-1 decision Thursday night at Womack Field.
The Statesboro Blue Devils played host to Effingham County and South Effingham in a golf tournament on Thursday at Forest Heights Country Club, with the Lady Devils placing first and the boys finishing second.
Chase Kirkland, Portal
BROOKLET – Southeast Bulloch High School will send its baseball, soccer, and track teams into competition throughout the rest of the spring in search of region and state recognition, but one of the school's most prestigious and highly decorated squads will wrap up its 2014 campaign this weekend.
PORTAL – An eight-run fifth inning finally put the brakes on a five game losing skid as the Portal Panthers powered their way to a 14-6 victory over Montgomery County Tuesday evening.
MILLEN - The Statesboro High School JROTC Drill Team competed against Area 9 at the last practice meet of the season on Saturday in Jenkins County.
SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets run-ruled New Hampstead in three innings and Bryce Harnage retired all nine batters he faced as SEB won 15-0.