When two historic rivals square off on the football field, the game holds a lot of meaning for players, fans and alums.
After nine weeks of play, it all comes down to this.
PORTAL - The weather has finally cooled down, but the Portal Panthers are heating up.
BROOKLET - It's the end of the road for Southeast Bulloch, and while this season won't feature any playoffs, there is still one more game to play.
The Region 2-AAAA title is on the line, so it must be time for another game between Statesboro and Brunswick.
In the biggest game of the season, Shavez Mincey came out with one of his best performances yet.
It's a great accomplishment to finish second in the state at a cross country meet.
The final week of the regular season is already here, and eight of the 13 teams in Region 3-A will take the field this week with a chance to advance to the GHSA Class A state playoffs.
PORTAL - In the end, a game that had it all came down to one kick.
Statesboro knew exactly what it needed to do and the outcome was never in doubt.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch has run the gauntlet of brutal region games for most of the last two months, but tonight offers the Yellow Jackets another crack at getting their third win of the season.
Statesboro coach Steve Pennington is fond of the belief that the most important game is always the one at hand.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers held a bonfire Thursday night as part of the school's homecoming festivities. The Panthers would like to stay hot against Treutlen in their final home game of the season.
Bulloch Academy has put together a very solid season on the football field, but the Gators are going to need to keep winning and get a little help to boot if they want to play on into the postseason.
WINDER - The Jenkins County junior ROTC mixed division Raider Team defended its All-Classification State Championship from 2009 last Saturday at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder by defeating 28 teams from across Georgia in five separate events.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets enter the 2014 season with expectations of repeating - and building on - last year's trip to the state playoffs.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets got back in the win column after a seven-game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday, pounding Islands 8-0 Thursday at home.
Working hard in a non-airconditioned weight room over the summer helped Bulloch Academy's players excel in their 48-6 destruction of First Presbyterian of Hinesville last week.
Last season, Lanier Olliff emerged from spring practice as the favorite to take over quarterbacking duties for Bulloch Academy as a sophomore.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch suffered a setback Wednesday afternoon, falling to Richmond Hill by a count of 8-1 in a non-region matchup.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch notched its biggest win of the season Tuesday evening, cruising past Johnson of Savannah in a 16-0 rout in the first game of a doubleheader.
Football is a sport that prides itself on toughness. From the first day of rec-league practice to a pregame speech before the Super Bowl, coaches will preach staying strong, finishing the drill, and being determined to 'want it more' than the opponent.
A huge venue and a showcase stage created a great atmosphere for Statesboro's season opener, but a 12-0 loss to Burke County went a long way in dampening the Blue Devils' moods Saturday night in the 3rd annual Erk Russell Classic at Paulson Stadium.
Due to a shortened fall camp and a rained out scrimmage, Bulloch Academy had plenty of concerns heading into its season opener against First Presbyterian Christian Academy Friday night at Gator Alley.
The Statesboro Blue Devils will get their season started in style this evening as they match up with Burke County in an 8 p.m. kickoff to round out the third annual Erk Russell Classic at Georgia Southern's Paulson Stadium.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.