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.
At the beginning of SEB's softball season, the Lady Yellow Jackets saw that they would be one of the youngest teams in the region.
As the 2010 season began, Claxton was searching for a replacement for departed All-Region running back Jamalcolm Morgan.
There have been some tough losses and big wins, but Statesboro's postseason future might come down to one final game.
DUBLIN - Bulloch Academy may have won most of the battles on Cleve Warnock Field Friday night but, when the smoke cleared, Trinity Christian School had won the war.
PORTAL - The first win is always the hardest.
When two historic rivals square off on the football field, the game holds a lot of meaning and significance for players, fans and alumni.
ZEBULON - Screven County's hopes of an Elite Eight appearance came to an end Tuesday after loading the bases in the seventh inning, as the Lady Gamecocks (27-10) ended their season with a 5-4 loss to Pike County on the road in the GHSA Class AA state second round.
BRUNSWICK - It seems all too fitting that terror ruled the night on Halloween.
The Portal Panthers started the year with back-to-back wins, but they knew the schedule would get tougher as the year went on.
In 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of America and the nation's first African-American commander-in-chief. Pilot Chelsey B. "Sully" Sullenberger successfully crash landed a U.S. Airways jetliner with 155 people on board in the Hudson River.
Struggles at the beginning of the season put Statesboro in an unfamiliar spot.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch has passed the first test, but there is still plenty more work to be done.
SYLVANIA - When Ron Duncan arrived at Screven County prior to the 2012 season, the Gamecocks were in a decade-long rut.
Halfway through the season, the Metter Tigers found themselves with their backs against the wall.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers celebrated their homecoming two weeks ago, but a few more alums will get an encore performance when Jenkins County comes to town on Friday night.
BROOKLET - Since taking over at Southeast Bulloch in 2010, head coach Pat Collins has been consistent with his plans for the Yellow Jackets.