TWIN CITY - Over at Emanuel County Institute, many things have been shaken around. Some coaches are in new positions and some familiar last names are joined by some new first names.
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 third time's a charm for the Portal Panthers girls' golf team.
By HORACE HOLLOMAN
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