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.
BROOKLET - Sooner or later, the Screven County Gamecocks were going to win a game. Unfortunately for Southeast Bulloch, "sooner" turned out to be Friday night.
Portal donned pink jerseys in a show of support for Breast Cancer Appreciation Month. During this week, the Georgia High School Association allowed any team that wished to do so the opoortunity to wear pink uniforms, accessories or equipment to show their support.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch and Screven County will both be searching for a region win tonight as the two old rivals square off under the lights at Fred Shaver Field.
Statesboro was handed a tough task by the schedule makers this season as it must play four of its first five games on the road.
PORTAL - For a coach with a winless team, Cherard Freeman sounds pretty up beat and the crazy part is that, well, it's not so crazy.
There's nothing like a big football game between two undefeated region opponents early in the season.
Statesboro has won each of its first three games, but all have been tightly contested contests.
There isn't a pitcher around who wants to run into Hannah Denmark right now.
As the region schedule draws closer, Statesboro is riding high and junior quarterback Reid Pennington has assumed command of the offense as the Blue Devils make another run at the playoffs.
PORTAL - September is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Portal Lady Panthers will show their support this week as they'll take a different look when they host Wheeler County today at 5 p.m.
BROOKLET - Screven County travels to Brooklet Friday to renew its annual rivalry with Southeast Bulloch, and while there may be only one game, there is certainly no shortage of subplots.
Midline, Money, Sweep, G, and Smack.
LYONS - Three hours, 77 points and 921 yards of total offense.
Austin Kleinlein hit Juhwan Osborne for a 50 yard touchdown on the first play of Friday night's game at Womack Field.
GUYTON - As difficult as third down proved to be for the Southeast Bulloch offense Friday night, fourth down was an even stiffer task.
PORTAL - Before Friday night's game against Treutlen County, Portal Head Coach Jon Willoughby told running back Malik Williams the Vikings' coaches were not going to let Williams beat them. Williams told his coach, "We'll see about that."
With 13 days gone by since Statesboro's season-opening loss in the Erk Russell Classic, the Blue Devils are looking forward to a fresh start.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch will try to break into the win column tonight as the Yellow Jackets travel to Guyton to take on South Effingham in a non-region matchup.
PORTAL - Fresh off their first season-opening win since 2011, the Portal Panthers look to continue their winning ways tonight as they host Treutlen County.
Robert Toombs Christian Academy senior running back Rico Rogers will be a marked young man Friday night when Bulloch Academy rolls into Lyons to face the defending GISA Class A state champions.
GUYTON - Langston Chapel Middle School shook off a disappointing 2013 season with a convincing, season-opening 38-16 win at South Effingham on Wednesday.
Facing a resurgent Josey offense eager to end a long losing streak, Portal cornerback D'von Moore and his teammates knew that the final big play of the game would likely be the difference.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets came up short in a season-opening 44-26 loss to Pierce County last Friday night.
The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils knocked off Burke County and Southeast Bulloch on Tuesday in volleyball action.
After the last two weekends, all four Bulloch County teams have now played a game on the regular season schedule, including Bulloch Academy playing a pair.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers weren't about to let a second straight season opener end in a tie.
Adairsville 52, Woodland Cartersville 28