Speed and deception will be the main weapons tonight at Gator Alley when Bulloch Academy hosts Robert Toombs Christian Academy.
SYLVANIA - No one is perfect, but on the mound, Marla Thompson is frighteningly close. Thompson allowed just two hits and faced just one over the minimum as Screven County cruised to a 6-0 victory over Region 3-AA rival Southeast Bulloch Thursday evening in Sylvania.
BA's Lewis is running wild
It may have only been one win, but Statesboro's win over Brunswick in last Friday's 2010 season opener settled some old scores, answered some new questions, and has set the tone for what the Blue Devils hope will be another great year.
BROOKLET - Many people thought that getting Southeast Bulloch's football program turned around would be a slow and grueling process.
After a rough 2009, many teams from around the area are off to a great start in the 2010 season.
BROOKLET - Pitching and defense ruled the day, but Southeast Bulloch was able to wake up the bats just in time to rally for a 4-3 win over Portal Monday afternoon in Brooklet.
Youth and inexperience can sometimes compliment maturity and experience quite nicely.
After a long day of softball, one tough game remained, but Screven County dug deep and pulled out a 3-2 victory over South Effingham to clinch the Gold bracket title of the Bash in the Boro Saturday night at Mill Creek Regional Park.
BRUNSWICK – It was another classic battle between Statesboro and Brunswick, but the end had a new twist this time around.
SYLVANIA -- Effingham County's visiting Rebels ran off to a 21-0 third quarter lead and held off any comeback attempts by the Screven County Gamecocks to win 28-14 in front a large crowd at Kelly Memorial Stadium. A game that featured the debut of Rick Tomberline for the Rebels and Greg Manior for the Gamecocks featured an inordinate amount of first-game mistakes, with the Rebels overcoming theirs the most often and the most effectively.
PORTAL - It didn't take long for Pat Collins to achieve the first goal for Southeast Bulloch upon his arrival in Brooklet.
It was supposed to be the start of football season, but it looked more like a track meet.
Playing a schedule that is packed full of road trips and talented opponents, Statesboro will get a taste of both tonight as it hits the road to take on reigning Region 2-AAAA champion Brunswick in the Blue Devils' 2010 regular season opener.
PORTAL - Pat Collins and Cherard Freeman made quite a pair the last time they were together on the Portal football field.
BROOKLET - Coming off a tough three-point loss to Bryan County last week, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will look to notch their first win of the season tonight as they face the undefeated Dodge County Indians at Fred Shaver Field.
The last time Statesboro carried an 0-2 record into its third game of the season, the members of the 2014 Blue Devils were in diapers - if they had even been born yet. A team with a history of excellence such as Statesboro means that rough starts like the last 0-2 beginning in 1998 won't come around very often.
The third time will be the charm for the Bulloch Academy defense against highly-touted tailbacks.
SAVANNAH - The Screven County Gamecocks continued in dominating fashion on Thursday, hammering Windsor Forest 36-8 at Memorial Stadium.
Heading into the season, first-year Bulloch Academy coach Terrance Hennessy made it clear that one of his players would do a lot of the heavy lifting while new starters and younger players adjusted to new schemes and varsity competition.
TWIN CITY - Bulloch Academy freshman Kyle Samuels clocked a 20:26 to win a multi-team cross-country meet on the sandy and shady trails of George L. Smith State Park Monday.
PORTAL - It was barely a contest Tuesday afternoon as Portal bats and gloves alike caught fire to blow Claxton out of the water.
Statesboro High will honor its 1964 football team on its 50th reunion on Sept. 26-27.
When speaking of high school football, plenty of people love to wax poetic.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers suffered their first setback of the season, falling 42-14 to Emanuel County Institute Friday night in the 36th meeting between the rival schools.
Bulloch Academy capitalized on three Gatewood fumbles and dominated the line of scrimmage to take a 33-7 victory over the visitors from Eatonton Friday night at Gator Alley.
Adairsville 35, Ringgold 0
BROOKLET - Most softball tournaments are scheduled for the preseason or for the region and state competitions, but down in Brooklet, an annual midseason tradition is about to renew itself.
PEMBROKE - In a battle of two teams searching for their first win of the season, it was Bryan County that came up with all of the big plays.
PORTAL - In football, no team can afford to be content.