Coming off of its first losing season in 12 years and with a new head coach leading the ranks, it's clear that Bulloch Academy has plenty to strive for this season.
BROOKLET - As fall practices begin throughout the state, few schools carry over as much momentum as the Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch.
Students around the state are ready to get back to school, but 16 teams from around south Georgia are already on the softball diamond as Bulloch Academy hosted the first day of the third annual Miriam Burnette Memorial "Striking out Alzheimer's" tournament Wednesday on the grounds of Georgia Southern University.
PORTAL - No matter the expectations, the preseason preparations rarely change for the Portal Panthers.
Putting answers next to preseason question marks and replacing departed seniors is an annual exercise for high school football teams everywhere.
The Bulloch Academy varsity softball team will do its part to bring an end to a horribly devastating disease by hosting the third annual Miriam Burnette Memorial "Striking Out Alzheimer's" softball tournament on July 30-31.
Barbara Conner, the backbone of Bulloch Academy for nearly 30 years, was recently inducted to the Georgia Independent School Association Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
BROOKLET - No matter the strategy of any football team, it's pretty likely that the team's head coach will preach special teams as one of the most important factors for success.
With Friday night's Fourth of July celebrations fresh in the minds of local residents, it's hard to believe that in just 50 days the midair explosions of fireworks will be replaced with the pad-crunching hard hits of Statesboro High football.
The Statesboro High baseball season is a distant memory and the Blue Devils' now-graduated star Jackson Ware has been committed to play at Mercer for over seven months.
COCHRAN - Many Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets are spending June at a variety of football camps, including some put on by Mike Hodges at Middle Georgia State College.
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Five Statesboro Blue Devils signed college scholarships on Monday at Statesboro High. Pictured left to right: Asia Crawford, Destinee Lanier, Andreas Ward, athletic director Ken LeCain, DeGamarri Matthews, and Walker Paul Tedders celebrate the five student athletes' announcing their college decisions Monday afternoon. Soccer players Crawford and Lanier will play at South Georgia College and USC-Shalkehatchie, respectively. Ward will run track for Georgia Tech and both Matthews and Tedders will take the soccer pitch for Middle Georgia.
Statesboro has its first ever individual state champion in girls golf as Sara Jane Bowers claimed victory in a sudden-death playoff Monday at Waynesboro Country Club in the Class AAAA championships.
The 2013-14 prep sports area season comes to an end with one last hurrah Monday as both the boys and girls golf squads from Statesboro High will compete in the Class AAAA state championships.
BROOKLET - The South Georgia Fury softball teams will hold tryouts on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Southeast Bulloch High School from 9 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.
Albany 20, Terrell County 0
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.