Statesboro defended its back yard. Now it's time to hit the road.
Throughout the season, the Statesboro rushing attack has been leading the charge, taking the Devils to the quarterfinal round of the GHSA Class AAAA playoffs to be held Friday at Kell.
Statesboro needed one of its leaders to make a big play when it counted most, and Branden Williams was up to the challenge.
As the Bulloch Academy girls embark on a new season, a new leader is quickly emerging.
There is winning, and then there is winning with authority. Statesboro usually take the court with the latter on its mind.
It doesn't take much to get Statesboro going, and when the Blue Devils punch, it hurts.
The naysayers must be getting pretty tired of the Statesboro Blue Devils.
SAVANNAH - The Statesboro Blue Devils opened the 2010-11 basketball season with a pair of wins Friday and Saturday at the Windsor Forest tounament.
Bulloch Academy fought off a strong third-quarter charge from the Frederica Lady Knights and pulled away in the fourth for a 50-39 victory Thursday in the final day of the fifth annual Lady Gator Classic.
BROOKLET - As Southeast Bulloch prepares to tip off the new basketball season, there are still plenty of questions to be answered.
Last year, the Statesboro girls were just a few points away from reaching the Final Four in the state basketball tournament.
Statesboro's dramatic comeback win last week was one to be remembered, but for now, it has to get right back to business.
Bulloch Academy had three girls in double figures as the Lady Gators whipped Thomas Jefferson Academy 53-26 Wednesday in the second day of the Lady Gator Classic.
The special teams of Statesboro have been more than just special this season. They've been downright invaluable.
MOLENA - The Jenkins County JROTC Raiders completed their 2010 Raider season Saturday in Molena, Georgia at the national championship competition tying with Smith-Cotton High School from Sedalia, Missouri, the defending national champions.
Southeast Bulloch's senior girls made it a career sweep, winning a fourth consecutive region championship at the Region 1-AAA track and field meet Tuesday in Brooklet.
Statesboro capped a stellar regular season on the baseball diamond, defeating Calvary Day by a score of 13-3 in six innings Monday night at Mill Creek Regional Park.
It's been an up-and-down season for the oft-injured Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro, but the picture is clear as the Region 3-AAAA soccer tournament begins today.
BROOKLET - Saturday, Southeast Bulloch will welcome its 20th class into the athletic hall of fame as the school holds its annual banquet and induction ceremony.
In its final sub-region game of the season against South Effingham, Statesboro needed to come up big.
SAVANNAH - Drew Rushing mowed down 10 Islands batters and allowed only two hits as the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets earned a 5-0 shutout on the road Friday.
An offense-heavy first half gave way to a defensive second half, but Hector Angeles's strike from 15 yards out proved to be the decisive goal in Statesboro's 3-2 victory over Savannah Arts Tuesday at Womack Field.
BROOKLET - In the first day of the Region 3-A track and field meet on Southeast Bulloch's campus, the Portal Panthers were in top form as for individuals clinched a spot in sectional competition.
As soccer's regular season winds down this week, the Statesboro boys are hoping that there is still plenty of action laying ahead of them.
The Statesboro boys soccer team continued its charge toward the postseason, posting a 4-2 victory over Savannah Christian Friday night at Womack Field.
Bulloch Academy scored five runs with two outs in the fifth to upset John Milledge Academy 5-4 in GISA Region 4-AAA action Friday at Gator Alley.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch waged a furious rally to force extra innings after trailing by four runs in the bottom of the seventh, but a five-run explosion from Emanuel County Institute in the top of the 10th inning spurred the Bulldogs on to a 10-5 win Thursday evening.
PORTAL - After 12 innings, 30 hits, 14 errors, and three huge comebacks, Portal's Andy Harlow only had to stand patiently by as a walk ended a wild affair.
BROOKLET - It may have been April 1, but Southeast Bulloch's Bryce Harnage had no intentions of fooling around.
JESUP - The Statesboro Blue Devils boys and girls golf teams competed in matches on Thursday in a tournament hosted by Wayne County.