Note: Alvin Richardson is the outdoors columnist for the Statesboro Herald and a former high school football coach. He led the Morgan County program from the mid 1980s thru the mid 1990s. He was also an assistant coach under the legendary Larry Campbell at Lincoln County High School from 1979-1986.
High schools around the area hope that the Erk Russell Classic will be an event that people throughout the state will soon recognize, but the inaugural game is one that Metter would just as soon like to forget about.
Statesboro continued its struggles on Saturday as the Lady Blue Devils dropped all three games at the Battle in the Boro.
The 2012 high school football season officially kicks off today as Metter and Emanuel County Institute take the field in the inaugural Erk Russell Classic at Paulson Stadium.
Beginning today, 16 teams from around southeast Georgia will descend on Mill Creek Regional Park for the annual Battle in the 'Boro softball tournament hosted by Statesboro High.
For three innings, the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators were much like Thursday afternoon's 70-degree temperature.
SYLVANIA - Dawn Stewart allowed a hit on the game's first at-bat, but that was the only one.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch has been up and down through the first couple of weeks of play, but the Lady Yellow Jackets' Region 1-AAA opener saw them show up in top form.
With preseason scrimmages now a thing of the past, football teams from all around the state have now entered the home stretch of preparations as the regular season quickly approaches.
When the Statesboro Blue Devils take the field, it doesn't matter how the roster is shaping up or what the previous season's team was able to accomplish. The goal is always the same.
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers have spent the last six years building from a program with little participation and only rare success into a perennial contender for the postseason and a threat to take down just about any opponent.
PORTAL - It was hard to find a better feel-good story than the Portal Panthers in 2011.
For the first time in 2012, it was a football Friday night in Georgia.
PORTAL - Twiggs County quarterback Nokie Shine put on a show to the tune of 304 passing yards, but the Portal Panthers hung in there and gave themselves a chance when the teams scrimmaged Friday at the Portal Athletic Complex.
Southeast Bulloch's football season came to a somber close Friday night, being defeated 35-7 by Worth County in the first round of the 3A ...
Screven shocked the state of Georgia last week, leaving them a tough act to follow in this year's playoffs.
Even with a region championship slipping through their grasp, Southeast Bulloch still has one attainable goal from the beginning of the season.
Just as time always seems to do, football season goes by way too fast.
Welcome to the first ever Statesboro Herald All-County softball team! It's been a long time coming in my opinion.