SYLVANIA - When looking for special teams help, football coaches will try lots of things. Some will ask for volunteers, some will just grab the biggest kid and tell him to kick away, and some will just keep the offense on the field or go for two all the time.
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.
CLAXTON - The Lady Tigers entered Wednesday's Class A state quarterfinal against Emanuel County Institute aiming to take the next step after last year's squad fell short in the same round.
When the 2012-13 season began, the Portal Panthers had just one Final Four appearance in school history and were coming off of back-to-back first round exits in the state playoffs.
PORTAL - With a loss in last week's Region 3-A championship game, the Portal Panthers dropped from a potential top seed in the Class A state tournament all the way to the No. 6 slot.
As the GISA Class AAA get underway tonight, it's plain to see that the Lady Gators of Bulloch Academy should be considered a favorite to bring home a title.
CLAXTON - For all the pressure of a deep run into the state playoffs, things are looking like they always do for the Claxton girls.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets won their Region 1-AAA baseball opener, knocking off Brantley County 7-4 at home on Tuesday.
CLAXTON - The Lady Tigers of Claxton have faced off against region rival Portal four times this season. All four times, Claxton has been left standing after the dust settled.
Early rain postponed Friday's matchup between Statesboro and Southeast Bulloch. If the wait built up any anxiousness, the Blue Devils took it all out on their cross-county rivals with a 10-0 win Saturday evening at Mill Creek Regional Park.
The boys and girls squads of Portal and Claxton spent the entire regular season crafting impressive resumes. But a week full of bad weather, long road trips and surprising upsets has left the state playoff brackets jumbled as play begins this week.
MARTINEZ - Bulloch Academy used a lightning-quick fast break and dominated the defensive boards to pummel Pinewood Christian Academy 65-49 in the GISA Region 4-AAA girls' championship game here Friday.
SANDERSVILLE - An entire season's worth of hard work saw Southeast Bulloch make the state playoffs for the first time since the 2001 season, but the top-seeded Golden Hawks of Washington County saw to it that the Yellow Jackets' playoff stay was a brief one.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Statesboro Blue Devils assistant basketball and track coach Earl Donaldson, a Statesboro native, was named to the Claflin University Hall of Fame in a ceremony held on Feb. 7.
In the history of high school wrestling throughout the state of Georgia, Bulloch Academy's Mitchell Ball has put himself in the most elite company.
The Bulloch Academy Gators suffered a rare down year on the football field last fall, missing out on the state playoffs for the first time in a decade.
BROOKLET - When basketball season began back in November, the Southeast Bulloch boys had a clear goal.