The first step to rewriting the Statesboro football story is removing the doubt from fans' minds, and that will happen if the Blue Devils can beat Burke County at the Bear Den in tonight's season opener.
PORTAL - Earlier this year, the Georgia High School Association voted to expand the Class A public school playoffs from 16 to 24 teams.
BROOKLET - The goal of winning a state playoff game for the first time since their 1973 state championship season begins tonight for the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets as they travel to Richmond Hill to face AAAAAA Richmond Hill in both team's season opener.
The first games of the high school football season are stirring up plenty of excitement, but the action will be just as fierce on the softball diamond this weekend.
Southeast Bulloch High School has seen a considerable rise in success since Pat Collins took over in 2010.
Bulloch Academy was looking for their first win of the season after tying Memorial Day School in Garden City last Friday night, and they did not disappoint as they came away with a 29- 7 victory against Trinity Sharpsburg.
30 minutes northeast of Bulloch County lies Screven County, whose county seat, Sylvania, has a population a tenth the size of Statesboro.
SEB split their volleyball games Thursday night, dropping their first game to Islands High School 25-22, 19-25, 21-25 and coming back to win the second game against Jenkins 25-18, 25-15.
SEB got another star performance from their ace Madison Fields as she struck out 12 batters in a 5-1 win over Islands High School.
By CHRIS STANLEY
Last week I titled the beginning of this series "High School football is dumb, let's make it smart" for two reasons.