Many teams would be sweating bullets if they had to rely on their third string running back in a big sub-region game. Statesboro just looks at its depth chart and sends in another lethal weapon.
Usually, freshmen are just some players that are waiting for their chance to shine in a year or two, or possibly serving as a capable backup.
COCHRAN - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets had a chance in both games of Wednesday's Region 3-AA championship, but let both slip away in a doubleheader that left Bleckley County as the 2011 region champs.
There may have been some concern amongst the ranks of Statesboro fans when they learned that running back Quan Daniels was out of action with an injury last week.
Southeast Bulloch has a chance to clinch a region title and a No. 1 seed in the state playoffs as it travels to Bleckley County this afternoon to begin a best-of-three series.
The Bulloch Academy bandwagon is beginning to fill up - partly because of another Gator win last week, but also because many of its players aren't up for walking on their own at the moment.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (18-4-2) swept Dodge County Saturday to punch its ticket to the Region 3-AA championship Wednesday.
SWAINSBORO - Sparked by homecoming and a change in the quarterback slot, the Swainsboro Tigers (1-4, 1-2) came out hungry against the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (1-5, 0-4) and rushed their way to a 48-13 victory. Swainsboro went into the game averaging only nine points, but with Deante Johnson taking his first snaps at quarterback, the Tiger offense found its first win of the season behind 372 yards of rushing and a slew of big plays.
There's an old saying that offense wins games, but defense wins championships.
SPRINGFIELD - For much of the season, Statesboro has been on and off. The offense and defense had both shown flashes of brilliance, but never at the same time.
Bulloch Academy takes on its third consecutive high-powered GISA Region 1-AAA opponent this week when the Southland Academy Raiders come to Gator Alley.
Much like a hole that doesn't quite suit a golfer's eye, there's something about making the trip to Springfield that rarely seems to agree with Statesboro.
BROOKLET - It's a new week, but the same old story for Southeast Bulloch.
SYLVANIA - Facing a must-win, best-of-three series against East Laurens Thursday in the GHSA Region 3-AA playoffs, the Screven County Lady Gamecocks didn't disappoint.
SYLVANIA - When the 2011 softball season began, Screven County had more questions than answers.
With Portal High School's football team out of action thanks to a much-needed bye week, only three area teams were in action last Friday ...
Bulloch Academy used a tough-as-nails defense to pound Memorial Day into submission and take a 21-7 victory Friday night at Gator Alley.
SYLVANIA - Accumulating nearly 400 yards on just 31 snaps from scrimmage, the Screven County Gamecocks improved to 4-0 with a resounding 32-0 whipping of visiting ...
Coming off a bye week, the Statesboro Blue Devils had plenty to go over for the first region matchup of the season against South Effingham ...
Allatoona 25, South Paulding 18
The first two games of the regular season for Statesboro High School was similar to an episode of "Whose Line is it Anyway?" The points ...
Bulloch Academy senior quarterback Lanier Olliff hopes that the Gators can continue to ride the emotional high that they received last week when they meet ...
BROOKLET - Fresh off their first win of the season, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will face their first road test of the year as they ...
The Screven County Gamecocks are building off a strong performance in 2014, when the team finished 10-2 on the season. This year it seems as ...
After sweeping Jenkins High School in two games Tuesday afternoon, Lady Yellow Jackets head coach Aimee Civalier wasn't exactly "jumping for joy."