One week after taking down Class AAAAA Lakeside in its home opener, the Statesboro Blue Devils face another tough test tonight as the Academy of Richmond County pays a visit to Womack Field in a Region 3-AAAA cross-over matchup.
One week after a scoreless tie against Southeast Bulloch High, the Portal Panthers will look to build on what they did well as they host the Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors in the Panthers' home opener.
BROOKLET - There are plenty of mixed emotions for Southeast Bulloch coming off of its season-opening 0-0 tie against Portal last week. There is some disappointment over still having nothing to put in the win column after playing a team it had easily handled the previous season. There are also plenty of bright spots, such as recording the school's first shutout in eight seasons.
Brentwood used a four-run third inning to take down Bulloch Academy 7-1 in region play on Thursday.
Bulloch Academy head coach Ronnie Hodges needs only one word to describe his team's opponent tonight.
For years, being a wide receiver for Statesboro High has been a relatively thankless job. With each new season churning out more powerful offensive linemen and running backs, Blue Devil receivers have gotten used to blocking most of the time and have only looked forward to a few balls coming their way each season.
It was a solid start to the 2013 football season for all four Bulloch County schools last week. Bulloch Academy blazed a trail to a 45-0 rout, Statesboro once again prevailed in its annual tooth-and-nail street fight against Lakeside, and Southeast Bulloch and Portal - while neither can claim a win just yet - showed some grit and defensive muscle in their 0-0 tie that will come in handy once the offenses get in gear.
Statesboro High football is synonymous with success. From its history of five state championships to its recent region titles to the Prow Bowler and Super Bowl champion that it can count among its ranks, there is no denying the school's high standing. But over the last decade or so, those Blue Devil teams - while still strong and relevant on the state level - have been seen as a bit one-dimensional. From the ...
BROOKLET - With 8.5 seconds remaining in a scoreless game, Southeast Bulloch sophomore Ethan Sandhagen hooked a 32-yard field goal attempt which resulted in the Yellow Jackets and their cross-county rival Portal Panthers ending their season-opening game in a 0-0 tie.
When Statesboro and Lakeside get together, nothing ever comes easy. The Blue Devils drove for a touchdown on their first possession of the season, but a 98 yard kick return touchdown and a safety put Statesboro in a fourth quarter hole. Up to the challenge, a pair of late scoring drives and some tough-as-nails defense powered Statesboro ahead at the wire to claim a 25-15 victory Friday night at Womack Field. ...
The Bulloch Academy Gators couldn't have asked for a better start to their season.
BROOKLET - For the fourth consecutive season Southeast Bulloch and Portal will make the opening night of high school football an all-Bulloch County affair.
The Statesboro Blue Devils open up a brand new season with an old rival tonight as Lakeside, Evans comes calling for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Womack Field.
A lack of pre-season playing time has hampered Bulloch Academy's preparation for tonight's season-opener against the St. Andrew's Fighting Lions from Wilmington Island.
A season-opening date with defending state champion Emanuel County Institute seemed like a high hurdle for Metter, but the Tigers pulled one of the biggest upsets of the first week of the high school season with a 21-20 victory last Saturday at the Erk Russell Classic.
It's a postseason party and plenty of area teams are invited. Beginning this Friday, 192 teams throughout Georgia will begin a five-week sprint to claim one of seven GHSA state championships up for grabs. With six teams from Bulloch and its surrounding counties in the hunt, there should be plenty of thrilling football still on the schedule. Leading the charge into the postseason is grizzled playoff veteran Statesboro. The Blue Devils ...
AUGUSTA - Two plays into Friday's Region 3-AAAA play-in game, the Statesboro Blue Devils found themselves trailing Glenn Hills 6-0.
PORTAL - Trailing by five with 5:45 remaining, Portal needed to go 80 yards to score the go-ahead touchdown in the Panthers' final game of the season.
BAXLEY - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets traveled to Baxley to face the Appling County Pirates on Friday, with a potential region title on the line. The Yellow Jackets fell short 42-21 and finish third in the final Region 1-AAA standings for 2013.
BELLVILLE - All week long, Bulloch Academy's coaching staff had warned their players about Pinewood Christian Academy quarterback Dalton Johnson.