Last season, the Statesboro Lady Blue Devils announced their arrival with a run to the GHSA state quarterfinals.
Bulloch Academy gained a strong foothold in region play Tuesday night with a 65-40 thumping of Augusta Preparatory School.
Statesboro looked to have the upper hand all night, but Greenbrier never gave in. The Wolf Pack erased a late deficit with an 8-0 run, and even after a last second Blue Devil 3-pointer forced overtime, Greenbrier was able to pull out the win, slipping away with a 75-71 win Tuesday night at the Devil's Den.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch knocked off Region 3B-AA rival Jefferson County 47-44 Tuesday at home.
Last season, the Statesboro girls knew that they had a good team, but weren't quite sure of how far they could go.
Plans for an overhaul to the athletic facilities at Southeast Bulloch have been temporarily put on hold.
PORTAL - Portal put up a fight, but Chris Lovett, Kenyale Lacue and the rest of Emanuel County Institute wouldn't be denied.
WAYCROSS - Ware County defeated Statesboro 1062-1051 Friday in riflery action.
It was far from its prettiest game of the season, but Statesboro got the job done.
The Bulloch Academy Gators are used to playing an uptempo, run-and-gun style brand of basketball. But Thursday night, they were just a step slower than the Bethesda Blazers.
The Statesboro girls remained undefeated in Region 2-AAAA play as they rolled to an easy 60-19 victory over Evans Wednesday afternoon at the Devil's Den.
PORTAL - After struggling through the first half, Portal finally found its stride.
Senior Zach Altany scored 30 points to help lift Bulloch Academy over a tough John Milledge squad 72-62 in GISA Region 4-AAA action Tuesday.
Bulloch Academy got a balanced effort in a 67-31 blowout of Region 4-AAA foe Trinity Christian School Saturday night.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers may have moved to the other side of Region 3-A this season, but make no mistake, Claxton is still a rival.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets enter the 2014 season with expectations of repeating - and building on - last year's trip to the state playoffs.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets got back in the win column after a seven-game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday, pounding Islands 8-0 Thursday at home.
Working hard in a non-airconditioned weight room over the summer helped Bulloch Academy's players excel in their 48-6 destruction of First Presbyterian of Hinesville last week.
Last season, Lanier Olliff emerged from spring practice as the favorite to take over quarterbacking duties for Bulloch Academy as a sophomore.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch suffered a setback Wednesday afternoon, falling to Richmond Hill by a count of 8-1 in a non-region matchup.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch notched its biggest win of the season Tuesday evening, cruising past Johnson of Savannah in a 16-0 rout in the first game of a doubleheader.
Football is a sport that prides itself on toughness. From the first day of rec-league practice to a pregame speech before the Super Bowl, coaches will preach staying strong, finishing the drill, and being determined to 'want it more' than the opponent.
A huge venue and a showcase stage created a great atmosphere for Statesboro's season opener, but a 12-0 loss to Burke County went a long way in dampening the Blue Devils' moods Saturday night in the 3rd annual Erk Russell Classic at Paulson Stadium.
Due to a shortened fall camp and a rained out scrimmage, Bulloch Academy had plenty of concerns heading into its season opener against First Presbyterian Christian Academy Friday night at Gator Alley.
The Statesboro Blue Devils will get their season started in style this evening as they match up with Burke County in an 8 p.m. kickoff to round out the third annual Erk Russell Classic at Georgia Southern's Paulson Stadium.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.