With preseason scrimmages now a thing of the past, football teams from all around the state have now entered the home stretch of preparations as the regular season quickly approaches.
When the Statesboro Blue Devils take the field, it doesn't matter how the roster is shaping up or what the previous season's team was able to accomplish. The goal is always the same.
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers have spent the last six years building from a program with little participation and only rare success into a perennial contender for the postseason and a threat to take down just about any opponent.
PORTAL - It was hard to find a better feel-good story than the Portal Panthers in 2011.
For the first time in 2012, it was a football Friday night in Georgia.
PORTAL - Twiggs County quarterback Nokie Shine put on a show to the tune of 304 passing yards, but the Portal Panthers hung in there and gave themselves a chance when the teams scrimmaged Friday at the Portal Athletic Complex.
It looked doubtful for a while but the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators finally finished a softball game.
The Lady Gators still haven't had a chance to finish a regular-season softball game.
BROOKLET - The last few years haven't been the greatest for the football team at Southeast Bulloch, but with the 2012 regular season just a couple of weeks away, there have never been more reasons to believe that things are about to turn themselves around.
A pair of cross county rivals hit the field tonight for a scrimmage as Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro are set to square off at 7 p.m. at Womack Field tonight.
PORTAL - Portal will get a chance to see a lot of new faces in action tonight as the Panthers host Twiggs County in a preseason scrimmage at 7:30 p.m.
After beginning its 2012 season earlier this week, the Statesboro volleyball team is looking to make some more strides in its second year of existence.
Bulloch Academy head football coach Ronnie Hodges hopes that summer successes can turn into fall victories for the 2012 edition of the Gators.
At the end of hard-fought championship games, it is often said that neither team deserves to lose. That platitude will live on, but beginning this season at least one more school in the Georgia High School Association will end their year with a win.
REIDSVILLE - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (2-1) suffered their first loss of the 2012 season Tuesday with a 6-2 loss on the road at Tattnall County.
The third time's a charm for the Portal Panthers girls' golf team.
By HORACE HOLLOMAN
With less than five seconds to play trailing by one goal, Mercer Tedders' corner kick found its target - like he's done so many times ...
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