If any students at Bulloch Academy ever need a ride, they'd be lucky to have Joshua Bishop's number in their phone.
Three years ago, Statesboro didn't even have a volleyball team. Now, the Lady Devils are one of just 16 left in Georgia with a chance of clinching the Class AAAA state championship. Statesboro made it to the state playoffs last season in just its second year of competition. The Devils made the field again this season and continued their progress, easily sweeping past Ceadartown in a 25-11, 25-11, 25-13 decision Wednesday evening. ...
For years, Statesboro's success on the football field has been closely tied to a powerful running game defense.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch volleyball team is in its first season of competition, but pulled off one of the biggest stunners in the state Wednesday evening.
In just three seasons, the Statesboro High volleyball program has gone from promising upstart to a team to be reckoned with. Last season, the Blue Devils made the Class AAAA state tournament, nearly pulling off a road upset against a top-seeded opponent in just their second year of existence. Statesboro is back for more this season and will kick off the state tournament tonight as it hosts Cedartown. "This success is just ...
Statesboro had already proved that its state ranking - fifth in the latest Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAA poll –-was deserved with a win over fellow top-10 school Burke County back in September. Last week, the intensity was ramped up a notch as sub-region play began for the Blue Devils. Once again, Statesboro came through with flying colors. Facing a Liberty County team with several highly touted prospects and in front ...
CLAXTON - Two plays. Two plays in the span of 1:11 early in the second quarter resulting in touchdowns for the Claxton Tigers were the difference Friday night as the Portal Panthers fell 13-8 at Claxton's homecoming game. On the second play of the second quarter, facing a third-and-2, Claxton's Cornelius Taylor rolled out looking to pass. Under duress from the Panthers' rush, he scrambled to his left and looked as though ...
ALBANY - Deerfield-Windsor quarterbacks completed just three passes Friday night against Bulloch Academy.
HINESVILLE - Two undefeated teams waged a battle as intense as any playoff game Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium.
It's been a fun ride for the Statesboro Blue Devils so far, but things are about to get dead serious.
The Portal Panthers will look to make it two wins in a row tonight as they travel to the Pecan Grove for a matchup with sub-region foe the Claxton Tigers.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets made it through the first half of their season with an unbeaten record, but a big challenge awaits tonight.
For Bulloch Academy, the push for the post-season begins tonight. After a week off to recuperate, revamp and reload, the Gators travel to Albany to battle second-ranked Deerfield-Windsor in their first Region 1-AAA contest of the season. And, according to head coach Ronnie Hodges, Bulloch has a realistic shot of beating the perennial Class AAA powerhouse. "If we expect to get whipped," he said. "there isn't any use in making the trip. ...
MACON - Two explosive half innings were the difference between victory and defeat for Bulloch Academy in the second round of the GISA Class AAA state softball tournament against Tattnall Square Academy Thursday.
CLAXTON - For half a decade, the Claxton Tigers have been a promising underdog story with a tragic ending.
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.
The do-or-die portion of the season begins a week early for the Statesboro Blue Devils as they make the trip up to Augusta tonight to take on Glenn Hills in the Region 3-AAAA play-in round.
BROOKLET - No matter what Southeast Bulloch does in tonight's game against Appling County in Baxley, the Yellow Jackets know that they're headed to the Class AAA state playoffs.
Georgia Southern vs. Furman, Statesboro vs. Wayne County, Portal vs. Metter, Southeast Bulloch vs. Screven County - great rivalries help players get motivated for great games.
For the Portal Panthers, tonight's game is a chance to end a disappointing season with a win for the seniors and a chance to build momentum as they prepare to enter the offseason.
Last Friday saw the Southeast Bulloch football team take on Tattnall County in driving wind and rain. Thanks to junior linebacker Isaiah Francois, it was still smooth sailing for the Yellow Jackets.