It's been an up-and-down season for the oft-injured Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro, but the picture is clear as the Region 3-AAAA soccer tournament begins today.
BROOKLET - Saturday, Southeast Bulloch will welcome its 20th class into the athletic hall of fame as the school holds its annual banquet and induction ceremony.
In its final sub-region game of the season against South Effingham, Statesboro needed to come up big.
SAVANNAH - Drew Rushing mowed down 10 Islands batters and allowed only two hits as the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets earned a 5-0 shutout on the road Friday.
An offense-heavy first half gave way to a defensive second half, but Hector Angeles's strike from 15 yards out proved to be the decisive goal in Statesboro's 3-2 victory over Savannah Arts Tuesday at Womack Field.
BROOKLET - In the first day of the Region 3-A track and field meet on Southeast Bulloch's campus, the Portal Panthers were in top form as for individuals clinched a spot in sectional competition.
As soccer's regular season winds down this week, the Statesboro boys are hoping that there is still plenty of action laying ahead of them.
The Statesboro boys soccer team continued its charge toward the postseason, posting a 4-2 victory over Savannah Christian Friday night at Womack Field.
Bulloch Academy scored five runs with two outs in the fifth to upset John Milledge Academy 5-4 in GISA Region 4-AAA action Friday at Gator Alley.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch waged a furious rally to force extra innings after trailing by four runs in the bottom of the seventh, but a five-run explosion from Emanuel County Institute in the top of the 10th inning spurred the Bulldogs on to a 10-5 win Thursday evening.
PORTAL - After 12 innings, 30 hits, 14 errors, and three huge comebacks, Portal's Andy Harlow only had to stand patiently by as a walk ended a wild affair.
BROOKLET - It may have been April 1, but Southeast Bulloch's Bryce Harnage had no intentions of fooling around.
JESUP - The Statesboro Blue Devils boys and girls golf teams competed in matches on Thursday in a tournament hosted by Wayne County.
Some shaky weather forecasts put the 46th Annual Statesboro Relays on hold last weekend, but the show went on Monday night at Womack Field.
Statesboro High's Clay Cribbs won a two-hole playoff to take home low medalist at a three-team golf match hosted by the Blue Devils at the Georgia Southern University golf course on Monday.
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.