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.
As the Statesboro Blue Devils prepared for the 2012 football season, the plan appeared to be simple. With a wishbone attack and a deep stable of running backs, the Devils looked to 6-foot-5, 300-pound tackle John Underwood to clear the way for plenty of success on the ground. But Underwood's season lasted all of one play. On his first snap of a preseason scrimmage, Underwood got his left leg caught under a ...
METTER - The Metter Tigers were honored and excited to participate in the first game of the first ever Erk Russell Classic last season at Paulson Stadium. After suffering a 42-7 defeat at the hands of Emanuel County Institute, it would have been understandable to see less enthusiasm for a second appearance in the Classic - facing the now-defending state champion Bulldogs from ECI.
Metter got its football season off to a dramatic start, stunning defending Class A state champion Emanuel County Institute by a count of 21-20 in the second game of Saturday's Erk Russell Classic at Paulson Stadium. A blowout loser in last season's inaugural Erk Russell Classic game, the Tigers showed some changed stripes. Metter took an early lead, never trailed, then held off an ECI rally in the closing ...
It was a tough day on the softball diamond for Bulloch County teams. Portal dropped a pair of close contests and Statesboro lost all three of its games as the annual Battle in the Boro came to a close Saturday at Mill Creek Regional Park.
For the second time in as many tries, Keri Carter was able to keep the Statesboro bats at bay to give the Portal Lady Panthers a win.
Last season, the Eagle Football Alumni Association had the idea to host a pair of high school football games to kick off the regular season a week before most teams get underway.
Plenty of games have already been lost due to inclement weather early in this softball season, but 17 teams from all around the region will have a chance to get some innings under their belts as Statesboro hosts its Annual 'Battle in the Boro' today and Saturday at Mill Creek Regional Park.
WAYNESBORO - The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils knocked off Burke County and Butler on Thursday in consecutive sets.
It's hard to say just how much time and effort goes into preparing a football team for the long and grinding road of the regular season.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers were rained out of its scheduled preseason scrimmage against Twiggs County last Friday night. Eager to get some head-to-head action in before the season starts, the Panthers waited out another afternoon thunderstorm before taking on Wheeler County in a controlled scrimmage Wednesday night in Portal.
The last few years have been some tough ones for the Portal softball team. A playoff squad in 2010 was hit hard by graduation and the Lady Panthers have struggled to regain their edge.
If the town feels a little less crowded today, it's likely because of a few hundred Statesboro High fans making their way across the state as the Blue Devils take on Cairo in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.
With most of last season's Final Four squad returning this year, the sky is the limit for the Statesboro boys' basketball squad.
This year's Metter seniors began their high school football careers in Mike West's first season as head coach of the Tigers. Tonight, they'll all experience their first state playoff game as they take on Lamar County - No. 1 seed out of Region 4-AA and top-ranked Class AA team in the state.
BROOKLET - There was a time not too long ago that students at Southeast Bulloch High school and residents of Brooklet spent their Fridays in the fall trying to find something to fill the evening. For nearly a decade, undersized and outmanned Yellow Jacket football teams struggled while their fan base followed suit.
Statesboro's Sherrodric Rawls is well aware of the fact that he and the rest of his senior teammates only get one more crack at the playoffs and he intends to make the most of it. The Blue Devils came within seconds of the state championship game in Rawls' freshman season, but haven't advanced farther than the first round since.
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 ...