PORTAL - For three weeks, the Portal Panthers were forced to lick their wounds. Two consecutive blown second half leads and a tough sub-region road loss would be enough to dishearten most teams, but Portal bounced back with a vengeance in its 29-6 victory over Montgomery County last week.
SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets finished the regular season the same way it started - a two-run win over Calvary Day.
For much of the first half of the season, Statesboro - while ranked near the top of the state polls - has looked like a vulnerable team. In closing out the second half of last Friday's win over Lakeside, Evans to move to 5-0 on the season, the Blue Devils showed why so many pollsters think that they are such a dangerous team.
Bulloch Academy senior catcher Taylor Collins played her final regular-season game at home Monday.
Statesboro hasn't notched many style points this season.
Delete Third-ranked Westfield held Bulloch Academy to under 100 yards of total offense as the Hornets won an ugly 17-0 slugfest in the stifling humidity at Gator Alley Friday night.
PORTAL - After trading turnovers with the Montgomery County High School Eagles (0-4) in the opening seconds of the game, the Portal Panthers (2-3) never looked back and rushed their way to their first home victory behind senior running back Trai Gadson 29-6.
BROOKLET-For Southeast Bulloch, the season is becoming a trial by fire, but the fire may finally be forging something positive.
After four straight wins to open the season, tonight is the night that things start to get serious for Statesboro. The No. 3 Blue Devils host Lakeside, Evans tonight at Womack Field in each team's opening game of Region 2-AAAA play.
Bulloch Academy has had Pajama Day, Flashback Day, Hillbilly Day and Happy Birthday to BA during Homecoming activities this week.
PORTAL - With sub-region play in full swing, now is the time for Portal to make its move.
BROOKLET-Pat Collins has the sound of a determined man. As the saying goes, you play the games on the field, not on paper.
SYLVANIA - After its first meeting with Screven County, Southeast Bulloch was left with a bitter taste in its mouth. Thursday evening, SEB's Sierra Peebles fired a one-hitter as the Lady Yellow Jackets took home a 6-0 victory and a sub-region title.
Seeing a No. 3 Emanuel County Institute jersey tearing up and down the field on Friday nights should come as no surprise to Bulldog fans. Following in the footsteps of his older brother, Wezley Ealey has proven himself to be among the elite.
BROOKLET- It's still a heated rivalry, but now the stakes are a little higher.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers ring in a new era as they host Josey tonight at 7:30 p.m. in their 2014 season opener and their first game under new head coach Jon Willoughby.
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.