BROOKLET - Statesboro rolled to an easy victory over Southeast Bulloch Tuesday night as the Blue Devils built a big lead by halftime and cruised to a 51-22 win.
Revenge might be best served cold, but for the Statesboro girls, there was no time like the present.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers got off to a fast start, but Metter's Devin Byrd took control in the second quarter and never let go.
WAYNESBORO – Bulloch Academy (7-0) defeated Edmund Burke Academy 65-36 Friday night. Leading scorers for BA were Haley Burke with 18 points, Anna Newton with 14 and Taylor Collins with 13 points and eight rebounds. The Lady Gators B-team also won 23-21. Madison Poole led scoring with eight points in the win. The Lady Gators will return to the court when they host Frederica Academy at 6 p.m. Monday.
CLAXTON - When the Claxton Tigers were bounced in the first round of last season's Class A state basketball playoffs, it looked like the dream was over.
Scoring from behind the 3-point arc is nothing new for Bulloch Academy's Zach Altany. The senior is something of a 3-point specialist and routinely zips the net with the long ball to help lead the Gators to victory.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch girls erased a 10-point deficit in the second half and rode the strength of a 13-0 closing run to defeat Metter by a score of 46-36 Tuesday evening in Brooklet.
Mt. VERNON - The Portal Panthers stayed unbeaten Tuesday as they went on the road and knocked off Montgomery County 60-53 in the Region 3W-A opener.
There's a dirty little secret that I need to get off my chest. You know the Statesboro Blue Devils? Yeah, the same Blue Devils that came within inches of reaching this week's Class AAAA football state championship. Well, at the beginning of the year, I would have given you quite the sideways glance if you told me that they would be hosting a semifinal game at the end of the year. ...
Both Bulloch Academy basketball teams topped Tattnall Square Academy in a pair of exciting, down-to-the-wire battles Saturday afternoon.
It was a heck of a ride, but things came to an end a couple of games too soon for Statesboro.
It's not every day you see two teams so evenly matched, yet so incredibly equally different.
It's an old cliché, but it really is a shame that someone had to lose that game.
BROOKLET - The Claxton Tigers also defeated Southeast Bulloch Friday night, 83-36.
With just one game standing between Statesboro and a shot at a state championship - and its sixth appearance in a title game in 11 years - it couldn't feel more at home.
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 ...