We're four weeks into the high school football season, and looking at the scores, you'd never know that Statesboro is ranked No. 3 in most state polls.
Statesboro missed out on a handful of great opportunities, but good teams persevere which was exactly what the Blue Devils did in outlasting Liberty County by a 17-14 margin Friday night at Womack Field.
CLAXTON-After leaving last weeks game on a stretcher against Portal, the Claxton High School Tiger's (3-1) Shavez Mincey returned to lead his team to a 34-6 victory over the Toombs County Bulldogs (0-4).
SYLVANIA-Screven County coach Greg Manior was concerned his team might be distracted by the week's homecoming activities. Aside from a halftime distraction for his kicker, the hoopla of the event seemed to have little effect.
ALBANY - Too big, too strong and too many.
The last time Statesboro and Liberty County got together on the football field, the Blue Devils walked into Hinesville as the No. 10 team in the state and left as victims of one of the season's biggest upsets.
Bulloch Academy takes a 3 1/2-hour bus ride to Albany today and it's not for the scenic view along the backroads and interstates of middle and south Georgia.
DUBLIN - Bulloch Academy scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning and held arch-rival Trinity Christian School in the bottom of the inning to take a 10-2 victory in GISA Region 4-AAA action Thursday.
PORTAL - After a pair of tough losses, Portal is looking to get things headed back in the right direction tonight as it takes on Johnson County in both teams' Region 3-A opener.
BROOKLET-Southeast Bulloch coach Pat Collins knows a thing or two about the rivalry between his Yellow Jackets and his former Screven County Gamecocks.
Most softball teams couldn't handle losing seven starting seniors. Then again, most teams aren't Screven County.
Second-string running backs are always just a play away from being the go-to guy.
Many great pitchers go their entire career without ever coming close to a perfect game. For Bryan County's Tiffany Howard, there are two to reflect on from this season alone.
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers are counting their blessings this week after what appeared to be a serious injury to a star player has not only turned out to be a minor issue, but has also shown the team the abilities of a new breakout performer.
The standings don't take it into consideration, but all wins aren't created equal.
Robert Toombs Christian Academy senior running back Rico Rogers will be a marked young man Friday night when Bulloch Academy rolls into Lyons to face the defending GISA Class A state champions.
GUYTON - Langston Chapel Middle School shook off a disappointing 2013 season with a convincing, season-opening 38-16 win at South Effingham on Wednesday.
Facing a resurgent Josey offense eager to end a long losing streak, Portal cornerback D'von Moore and his teammates knew that the final big play of the game would likely be the difference.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets came up short in a season-opening 44-26 loss to Pierce County last Friday night.
The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils knocked off Burke County and Southeast Bulloch on Tuesday in volleyball action.
After the last two weekends, all four Bulloch County teams have now played a game on the regular season schedule, including Bulloch Academy playing a pair.