Forget the spring drills, the passing camps, and the two-a-days. Tonight, football officially returns as Bulloch Academy travels to Stillmore to take on David Emanuel Academy in the 2011 season opener.
Athletic legends from Statesboro's past have a chance to be remembered forever as nominations for the Statesboro Athletic Hall of Fame are currently being accepted.
A youth movement is underway at Southeast Bulloch, and while sophomore quarterback Keagan Carter may have to wait his turn to get to the top of the depth chart, he made his playing time in the preseason count.
All of the hard offseason work that they've been putting in boils down to this week.
Bulloch Academy freshman Ashley Burke and senior Emily Morgan finished one-two to lead the Lady Gators to a team victory in their first cross country meet of the season.
Hanging around the practice fields at Statesboro High, the same feeling always lingers in the air. No matter the result of the last game or practice, the Blue Devils are never too high and never too low. The Devils may have ridden a wave of great play into the 2010 state semifinals, but it's their workmanlike attitude that makes them favorites to go deep into the postseason again this year.
GLENVILLE - Southeast Bulloch won a pair of games in the Gold Bracket at the Warrior Blast softball tournament at Tattnall County to win the event Saturday.
BROOKLET - Wanting to get their scrimmage in a week before the regular season starts, Southeast Bulloch and Bryan County were willing to wait out mother nature, and after a 75-minute lightning delay, SEB took away a 13-6 victory in their tune-up Friday night at Fred Shaver Field.
With kickoff of the 2011 football season now less than a week away, Bulloch Academy followers have to be excited about what this year could bring.
BROOKLET - When Pat Collins rolled into Brooklet last season, he knew that a tough job lay before him.
PEMBROKE -- Bryan County's Tiffany Howard is no stranger to winning, and in her second start of the season, she struck out six and pitched a perfect game as the Lady Redskins blanked Metter 11-0 Thursday.
PORTAL - For Portal, the last few years have been frustrating under the Friday night lights.
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SYLVANIA -For the last few years, Region 3-AA has consistently fielded six or seven football teams that have the talent to make it to the state playoffs. Unfortunately, only four schools can advance out of the region each season.
With less than two weeks before the 2011 regular season kicks off, a familiar situation is forming in the Region 3-A football landscape.
Friday night featured the 50th anniversary of Statesboro's 'homeless' 1964 squad finally making its first appearance on Womack Field.
LOUISVILLE - The Screven County Gamecocks were shut out for three quarters, but scored twice in the fourth quarter and escaped with a 12-7 win over Jefferson County in the region opener for both teams.
"Homecoming, at last!"
The Bulloch Academy Gators already have five games in the books, but more than half of their schedule is still in front of them.