During the regular season, Bulloch Academy head softball coach Chandler Dennard would often hold his breath when the ball was hit to one of his fielders.
Scoring twice in the bottom of the sixth, the sixth-ranked Screven County Lady Gamecocks (22-7) earned a double header split with the visiting, seventh-ranked Dodge County Squaws (24-7) to send their 3AA semifinal playoff series to a deciding third game. The contest will be Monday in Eastman at 5 p.m.
COCHRAN - Bleckley County swept a pair of games from Southeast Bulloch Saturday to advance to the championship round of the Region 3-AA softball tournament.
Statesboro and Effingham County were putting on quite a display before Dequan Daniels ran away with the show.
AMERICUS - Big offensive plays and a strong defense helped Bulloch Academy pummel GISA Region 1-AAA foe Southland Academy 38-8 Friday night at Harvey Simpson Stadium.
BROOKLET - When Southeast Bulloch looked on the other side of the ball Friday night, they saw what they hope to become.
DUBLIN - Dublin defeated the Screven County Gamecocks (2-4,2-2 Region 3-AA) 28-7 Friday in Dublin.
After a last-second comeback win over Lakeside, Evans last Friday, Statesboro has an opportunity to start off 2-0 in sub-region play tonight as it welcomes Effingham County for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Womack Field.
Mirror-image offenses collide tonight as Bulloch Academy takes on Southland Academy in a big GISA Region 1-AAA showdown in Americus.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch has hit a snag in region play and things don't look to get any easier tonight as No. 8 Swainsboro pays a visit to Fred Shaver Field for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets took two games from East Laurens Thursday in the first round of the Region 3-AA softball tournament to advance to the next round and clinch a spot in the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
For the softball teams at Southeast Bulloch and Screven County, it's time to get down to business.
EVANS - Teams don't always need to be great. They just need to be great when it counts.
PERRY -- Bulloch Academy came 26 yards shy of a monumental upset of the second-ranked Westfield Hornets Friday night.
Claiming their second consecutive 3AA win, the Screven County Gamecocks took the opening kickoff and drove 74 yards in 11 plays using up better than half of the first quarter clock to score. From that point, a Homecoming-inspired defense took over to lead the Roosters to a 14-0 win over visiting East Laurens Friday night.
AUGUSTA - Two plays into Friday's Region 3-AAAA play-in game, the Statesboro Blue Devils found themselves trailing Glenn Hills 6-0.
PORTAL - Trailing by five with 5:45 remaining, Portal needed to go 80 yards to score the go-ahead touchdown in the Panthers' final game of the season.
BAXLEY - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets traveled to Baxley to face the Appling County Pirates on Friday, with a potential region title on the line. The Yellow Jackets fell short 42-21 and finish third in the final Region 1-AAA standings for 2013.
BELLVILLE - All week long, Bulloch Academy's coaching staff had warned their players about Pinewood Christian Academy quarterback Dalton Johnson.
The do-or-die portion of the season begins a week early for the Statesboro Blue Devils as they make the trip up to Augusta tonight to take on Glenn Hills in the Region 3-AAAA play-in round.
BROOKLET - No matter what Southeast Bulloch does in tonight's game against Appling County in Baxley, the Yellow Jackets know that they're headed to the Class AAA state playoffs.
Georgia Southern vs. Furman, Statesboro vs. Wayne County, Portal vs. Metter, Southeast Bulloch vs. Screven County - great rivalries help players get motivated for great games.
For the Portal Panthers, tonight's game is a chance to end a disappointing season with a win for the seniors and a chance to build momentum as they prepare to enter the offseason.
Last Friday saw the Southeast Bulloch football team take on Tattnall County in driving wind and rain. Thanks to junior linebacker Isaiah Francois, it was still smooth sailing for the Yellow Jackets.
With one week remaining in the regular season, there are still some seeding questions lingering for area football teams. That said, things are much clearer than they were just one week ago.
Bulloch County basketball fans can get themselves a sneak peak at the upcoming high school hoops season as Statesboro hosts Portal Saturday evening. The junior varsity squads will tip off at 6 p.m. with the varsity teams sche,duled to start around 7:30 p.m.