PORTAL - The skies rained down on the Portal Panthers on Friday night, and as soon as Mother Nature was finished, Screven County took its turn. After intense thunderstorms delayed the start of the game for more than an hour, the Gamecocks raced up and down the field, racking up yards and points in a 32-0 romp over Portal.
Marcus White's 4-yard touchdown run gave Statesboro a 19-16 win in overtime, as the Blue Devils, somehow, some way knocked off Glynn Academy Friday night in a wet-n-wild affair at Womack Field.
BROOKLET - Only three plays were run before lightning delayed play for nearly two hours as Southeast Bulloch (1-2) could not put together anything on offense and the visiting Vidalia Indians (2-0) shut down the Yellow Jackets 26-0 on a rain-soaked Fred Shaver Field.
With Glynn Academy headed into Statesboro tonight, it'd be difficult to talk about the Blue Devil-Red Terror match-up without visiting last year's thriller in Brunswick.
For the third straight week, the Bulloch Academy Gators will be physical underdogs.
PORTAL - For the third week in a row, the Portal Panthers (0-2) will take on a team from a higher classification as Screven County (1-1) heads to Panther Stadium tonight for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
BROOKLET - Coming off a big 34-7 win over cross-county rival Portal, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets look to build on last week's performance as they host Vidalia tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Brooklet.
The Fleming Road side of the stadium will be open for this Friday's game with Glynn Academy as well as the other four home games this season. There will be no entry from Lester Road, either vehicular or pedestrian, due to construction. There are approximately 400 parking spaces on the Fleming Drive side of the stadium. These will be available on a first come first serve basis.
SYLVANIA - Michael Johnson didn't think he'd ever really get to be a starting quarterback.
The Statesboro softball team (1-2, 3-10) suffered its worst loss of the 2007 season Tuesday, falling 21-0 to Evans at Mill Creek.
NEW YORK - Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves roughed up a rusty Orlando Hernandez in a 13-5 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - A loss to Washington left the Braves talking about the need to sweep the New York Mets in a series beginning Monday. But even that might not be enough to revive Atlanta's playoff hopes.
MINNEAPOLIS - Somewhere, Michael Vick must have been shaking his head.
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers began their first home game of the 2007 season with a bang. However, the Tigers could not maintain momentum throughout the night, falling to the Trojans of Johnson County by a 12-0 margin.
Pinewood senior Lane Miller galloped for two late fourth-quarter touchdowns to help the Patriots put away a determined Bulloch Academy squad 19-0 at Gator Alley Friday night.
A patron asks, "Is that Bubba?"
AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.
AUGUSTA - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.
He walks up the 17th fairway at Augusta National uncomfortably upright, his hands clutched to both ends of a 7-iron that stretches toward the sky behind his head. He rocks the club from one hip to the other, bending his back side-to-side as he grimaces.
PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the prosecutor to restrain himself and he apologized - then went right back to trying to pick holes in the testimony of the double-amputee runner.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Don't rule out Niagara Falls as a potential future home of theBuffalo Bills.
AUGUSTA - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.
BALTIMORE - Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension he received last year for using performance-enhancing drugs.
PRETORIA, South Africa - A shaken Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a gruesome photo of his slain girlfriend's bloodied head on Wednesday, telling a prosecutor through tears, "I don't have to look at a picture. I was there."
Northwestern's Trevor Siemian said Wednesday it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking their concerns to their coach and administrators.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women's college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion.
There is no doubt that I am the Dr. Phil of relationships that have at least one fisherman in the family, so I have decided to bless you with a two-for-one special today.
AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.
ARLINGTON, Texas - No conference wanted them. Several teammates and their coach left them. The NCAA wouldn't have them.
AUGUSTA - The first full day at the Masters turned out to be a short one Monday.