EVANS - Statesboro bent, bent and then bent some more. But when it came time to make a play, the Blue Devils made just enough to escape with a 21-0 victory over Lakeside-Evans Friday night.
Tharon Davis had 22 carries for 219 yards and three touchdowns, and the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (1-4, 0-2 Region 3-AA) got the ball back down 21-20 with 1:57 to go in the game after stopping the Westside (Augusta) Patriots on fourth down, but couldn't capitalize as they dropped their second-straight region game in front of a capacity homecoming crowd Friday.
Bulloch Academy's Darion Carter was a triple threat Friday night against Briarwood Academy.
The Statesboro Blue Devils will face a wide open, passing attack when they travel to Lakeside tonight. Luckily, that's exactly what they shut down last week.
In 2006, Briarwood quarterback David Russell ran for two touchdowns and netted 129 yards passing to lead the Buccaneers to a 25-16 win over Bulloch Academy in Warrenton.
PHILADELPHIA - When Jimmy Rollins boldly predicted the Phillies would win the NL East, he didn't expect it would take Philadelphia this long to reach first place.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets look to build on the performance of quarterback Joe Wilson after the loss in Swainsboro on Friday, Sept. 21 and put together an offensive show for a crowd of students and alumni during tonight's homecoming game against Region 3-AA foe Westside at Fred Shaver Field.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (12-4, 9-1 Region 3-AA) celebrated homecoming with an 11-2 victory over visiting Jefferson County Thursday.
Entering the 2007 season, the Statesboro coaching staff had a decision to make - Cone or Connell?
BROOKLET - They may have started off the season 1-3, but the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets have shown that they have some very real threats on the offensive side of the ball.
PHILADELPHIA - Kyle Lohse gave the Phillies something they've sorely lacked down the stretch.
PHILADELPHIA - Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and Chipper Jones had a two-run shot, helping the Atlanta Braves keep their slim playoff hopes alive with a 10-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
Statesboro's Nic Lanier is the go-to guy. That's saying something when the Blue Devils consistently hand the ball off to five or six running backs a game.
Statesboro broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the fourth, then held on for a 6-3 win over the Academy of Richmond County Tuesday at Mill Creek.
PORTAL - Ariel "Red" Lanier's bases-loaded, three-run double in the fourth inning gave the Portal Lady Panthers (5-4) a 5-0 lead and the Claxton Lady Tigers could not climb back as Kaylie Howell pitched a three-hit shutout and PHS got a 7-0 Region 3-A win Tuesday.
NEW YORK - It was just two guys talking football and posing for pictures with a big bronze trophy.
BALTIMORE - Navy's unprecedented 12-game winning streak against Army has increased the pressure on both teams Saturday.
Discussing his Green Bay Packers' victory over the Atlanta Falcons on a snowy night at Lambeau Field this week, coach Mike McCarthy uttered the sort of platitude that certainly sounds true.
MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL's hard line on Adrian Peterson held up.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The ruling on the field stands: A high school football team from a tiny Oklahoma town is moving on to the state semifinals, having topped an Oklahoma City powerhouse after an improperly enforced penalty with 64 seconds left.
NEW YORK - Once mumps invades a professional sports dressing room, it finds a fertile breeding ground and the NHL is finding that it is not easy to get rid of.
MADISON, Wis. - The voice sounded a little weary. The steps were a bit slow, at least compared to Melvin Gordon's usual gait around Camp Randall Stadium.
SAN DIEGO - Baseball's winter meetings ended with an old-style spurt of swaps, with All-Stars switching teams at a rapid pace and executives scrambling to fill roster voids.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton will not play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while recovering from an automobile crash that left him with two fractures in his lower back.
SAN DIEGO - Jon Lester agreed Tuesday night to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs, the first big deal of the offseason involving a top-level starting pitcher and one Chicago hopes will help end more than a century of frustration at Wrigley Field's Friendly Confines.
IRVING, Texas - NFL owners moved quickly and unanimously Wednesday to change the league's personal conduct policy. Now the question is how, or whether, the players' union responds.
WINDEMERE, Fla. - Steve Stricker's easy ride into semi-retirement could be coming to a crossroads.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - When Jeff Monken awakens every morning only one thing is on his mind, and it's been that way since he was hired as head coach at Army a year ago: #BEATNAVY.
NEW YORK - NCAA President Mark Emmert said Tuesday that it was troubling to see the University of Alabama-Birmingham drop its football program, but he believes Olympic sports are more vulnerable to cuts as schools look at athletic budgets.