ATLANTA - Francisco Cordero rarely gives up homers - especially with his Brewers one out from a win. Rickie Weeks rarely bobbles easy grounders.
Bulloch Academy senior quarterback Jordan Walker ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more as the Gators blasted Bethesda Day School 36-7 Friday night at Gator Alley.
MILLEN – The Jenkins County Eagles entered Friday night more than prepared for the visiting Wildcats from Schley County. However, the Eagles turned out to be their own worst enemy, as constant penalties and a very costly turnover lead to a 14-7 defeat at the hands of the Wildcats.
SWAINSBORO - Rashad James completed 16 passes for 269 yards and 5 touchdowns as the Swainsboro Tigers stomped the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets 48-7 Friday.
Screven County broke open a close game with 20 points in the final six minutes to earn a 34-7 road win over Westside-Augusta in the Region 3-AA opener for the Gamecocks.
Statesboro had no problems Friday night with visiting Wayne County at Womack Field. The Blue Devils (3-0, 2-0) jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 35-6 victory to stay undefeated.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (1-2) kick off region play on the road against a tough Swainsboro team tonight at 7:30, and after a tough home loss to Vidalia, SEB coach John Kenny is looking ahead toward playing a region foe.
Last week's epic win for Statesboro over Glynn Academy in overtime, in the driving rain, close to midnight was no doubt big for the Blue Devils (2-0, 1-0). Any chance for a let down tonight against Wayne County?
The Portal Panthers (0-3) wrap up a brutal stretch of four-straight Class AA matchups today on the road against Appling County.
BROOKLET-The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jacket bats exploded as SEB took control of Region 3-AA by shutting out Metter (9-6, 7-2) 9-0 on an overcast evening Thursday.
Bulloch Academy football coach Clint Morgan uses one word over and over again when he talks about tonight's opponent, the Bethesda Day School Blazers.
TWIN CITY - Sometimes, it's about a little bit more than the football.
SYLVANIA - This time last year, Screven County pitcher Marla Thompson was starting for the Lady Gamecocks' middle school team. Now in the middle of the 2007 season, Thompson - just a freshman - has thrown every pitch for the varsity squad, and has led it to a 6-4 record (4-2, Region 3-AA).
ATLANTA - The Braves may be done with scoreboard watching, but the batting race could keep them entertained.
METTER - The Metter Lady Tigers (9-5, 7-1 Region 3-AA) required only one inning to get the 15 runs they needed to put the Josey Eagles away after three as Adrienne Lanier and Lexi Allen combined for eight strikeouts and a three-inning no hitter to get a 15-0 region win Thursday.
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.
A class action lawsuit targeting how high schools handle football concussions has been filed in Illinois, the first of its kind. The lawyer behind the suit, Joseph Siprut, is also behind a similar suit at the college level, reaching a settlement that is currently under review by a judge.
LAS VEGAS - What if the people who make their living rating teams every day were in charge of seeding the college football playoffs? What if the inaugural playoff season wasn't decided by a group of people with different agendas that might factor into their judgment?
GRAPEVINE, Texas - The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power.
ATLANTA - Blake Sims went out for one more snap, then trotted off the field to a standing ovation from the Alabama fans.