David Emanuel Academy (0-1) kept things interesting for a half, but a young and inexperienced Bulloch Academy (1-0) squad grew up in a hurry, bouncing back in the second and knocking off the Eagles 40-12 in the season opener at Gator Alley Thursday.
Statesboro's receiving corps has just come out of the package - and Luke Connell and the SHS offense are ready to use them.
Statesboro began final preparations for the 2008 season Monday, shifting attention from themselves to Week One opponent Josey.
Frederica Academy cross country runners were as thick as sand gnats on St. Simons Island as the Knights won both the boys' and girls' team titles Monday afternoon at Bulloch Academy.
Year one at Southeast Bulloch under head coach John Kenny had its growing pains.
He's got an accurate touch on the football, he's quick, he's shifty, he's just a sophomore, and he's the starting quarterback for the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets.
The 2008 football season will be one to remember - that I can assure you.
Now that there's 13 teams in Region 3-A, getting into the playoffs may just be a little bit harder.
TWIN CITY - Emanuel County Institute left no doubt as to who was the No. 1 team in Class A in the state of Georgia in 2007. Now they're ready to make sure no one's asking questions in 2008.
The last two seasons in Metter have been all about building a foundation from the bottom up. In 2006, coach Clay Hill inherited a Tiger squad without much experience, and he has focused on developing the middle school kids and keeping the numbers up. Metter has consistently fielded over 50 kids in each of the last two seasons, and with a strong foundation both offensively and defensively, the coaching staff feels the team is ready to compete again.
When Chuck Conley arrived in Millen in 2005, the Jenkins County football team was struggling.
CLAXTON - The youth movement in Claxton is over.
The Screven County Gamecocks are getting used to being back in the playoffs.
PORTAL - It's no surprise that the Portal Panthers will be offering a new look in 2008.
For years, Statesboro has been synonymous with running the football.
Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant.