TWIN CITY – After last week's pummeling of Seminole County, the Bulldogs of Emanuel County Institute welcomed Dooly County to town as they rolled into Rountree Stadium for the second round of the 2007 state football playoffs. Though the Bobcats' record was a formidable 10-1 entering the contest, the Bulldogs made quick work of their latest victims, gaining the upper hand early and refusing to let go as they cruised to a 35-0 victory.
The Screven County Gamecocks are one win better and one seed higher heading into the GHSA Class-AA State Playoffs than they were in 2006. While the improvement is nice, SCHS won't settle. The goal is to advance in the playoffs.
By MATT YOGUS
The Portal Panthers knew they would have a big gap to fill in 2007 when senior and leading scorer Fred Williams played his last game of the season in the 2006 GHSA state playoffs, but with some familiar faces and some new additions, PHS hopes it will not miss a beat.
TWIN CITY – Last season, the Bulldogs of Emanuel County rolled into the state playoffs as the top ranked team, only to walk away with a devastating first round loss. Ranked number one yet again this season, it is evident that they plan on sticking around a bit longer. The Bulldogs rolled to victory in their first round game against visiting Seminole County, pasting the Indians by a score of 49-23.
Southeast Bulloch (0-1) kept it close for the first two quarters, but the Statesboro Blue Devils (1-0) outscored the Yellow Jackets 43-22 in the second half to open their season with a 64-38 home win Saturday night.
Steve Pennington put it best earlier in the week: "As long as we still got a breath, we still have a chance."
BAINBRIDGE - Bainbridge scored 28 unanswered points and rode a dominant second half effort to beat Statesboro 28-14 Friday at Centennial Field in the first round of the GHSA Class AAAA playoffs.
The Blue Devils are looking for leaders.
There's no avoiding that big elephant in the corner of the room over there. Emanuel County Institute was in this exact position just one year ago - a 10-0 record, a region 3-A title and a No. 1 seed in the state playoffs. Result: A 10-6 loss to Hawkinsville.
Washaun Ealey's numbers are unreal.
The Bulloch Academy varsity girls' basketball team kicks off its 2007-08 season tonight by hosting the second annual Lady Gator Classic.
"Everybody was kind of shocked," said quarterback Luke Connell. "We thought that we were going to come out on top in that game. We knew that we could have left more out on the field than we did."
There are many memories that high school students take with them long after they receive their diplomas. For SHS CC runners, competing in the GHSA State AAAA Championships on Saturday will be a highlight of their athletic careers not soon forgotten.
The Georgia High School Association released its reclassification numbers for athletic competition starting in the fall of 2008.
Despite my personal preference for baseball and football, one of my first sports-related memories stems from the boxing ring.
NEW YORK - The NFL draft heads to Chicago this year, with the top overall choice in ourmock draft not planning to be on hand. No matter: Tampa Bay will already have let its selection know when the crowd in the Windy City gets, uh, wind of the pick.
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.