Leading 7-6 and headed into the fourth quarter, the Brentwood Eagles had seemingly wrestled the Bulloch Academy Gators into submission and almost had the electrical tape wrapped around their snouts.
The Claxton Tigers ran 49 offensive plays and fullback Jamalcolm Morgan carried the football on 33 of them as the Tigers got their first win of the season, a 14-0 homecoming win over Jenkins County.
According to the most recent Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Coaches Poll, Bulloch Academy is the king of the mountain in Class AA football and the Brentwood Eagles come to Statesboro tonight to try and knock them off.
PORTAL - Turnovers and injuries have played a huge part in Portal's 0-4 start, but for the Panthers, coming off of a bye week and heading into the first game of region play has been the fresh start the players and fans have been looking for.
MILLEN - Jenkins County Eagles fans have gotten accustomed to 1-9 seasons and running second-half clocks for a while now, but when head coach Chuck Conley took over the team in 2005, he thought it was a time for a change.
The Statesboro defense was supposed to be the team's weakness coming into 2007. Don't look now, but the Blue Devil 'D' could slowly be turing into an SHS strength.
Boys: Darion Carter was a triple threat for Bulloch Academy last Friday.
The Bulloch Academy Gators have a new weapon. His name is Carter, Darion Carter.
Brittany Raines pitched a complete game and struck out six, Kittrella Mikell went 1-for-4 at the plate and Tiffany Lee made a running catch to rob a hit Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough for the three Statesboro seniors as SHS lost a heartbreaker 4-3 in extra innings to visiting Lakeside.
BROOKLET - The rain clouds threatened from the opening pitch to the final out, but despite a slight drizzle throughout the contest, it was business as usual for the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets as Megan Barnwell struck out 14 Lady Tigers and SEB topped Region 3-AA foe Swainsboro 6-1 Tuesday.
ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur hurriedly cleaned out his locker at Turner Field, tossing some stuff into a cardboard box, the rest into a nearby trash can. The Braves outfielder was eager to put a wrap on another playoff-less season and get to the golf course.
The curse continues for the Bulloch Academy girls' softball team.
ATLANTA - On this day at least, the Atlanta Falcons didn't need Michael Vick or Matt Schaub.
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.
SHANGHAI - Graeme McDowell typically looks at the leaderboard more often at the start of a tournament. It gives him a sense of how the course is playing and what score he might need to contend at the finish.
When Syracuse played defending national champion Florida State the only thing surprising about the outcome was the score.
Too often, the so-called Battle of Ohio has been about as tasty as week-old Skyline Chili.
Georgia's bobwhite quail season comes in later this month and that is the best news I can give you.
MIAMI - The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez gave his cousin nearly $1 million last year to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs.
Jahlil Okafor has yet to play a game for Duke. The hype surrounding his arrival is all pegged to potential and what he accomplished against high school players.
CHICAGO - Joe Maddon's unusual road to the manager's office at Wrigley Field included a job interview at an RV park in Pensacola, Florida. The first public stop was a bar across the street from the iconic ballpark, where Maddon offered to buy a beer and a shot for everyone in the room.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina has tried for years to remove the stain of an academic scandal that began with an office administrator setting up sham classes to help struggling students - only to see things get worse.
SHANGHAI - Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium is among the longest hitters in golf. When he's hitting it straight, it can be a dangerous combination.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.
Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.