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.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Joey Harrington was briefly knocked out of the game and was face down on the winning score. Vinny Testaverde limped around, unable to will his soon-to-be 44-year-old body to a touchdown drive.
CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls can breathe a little easier. They expect Derrick Rose to return this season from his latest knee surgery.
In his first season as Georgia Southern head coach, Willie Fritz guided the Eagles to a Sun Belt Championship in their inaugural season at the FBS level. Georgia Southern finished the season with a 9-3 mark, including a perfect 8-0 run through Sun Belt competition.
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.