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.
Once again, Statesboro has a serious chance to contend for a state championship.
My friends, it's been a long and wearisome journey this summer.
Whether in the weight room, on the football field or in the classroom, Bulloch Academy senior David Poole goes above and beyond.
PORTAL - Coming off a 1-9 season, the Portal Panthers had a reality check - it's time to turn things around.
Bulloch Academy amassed 3,468 total yards and scored 314 points last football season en route to an 8-3 record.
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - The Georgia Southern women's soccer team opened the season with a 2-0 victory over Gardner-Webb Saturday.
SPARTA - Bulloch Academy scored on its first two possessions and stood firm on defense as the Gators beat Piedmont Academy 16-8 in the annual John Hancock Kickoff Classic Thursday.
ATHENS - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.
The Oakland Raiders have gone a calendar year without a victory.
PHILADELPHIA - The NFL on Wednesday urged a judge to approve an estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion lawsuits despite concerns raised by former players or survivors who feel left out.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M, LSU and Kentucky are off this week and five other teams in the Southeastern Conference get a respite from the rigors of league play with nonconference games.