Lanier Olliff scored three different ways Thursday to lead Bulloch Academy to a 35-6 victory over David Emanuel Academy in middle-school football action.
On special teams, he notched the game's opening points with a 70-yard kickoff return. He connected with Hunter Perry for a 37-yard touchdown pass. Later, Lanier had an option keeper around left end for a 10-yard score.
Tyce Lovett shook loose several tacklers and raced 37 yards for a score. Brian Harrison took an option pitch and rolled 17 yards to paydirt. G.C. Kimbrell kicked all five extra-point attempts.
Defensively, Lovett had an interception and Nathan Rice blocked an extra-point attempt. Leading tacklers were Perry, Kimbrell, Joshua Bohannon, Davis Childs, Walker Hennon and Will Downs.
GSU men hope to bounce back
Georgia Southern men’s soccer looks for a rebound this afternoon against Wofford starting at 1 p.m. The Eagles fell, 3-1 at No. 26 Furman on Tuesday night, but continue to lead the league with two victories in conference play. Friday’s game opens a soccer doubleheader at Eagle field with the Women’s Soccer team facing Western Carolina at 4 p.m.
Eagles travel for Elon tourney
Georgia Southern men’s tennis travels this weekend to the Elon Invitational in Elon, N.C.
The Eagles will take to the court against Duke, NC State, Wake Forest and East Carolina as well as league foes, UNC Greensboro and Elon. The flighted competition allows Georgia Southern to compete in singles, as well as doubles.
Following a 19 day layoff between tournaments the Lady Eagles return to competition at the Elon Invitational.
The Eagles are looking to build off a strong start to the fall schedule when they take the court Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Elon, N.C.
Lady Eagles host SoCon pair
The Georgia Southern women’s soccer team wraps up a four-match homestand this weekend with a pair of games against Western Carolina and Appalachian State.
The Eagles face the Catamounts today at 4 p.m. to close a soccer doubleheader at Eagle Field and return to action on Sunday against the Mountaineers.
The Eagles (2-7-2, 0-3-1 SoCon) closed out last weekend’s two-pack of matches with a 0-0 draw against Elon. Goalkeeper Katie Merson made six saves on the afternoon for her second clean sheet of the season. Georgia Southern was buoyed by three shots from Courtney Collins and Christine Watts.
Alex Murphy paces the Georgia Southern offense as a spark plug off the bench with four goals this season. Collins shares the team lead with Murphy, scoring four goals as well this season.