PORTAL — Jon Willoughby will be introduced as the next head football coach of the Portal Panthers at a news conference Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Willoughby comes to Portal from Southeast Bulloch, where he coached the quarterbacks and outside linebackers on coach Pat Collins' staff.
Willoughby takes over for David NeSmith, who resigned from Portal to become the offensive coordinator at Bradwell Institute.
Under NeSmith, the Panthers went 10-19-1 in three years, including a 3-3 record in Region 3-A in 2013.
Blue Devils swept, eliminated
CARROLLTON — The Statesboro Blue Devils ran out of gas in the quarterfinals of the GHSA Class AAAA state playoffs, getting swept by Carrollton on the road 5-2 and 7-3 to put to bed a season that included a 23-8 overall record and a regular season subregion championship.
In game two, Jackson Ware's RBI single in the third inning drove in Clay Reed and put the Blue Devils ahead 3-2, but Carrollton struck for four runs in the fifth, including a three-run home run by Will Hesterlee.
The teams traced punches in the early going, battling to a 2-2 tie that included a solo homer by Connor Akins in the first.
Carrolton's John Jaiter hit a two-run bomb in the four-run third inning in game one that the Blue Devils never recovered from.
SBCPRD youth scores
The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department saw plenty of action over the last week in baseball, softball and soccer.
In the Midget Girls softball league, the Statesboro Dental Associates PC Cowboys beat the Stafford Law Group Wildcats 7-2, the East Georgia Regional Medical Center Wildcats shut out the AmeriGas Seminoles 10-0, and the Metter Ford Bulldogs beat the Chick-fil-A Tigers 9-1 on May 6. On May 8, the Statesboro Dental Associates PC Cowboys defeated the Metter Ford Bulldogs 6-2. The Stafford Law Group Wildcats beat the East Georgia Regional Medical Center Wildcats 4-3 and the Kiwanis Club of Statesboro Hurricanes beat the AmeriGas Seminoles 5-4.
In the Minor Boys Baseball League, the Roberts Truck Center Mariners beat the Southeast Roofing Solutions Nationals 14-7, the Bank of Newintgton Giants beat the RC Lawn Care Angels 10-9, the 80 East Storage Red Sox beat the Craig R Tremble Funeral Home Cubs 14-4, the Parker Engineering Cardinals beat the Barr Law Offices A’s 20-16, the Zeigler AllState Mets beat the Dr. Don Aaron Braves 7-5 and the Glenn/Davis & Associates Phillies tied with the Wing Maxx Orioles on May 6.
On May 8, the Glenn/Davis and Associates Phillies beat the RC Lawn Care Angels 13-5, the Southeast Roofing Solutions beat the Zeigler Allstate Mets 11-8, the Barr Law Offices A’s stormed past the 80 East Storage Red Sox 18-5, the Wing Maxx Orioles beat the Forest Heights Pharmacy Yankees 8-7.
On May 10, the Glenn/Davis & Associates Phillies beat the 80 East Storage Red Sox 13-5, the Dr. Don Aaron Braves beat the Wing Maxx Orioles 9-4, the Parker Engineering Cardinals and the Roberts Truck Center Mariners tied their game with nine runs each, the Craig R Tremble Funeral Home Cubs beat the Bank of Newington Giants 6-1, The RC Lawn Care Angels beat the Barr Law Offices A’s 10-5, and the Zeigler Allstate Mets beat the Forest Heights Yankees 6-5.
In the Midget Boys league, Moe’s Southwest Grill Nationals beat the Pawn City Tigers 11-2 and the AfterHours Glass Phillies won their game against the Statesboro Floor Covering Giants 14-2, the OneMain Financial Cubs scored beat the Anderson Surveyors Orioles 10-7 and the Walker Tree Service Bravesbeat the D & R Car Care Padres 5-4.
In the U-10 Soccer League, the Howard Lumber and Hardware Timbers beat the Terminators 4-0, the Kiwanis Club of Statesboro Fusion, the Scorchers tied their game 2-2 and the Rowdies beat the Outlaws 3-0 during the games on May 6.
On May 8, the Outlaws also beat the Terminators with a score of 3-0. The Rowdies beat the Scorchers 2-0, and the Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting Hurricanes beat the Kiwanis Club of Statesboro Fusion 4-0.
In the U-12 Soccer League on May 6, the Kiwanis Club of Statesboro Cyclones beat the Galactic Comics and Games Rampage 2-0 and the Moe’s Southwest Grill Eagles and the Kiwanis Club of Statesboro Cyclones tied 1-1 on May 8.
For standings in all the SBCPRD leagues, please visit www.bullochrec.com.
If you have a score to report, call (912) 489-9408.