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Subway Spotlight: SHS's Jacob Schofill and SEB's Mary Flott

    The Statesboro defense has allowed just six points in its last 16 quarters of game action and Jacob Schofill is a big reason for the Blue Devils’ dominance.
    Although the junior safety is in his first season as a starter for the Devils, he has become an impact player capable of turning a game with one play.
    “At first, I just wanted to prove that I belonged out on the field,” said Schofill. “I think that, as a unit, this defense has really come together. We feel comfortable and we feel like we can stop whoever we’re playing.”
    In a tight 13-6 win over South Effingham last week, Schofill made his presence known in a big way. The Mustangs were driving early and threatening to take a lead when Schofill stepped in front of a pass for the interception.
    Schofill has two interceptions this season and is even more of a threat to lay the hit on receivers running downfield.
    “I’m not the biggest guy out there, but I try to play without any fear,” said Schofill. “I want to instill fear into everyone else. I want to make guys think about going after passes in the middle of the field.”
    Schofill and his Devils have a chance to clinch their sub-region with a win at Wayne County Friday night.

    Southeast Bulloch continued its run of success in fall sports despite moving up a classification this season as both the boys and girls cross-country squads put in a good showing at the Region 1-AAA meet last week.
    The boys finished third in the region while the girls – led by Mary Flott’s time of 22:56 – notched a second place finish.
    Flott’s impressive time was good for ninth among all runners at the region meet.
    “It’s taken a lot of hard work this season,” said Flott. “We knew that the competition would be tougher in our new region. I think that we’ve all gotten better throughout the season and pretty much everyone has gotten down to the times that we set as our goals.”
    Flott and the rest of the Jackets now look forward to the Class AAA state meet to be held Nov. 10 in Carrolton. In addition to competing against the best runners in the state, Flott is also preparing for a more challenging course.
    “Up in Carrolton, the course is a lot more hilly than anything we run down here,” said Flott. “It takes a lot of concentration to pace yourself for the tough parts of the course while running hard and being competitive.”