Late in the fourth quarter senior Panther running back Shadrach Thornton picked up a one-hopper from a punt and dashed for 70 yards on what appeared to be the game winning touchdown against Wayne County High at Donell Woods tonight.
The rivalry started out as preseason scrimmages over the past few years, but the battle between Liberty County and Wayne County turned into a Region 2-AAAA fight last season.
Bradwell Institute will play under the big lights tonight at Grayson Stadium in Savannah against an old rival and coach Jim Walsh's alma mater, Benedictine.
It's been a rough season for the local football teams, and while it's easy for the fans to point fingers and place blame, they need to remember the kids that play the game still need our support.
Some football programs attempt to schedule easier opponents for their annual homecoming games. That can't be said for Long County this year as the Blue Tide take on highly ranked Appling County tonight.
When First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted the first round of the Georgia Independent Schools Association state soccer tournament Saturday at the St. James Sports Center, there was plenty of drama as FPCA sent the game into overtime.
Former Liberty County Panthers running back Roderick Jones scored his first touchdown of this season, helping the Shorter University Hawks to a 30-13 win over Belhaven on Saturday.
The Long County High School football team lost another close game on Friday, this time to the Brantley County Herons by a score of 32-26.
The stadium was filled with several alumni classes who were on hand for the Tigers' homecoming game against Jenkins on Friday, but the Warriors were bent on spoiling the evening as they rolled to a 31-5 victory at Olvey Field.
It was anyone's game during the first quarter as Liberty County took on Ware County on Friday night in Waycross. But the Gators are ranked sixth in Class AAAA for a reason and quickly gained control to beat the Panthers, 47-6.
It was a rebuilding season for the Lady Panthers' softball team this year, but the Liberty County girls and their coaching staff still had plenty to celebrate during their end-of-the-season awards dinner on Wednesday.
Anderson, S.C., has a new championship football team. Its semipro team, the Red Dawgs, knocked off the reigning champions, the Hinesville Hurricanes, 21-12, on Oct. 1 to win the 2011 Southeastern American Football League title.
Bradwell lost to Jenkins tonight on Olvey Field scoring only a safety and a field goal but allowing the Warriors to score 33 points in a REgion 3-AAAAA matchup. Final BI 5, Jenkins 31.
The Liberty County High School football team will take a long bus ride to Waycross and enter Gator country tonight, where the Panthers will face Ware County at 7:30 p.m.
With only three regular-season games left, Bradwell Institute will try to get things moving in the right direction when the Tigers play host to Jenkins tonight for homecoming.