STATESBORO - Georgia Southern rang in the Football Bowl Subdivision era with the first game in a newly-renovated Paulson Stadium against Savannah State on Saturday evening. However, the starters only got to play in half of it.
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Thursday, the Long County High School softball team ended a three-game losing streak by beating St. Vincent's Academy in Ludowici.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy didn't play football Friday. The team entered its bye-week looking at a 0-2 start. But the Highlanders have an opportunity to turn things around Friday.
With the game tied 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Lady Panther Cassidy Collum displayed her patience and pitching savvy. The Lady Panthers had bases loaded but two outs. Focused and knowing she was ahead in the count with three balls and one strike, Collum waited as the pitch came her way and saw that it was high and outside.
Lady Tiger Mackenzie Stewart tossed five strikeouts and was three for three at bat but it wasn't enough to hold off the Statesboro Blue Devils on the softball field Thursday. The Statesboro girls beat Bradwell, 8-1, in a Region 3-AAAAA contest on the Lady Tigers' field.
Liberty County High School defeated McIntosh County Academy 45-14 Friday night in a non-region contest in Darien.
Bradwell Institute suffered a heartbreaking loss on the road Friday falling to Calvary Day 28-21 in a heated game that was tied with five minutes left on the clock.
Bradwell Institute will be in Savannah at 7:30 tonight to take on Calvary Day in a non-region game.
The Liberty County Panthers will play McIntosh County Academy tonight in Darien in a non-region game.
The Long County High School softball team is back on the diamond again today and Saturday, as the Lady Tide travel to the Jeff Davis Recreation Department in Hazlehurst for a non-region tournament.
Well, the Football Bowl Subdivision era is officially under way at Georgia Southern, with the Eagles dropping a heartbreaker last Saturday at North Carolina State.
There were several moments that old-school Georgia Southern fans must've smiled Saturday when Willie Fritz's Georgia Southern Eagles played North Carolina State.
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Liberty County eked out a 10-9 win over Bradwell on Friday at Olvey Field in a game filled with mistakes and penalties. But there were some positives for both squads.
Liberty County High School scored a 47-0 shutout over Windsor Forest during Friday night's Homecoming game. The region 3-AAAA victory guarantees the Panthers will play in the first round of the playoffs.
Saturday's game between Georgia Southern and Georgia State in the Georgia Dome will be the biggest rivalry game in the state - between two teams that have never played each other, anyway.
Faith Baptist Christian Academy will wrap up the home portion of its first 11-man season tonight when it hosts the Faith Baptist Academy North Warriors at 7:30 at Long County Recreation Department football field in Ludowici.
Pembroke and the Downtown Development Authority will host the annual 5K/10K and Spooktacular festival Saturday in the city.
Liberty County's home game Friday against Windsor Forest is a big one beyond just being this year's homecoming contest.
Bradwell Institute will be at South Effingham on Friday to take on the Mustangs in a Region 3-AAAAA contest.
The Long County High School football team will be looking to accomplish something Friday that it hasn't done to date: beat McIntosh County.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy will finish the season on the road with games out of Hinesville the next two Fridays.
The Long County Recreation Department cheerleaders and players recently were recognized by Long County High School.
It appears the walking dead were among humans at the inaugural Dawn of the Zombies 5K run last Saturday at Holbrook Pond.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted Memorial Day on Friday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville for the team's first region game of the season.
The Liberty County High School Panthers came achingly close to victory Friday night in Thomson, but in the end fell just a smidgen short.
The Bradwell Tigers suffered another difficult loss Friday when the Statesboro Blue Devils shut them out, 17-0, at home.
Long County dropped to 2-5 overall and 0-4 in Region 2-AA with its 36-20 loss to Groves on Thursday in Garden City in a televised game.
Standing in the path of an Atlanta team intent on establishing the run to spare its own sinking 31st-ranked defense is Baltimore's 3-4 scheme capable of winning - if not dominating - every matchup up front. Atlanta's edge is on the perimeter with wide receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White, who had 12 catches in his last game against the Ravens. Quarterback Matt Ryan makes too many throws eye-to-eye with pass rushers and more horizontal patterns and dump-offs to running backs Antone Smith and Steven Jackson spreads Baltimore's attacking linebackers.