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Sports briefs for Oct. 31
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The Hinesville Hurricanes, a semi-professional football team, will have its annual pre-season team and coaches meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Live Oak Church of God, 296 Live Oak Church Road in Hinesville. This season, the team will participate in the Elite America Football league and begin play in February. Potential players, ages 18 and older, are encouraged to attend the meeting. The season will feature five home and five away games. For more information, call coach James Sharp at 912-269-0830 or coach Michael “Ice” Jones at 912-977-4375.

Royce Learning Center hosting benefit tourney
Royce Learning Center will host its second annual Pool Tournament for Literacy from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Southside Billiard Club, 13051 Abercorn St. No. 2 in Savannah. The event is a scotch-doubles, round-robin format and includes a prize drawings. Royce needs amateur pool players. Teams consist of two players. Team registration fee is $40. Register at or call 912-354-4047. All funds raised benefit the Adult Literacy Program at Royce Learning Center. For more information, call Maggie Keenan at 912-354-4047.

Eagles look to rebound Saturday vs. Furman
Georgia Southern hosts Furman on Saturday, looking to bounce back after last weekend’s 38-14 loss to Appalachian State in Boone, N.C.
Kickoff is at 1 p.m., according to
Against Appalachian State,  the Eagles (4-3 overall, 2-3 in the Southern Conference) scored first on a 9-yard run by Jerod McKinnon. However, the Mountaineers (2-6, 2-3) scored 31 straight points .
Kevin Ellison led GSU with 110 yards rushing.

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