Perry wins season opener 21-14
It was Monroe’s first game since the graduation of four-year starting quarterback and former Herald Player of the Year Charles Stafford, and they struggled to move the ball early and then couldn’t punch it in the end zone late to force overtime.
Trojans' season opener will be on ESPNU
There’s no shortage of storylines for the 2014 Trojans, who open the season No. 2 in The Herald’s Fab 5 Poll and are still riding momentum from last year’s success. (ADDS: List of Lee County's returning starters, top newcomers and 2014 schedule)
Knights return eight starters
Deerfield lost 34-0 to Stratford Academy in last year’s state semifinals and have been motivated during the offseason to bounce back in 2014. (ADDS: List of Deerfield’s returning starters, top newcomers and 2014 schedule)
Eight original members honored
Several original Doublegate Country Club members were on hand Saturday to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary and swap stories as current members played in a Throwback Golf Tournament.
Baconton Charter is playing a full Region 1-A schedule for the first time this year, and Blazers coach Johnny Hayes said it will be a chance for his 11 seniors — the largest senior class in program history — to enjoy their final season in front of friends and family. (ADDS: List of Baconton Charter's returning starters and 2014 schedule)
Rams hold first preseason practice
Albany State kicked off the 2014 season Monday morning with a two-hour practice with helmets and no shoulder pads, and the team stepped onto the field with a little extra excitement and momentum following last year’s SIAC championship and season-ending, five-game winning streak.
Sherwood Christian starts season Aug. 22
Sherwood Christian Academy safety Kenney Brown led the Eagles with 111 tackles during his breakout junior season and is hoping for an even more impressive encore this fall.
Camilla’s Grover Stewart among those honored
Albany State offensive lineman Victor Moli and former Mitchell County star and sophomore defensive lineman Grover Stewart headline a group of Rams named to the USA College Football 2014 Preseason Division II All-American teams.
Trent Thompson is ready to announce decision
Westover star defensive tackle Trent Thompson, widely regarded as the nation’s top recruit, will make his college commitment Tuesday evening, and Georgia remains a top candidate for the senior.
Austin Cain moves to inside linebacker for Knights
Senior linebacker Austin Cain has taken over as lead of the Knights’ defense and is looking for a breakout year after getting taller, stronger and faster during the offseason.