Stories by Donald Heath

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Eagles stressing balance on offense

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern's coaches and players are hoping to achieve higher goals in 2015 by getting better in the air and becoming more balanced on offense.
By Donald Heath

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gallon moves up to starter for Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern's Deshawntee Gallon, a rising senior, will have a chance to start at linebacker in the upcoming season after serving as a key backup in 2014.
By Donald Heath

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Georgia Southern coach pleased with class

STATESBORO, Ga. – Georgia Southern football coach Willie Fritz hears it all during recruiting and tells a story about a recruit who wanted to give the Eagles “a soft verbal commitment.”
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Heath: Ex-Blazer finds home with Eagles

Former Alabama-Birmingham player Roscoe Byrd says he's happy to have landed on his feet at Georgia Southern.
By Donald Heath

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Georgia Southern coach honored

Georgia Southern's Willie Fritz was voted Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year by his coaching peers and members of the media
By Donald Heath

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Georgia Southern bowl appeal denied

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern might have gone undefeated in the Sun Belt Conference, but the Eagles stayed winless Tuesday when taking on the NCAA.
By Donald Heath

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Youyoute, Georgia Southern help lift each other

There's not much to say when it's fourth down and a championship is on the line and the clock on your college career is under 15 minutes and ticking away.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Eagles rally to win Sun Belt title

STATESBORO, Ga. — Trailing by four points in the fourth quarter and down to its third-string quarterback, Georgia Southern found a way to win – again.
By Donald Heath

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Georgia Southern trying to forget Navy loss

Georgia Southern will try to erase its worst memories of the year, allowing just championship thoughts to sink in.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Georgia Southern earns share of Sun Belt title

Georgia Southern, picked to finish eighth in its first year of Sun Belt Conference play, claimed a share of the league title Saturday after Appalachian State defeated previously undefeated ...
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Midshipmen romp past Eagles

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Keenan Reynolds ran for a career-high 277 yards and six touchdowns and passed for another to lead Navy over Georgia Southern 52-19 on Saturday.
By Donald Heath

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Eagles seek win that will change perception

Seven of Georgia South­ern’s eight wins this season have come against Sun Belt Conference teams. Another victory came at the hands of Savannah State.
By Donald Heath

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Eagles believe they can make run in Sun Belt

STATESBORO, Ga. — Most coaches welcome a fresh slate – particularly at Georgia Southern, where men’s second-year coach Mark Byington sees an opportunity for the Eagles to make strides with a new ...
By Donald Heath

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Move to defense pays off for Georgia Southern player

Matt Dobson didn't think twice about moving from quarterback to safety because, as he says, that's just the way it is at Georgia Southern.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Eagles hold off Bobcats

SAN MARCOS, Texas - Matt Dobson returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown to help Georgia Southern win its seventh consecutive game, holding off Texas State 28-25 on Saturday night.
By Donald Heath

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Georgia Southern coach has strong Texas ties

Texas has always been good to Georgia Southern coach Willie Fritz.
By Donald Heath

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Georgia Southern can pass if it must

Georgia Southern coach Willie Fritz calls it the fourth phase of the option.
By Donald Heath

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Eagles like flying in rarefied air

There's a nip in the air. Halloween is a few days in the rearview mirror, and there's a reminder around Georgia Southern of an old Doc Spurgeon saying.
By Donald Heath

Georgia Southern looking to get defensive against Texas State

STATESBORO, Ga. - After playing against four consecutive predominately passing teams, Georgia Southern began preparation for a running attack.
By Donald Heath

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Eagles quarterback continues his scoring streak

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern quarterback Kevin Ellison continued to find a path to the end zone Thursday night.
By Donald Heath
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