The Blitz - Week 2

Watch this week's episode of The Blitz, featuring staff writers Wayne Staats and David Lee, as they report from Westside High School.

Thompson ready to lead Gamecocks

When South Carolina opens the season Thursday night against Texas A&M, make no mistake that Dylan Thompson is the leader of the Gamecocks.
By John Boyette

South Carolina has plenty of talent left

Steve Spurrier's confident South Carolina hasn't run out of football talent, even with some of the best in the game off to the NFL.
By Pete Iacobelli

Eagles have developed stronger work ethic

After an 0-10 campaign last season, Josey's football team thinks its goal of making the playoffs is attainable.
By Royal Shepherd

UGA legend Magill remembered by friends

With a celebration of Dan Magill's life set for noon Thursday at Athens Country Club, two of Magill's close friends, Jack Bauerle and Allen Miller, shared personal memories of the man.
By Doug Stutsman

Curtis Baptist returns hungry after near title

Curtis Baptist enters the season with a senior-heavy core after reaching the GISA Class A state championship in 2013.
By David Lee

Douglas remains relevant in Bulldogs' offense

Brendan Douglas, a sophomore from Aquinas, remains a part of the Bulldogs' gameplan as the No. 3 tailback during UGA's preseason camp.
By Scott Michaux

Falcons, Jaguars trying to settle offensive line spots

Jacksonville hopes to settlethe center position job in Thursday's preseason finale against Atlanta, which also is looking to finalize its offensive line.
By Mark Long

Logano has thrived since joining Penske

Joe Gibbs Racing didn't hesitate when it had the opportunity to add Matt Kenseth to its roster a year ago, even if it meant getting rid of Joey Logano.
By Don Coble

Braves nip Mets, snap skid

NEW YORK - Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off former Augusta GreenJacket Zack Wheeler and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.
By Charles O'Brien

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Solving the schedules

If the 14-team Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conferences would scrap the two-division system, they could maintain essential rivalries while establishing more frequent competition within the conferences.

Georgia State ends 16-game losing streak

ATLANTA - Wil Lutz kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4 seconds left and Georgia State won for the first time as an FBS member, beating Abilene Christian 38-37 on Wednesday night.

Falcons, Jaguars trying to settle offensive line in finale

Jacksonville hopes to settle the offnesive line position in Thursday's preseason finale against Atlanta, which also is looking to finalize its offensive line.
By Mark Long

Darlington gets Labor Day weekend race back

Darlington Raceway will return to its traditional Labor Day weekend date next season in one of the few significant changes to NASCAR's 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule.

Questions abound for Manchester United

MANCHESTER, England - Louis van Gaal has always said it could get worse before it gets better at Manchester United. He couldn't have thought it would get this bad.
By Steve Douglas

Overtime

In Savannah, Ga., the Augusta GreenJackets scored all their runs off doubles in Wednesday's 5-4 victory over the Savannah Sand Gnats.

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