The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority will kick off their season of F1rst Friday’s with the Downtown Pep Rally on August 6th from 5:30-8 pm at the Statesboro Courthouse. The event will showcase local high school marching bands, football teams, and cheerleading squads. 

The 2021 Downtown Pep Rally is a public event celebrating local High School Football teams in Bulloch County. Rhan Hutcheson, the Executive Director of the Averitt Center for the Arts, will introduce each of the teams  as they take the stage on the Courthouse Steps.

Join the community and show some team spirit in celebrating each school. Rhan Hutcheson will interview the coaches and some of the key players to discuss their teams’ upcoming seasons. This year’s pep rally schedule of appearance is as follows: 5:30 p.m. Bulloch Academy, 6:00 p.m. Portal High School, 6:30 Georgia Southern University Athletics, and 7:30 p.m. Statesboro High School.

The proud sponsor of this year’s Downtown Pep Rally event is Statesboro Natural Gas. They will be providing hotdogs and refreshments for the attending teammates. There will also be local vendors on Siebald Street selling food and products to parents and other community members.

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority would also like to thank their additional sponsors for 2021-2022: CORE Credit Union, Georgia Power, Colony Bank, East Georgia Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, Coca-Cola, Statesboro Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Southern Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Tormenta FC, Cinnaholic, Statesboro Properties and McKeithen’s True Value . 

For more information, please contact the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority by calling 912-764-7227 or emailing