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The WTOC Sports team covers all athletic events across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
5 days ago
Recapping the NFL Draft with Tori McElhaney, ATL Falcons reporter for The Athletic
WTOC's Lyndsey Gough is joined by Tori McElhaney, the Atlanta Falcons reporter for The Athletic.
Apr 14, 2021
Golf coverage continues with the RBC Heritage
After wrapping up The Masters, our golf coverage continues with the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Apr 6, 2021
It is time for The Masters, w/ SportsCenter anchor Michael Eaves
ESPN SportsCenter anchor Michael Eaves joins the pod from Augusta, Ga. as its finally Masters Week!
Mar 29, 2021
Playoff rounds needed to claim Club Car Championship
Mar 15, 2021
Getting ready for the Big Dance
ESPN College Basketball reporter Myron Medcalf joins the pod to talk all things March Madness.
Feb 22, 2021
State playoffs begin for high school basketball
WTOC's Sports Director, Lyndsey Gough, is joined by Islands High coach Karl DeMasi and Justin Jarrett of LowCo Sports.
Feb 10, 2021
National Signing Day around the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry
Jan 27, 2021
Pro hockey is coming to Savannah
WTOC Sports Director Lyndsey Gough and Digital Anchor Jake Wallace react to the news of Savannah's new pro hockey team, which will begin play in 2022. Jake talks with the team's president Bob Ohrablo about choosing Savannah, what it will take to be successful, and if Savannah can become a hockey town. Plus, Lyndsey and Jake discuss ideas for the team's name.
Jan 18, 2021
Looking back on a wild college football season with SI’s Pat Forde
Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated recaps UGA, Clemson and South Carolina’s college football season. Changes to made to the Georgia Southern coaching staff. GSU Athletic Director Jard Benko talks the impact of COVID-19 testing on athletic budgets.
Jan 4, 2021
Shai Werts discusses his decision to transfer
Georgia Southern's starting quarterback Shai Werts joins WTOC Sports Director Lyndsey Gough to discuss his decision to transfer. Breaking down UGA’s Peach Bowl victory and Clemson’s semifinal loss. Calvary Day wins first ever girl’s flag football state title.
Dec 21, 2020
Bowl season has arrived
College football bowl season is upon us! WTOC Sports Director Lyndsey Gough tells you where the Eagles, Dawgs, Tigers, and Gamecocks will be headed this holiday season. WTOC’s Dal Cannady joins the pod in typical “True Blue” spirit. Girls flag football has reached the semifinal stage. Gough talks to one local coach and player about a sport on the rise in popularity.
Dec 18, 2020
Final Four Friday night in Georgia
Only one win stands between five southeast Georgia high school football teams and a berth in the state title game. WTOC Sports' Lyndsey Gough and Jake Wallace take a look at Friday night's state semifinal matchups across the area. Plus, Lyndsey speaks with Benedictine head coach Danny Britt about his Cadets' semifinal clash with undefeated Jefferson.
Dec 14, 2020
Moving on to the Final Four
Five southeast Georgia high school football teams have advanced to the GHSA Final Four. WTOC Sports' Lyndsey Gough and Jake Wallace discuss the quarterfinal wins and what's next for the squads. Plus, Lyndsey talks with Calvary Day head coach Mark Stroud about his Cavaliers' playoff run and reaching the state semis for the first time since 2014.
Dec 10, 2020
Elite Eight time in Georgia
Only the elite remain in Georgia's state football playoffs, and several southeast Georgia teams are among them. WTOC Sports' Lyndsey Gough and Jake Wallace take a look at Friday's state quarterfinal matchups, including a pair of Savannah rivals each looking to reach the semifinals.
Dec 4, 2020
Second round of playoffs tonight; Benedictine head coach joins the pod
The playoffs continue tonight! Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough get you ready for the second round of the GHSA state tournament by looking at some of tonight’s most intriguing matchups. Plus, Lyndsey talks with Benedictine head coach Danny Britt about his Cadets’ first round win and second round matchup with Cairo.
Nov 30, 2020
State playoffs continue in Georgia
Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough talk about the state playoffs continuing in Georgia
Nov 27, 2020
First night of playoff football in Georgia
Nov 23, 2020
Playoffs?? We talkin' playoffs! GPB Sports' Jon Nelson joins the pod
Nov 16, 2020
Breaking down penultimate week of Ga. high school football; record breaking Masters performance
Nov 13, 2020
Playoffs begin in South Carolina
Nov 11, 2020
It may be November, but it's Masters Week!
It may be mid-November, but it’s still Masters Week! WTOC’s Tim Guidera and Jake Wallace look at the tournament’s top storylines and give their thoughts on the most unusual Masters in history. Can Bryson overpower the course? How will Tiger play in his return as champ? What circumstance will impact play the most? Plus, Tim and Jake offer their picks to claim the green jacket, and a few dark horses to watch. ***Bryson DeChambeau soundbite courtesy of The Masters
Nov 9, 2020
Dawgs can't contain Florida's passing attack
Nov 6, 2020
Playoff picture beginning to take shape
Nov 2, 2020
Clemson earns win without Lawrence; joined by Savannah Country Day head coach Jim Collis
WTOC Sports’ Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough break down an eventful Friday night of high school football as well as Georgia’s win over Kentucky and Clemson’s rally past Boston College. Plus, Jake talks with Savannah Country Day head coach Jim Collis about his Hornets’ upset win over previously undefeated Aquinas. (15:37)
Oct 30, 2020
Wonderful slate of high school football games; Eagles show the Power of Paulson
This may be the best Friday night of games all season! WTOC Sports’ Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough break down the week’s marquee matchups: Calvary Day-Savannah Christian, Brunswick-Richmond Hill, and Metter-MCA. Plus, a recap of Georgia Southern’s 24-17 win over South Alabama Thursday night.
Oct 26, 2020
Regional races heating up; Andrew Gorton discusses World Series experience
Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough discuss another wild Friday night of high school football as teams battle for playoff positioning. WTOC colleague Andrew Gorton joins the pod to discuss his experience at Game 4 of the World Series. (10:07)
Oct 22, 2020
Hilton Head High cancels game due to COVID-19 cases
Oct 19, 2020
SE Bulloch head coach discusses team's first region title since 1994
WTOC Sports Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough discuss the biggest winners from Friday night’s high school football action- including Appling County, Southeast Bulloch, and Hilton Head Island. Plus, Jake talks to SE Bulloch head coach Barrett Davis about the Yellow Jackets winning a region title for the first time since 1994. Also, Jake and Lyndsey give their thoughts on an eventful weekend of college football.
Oct 15, 2020
Brunswick's head coach discusses dramatic win; the rise of Stetson Bennett IV
In this End Zone edition of the WTOC Sports’ podcast, Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough discuss some of the week’s top high school football games, including the WTOC End Zone Game of the Week: Benedictine at Appling County. Plus, Jake speaks with Brunswick head coach Sean Pender about the Pirates’ dramatic rivalry win over Glynn Academy and his former QB, Stetson Bennett IV, leading Georgia against Alabama this weekend.
Oct 12, 2020
Dawgs looking for (regular season) revenge
Jake and Lyndsey discuss some of Friday's most impressive high school football teams. Plus, a look at Georgia and Georgia Tech's wins, and a look at the upcoming UGA-Bama showdown.
Oct 8, 2020
Beaufort vs. May River; Appling County head coach on team's undefeated start to season
Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough discuss some of Friday’s top high school football games, including the Game of the Week between Beaufort and May River, on this End Zone edition of the WTOC Sports podcast! Plus, Jake talks with Appling County head coach Rick Tomberlin about his Pirates’ 3-0 start and Friday night’s game at rival Wayne County.
Oct 5, 2020
Football returns in Savannah; discussing a big Dawgs' win with Dean Legge
Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough discuss an entertaining weekend of high school and college football. SCCPSS kicks off their football season and BC flexes their muscle. Plus, Jake discusses Georgia’s dominant win over Auburn, the legend of Stetson Bennett IV, and what’s ahead with Dawg Post’s Dean Legge.
Oct 2, 2020
SCCPSS schools finally begin football season
Sep 29, 2020
Are the Braves ready for a deep playoff run? w/ Gabe Burns from the AJC
On this special bonus episode of the WTOC Sports podcast, Jake Wallace discusses the Atlanta Braves' upcoming playoff run with Gabe Burns, Braves beat writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Sep 28, 2020
Heartbreak for the Eagles; slow start for the Dawgs
Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough look at some of the area’s most impressive high school football performances from Friday night. Plus Jake talks to May River head coach Rodney Summers after the Sharks’ season opening win. How did Georgia look in their season opening win and what to take from Georgia Southern’s heartbreaking loss to Louisiana.
Sep 24, 2020
Rivalry matchup this Friday; joined by the head coach of Jeff Davis
Jake and Lyndsey discuss some of the most intriguing matchups of Friday's high school football schedule, including two rivals facing off for the first of two times. Plus, Jake talks with Jeff Davis head coach Lance Helton about his team's 3-0 start, navigating a season during COVID-19, and bouncing back after missing the playoffs in 2019.
Sep 21, 2020
Hard fought win for Richmond Hill; GS preparing for ranked opponent after surprise weekend off
Sep 17, 2020
Best games this Friday; joined by the head coach of Richmond Hill
Sep 14, 2020
Eagles avoid first week upset; Savannah Christian's head coach discusses start to season
WTOC Sports’ Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough discuss the first full weekend of football of the year, including Georgia Southern’s narrow escape of upset-minded Campbell on Saturday. Jake and Lyndsey also discuss Friday night’s most impressive high school football teams, and Jake talks to Savannah Christian head coach Baker Woodward (12:08-19:44).
Sep 10, 2020
Looking ahead to Friday night's biggest games; interview with Metter's head coach
In this week’s End Zone edition of the WTOC Sports podcast, Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough preview some of Friday night’s biggest high school football games. Plus, Jake talks with Metter head coach Rodney Garvin about his team’s game with South Effingham, last week’s win at Swainsboro, and more. (5:04 – 11:29).
Sep 7, 2020
Most impressive high school teams after Week One; countdown to kickoff for Georgia Southern
WTOC Sports’ Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough discuss the first Friday night of high school football in Georgia, including which area teams were most impressive. Jake speaks with Bulloch Academy head coach Steve Pennington days after his Gators caught the area’s attention with a dominant win over Savannah Country Day (10:00-18:58). Plus the season is almost here for our college football teams of interest, including the Georgia Southern Eagles. Jake talks with the Voice of the Eagles, Danny Reed, about the upcoming 2020 season (23:48-41:00)
Sep 3, 2020
A few high school games canceled due to COVID-19 cases
WTOC Sports Director Jake Wallace is joined by Sports Reporter Lyndsey Gough ahead of the first End Zone show of the year. A few games, including the original "Game of the Week", have been canceled after positive COVID-19 tests.
Sep 1, 2020
Preparing for the first Friday night during the COVID-19 pandemic
Jake Wallace welcomes GPB Sports’ Jon Nelson onto the WTOC Sports Podcast this week. Jake and Jon get ready for the first Friday night of the Georgia high school football season, discuss playing in the COVID-19 era, and give a few area teams to keep an eye on this fall.
Jun 20, 2020
RBC Heritage Weekend Outlook
WTOC Sports' Jake Wallace and Tim Guidera break down the weekend at Harbour Town as the strongest field in tournament history battles for the plaid jacket.
Jun 17, 2020
Rescheduled RBC Heritage a welcome sight for sports fans
Jake Wallace, Lyndsey Gough and Tim Guidera discuss the upcoming RBC Heritage. Some big names are partaking in this year's tournament as the golf world begins returning. The team also picks who they think will be wearing the plaid jacket on Sunday.
Mar 3, 2020
Time for state championship basketball
The GHSA state basketball championships tip off this week in Macon and southeast Georgia will see a few teams try to bring home titles Thursday. WTOC Sports Director takes a look at the Beach Bulldog girls as they seek a 2nd state title in four years, and the Swainsboro Tiger boys as they try to close out a dominant season with a championship. Plus, Jake is joined by Beach interim head coach Matthew Hawthorne for more on his team and Kyle Sandy of SandysSpiel.com for more insight on both of Thursday’s title tilts.
Feb 13, 2020
GHSA state basketball tournament tips off Valentine's Day
The GHSA state basketball tournament tips off on Valentine’s Day, and the latest edition of the WTOC Sports podcast is here to get you ready for the madness. Sports director Jake Wallace takes a look at southeast Georgia’s title contenders with some of the top high school basketball analysts in Georgia. Justin Young of HoopSeen joins to discuss the boys’ brackets and Kyle Sandy of Sandy’s Spiel talks the girls’ side of things.
Feb 7, 2020
Savannah State inks homegrown talent, another top class for UGA
Sports Director Jake Wallace takes a look back at National Signing Day 2020. Savannah State inked A LOT of homegrown talent. Hear from head coach Quinn on the Tigers class. Quarterback a key recruiting position for Georgia Southern. Brooks Austin, from SI BulldogMaven, joins the pod to discuss another strong recruiting year for UGA.
Nov 22, 2019
State playoffs continue; joined by Bethesda head coach Antwain Turner
Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough break down more high school playoff action across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. Bethesda head coach Antwain Turner discusses his team's game
Nov 21, 2019
UGA heading back to the SEC Championship game
Sports Director Jake Wallace breaks down a big win for the Dawgs, defeating Auburn in Alabama. UGA will head back to the SEC Championship game, but has a tough test against Texas A&M this weekend.
Nov 15, 2019
Playoff football; joined by Metter head coach Rodney Garvin
Sports Director Jake Wallace and Sports Reporter Lyndsey Gough look ahead to Friday night's playoff action across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. Metter head coach Rodney Garvin joins the pod to discuss his team's matchup with Screven County.
Nov 14, 2019
Huge game for UGA
Sports Director Jake Wallace and Sports Reporter Lyndsey Gough discuss UGA's critical game versus Auburn this weekend.
Nov 11, 2019
Beach High self-reports violations, now out of state playoffs
After self-reporting violations, the Beach High Bulldogs were required to forfeit six wins by GHSA - changing the region landscape in the state playoffs.
Nov 8, 2019
High school playoffs start in South Carolina
The End Zone Game of the Week is Jenkins vs. Benedictine. A region title is on the line. The first round of the playoffs start in South Carolina.
Nov 7, 2019
Turnaround season for SSU, joined by HBCU Gameday’s Steven J. Gaither
Sports Director Jake Wallace talks college football, including Savannah State’s undefeated conference record. HBCU Gameday’s Steven J. Gaither joins the pod to talk Tigers and all things HBCU.
Nov 6, 2019
Jenkins cleared by GHSA investigation; joined by Beach head coach Ulysses Hawthorne
Sports Director Jake Wallace discusses the news this week that Jenkins High was cleared of potential violations by a GHSA investigation. Beach High is going back to the playoffs for the first time since 2012. Head coach Ulysses Hawthorne joins the pod to discuss this special year.
Nov 1, 2019
Final weeks of the high school season
Sports Director Jake Wallace and Sports Reporter Lyndsey Gough discuss the final weeks of the high school football season.
Oct 31, 2019
Huge rivalry games for UGA, Georgia Southern
Sports Director Jake Wallace is joined by Wright Gazaway to discuss two of the most highly anticipated games of the college football week. Georgia Southern heads to Boone, N.C. to take on an undefeated App State on Halloween. (With crazy awesome uniforms.) UGA and Florida face off in Jacksonville in a battle for SEC East supremacy.
Oct 29, 2019
Rush for playoff spots, joined by Beaufort head coach Bryce Lybrand
Sports Director Jake Wallace discusses high school football as the race for playoff spots heats up. Beaufort head coach Bryce Lybrand joins the pod to discuss the Eagles' turnaround this year.
Oct 24, 2019
Homecoming at Georgia Southern, Savannah State
Sports Director Jake Wallace discusses this weekend's college football actions. It's homecoming at Georgia Southern and Savannah State.
Oct 23, 2019
Region races taking shape; joined by Richmond Hill coach Matt LeZotte
Sports Director Jake Wallace discusses last week's Friday Night action across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. Region races are heating up and several schools picked up big wins on Friday. Richmond Hill head coach Matt LeZotte joins the pod to discuss the Wildcats' season.
Oct 18, 2019
Friday Night Lights: Wayne Co. vs. South Effingham; Beach vs. Jenkins
Sports Director Jake Wallace and Sports Reporter Lyndsey Gough discuss Friday night's action across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry, including Wayne County's trip to take on South Effingham and a rivalry match-up between Beach and Jenkins.
Oct 17, 2019
Georgia Southern back in action, Savannah State on the road again
Sports Director Jake Wallace discusses this weekend's college football action. UGA tries to bounce back after last week's upset. Georgia Southern breaks out some red, white and blue on the helmet for Military Appreciation.
Oct 14, 2019
Coaching changes at Islands High after GHSA ruling
Sports Director Jake Wallace discusses the changes at Islands High School. This comes after the GHSA ruled the Sharks were in violation of eligibility and undue influence violations.
Oct 11, 2019
Calvary vs. SCPS; joined by New Hampstead coach Kyle Hockman
Key region matchups this Friday night. Sports Director Jake Wallace and Sports Reporter Lyndsey Gough discuss key region match-ups, including Friday night's rivalry game between Calvary and Savannah Christian. New Hampstead head coach Kyle Hockman joins the pod to discuss his team's start to the season and a region game this Saturday for the Phoenix.
Oct 10, 2019
Conference rival opponents this week for UGA, Clemson
Sports Director Jake Wallace takes a look at the college football weekend ahead. South Carolina heads to Athens for a major test with UGA. Clemson meets an underperforming, yet dangerous (according to Dabo) FSU team.
Oct 4, 2019
Homecoming season brings great high school match-ups
Sports Director Jake Wallace and Sports Reporter Lyndsey Gough discuss this Friday’s high school gridiron action. Jake is also joined by Jenkins High head coach Jason Cameron after the team’s big win against Islands High on Thursday night.
Oct 3, 2019
Eagles need a win Thursday, Dawgs heading to Knoxville
Sports Director Jake Wallace looks ahead to a big weekend of college football. Georgia Southern starts this week early, with a Thursday night match-up versus conference opponent South Alabama. UGA heads to Knoxville to face a lackluster Tennessee Vols team. Georgia Southern Head Coach Chad Lunsford - 2:43 Savannah State Head Coach Quinn - 7:07 UGA Head Coach Kirby Smart - 9:35
Oct 1, 2019
Region races heating up; joined by Jeff Davis coach Helton
Sports Director Jake Wallace discusses the past weekend's action on the gridiron. He is also joined by Jeff Davis head coach Lance Helton to discuss the Yellow Jackets' start to the season.
Sep 27, 2019
First Friday night of the fall
WTOC Sports Director Jake Wallace and Sports Anchor/Reporter Lyndsey Gough discuss some of Friday night's biggest games in the area. The pod includes an interview with Metter head coach Rodney Garvin before the Tigers' region opener at Toombs County. Plus, Jake and Lyndsey recap a full Thursday night slate in Savannah.
Sep 26, 2019
First Sun Belt conference game for Georgia Southern
Sports Director Jake Wallace covers all things college football ahead of this weekend's action, including the first conference game of the season for the Eagles.
Sep 24, 2019
Dawgs too much for Irish in Athens
Sports Director Jake Wallace discusses last weekend's key games, including UGA'a victory over top 10 opponent Notre Dame in Athens, Ga.
Sep 20, 2019
UGA vs. Notre Dame game special
WTOC Jake Wallace discusses the showdown in Athens with CBS College Football analyst Brian Jones and Dayne Young of UGASports.com.
Sep 20, 2019
"Cooler" weather for a packed Friday night of football
WTOC Sports Director Jake Wallace breaks down Friday night's action across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. Including, the game of the week: New Hampstead v Richmond Hill.
Sep 17, 2019
Few upsets so far, Islands High coach Zoller on his team's hot start
Sports Director Jake Wallace discusses the weekend that was across football and talks to Island High head coach Robert Zoller about his team's hot start to the year.
Sep 13, 2019
Rivalry game in the 'Ham, joined by May River coach Summers
Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough discuss the big high school football games this Friday across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. May River High School coach Summers joins to discuss Friday's game versus Hilton Head.
Sep 11, 2019
Clemson on cruise control, a tune-up game for UGA
Sports Director Jake Wallace is joined by special guest Wright Gazaway on Episode 9 of the End Zone Podcast. The two break down some key college match-ups in Week 3 of the season. The UGA game could be over by halftime, is Clemson their own worst enemy and what are the chances South Carolina can topple mighty Alabama?
Sep 9, 2019
Goodbye Dorian, Hello Football
Sports Director Jake Wallace and Digital Executive Producer Clinton Hinely discuss the Hurricane Dorian impacted high school football schedule, week 2 of the college season and briefly mention the Atlanta Falcons rough start to the 2019 NFL season.
Aug 30, 2019
South Effingham's strong offense the thing to watch in Week 2
Sports Director Jake Wallace and Sports Reporter Lyndsey Gough discuss Week 2 of the high school football season in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry, including South Effingham's high-powered offense.
Aug 29, 2019
Georgia Southern, UGA start the 2019 season on the road
Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough discuss the “real” opening weekend of the 2019 college football season. Georgia Southern heads to Louisianan to take on LSU. Clemson will host ACC foe Georgia Tech on Thursday night in Death Valley. UGA opens on the road Saturday night with familiar SEC opponent Vanderbilt.
Aug 26, 2019
First game rust for Florida/Miami, Andrew Luck retiring
Jake Wallace and Clinton Hinely wrap up the opening week of high school football. What was the most impressive thing about teams in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry? A rough start to the college football season. Florida and Miami entertained fans but certainly showed a lot of opening week rust. Shocking announcement from the weekend. Andrew Luck has retired from the NFL.
Aug 23, 2019
Friday Night Lights are back
Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough discuss what they look forward to most about the first high school football Friday night of the season. Jake also discusses the Erk Russell Classic on Saturday in Statesboro with Benedictine head coach Danny Britt. The Cadets play in the night game at Paulson Stadium.
Aug 22, 2019
Clemson tops the preseason AP Poll
Jake Wallace and Lyndsey Gough discuss the preseason AP Poll on Season 2 Episode 3 of the End Zone Podcast.
Aug 19, 2019
High expectations again for the Bulldogs
Sports Director Jake Wallace and Digital Executive Producer Clinton Hinely wax poetically about another exciting season for the Dawgs. Is this the year that UGA crosses the final hurdle and brings home a national championship? Is Kirby Smart an elite collegiate-level coach? Also, don’t forget to tune in to the UGA Preview Show this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on WTOC.
Aug 16, 2019
Will 2019 be good to great for the Georgia Southern Eagles?
Sports Director Jake Wallace and Sports Reporter Lyndsey Gough look ahead to the 2019 football season for the Georgia Southern Eagles. After finishing last season with 10 wins and a bowl game victory, will the Eagles be able to take the next step in 2019 and compete for a Sun Belt Conference championship? GS starts the year with a tough game on the road at LSU on Aug. 31. Also, tune in Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. for the Georgia Southern Eagles Preview Show on WTOC.