Pit masters to put their meats to the test a few Saturdays ago in a barbecue cook-off hosted by the Statesboro Police Officer Foundation at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds.

The event featured musical guests Miranda Winter, School of Rock and The Ripleys.

Winners took home trophies and cash rewards. The proceeds from the cook off were to benefit the foundation.

Barbecue winners:

  • Grand Champion-First Responder: HunniLovins BBQ
  • Grand Champion-Backyard BBQ Hero: Outlaws & Inlaws
    • Reserve Champion-Backyard BBQ Hero: Blue Que Crew
  • Crowd Champion: Pigs N Heat
Statesboro Police Chief Mike Broadhead judges the Backyard BBQ Hero division. Photo courtesy of Statesboro Police.

Pigs N Heat documented their experience at the cook-off in a Youtube video:

Special category winners:

  • 1st Place Brisket: Outlaws & Inlaws
    • 2nd Place: HunniLovins BBQ
  • 1st Place Boston Butt:  Blue Que Crew
    • 2nd Place: Outlaws & Inlaws
  • 1st Place Ribs: Outlaws & Inlaws
    • 2nd Place: HunniLovins BBQ
  • 1st Place Chicken: Up In Smoke
    • 2nd Place: HunniLovins BBQ
  • BBQ Sauce: Ogeechee Steamers
  • Dessert: 301 Fire & Ice