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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
FINAL: Rome tops Carrollton, 45-24.
FINAL: Model falls 49-0 at Pepperell.
FINAL: Coosa tops Armuchee, 34-6.
FINAL: Darlington loses down 31-30 to Mt. Zion on missed extra point.
FINAL: Unity Christian School wins 56-14 over Peachtree Academy
FINAL: Rockmart over Chattooga, 48-0.
FINAL: Bremen wins 29-22 at Sonoraville
FINAL: Cartersville wins 55-6 over Central of Carrollton
FINAL: LaGrange falls 38-10 at Cedartown.
FINAL: Haralson County downed 41-10 at Calhoun
FINAL: Gordon Central falls 41-12 at Dade County
FINAL: Hiram downed 21-10 at Woodland
FINAL: Trion wins 59-10 at Christian Heritage
Carolinas School for the Deaf at Georgia School for the Deaf (Saturday)
Off: Adairsville and Cass
John McClellan high school picks: Carrollton at Rome, Model at Pepperell, Darlington at Mt. Zion among big games this Friday. McClellan
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- Friday’s edition: In the national rankings, Cartersville is no. 35 and Rome no. 48. High School Football also has Cartersville at no. 54. Plus: Year-to-date rushing, passing and receiving leaders.
Rome Wolves will host a pre-game tailgate at 5:30 this evening to welcome Roman Ray Donaldson, a graduate of East Rome High who became an All-SEC center at Georgia and went on to become the NFL’s most dominant center for 16 seasons. Donaldson is among the list of 108 players and coaches nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018. Please go the Facebook page and vote for Ray in the NFL’s Fan Poll (click here)
Norman says: Will he or won’t he?
Just when things start rolling and running smoothly with the Georgia football team, here comes a potential problem that really is of no one person’s doing. It seems that Jacob Eason, Georgia’s five-star quarterback and a rising sophomore who has been out since playing only a quarter or so in the Bulldogs’ first game before a leg injury, is healing. But in the interim steps in true freshman Jake Fromm, himself a performer with many stars, and carries on as if nothing had changed. Fromm has been sparkling, darn near perfect, no mistakes and basically playing like a veteran. So if, indeed, Eason is almost ready to return, recovered from his injury, will he be given the starting job again since he did nothing to lose it, or do you refuse to yank Fromm, who has done everything asked of him and then some? Also, the rumors on the talk shows insist that Eason may be looking to Miami and Mark Richt. He could transfer, claim this as a redshirt year and be ready to suit up as a Hurricane and leave the Georgia job to Fromm. Don’t know if it’s going to happen but the idea is out there.
Norman’s No-Nos: It’ll be a good week for ‘Bama, Tech, Clemson and the Dawgs. No-Nos
Georgia Bulldogs‘ football. UGA at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, CBS.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Tech hosts North Carolina, noon Saturday.
Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama hosts Ole Miss, 8 p.m. Saturday, ESPN.
The Falcons host the Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS.
- 16th season opener on Thursday, April 5, vs. Hagerstown at State Mutual Stadium. Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the 2017 season.
The Mogadishu Mile 5K at Jackson Hill Trails begins at 7 a.m. Saturday with check-in and includes a scenic trail run. The Mogadishu Mile 5k begins with blanks fired from an M240 automatic weapon mounted atop a M1026 Gun Truck (HUMMV) used in combat by U.S. forces today. As runners push through the 5k, they will hear the sounds of blanks being fired to simulate the harsh combat environment experienced during Operation Gothic Serpent. Join others around the nation in showing appreciation and gratitude to those who battled their way through the streets of Mogadishu in October 1993 during Operation Gothic Serpent (depicted by the major motion picture “Black Hawk Down”). This event is locally sponsored by the Army Explorers Unit (Rome), Duke Museum of Military History and Rome Composite Mountain Bike Team. The current cost is $30 but check again when you register at this address. For more
The Bernard Neal Memorial Clock is up at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College will be dedicated Friday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m. For more: 706-236-4490
The Harbin Hero Hustle returns to the streets of downtown Rome on Saturday, Oct. 14. Registration continues, helping one of the five local charities competing for the $1,000 prize from Harbin Clinic. Those in the running include: Rome Floyd YMCA, Summit Quest, The Sweet Cocoon, Floyd County CASA, Living Proof Recovery. Here’s how to sign up