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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
John McClellan’s High School Football playoff picks: Rome, Calhoun, Pepperell should advance to round two. Updates on other Friday games due tonight. McClellan
Latest high school football rankings. Rome (5A), Cartersville (4A) remain on top. Cedartown no. 8 in 4A while Calhoun holds at no. 4 in 3A. Latest rankings
First round playoff match-ups for Friday:
- 5A—Rome will host Cedar Shoals. Bracket
- 4A—Cartersville and Cedartown will be at home against either Northwest Whitfield, Pickens or Southeast Whitfield. Must wait Monday night mini playoff. Bracket
- 3A—Calhoun will host Pace Academy.
- Adairsville will travel to Cedar Grove. Bracket
- 2A—Pepperell will host Banks County.
- Coosa will be at Elbert County.
- Chattooga will be at Rabun County.
- Rockmart will host winner of Monday night mini playoff involving Monticello, Putnam County, and Social Circle. Bracket
- Class A will have to await power ratings. Bracket.
High school playoff brackets:
It’s an Alabama-Georgia deadlock atop the A Top 25: The SEC remains in the no. 1 and no. 2 spots on the AP poll with Notre Dame now no. 3 followed by Clemson and Oklahoma. Click here for this week’s Top 25.
Vikings hold at no. 17 in latest Division III football rankings. D3
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Tech vs. Virginia Tech, 2:20 p.m.
Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama at Mississippi State, 7 p.m.
Norman Arey’s Norman’s No-Nos: 10 locks to lose this weekend. Posts Thursday morning.
ACC schedule for Saturday:
- NC State @ Boston College — Noon (ABC and ESPN2)
- Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech — 12:20 p.m. (ACC Network)
- Wake Forest @ Syracuse — 3 p.m. (ACC RSN)
- Florida State @ Clemson — 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
- Virginia @ Louisville — 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
- Notre Dame @ Miami — 8 p.m. (ABC)
SEC schedule for Saturday:
- Arkansas at LSU, Noon on ESPN
- Florida at South Carolina, Noon on CBS
- UL-Lafayette at Ole Miss, Noon on SEC Network
- Georgia at Auburn, 3:30 p.m. on CBS
- Alabama at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. on ESPN
- Kentucky at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. on SEC Network
- New Mexico at Texas A&M, 7 p.m.
- Tennessee at Missouri, 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network
MORE COLLEGE UPDATES
Blanking the Birmingham-Southern College Panthers 3-0 on Sunday, the Berry College volleyball team secured their first Southern Athletic Association Conference Tournament Title since 2013. Vikings
Georgia Highlands sports reports. The Chargers return to action tonight versus Walters State on the road, tip off 7:00pm.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College sports updates.
The Falcons fall to 4-4 on the season with loss to the Panthers Sunday. Final score: 20-17. Next: Host the Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Fox.
- Rome Braves’ 16th season opener on Thursday, April 5, vs. Hagerstown at State Mutual Stadium. Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the 2017 season.
Half Marathon, companion events return Dec. 2, to benefit local high school teams: To register and for more information: www.romehalf.com or contact GoGo Running at The Shoe Box at 706-291-0752.