Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves rained out again, this time on the road; doubleheader tonight. Friday night live: Football tonight for Rome, Pepperell, Rockmart highs schools. Berry, WRGA to continue football, basketball broadcasts. USTA girls championship starting this weekend at the Rome Tennis Center

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves rained out again, this time on the road; doubleheader tonight. Friday night live: Football tonight for Rome, Pepperell, Rockmart highs schools. Berry, WRGA to continue football, basketball broadcasts. USTA girls championship starting this weekend at the Rome Tennis Center

Chick-fil-A Sports Report
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The Rome Wolves take part in a recent practice. The team’s annual Soap Game is this evening at Barron Stadium with a scrimmage set the following weekend. More high school football below.


Rome Braves rained out again — but this time, they’re on the road in Greenville. Rainouts Tuesday and Wednesday at home, and now Thursday on the road. This might be the seventh time this year. Rome and Greenville will now play a doubleheader on today beginning at 4 p.m. Game two will begin no earlier than 7 p.m. and both contests will be scheduled for seven innings.

Next:  In Greenville today through Sunday. Saturday at 7:05 p.m., Sunday at 4:05 p.m. Off Monday. At home Tuesday vs. Delmarva.

South Atlantic League playoff tickets on sale: The Rome Braves announce that 2018 South Atlantic League playoff tickets are on sale.  Rome would host game two of the best-of-three league championship series on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. Rome also would host game three if a third game is needed. In the best of five finals round, Rome would host games one and two, Sept. 10 and 11. Ticket prices range from $5 to $11 in advance or $6 to $13 the day of the games.   Rome clinched a playoff berth by winning the Southern Division in first half of the season. For more: 706-378-5100.

Roster moves:

Mills Fitzner’s photos from this season and nine earlier ones. Click photo gallery.


Georgia High School Football Daily is back for a new season: Please use the following link to get a free email subscription.

Rome Wolves:The Soap Game is tonight: Fans can get a good look at the middle school, junior varsity and the varsity squads during the Fourth Annual Soap Game at Barron Stadium. Admission to the game will be donations of Gatorade powder and/or laundry detergent for the football teams and the action starts at 5 p.m. In these scrimmage games, the Wolves will play two 10 minute quarters against each other.

‘Meet the Tribe’ Block Party set for Saturday at the Armuchee High field. 7 p.m. What’s available: Barbecue plates with sides, $10; by the pound, $10 per pound; or whole Boston butt, $35 each (pickup at 6 p.m.)

Preseason Scrimmages:  All teams may play one scrimmage against another opponent. In addition, teams who did not conduct spring practice may play a second scrimmage. Here is the preseason scrimmage schedule for 2018 (from John McClellan).


  • Pepperell at Temple
  • Rockmart at Bremen

Aug. 9

  • Whitefield Academy at Darlington
  • Northwest Whitfield at Calhoun
  • Trion at LaFayette

Aug. 10

  • Southeast Whitfield at Armuchee
  • Coosa at Bowdon
  • Mt. Zion at Model
  • Pepperell at Cass
  • New Manchester at Rome
  • Adairsville at Woodland
  • Cedartown at Chattooga
  • Temple at Rockmart
  • Sonoraville at Gordon Central

Aug. 18

Unity Christian School v. Twiggs Academy at John Hancock Academy

John McClellan on high school football: A look at coaching changes, scrimmage schedules and what you need to know about the 2018 season. For more, please click McClellan

Rome, Calhoun preparing for separate games in Corky Kell Classic at Barron Stadium on Aug. 16: For football fans in Northwest Georgia who can’t wait

for the start of the 2018 season, The Corky Kell Classic is delivering an early start — five weeks from tonight. On Thursday, Aug. 16, Rome’s Barron Stadium will host a double-header featuring four playoff teams, two of which are defending State Champions, when 3A Calhoun faces 4A Ridgeland at 5:30 p.m. and 5A Rome takes on 7A Marietta at 8:30 p.mAdvance tickets will be sold at the Barron Stadium ticket booth on Aug. 2-3, Aug. 9-10 and Aug. 13-16. Ticket booths will open at noon and close at 3 p.m. and are $12. Purchasing tickets the day of will cost $17. Tickets can also be purchased online at

Cartersville High: Canes’ reserved seat football tickets now on sale in the attendance office at CHS. Tickets on sale, Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. We have seven home games this year and tickets are $125 each. Cash, check or credit card.

An updated, team-by-team look at the 2018 high school football season. For a look at all the schedules — for teams in Floyd, Bartow, Polk, Bartow and Chattooga counties — please click High School 2018.


 The Berry College Athletics Department to continue partnership with WRGA 98.7 FM/1470 AM to broadcast the Berry football and basketball games. “We are extremely excited to announce our continued partnership with Rome Radio Partners and WRGA for the upcoming season,” Assistant Director of Athletics Derek Taylor said. “Tony McIntosh and Dave Garner do a tremendous job on the broadcasts, and are very popular amongst our fans. We look forward to hearing them call our games again this upcoming season. I would also like to thank Assistant Director of Athletics David Beasley and RRP Managing Partner Mr. Howard Toole, for working together to broker a deal that we believe will be mutually beneficial for all parties.”

McIntosh and Garner will return to the booth for their fourth season covering the Vikings. The broadcast team was selected as the winner of the 2017 Georgia Association of Broadcasters’ GABBY Award for Best Sports Play by Play Broadcast for their call of Berry’s win over Centre from the 2016 season. “The 2018-19 season is shaping up to be an exciting one,” McIntosh said. “I’m very excited to continue our partnership with Berry and WRGA is happy to be a part of the energy.”

Joining McIntosh and Garner this year, Kevin Karel also will be assisting on the football broadcasts during the season. Karel is currently the radio voice of the Rome Braves on 99.5 The Jock. The team also plans to continue extending work opportunities for current Berry College students.

WRGA will also cover all Berry home basketball contests during the season. All of the WRGA audio game links will be accessible from and on the WRGA website. The Berry football schedule can be found HERE. The Vikings’ basketball schedules will be released in the coming weeks.

Shorter Football: The Hawks open the season on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Samford in Birmingham. Schedule

Berry Football: The Vikings open at home on Saturday, Sept. 1, vs. Maryville, 6 p.m. Schedule


Atlanta Falcons Training Camp takes place at the club’s Flowery Branch training facility for the 14th consecutive year and they will have select practices open to the public through Saturday. Gates open at 8:20 a.m., practice starts at 9:20 a.m. For additional information regarding changes in practice times or weather delays, please call: 770-965-2752. Expanded details / Schedule



USTA girls championship starting this weekend at the Rome Tennis Center: “The best junior tennis players in the country playing competitive tennis in the Girls’ 14 Division are coming to Rome to compete in the USTA Girls’ 14 National Hardcourt Championships at Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. Nearly 40 states will be represented, including Washington, D.C., as these junior athletes fight for the right to be the National Champion for their age group. The USTA Girls’ 14 National Hardcourt Championships has a very rich history with past junior players reaching the pinnacle of tennis. Play will commence on Saturday, Aug. 4, and run daily through Saturday, Aug. 11. Admission is Free!

Aug. 18: Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K & 2 mile Health Walk. Registration is now open.  To register, please click Registration Page.   This year’s race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8 a.m. The start and finish are at  Heritage Park at the confluence of the Etowah and Oostanaula rivers. For more

Heroes are getting ready to run, walk, fly and maybe even crawl into Rome for the 2018 edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and two-mile health walk on Sept.  29. But before the race can soar into action, the Harbin Heroes need your help in selecting five local charities to participate in the Harbin Hero Challenge. These charities are superheroes for the community and will receive a portion of $4,250 in donations from Harbin Clinic. The nomination period ends at 10 p.m. on Friday, July 27. To nominate a charity, individuals need to post the charity name and include the hash tag, #HarbinHeroChallenge to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  A quick note: Shares and likes don’t count, as nominations and creating an image with the hashtag and charity name won’t work either. The hashtag “#HarbinHeroChallenge” must be in the text of the post or comment, or the vote doesn’t count. For expanded details, please click Harbin Hero Hustle.

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