Georgia draws closer to no. 2 Clemson in latest AP Top 25 poll. That close call Clemson had with Texas A&M, coupled with Georgia’s dominance of South Carolina, helped the Bulldogs find some more votes in this week’s AP Top 25 football poll. Alabama remains no. 1 and even picked up some votes while no. 2 Clemson saw its total drop from 1,467 to 1,430 — but still enough to maintain its spot in the Top 5. No. 3 Georgia saw the points grow from 1,350 last week to 1,407 this week, just 23 below Clemson. Ohio State remained at no. 4 while Oklahoma jumped to fifth, moving Wisconsin down a notch.
SEC teams: No. 1 Alabama, No. 3 Georgia, no. 7 Auburn, no. 12 LSU, no. 16 Mississippi State. Dropped out: South Carolina, Florida.
ACC teams: No. 2 Clemson, no. 13 Virginia Tech, No. 21 Miami.
Berry Football: The No. 20 Berry College football team earned a hard-fought 34-21 victory over the LaGrange Panthers on Saturday night, improving to 2-0 on the year. Berry
Next: At Rhodes, 2 p.m. Sept. 15. Schedule
The No. 20 Berry College football team earned a hard-fought 34-21 victory over the LaGrange Panthers on Saturday night, improving to 2-0 for the third straight year.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Vikings jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead in the opening quarter
- LaGrange answered with just over two minutes remaining in the opening period with a 22-yard strike from Kelly Hall to Austin Sapp.
- The Panthers pulled to within one point in the second quarter, off a touchdown run from La’Kel hood.
- Late in the second, Berry was set up with a short field. The Vikings capitalized with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Tate Adcock to Mason Kinsey.
- The Vikings then sent Kinsey on a rare rushing attempt, which he took 32-yards for a score. Berry led 27-14.
- LaGrange answered early in the fourth quarter with a 54-yard touchdown reception from DJ Owens.
- With the Panthers driving in the fourth, A.M. Harris intercepted Kelly Hall at the LaGrange 47-yard line. Adcock connected with Kinsey again in the corner of the end zone for a 23-yard score, putting the game out of reach 34-21.
- Berry racked up 480 total yards of offense and held LaGrange to just four yards on the ground.
- The Vikings also forced four takeaways.
- Tate Adcock: 14-20, 176 YDS, 4 TDs
- CJ Stone: 10 ATT, 72 YDS
- Joey Connors: 105 TOT YDS, TD
- Mason Kinsey: 6 REC, 54 YDS, 2 TDs
- Mark Sommerville: 5 TKL, INT
- Bryson Lamboy: 5 TKL, SACK
- Adcock’s four touchdown passes are the most by a Berry quarterback since Dale Jackson in 2014.
- Berry’s 270 rushing yards are the most since Oct. 7 of last season when Berry rushed for 296 against Sewanee.
- Berry will open Southern Athletic Association (SAA) competition next Saturday, Sept. 15, at Rhodes. Kickoff is set for 2:00 p.m.
Shorter Football: The Hawks dropped their home opener Saturday, falling 61-14 to Tusculum College. The Hawks are now 0-2 on the season. Score recap
Next: At West Florida, 7 p.m. Sept. 15. Season schedule
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Latest high school football rankings will post later today.
2018 high school football season. High School 2018.
Mills Fitzner’s photos from this season and nine earlier ones. Click photo gallery.
The 2019 Rome Braves schedule has been released. Opening day is April 11, 2019.
that is presented by GoGo Running includes a Half Marathon Relay and a 5- kilometer race. The Rome Half will once again benefit area middle and high school running
programs with some of the proceeds benefiting Rome teen runner Jamie Hughes and his family as a determined Jamie fights Osteosarcoma, a very rare but aggressive bone cancer that attacks children in their growth spurts. All of the races start and end at State Mutual Stadium, with the 5k starting at 8 a.m. and the Half Marathon and Relay starting at 8:05. Half Marathon, Relay, and 5k Finishers receive long sleeve tech T’s, and will enjoy a post-race pancake breakfast provided by the Rome Braves. The area’s high school teams and athletes will be honored the night before at the 2018 GoGo Running All-Area Cross Country Banquet that will be held Friday, Dec. 7. For more: www.romehalf.com or contact GoGo Running at The Shoe Box at 706-291-0752.