Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Northwest Georgia high school football rankings remain sky high. John McClellan’s picks for 15 high school games this weekend. Roman Rumble this Saturday; packet pickup Friday at Pro-Performance on Broad Street.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Northwest Georgia high school football rankings remain sky high. John McClellan’s picks for 15 high school games this weekend. Roman Rumble this Saturday; packet pickup Friday at Pro-Performance on Broad Street.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report
Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

AP Top 25 shows Georgia moving up a bit in total points vs. Clemson. For more, see College Football below.

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

John McClellan picks for 15 high school games this weekend: Rome by 21 over Carrollton; big wins by Darlington, Pepperell, Cartersville and Rockmart

Latest high school football rankings: Rockmart jumps to no. 5 in AA. Northwest Georgia continues to dominate: Rome, Calhoun hold at no. 1; Cartersville at no. 3, Darlington at no. 4 and Trion up to no. 9. Rankings 

2018 high school football season. High School 2018.


COLLEGES

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:  Next: At Rhodes, 2 p.m. Saturday. Schedule

Shorter Football: Next: At West Florida, 7 p.m. Saturday. Season schedule

Georgia Bulldogs: Georgia hosts Middle Tennessee, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2. Schedule / SEC Schedule

Georgia Tech:  Tech at Pitt, 12:30 p.m. Saturday Schedule  / ACC Schedule


THE PROS

Atlanta Falcons  host Carolina, 1 p.m. Sept. 16. Fox.  Schedule


BASEBALL
The 2019 Rome Braves schedule: Rome opens the season on the road April 4 in Kannapolis followed by Columbia. The home season-opener is Thursday, April 11, vs. Greenville. Schedule

Mills Fitzner’s photos from the past 10 seasons, including 2018. We thank Mills Fitzner for another great season of game and fan highlights from State Mutual Stadium — and a few road games as well.Click photo gallery.


COMMUNITY

Saturday: The 32nd Annual Roman Rumble 5K/Health Walk set for Ridge Ferry Park, benefiting Harbor House. Preregistration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the race at 8 a.m. The walk starts a few minutes later. Pre-race packet pick up available on Friday Sept. 14 from 4:30-6 p.m. at Pro-Performance, 100 Broad St. No public roads. Out and back course follows a scenic paved path along the Oostanaula River. Mostly flat with some rolling hills. Race will be held rain or shine. Bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers or strollers, roller skates or inline skates and other wheeled conveyances, radio headsets and animals are not permitted because of insurance considerations.For more: Roman Rumble.

Sept. 29: 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. 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. For expanded details, please click Harbin Hero Hustle.

Dec. 8: Registration is under way for the annual #JamieStrong Rome Half Marathon to be held at State Mutual Stadium. In addition to the 13.1-mile Half Marathon, the event

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.

 

 

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