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