Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Berry Vikings rise to no. 18 in latest football poll. Weekly soccer report. Cartersville’s Joey King honored for his quick success with the Hurricanes (56-3).

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Berry Vikings rise to no. 18 in latest football poll. Weekly soccer report. Cartersville’s Joey King honored for his quick success with the Hurricanes (56-3).

Chick-fil-A Sports Report
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The YMCA Arsenal Rome soccer teams kicked off their fall season this weekend. The prospects look bright as 5 teams are playing in the top division of GSSA. They posted 4 wins, 6 losses, and 5 ties.
  • The B13 (2006 birthdays) Division III Yellow beat SSA Chelsea North GA 3-2 with goals from Jaden Wood (assist Mateo Trujillo), Grayson Perry (Yaser Samha), and Andy Perez (Brodie Massengill).
  • The B14 (2005) Div. I tied the Gainesville Archies 0-0 on Saturday and beat the AFC Lightning 2-0 on Sunday.
  • The B15 (2004) Div. II-B lost to GSA North Red 3-1 and NASA Elite 6-2.
  • The B16 (2003) Div. I tied Athens United Gold 2-2.
  • The B16 (2003) Div. III-North lost to All in FC GA Union 3-2.
  • The B18 (2001) Div. I tied the Roswell Chiefs 2-2.
  • The B19 (2000) Div. I-B tied Nexus Revolution FC 2-2.
  • The G13 (2006) Div. C-W tied the GA Storm Elite 0-0.
  • The G15 (2004) Div. C-Blue scored a 1-0 win over the Lady Chiefs on Saturday at Atlanta’s Silverbacks Park. The winning goal was scored by Corrine Zumbrunn.
  • The G15 (2004) Div. C-Red topped Columbus FC Red Star 3-1 on Saturday afternoon in Columbus. They got on the board in the 1st half, taking a 1-0 lead into halftime. Arsenal responded quickly in the 2nd half with Olivia Beach netting a shot off a solid pass from Carlee Brock to tie the game. Beach added a 2nd goal a few minutes later off of an assist from Joey Kunczewski, moving the score to 2-1. Alexis Medrano finished the scoring when she launched a shot from 30-yards out that hit the top post and slammed into the back of the net, giving Arsenal the 3-1 victory. Sophie Gaither grabbed eight saves in goal before she had to be removed due to an injury from a collision late in the second half. Deyvis Reader finished the game in goal, notching two saves.
  • The G17 (2002) top Div. A lost to Tophat White 3-2.
  • The G19 (2000) Div. B Red lost to the Cherokee Impact 9-0 and the GA Storm Elite 7-0.
  • The YMCA Rome Arsenal Academy teams hosted Atlanta’s Brookhaven Saturday and Concorde on Sunday. The posted 9 wins, 6 losses, and 3 ties. Next weekend they travel to North Atlanta and Dalton for matches.
  • The B9 (2010) lost to Brookhaven Black 3-2 and Brookhaven White 4-1 with a goal from Chance Hopper.
  • The B10 (2009) beat Brookhaven Black 2-0 and tied Brookhaven White 3-3.
  • The B11 (2008) lost to Brookhaven White 1-0.
  • The B12 (2007) beat Brookhaven Black 6-0 with goals from Klae Theakston (3), Luis Yancor (2), and Angel Tapia. Giovani Echanique had 2 assists. Then they took care of Brookhaven White 8-0. Echanique got a 5 goal glut. Theakston got a goal and assist. Zeke Donner and George Loveless also got goals. Eduardo Guijosa added an assist. On Sunday they beat Concorde West Black 7-0 with a hat trick from Theakston, a PK and assist from Tripp Watterson, a goal and assist from Trey Luke, another Echanique goal, and one from Gabriel Sandoval assisted by Angel Tapia.
  • The G9 (2010) lost to Brookhaven Gold 4-3 on Saturday with goals from Katherine Hudgins and Melanie Hernandez (2). On Sunday they beat Concorde Black G8 8-2 with goals from Hudgins, Haven Penney (2), Hernandez, Emma Barron (2), Sulmy Canas, and Leah Alisago. Then they beat Concorde Black G9 5-4 with goals from Hudgins, Hernandez (2), Barron, and Canas. Goalie Haven Penney made 10 great saves to preserve the win.
  • The G10 (2009) beat Brookhaven Black on Saturday 5-1. Avagail Barksdale had the first two goals (both assisted by Annabel Chandler) followed up by a hat-trick from Lilliana Tapia. Sunday they tied Concorde West White 3-3 with a hat trick from Annie Watterson (Tapia and Emily Gentry got assists). They then lost to Concorde West Black 4-3 with 2 goals coming from Avagail (Chandler) and Isabella Sanchez.
  • The G11 (2008) tied Brookhaven Gold 2-2 with goals from Natalia Jones and Mollie Allmon. Then they lost to Brookhaven Black 4-2, both Arsenal goals from Maddie Jones.
  • The G12 (2007) beat Brookhaven Gold 2-1 with goals from Camilla Laguna and Andrea Valerio. Then they trounced Brookhaven Black 5-0. Aidyn Hurst got the hat trick (3 goals). Lexi Day and Valerio scored the other two.
  • Compiled by Roy Dickinson


Congratulations to Cartersville High Football Coach Joey King, who’s been named one of the Top 10 coaches in the country with less than 10 years experience by MaxPreps. Here’s the breakdown: Joey King, Cartersville (Ga.), 2014: “Since taking over for 18-year veteran Frank Bearden, King has taken Cartersville to back-to-back state championships and a pair of 15-0 seasons. He coached the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2017 in quarterback Trevor Lawrence and he has a record of 56-3 three games into his fifth year with the Hurricanes.” CHS also has a record of 41 consecutive regular-season games. Expanded report.

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

2018 high school football season. High School 2018.

Berry College Football Rises to No. 18 in Poll
That’s running back CJ Stone (no. 1) on the move for the Vikings. Berry photograph.


Berry Vikings rise to no. 18 in latest football poll: After improving to 2-0 on the year with a 34-21 victory over LaGrange last weekend, the Berry College football team jumped to No. 18 in the Top 25.  With the win, Berry extended its regular-season winning streak to 17 games. Tate Adcock continued his strong season at quarterback, completing 15-of-22 passes for 181 yards and four touchdowns. Mason Kinsey ended the game with seven catches, 101 total yards and three total touchdowns. He now leads the league in receiving touchdowns and total scores. Defensively, Berry held LaGrange to just 10 yards rushing, forcing four turnovers. Bryson Lamboy led the way with five tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. The Vikings open Southern Athletic Association  competition this Saturday at Rhodes. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. The Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly. Points are awarded on a 25-24-23-22-etc. basis. The rankings

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


Atlanta Falcons  host Carolina, 1 p.m. Sunday. Fox.  Schedule

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.


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: or contact GoGo Running at The Shoe Box at 706-291-0752.



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