While Alabama and Georgia remained atop the AP Top 25, then no. 5 LSU dropped to no. 13 after being upset by the Florida Gators on Saturday (no. 14 this week). Other SEC rankings: Kentucky at no. 18, Auburn at no. 21, Texas A &M at no. 22 and Mississippi State at no. 24.
The ACC: Clemson held at no. 4 followed by Miami at no. 16 and N.C. State at no. 20.
Atlanta Falcons drop to 1-4 after being hammered by Pittsburgh, 41-17.
The Berry College volleyball team is set to host their “Dig Pink” breast cancer fundraiser on Tuesday night during the Vikings’ 6 p.m. match against Emory University. The event is also Berry’s Pack the House night, with fans encouraged to wear pink to the match. The matchup between the Vikings and Eagles will include pink T-shirt sales for $10, with 100% of the sales going to the SideOut Foundation. The SideOut Foundation partners with volleyball teams all over the country to inspire science and hope in the match against breast cancer. In volleyball, “side-out” means regaining control of the ball, and in the same way, the SideOut Foundation works to help people with breast cancer regain control of their lives through funding breast cancer research and support, empowering young athletes, and bringing together the volleyball community to help beat breast cancer. Other aspects of the “Dig Pink” match include fan BINGO, a pink t-shirt serving competition between sets two and three, pink balloons decorating the gym, and pink socks and laces as part of the volleyball players’ attire for the contest. In a partnership between both the Berry and Emory volleyball programs, the teams have set a $1,000 fundraising goal for the event. For more: click Vikings.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
- Georgia School for the Deaf beats Tennessee School for the Deaf, 60-42, on Saturday.
Latest high school football rankings coming later today.
John McClellan’s high school picks: New picks for Oct. 12 coming Monday.
2018 high school football season. High School 2018.
High school softball (courtesy of John McClellan)
Georgia High School Association pairings involving local schools; series format: best of three series. Click each ‘class’ for the playoff bracket.
Therrell at Chattooga
Douglass of Atlanta at Rockmart
Pepperell at South Atlanta
North Hall at Sonoraville
Fannin County at Calhoun
Madison County at Cedartown
North Springs at Woodland
Class A power ratings won’t be final until Monday. Trion is definitely in on the public side. Darlington sits at Number 24 on the private side with 24 teams making the playoffs.
Harbin Clinic Turkey Trot 5K and Health Wobble benefiting United Way of Bartow County is Saturday, Nov. 17. The long-running event adds Harbin Clinic as the title sponsor this year but keeps the same great course encircling Sam Smith Park and also serves as a qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race. Along with the 5K race, which starts at 9 a.m., the event will have a pre-race costume contest and a two-mile health wobble. The wobble is a two-mile, non-timed walk. “Harbin Clinic is excited to become a part of this Cartersville tradition and be able to help put a focus on health and wellness in Bartow County while also supporting the many great things the Bartow County United Way does in the community,” Harbin Clinic CEO Kenna Stock says. Wire2Wire Running will provide timing and results. Registration for the 5K is $25 and $20 for the health wobble, and people can sign up at Active.com. To guarantee T-shirt size, participants need to be registered by Sunday, Nov. 11. Race-day registration for the 5K is $35 and $25 for the wobble. Packet pick up will be on Friday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the lobby of the United Way, 320 W. Cherokee Ave. Register for the Race