Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Bring a jacket to Friday’s high school games; temperatures at kickoff: low 60s. Friday’s games. High school softball updates. Berry sets softball schedule.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Bring a jacket to Friday’s high school games; temperatures at kickoff: low 60s. Friday’s games. High school softball updates. Berry sets softball schedule.

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

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

John McClellan’s high school picksfor this weekend: Darlington over Trion; Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun should cruise. McClellan

Trion (5-2, 2-2) at Class A Private Number 10 Darlington (5-1, 2-1)

Class 5A Number 1 Rome (7-0, 5-0) at Paulding County (0-7, 0-5)

Adairsville (3-4, 2-3) at Sonoraville (2-4, 1-3)

Class 4A Number 4 Cartersville (7-0, 3-0) at Sandy Creek (4-2, 1-1)

Murray County (0-7, 0-5) at Class 3A Number 1 Calhoun (6-0, 4-0)

East Paulding (2-4, 2-2) at Cass (1-6, 0-5)

Off this week: Armuchee; Cedartown; Chattooga; Coosa; Georgia School for the Deaf; Gordon Central; Model; Pepperell; Rockmart; and Woodland.

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.

Class 2A
Chattooga vs Social Circle.
Rockmart vs. Banks-Bremen winner.
Pepperell vs Monticello vs. Lamar County winner.

Class 3A
Sonoraville vs Morgan County.
Calhoun vs Jackson County/Westminster winner.

Class 5A
North Springs at Woodland: Split the series, game three needed. Woodland takes game one, 7-6; North Springs game two, 4-1.

Class A public

Trion hosts Wilcox County.


COLLEGES/football this Saturday:

Berry Football: Berry at Hendrix, 2 p.m. Schedule

Shorter Football:  Shorter at North Greenville, 2:30 p.m. Schedule

Georgia Bulldogs: At LSU, at 3:30 p.m., CBS. Schedule / SEC Schedule

Georgia Tech: At home vs. Duke, 12:20 p.m. Schedule  / ACC Schedule

COLLEGES/Other

The Berry College softball program has released the team’s schedule for the upcoming 2019 season.  The Vikings are coming off one of the most successful seasons in program history. Berry finished the year 39-6, winning their sixth straight Southern Athletic Association regular season championship and advancing to the NCAA playoffs for the fourth consecutive year. The Vikings advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals for the first time in program history.  Berry will open the season on Feb. 9 with a doubleheader against Covenant in Chattanooga. The Vikings’ will travel for the entire month of February before their home opener on March 1. Schedule


NFL

Atlanta Falcons (1-4):  Home Sunday vs. Bucs,  1 p.m., Fox  Schedule


BASEBALL

Rome Braves 2019 schedule: Rome opens on the road April 4 in Kannapolis. Schedule / Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery


COMMUNITY

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

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 the family of Rome teen runner Jamie Hughes (JamieStrong). 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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