HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
This week’s games:
- FINAL: Chattooga wins at Pepperell, 19-7.
- FINAL: Coosa over Gordon Central, 37-14.
- FINAL: Darlington beats Whitefield Academy, 22-14.
- FINAL: Rockmart stomps at Model, 61-6.
- FINAL: Armuchee wins at Dade County, 35-14.
- FINAL: Unity Christian School falls at Peachtree Academy, 44-6.
- FINAL: Cartersville beats Troup, 43-10 to win region title.
- FINAL: Calhoun tops Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, 49-0, for its state record-breaking 18th region championship.
- FINAL: Cedartown over Chapel Hill, 45-13.
- FINAL: Trion beats Pinecrest Academy, 40-14.
- FINAL: North Murray over Sonoraville, 23-0.
- FINAL: Woodland falls at Kell, 41-18.
- FINAL: Cass loses to Paulding County, 17-14.
- Georgia School for the Deaf (2-4) at Carolina Schools for the Deaf (1-2) (Saturday)
- Off this week: Class 5A Number 1 Rome.
- Completed season: Adairsville.
John McClellan high school picks: Critical region games this week with Pepperell over Chattooga; Coosa beats Gordon Central; Rockmart over Model; wins for Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun. McClellan
What’s on the line tonight (summary of John McClellan’s column; click McClellan to see the full version):
Region 7-AAAAA: Rome already is region champion. Kell and Carrollton have clinched playoff berths and—barring major upsets—will finish second and third. The winner of this week’s game between East Paulding and Villa Rica will finish in fourth place.
Region 5-AAAA: The winner of this week’s game between Cartersville and Troup will win the region championship with the loser finishing second.
Region 6-AAA: The winner of this week’s game between Calhoun and Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe will be the region champion with the loser finishing second. Haralson County will finish third. North Murray will finish fourth with a win Friday night over Sonoraville. A Sonoraville upset, combined with an almost certain Ringgold win over Coahulla Creek, will throw the region into a three-way tie for the final playoff position among North Murray, Ringgold, and Sonoraville. The fifth-place team in Region 6-AAA likely will earn the single wild card playoff spot in Class AAA because of there being only four teams in Region 1-AAA and the last place team in that region having a power rating lower than teams in other regions.
Region 7-AA: Rockmart has clinched the region championship. The winner of this week’s game between Chattooga and Pepperell will finish second with the loser taking third. The winner of this week’s Coosa-Gordon Central game will finish fourth.
Region 6-A: Fellowship Christian will play at Mt. Zion Friday night for the region championship. Everything else in Class A is dependent on the final power rankings with the top 24 private schools and top 24 public schools making the playoffs. Darlington (7-2) currently is eighth in the private school power rankings.
Rome High Wolves Jamious Griffin won the balloting for the USA Today Super 25 Top Star for Week 12. Griffin rushed for 174 yards on 19 carries and five touchdowns in a win over Villa Rica. He received 9,083 votes or 42.2 percent of the votes cast this week. The vote
Georgia Middle School Athletic Association: Second round playoff pairings for Saturday at Berry College’s Valhalla Stadium. Sixth Grade Creekview at Rome, noon; seventh Grade River Ridge at Rome, 2 p.m.; eighth grade Rome at Centennial.
High school state volleyball playoffs.
Class AA: Coosa vs. Elite Scholars Academy. 1:30 p.m. Saturday at McEachern High School.
Berry: Off Saturday. Next: Nov. 10 at Trinity University, 2 p.m. Schedule
Georgia Highlands Chargers no. 22 in preseason NJCAA D1 basketball poll: NJCAA
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