Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: John McClellan’s high school playoff picks. Latest high school football rankings. Georgia no. 5 in Ap Top 25. Berry Vikings Volleyball wins second consecutive conference title. Falcons pound Redskins.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: John McClellan’s high school playoff picks. Latest high school football rankings. Georgia no. 5 in Ap Top 25. Berry Vikings Volleyball wins second consecutive conference title. Falcons pound Redskins.

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


John McClellan’s high school playoff picks: Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart should advance to next round; rough nights ahead for Pepperell, Coosa, Cedartown, Chattooga. McClellan
High school and college rankings: Rome, Calhoun remain in first place; Cartersville up to no. 2; Rockmart, no. 2; Darlington at no. 10 in latest high school football rankings. AP Top 25: Georgia now no. 5. Rankings

First round playoff match-ups (compiled by John McClellan)

Class AA

  • South Atlanta at Rockmart
  • Washington at Chattooga
  • Pepperell at Douglass of Atlanta
  • Coosa at Hapeville Charter

Class AAA

  • Fannin County at Calhoun

Class AAAA

  • Stephens County at Cartersville
  • Cedartown at St. Pius X


  • Jackson (Atlanta) at Rome

Class A pairings will have to wait on power ratings. Darlington and Trion will be in the playoffs.


COLLEGES/football this Saturday.

Berry: At Trinity University, 2 p.m. Schedule

Shorter:  Home  vs. Florida Tech, 1 p.m. Schedule

Georgia Bulldogs: Home vs. Auburn on Saturday, 7 p.m., ESPN. Schedule / SEC Schedule

Georgia Tech: Home Saturday vs. Miami, 7 p.m. Schedule  / ACC Schedule


Berry Volleyball claims second consecutive SAA tournament trophy. Release. The Berry College volleyball team claimed its second straight Southern Athletic Association (SAA) tournament title on Sunday afternoon with a straight-set victory over No. 21 Birmingham-Southern, punching the team’s ticket to the NCAA Playoffs once again. With the win, the No. 17 Vikings improved to 25-3 overall and extended their winning streak in the Cage Center to 28-straight matches. Set scores were 25-23, 26-24 and 25-15. Berry’s Emily Rapach, Carson VanCampen and Emily Hancok (MVP) were selected to the All-Tournament team.

GHC Lady Chargers: The Lady Chargers travel to Andrew College on Saturday, tip-off 2 p.m.

GHC Chargers: The Chargers return to action on Friday at home versus Motlow State, tip-off 8 p.m.

GNTC: The Lady Bobcats host Dalton State College at the Roosville Athletic Center on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The Bobcats will not be in action again until Nov. 13 at Covenant College junior varsity Squad at 5 p.m. For more information on all Georgia Northwestern athletics, log on to


Atlanta Falcons now 4-4 after huge win vs. Washington on Sunday. Final score: 38-14. Next: At Cleveland, 1 p.m. Sunday on Fox. Schedule


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


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