Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Scores from tonight’s high school football playoff games. Updates on post-season middle school teams. Berry Volleyball earns pair of major awards, puts three on All-Region list; tournament starts today.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Scores from tonight’s high school football playoff games. Updates on post-season middle school teams. Berry Volleyball earns pair of major awards, puts three on All-Region list; tournament starts today.

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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.


Ware Mechanical Sports Weather Summary: Saturday’s Shorter game at Barron Stadium at 1 p.m. will have about the same conditions; Saturday’s high is forecast to be 49 degrees. Bundle up.


Pepperell is on the road tonight at Douglass (Atlanta). Photo from Jamey Alcorn.


TONIGHT’S SCORES:  First round playoffs

Class 2A

  • FINAL: Rockmart shuts out South Atlanta, 55-0. Next week: Rockmart will host Bremen.
  • FINAL: Chattooga beats Washington, 7-6. Next week: Travel to Rabun Co.
  • FINAL: Pepperell falls at Douglass of Atlanta, 34-0.
  • FINAL: Coosa loses at Hapeville Charter, 32-10.

Class 3A

  • FINAL: Calhoun beats Fannin County, 55-17. Next week: Calhoun will host Lovett.

Class 4A

  • FINAL: Cartersville tops Stephens County, 34-7. Next week: Cartersville will host Ridgeland.
  • FINAL: Cedartown falls at St. Pius X, 38-6.

Class 5A

  • FINAL: Rome beats Jackson (Atlanta), 62-14. Next week: Rome will host Cedar Shoals.
    • From Rome Wolves Gameday: Jamious Griffin with 231 yards in first half adds brings his season total to 2,255 yards. He just broke the Rome City record held by Greg Gordon in 1977 East Rome.

Class A: private / public

  • FINAL: Trion over Wilcox County, 20-19. Next week: Travel to Schley Co.
  • Darlington has a bye; Next week: Will play Aquinas on Nov. 17.

John McClellan’s high school playoff picks: Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart should advance to next round; rough nights ahead for Pepperell, Coosa, Cedartown, Chattooga, Trion. Darlington has a bye this week. McClellan

Unity Christian School’s Middle School Football Team hosts state championship game on Monday. The Lions will be playing Cherokee Christian School for the state title on Monday, Nov. 12, (weather permitting) at 5:30 p.m. at Grizzard Park. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students since it is a GICAA-sanctioned event.  Only GICAA Coaches Passes will be accepted.

Rome Middle School will host the 6th and 7th Grade semifinals Saturday at Barron. 6th Grade will play Harrison at 5:30 p.m. followed by 7th Grade playing Creekview at 7:30. p.m. If they win, they will be in GMSAA championship games the next Saturday, Nov. 17 at East Paulding High School.

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 earns pair of major awards, puts three on All-Region list. Release. Led by head coach Caitlyn Moriarty’s second-straight American Volleyball Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year honor and a Regional Freshman of the Year nod for Laura Beier, the Berry College volleyball team placed three total players on the AVCA All-Region list. In addition to freshman libero Laura Beier’s recognition, junior outside hitter Emily Hancock and junior middle blocker Carson VanCampen also earned All-Region honors for the second straight season.

Berry College has been selected as one of eight institutions to serve as a host site for the opening rounds of the 2018 NCAA Division III Volleyball Tournament. 
The Vikings will host the eight-team regional beginning on Friday, Nov. 9 and running through Sunday, Nov. 11. The winner of the Mount Berry Regional will advance to the eight-team NCAA Division III National Championship in Pittsburgh from Nov. 15-17.  No. 17-ranked Berry will serve as the top-seed this weekend and face eighth-seeded Rose-Hulman to open competition on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Cage Center. Berry will also welcome No. 11 Emory, Meredith, No. 4 Colorado College, Washington & Lee, No. 21 Birmingham-Southern and No. 23 Mary Hardin-Baylor.

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.


Atlanta Falcons (4-4). 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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