(Updated) Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry to host Maryville Saturday in opening round of football playoffsGeorgia holds at no. 5 in AP Top 25. Falcons fall to Cleveland. Armuchee and Cartersville win state cheerleading titles. Berry loses first regular-season game in over two years. Shorter season with another loss. Falcons at Cleveland.

(Updated) Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry to host Maryville Saturday in opening round of football playoffsGeorgia holds at no. 5 in AP Top 25. Falcons fall to Cleveland. Armuchee and Cartersville win state cheerleading titles. Berry loses first regular-season game in over two years. Shorter season with another loss. Falcons at Cleveland.

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Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.


Armuchee High School has won the State 2A Cheerleading competition for second year in a row. Coosa High School finished in second place. (GHSA photo)
Cartersville High School won the state 4A Cheerleading title. From GHSA


Second round playoffs (Nov. 16-17):

Class 2A

  • Rockmart will host Bremen.
  • Chattooga at Rabun Co.

Class 3A

  • Calhoun will host Lovett.

Class 4A

  • Cartersville will host Ridgeland.

Class 5A

  • Rome will host Cedar Shoals, Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Class A: private / public

  • Trion at Schley Co.
  • Darlington will host Aquinas on Nov. 17.
John McClellan’s high school playoff picks: New picks coming Monday.
From Rome High: For Friday, Nov. 16 game at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are set by GHSA at $10 for the second round. There will be no pre-sale ticket opportunities so those who wish to attend the game will need to buy tickets at the gate on Nov. 16 or on the following site: https://gofan.co/app/school/GA5278.  Rome High is hosting a Community Pep Rally on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. at Barron Stadium.

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.

GMSAA Semifinals: Rome Middle School 6th grade beat Harrison, 48-8, and 7th Grade beat Creekview, 36-0. Both teams advance to the GMSAA championship games on Nov. 17 at East Paulding High School.

COLLEGES/football today.

Georgia holds at no. 5 in the latest AP Top 25: In fact, no changes in the first seven slots. Alabama remains no. 1. SEC: LSU is no. 10, Florida no. 15, Kentucky no. 20 and Mississippi State no. 25. ACC: Clemson remains no. 2 followed by no. 12 Syracuse, no. 22 Boston College.

Berry: The Berry Vikings suffered its first regular-season loss in over two years on Saturday, falling to Trinity University 21-17. Berry 

  • Next: Berry to host Maryville in opening round of the NCAA Playoffs on Saturday. Noon kickoff. 

Shorter:  The Hawks drop their season finale, 55-7, to Florida Tech.

Georgia Bulldogs: Georgia tops Auburn, 27-10. Next: At home vs. Massachusetts, 4 p.m., SEC Network. Schedule / SEC Schedule

Georgia Tech: Yellow Jackets beat Miami, 27-21. Next: At home vs. Virginia, 3:30 p.m. Schedule  / ACC Schedule


Berry Volleyball: The Vikings fall 3-1 to Mary Hardin-Baylor in the Regional Semifinal on Saturday.

Shorter Hawks Basketball: Men win 90-77 over Spring Hill Badgers on Saturday. Next: Tuesday at Georgia College, 7 p.m.  Shorter women lost 45-81 to Florida Southern on Saturday. Next: Tuesday at Miles College, 5:30 p.m.

GHC Lady Chargers: The Lady Chargers opened their GCAA conference season with a 70-50 win over the Lady Tigers of Andrew College. The Lady Chargers were led by Jahnarria Brown with 14 points, followed by Destiny Marshall and Nijeria Jordan with 12 points each. The Lady Chargers take on Southern Crescent at the Corral on Wednesday, tip off 5:30 p.m.

GHC Chargers: Behind former Model High standout VJ Saxton‘s 23 points the Chargers get  the 99-82 win over Walters State. The Chargers were led by VJ Saxton with 23 points and 8 rebounds, Khalyl Waters had 19,Carl Johnson had 16, Derrick Cook added 11 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists, and Jalen Knight had 10. With the win the Chargers go to 3-1 on the season and return to action on Friday as the travel to North Carolina to take on Cape Fear College, tip off at 5 p.m.


Atlanta Falcons (4-5) after Sunday loss to  Cleveland, 28-16. 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 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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