Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Georgia holds at no. 5 in Top 25; Alabama no. 1. Berry tops Maryville, 31-0, to advance to second round of playoffs. Rome Middle Sixth Grade football team wins championship. Victories for Bulldogs and Tech. Falcons host Cowboys, 1 p.m.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Georgia holds at no. 5 in Top 25; Alabama no. 1. Berry tops Maryville, 31-0, to advance to second round of playoffs. Rome Middle Sixth Grade football team wins championship. Victories for Bulldogs and Tech. Falcons host Cowboys, 1 p.m.

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

Georgia holds at no. 5, Alabama no. 1 in latest AP Top 25. Other SEC teams include LSU at no. 8, Florida at no. 13, Kentucky at no. 17 and Mississippi State at no. 22.  As for the ACC: Clemson remains at no. 2, Syracuse at no. 19 and Pittsburgh at no. 24. Top 25

That’s injured Viking player Justus Edwards (in the wheelchair) returning to the sidelines on Saturday to cheer on his team. (Hometown photo)

Berry Vikings soundly defeated Maryville, 31-0, in the first round of the NCAA Division III football playoffs Saturday at Valhalla Stadium.  The Vikings now advance to round two and will play Mary Hardin-Baylor on Nov. 24, time and place to be announced. Bracket


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

GPB Sports will televise Friday’s Rome High Wolves at Dutchtown High School football game in the third round of GHSA playoffs. Coverage begins at p.m., kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

Second round high school playoffs:

Class 2A: Rockmart at Jefferson County in quarterfinals on Friday.

Class 3A:  Calhoun will host Jenkins (Savannah) in quarterfinals on Friday.

Class 4A:  Cartersville at Baldwin (Milledgeville) in quarterfinals on Friday.

Class 5A: Rome at Dutchtown (Hampton) in quarterfinals on Friday. Game will be televised on GPB Sports starting at 7 p.m.

Tickets: Rome High’s Varsity Football will travel to compete against Dutchtown High School (149 Mitchell Road, Hampton, Ga. 30228) on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for round three of the playoffs and may be purchased via the Go Fan link: https://gofan.co/app/school/GA5278 or at Dutchtown High on the day of the game. It is important to note that seating is limited so please plan to arrive early.

Class A Private:  Darlington at Eagles Landing Christian Academy (McDonough) in quarterfinals on Friday.

John McClellan high school football playoff picks: Quarterfinal picks coming Monday.

Middle school
  • Georgia Middle School Athletic Association championship games: Rome 6th Grade beat Cambridge, 34-8, to win the championship. Rome 7th Grade will play East Paulding

COLLEGES/football Saturday.

Georgia hosted Massachusetts on Saturday. (photo from Jack Druckenmiller)

Berry College: Vikings beat Maryville, 31-0, in round one of NCAA Division III playoffs. Next:  Bracket

Georgia Bulldogs: Georgia stomps Massachusetts, 66-27. Next: At home vs. Georgia Tech, 12 p.m., SEC Network. Schedule / SEC Schedule

Georgia Tech: Yellow Jackets beat Virginia, 30-27, in OT. Next: At Georgia, 12 p.m., next Saturday. Schedule  / ACC Schedule

COLLEGES/basketball

Berry College: Men’s schedule / women’s schedule

Shorter University: Men’s schedule / women’s schedule

Georgia Highlands: The Chargers get the 82-70 win over Brunswick Community College to go 2-0 in the Cape Fear Classic in NC. Next: Tuesday at home vs. Middle Georgia Prep., 7:30 p.m. Men’s schedule / women’s schedule

Georgia Northwestern: Men’s schedule / women’s schedule

NFL

Atlanta Falcons (4-5). Next: Host Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. Sunday on Fox. Schedule


BASEBALL

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


COMMUNITY

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.
  • Former Model High and Berry College standout Michelle Abernathy Lane will be the guest speaker the 2018 GoGo Running All-Area Cross Country Banquet to be held Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m., in the Krannert Ballroom at Berry College. After earning multiple All-State honors in track and cross country at Model, Michelle added to her lists of accomplishments at Berry where she became an NAIA National Champion in the marathon and a 12-time NAIA All-American in cross country and track. She still holds three Berry school records in the 3,000 meters (10:01), the 5,000 (17:10) and the 10,000 (35:58.)
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