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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Quarterfinals for high school playoffs this Friday:
Class A Private: FINAL: Darlington falls at Eagles Landing Christian Academy, 42-6.
Class 2A: FINAL: Rockmart leads Jefferson County, 48-13. Next: Will host Callaway next Friday in semifinals.
Class 3A: FINAL: Calhoun over Jenkins, 24-12. Next: Advances to semifinals, will host winner of Peach Co. vs. Westminster game.
Class 4A: FINAL: Cartersville beats Baldwin, 42-13. Next: Will host Marist next Friday in semifinals.
Class 5A: FINAL: Rome wins at Dutchtown, 28-14. Next: Will play at Warner Robins next Friday in semifinals (rematch of last year’s 5A championship game).
John McClellan’s high school football playoff picks for this Friday: Lopsided wins for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart. Eagles Landing will be too tough for Darlington. McClellan
Berry College: The Vikings play Mary Hardin-Baylor in round two of the NCAA Division III tournament. 1 p.m. EST. Bracket. / Berry
Georgia Tech: Next: At Georgia, noon. SEC Network. Next: Bowl game. / ACC Schedule
Atlanta Falcons, 4-7, fall 31-17 to surging Saints. The Falcons’ first drive in their 31-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints (10-1) stalled due to a Matt Ryan fumble at the 3-yard line, and that proved an omen of things to come on Thursday night. The Falcons (4-7) had some opportunities to get the ball in the end zone but three fumbles just near the goal line ended any threat Atlanta’s offense managed to present to New Orleans’ defense. The loss was the third-straight for Atlanta, which has slipped down the NFC standings during that time. Next: Dec. 2 home vs Baltimore, 1 p.m., CBS. Schedule
- 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.