Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Georgia anxious to hear tonight’s College Football Playoff selections. Brian McCann returning to Atlanta Braves. Rome City Schools cancel classes Friday for Wolves-Warner Robins rematch.
Bulldogs anxious to hear tonight’s College Football Playoffs’ selection: Already ranked no. 4 in the AP Top 25 football poll this week, the Georgia Bulldogs are hopeful of a no. 4 ranking when the latest playoff poll comes out just after 7 this evening. The likely scenario: Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Georgia. The Irish already are in as the team’s regular season is done (no championship games). Clemson, The Tide and UGA have one more to play. Georgia vs. Alabama at 4 p.m. Saturday in Atlanta for the SEC Championship. TV: CBS. For more on the playoffs
Brian McCann safe at home as catcher returning to the Atlanta Braves: One of the original Rome Braves is coming back to the big club per baseball sources. Updates
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
No school Friday for Rome students: “All Rome City Schools’ classes will be canceled on Friday. The decision to cancel school is due to transportation concerns and traffic conditions accompanied by the projected game attendance of students, parents, teachers, and community members.” Rome faces Warner Robins on the road at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a rematch from last year’s 5A title game.
John McClellan’s high school football semifinal picks: Rome over Warner Robins in 5A rematch from last year; Calhoun to fall in its 3A repeat from 2017. Cartersville wins by two; Rockmart advances with six-point victory. McClellan
Semifinals for high school football this Friday:
Class 2A: Rockmart will host Callaway.
Class 3A: Calhoun will host Peach County (rematch of last year’s controversial 3A title game won by Calhoun).
Class 4A: Cartersville will host Marist.
Class 5A: Rome will travel to Warner Robins (rematch of last year’s 5A championship game). Tickets: $15. Pre-sale at Barron Stadium Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Or online or at Warner Robins on the day of the game. RHS students may purchase tickets are school.
Georgia Bulldogs: SEC Championship vs. Alabama, 4 p.m. Saturday, CBS.
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.