Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome and Calhoun championship runs end. Cartersville and Rockmart advance to state championships; title games moved to Dec. 11-12. Georgia vs. Alabama in the SEC title game at 4 p.m. Saturday (CBS).
Class 2A: FINAL: Rockmart beats Callaway, 28-22, to advance to state championship; will play Heard Co., Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. at Mercedes Benz Stadium.
Class 3A: FINAL: Calhoun falls to Peach County, 7-22.
Class 4A: FINAL: Cartersville beats Marist, 17-14, to advance to state championship; will play Blessed Trinity, Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at Mercedes Benz Stadium.
Class 5A: FINAL: Rome falls at Warner Robins, 28-45.
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
Football championships moved to Dec. 11-12 because of Atlanta United game. Here’s the schedule:
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.