Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cartersville, Rockmart advance to state championships. Rome win-streak ends at 40 games. Calhoun falls to Peach Co. Today: Georgia vs. Alabama in SEC Championship.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cartersville, Rockmart advance to state championships. Rome win-streak ends at 40 games. Calhoun falls to Peach Co. Today: Georgia vs. Alabama in SEC Championship.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports

Click the above image to apply. New restaurant opens Dec. 13.

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


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Rockmart High school athletes, students and fan celebrate after beating Callaway, 28-22, to advance to state championship. (photo from Polk County Schools).

Rome High’s championship run and 40-game win streak came to an end Friday night as the Wolves fell 45-28 at Warner Robins. It was a rematch of last year’s 2017 Class 5A state championship, but this time, it didn’t end in Rome’s favor. Calhoun’s championship run also came to end after the Yellow Jackets lost 22-7 to Peach County, the same team they faced last year in the Class 3A state championship. Cartersville prevailed 17-14 over Marist to advance to the Class 4A state championship on Dec. 12 against Blessed Trinity. It is the third time in 4 years that Cartersville has reached the state championships. Rockmart topped Callaway, 28-20, to advance to the Class 2A state championship on Dec. 12 against Heard Co.  Polk School District will cancel classes on Dec. 12 because of the 1 p.m. game time.

Semifinals for high school football:

Class 2A: Rockmart beats Callaway, 28-22. Next: State Championship vs. Heard Co., Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. Tickets: Rockmart will pre-sale tickets for the BENZ starting Monday, Dec. 3. Pre-sale tickets will be $22.00 and $30.00 at door. You can purchase tickets at Rockmart High School, Raceway, City Body, Rockmart Florist, and Whiteheads Florist.

Class 3A: Calhoun falls to Peach County, 22-7.

Class 4A: Cartersville beats Marist, 17-14. Next: State Championship vs. Blessed Trinity, Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m. 

Class 5A: Rome falls to Warner Robins, 45-28. 

Football championships moved to Dec. 11-12 because of Atlanta United game. Here’s the schedule:

Schedule

Dec. 11 – 10 a.m. – A Public, 1 p.m. – 3A, 4:30 p.m. – 5A, 8 p.m. – 6A
Dec. 12 – 10 a.m. – A Private, 1 p.m. – 2A, 4:30 p.m. – 4A, 8 p.m. – 7A

John McClellan’s high school football semifinal picks: So how did John pick’em Friday night? McClellan

HIGH SCHOOL SIGNINGS

Sydnie Edwards signed with Snead State Community College for golf. Pictured are, back row (left to right): Rick Hurst (PHS Athletic Director), Shane Marshall (SSCC Girls Head Golf Coach), Seth Addison (cousin), Mike Southerland (grandfather), Wanda Groover (aunt), Dawn Sanchez (aunt), Josie McGraw (best friend), Brian Henderson (PHS Head Golf Coach), Jamey Alcorn (PHS Principal)
Front row (left to right): Kelli Addison (aunt), Wanda Southerland (grandmother), Sydnie Edwards, Jeff Edwards (father), Griffin Jackson (boyfriend).


COLLEGES/football

Georgia Bulldogs:  SEC Championship vs. Alabama, 4 this afternoon, CBS.

Georgia Tech:  Next: Bowl game to be decided.

COLLEGES/basketball

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

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

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

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

NFL

Atlanta Falcons, 4-7.  Next: Sunday at home vs Baltimore, 1 p.m., CBS. Already eliminated from playoffs.  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.
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