Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Bulldogs, left out of the College Football Playoff, meet Texas on Jan. 1 in Sugar Bowl. John McClellan’s final high school predictions of 2018: Championships for Cartersville, Rockmart. Falcons lose again, now 4-8 on the season.
Georgia left out of College Football Playoff committee’s final four. Bulldogs no. 5, Ohio State no. 6. Final four
Georgia to play in Sugar Bowl, 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, vs. Texas.
Georgia Tech to play Minnesota in the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit, Dec. 26, 5:15 p.m.
Peach Bowl, Saturday, Dec. 29, noon: Florida vs. Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
John McClellan’s Georgia High School football championship picks for 2018: Cartersville Purple Hurricanes, Rockmart Yellow Jackets will win state titles Dec. 12. Also: A breakdown on the six other games. McClellan
State Championships for high school football:
Class 2A: Rockmart vs. Heard Co., Dec. 12 at 1 p.m., Mercedes Benz Stadium. 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. Polk County Schools will be closed on Dec. 12 for the championship game.
Class 4A: Cartersville vs. Blessed Trinity, Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m., Mercedes Benz Stadium. Cartersville City Schools will have a half-day of class on Dec. 12 for the championship game.
Saturday: Registration continues 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 Thursday, Dec. 6. 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 at 6 p.m., in the Krannert Ballroom at Berry College.