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Looking for Rome-Floyd Parks and Rec’s Fall Guide in your kid’s backpack but can’t find it? You’re not alone. Parks and Rec has posted the early Fall Guide online. The expanded Fall Guide comes out in early September via backpack and remind everyone when it should be coming home.
Rome Braves unplug the Power, win 8-6 on Tuesday. Take series two games to one. Media release: The Rome Braves appeared headed towards another low-scoring defeat on their long road trip before their offense roared to life and claimed an 8-6 victory against West Virginia at Appalachian Power Park. Rome scored four runs in the 7th and added two more in the 8th inning, overcoming a three run margin and earning a series split.
For the second straight day the Braves started fast. In the 1st inning Justin Dean singled and later scored on a sacrifice fly from Shea Langeliers. In the 2nd inning Jeremy Fernandez hit a leadoff double and came in on an RBI single by Drew Campbell.
West Virginia was able to get to Rome starter RHP Jose Olague and flip the game in their favor. The Power scored three runs on four hits in the 3rd and got a two run homer from Onil Pena in the 4th to take a 5-2 lead.
Having been held scoreless since the 2nd, the Braves lineup woke up in the 7th against the West Virginia bullpen. With two on and one out Greg Cullen lined a shot into left to score a run. Braden Shewmake followed by pulling an RBI single into right field to bring them within one at 5-4. Langeliers came to the plate and drilled a grounder to Power third baseman Bobby Honeyman. He threw to second but missed wide of the bag, allowing two runs to score and putting Rome ahead 6-5.
The Braves added cushion with a pair of solo homers in the 8th. Braulio Vasquez hit his first homerun of the season, a blast out to left center, to make it 7-5. Dean followed two batters later with a line shot to left to put Rome up 8-5. It was Dean’s third homerun of the series and fourth of the road trip.
Rome reliever LHP Tanner Lawson surrendered an unearned run but completed the final 2 innings to earn the save and allow the Braves to split the four game series.
Vasquez had perhaps his best game as a Rome Brave, finishing 3-4 with a homer and two runs scored. Dean went 2-5 with a homer and two runs scored. Cullen was 2-4 with an RBI and a walk. Langeliers was 1-4 with a sac fly and two RBI. Carlos Paraguate was 2-4 with a run scored.
Rome concludes its road trip with three wins in seven games and will enjoy an off day on Wednesday before beginning a crucial four game set with the 1st place Augusta GreenJackets Thursday evening. Game 1 is scheduled for 7 pm on Thursday from State Mutual Stadium.
Rome Braves (22-23, 52-62): 8 R 14 H 1 E
West Virginia Power (21-24, 58-57): 6 R 10 H 2 E
W: Kasey Kalich (1-1)
L: Reid Morgan (1-1)
S: Tanner Lawson (2)
High school preseason scrimmage updates:
- Bowdon at Coosa has now moved to Aug. 16.
- Thursday: Darlington at Whitefield Academy
- Friday: Area teams playing and one intrasquad scrimmage including
–Temple at Pepperell
-Calhoun hosts Northwest Whitfield
-Bremen at Rockmart.
–Rome High’s Fifth Annual Soap Game intrasquad scrimmages at Barron Stadium — will be open to the public. Admission (Sixth through eighth grades), can of Gatorade or six-gallon powdered drink mix; ninths-11th, liquid laundry soap, 75-ounce size; seniors, can of Gatorade mix. It starts with sixth grade vs. sixth grade at 5 p.m. and concludes with offense vs. defense (first team vs first team, second team vs. second team). Each will play two 10-minute quarters.
- Aug. 15: Model at Mount Zion, 7 p.m.
- Aug. 16: Armuchee at Southeast Whitfield; Cass at Pepperell; New Manchester at Rome; Bowdon at Coosa; Gordon Central at Sonoraville; LaFayette at Trion; Dalton at Cartersville; Chattooga at Cedartown; and Woodland at Adairsville.
- John McClellan’s first column of the 2019 football season will post Monday, Aug. 12.
Corky Kell Classic returns to Barron Stadium on Aug. 22 with Rome, Calhoun games: Look for another season-starting double header in Rome as part of the 2019 Corky Kell Classic high school football kickoff. Calhoun is scheduled to play Ridgeland at 5:30 p.m. and Rome hosts Marietta at 8:30 p.m. in the 28th edition of the classic. Media: The classic’s website states all games will be broadcast on CBS46 and Peachtree TV, and will be streamed live on the National Federation of High School Associations Network at NFHSNetwork.com. Radio listeners can tune into 92.9 The Game for coverage of the games (the signal is available in Floyd County).
-From Calhoun High: Tickets for the Corky Kell Classic football game on sale at the Calhoun High School front office. Pre-sale tickets sold at CHS will be $12. Tickets at the gate on game day will be $17. Please contact Brock Holley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- 2019 high school football schedules: Every local school schedule including scrimmages. 2019
- The Atlanta Falcons play the Dolphins at Miami this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Falcons
- Berry College Vikings open the 2019 season at Maryville on Saturday, Sept. 7. 1 p.m. kickoff. Vikings
- Shorter Hawks begin the season at East Tennessee State on Saturday, Sept. 7. Hawks
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Clemson, Thursday, Aug. 29, 8 p.m. ACC Network. Jackets
- Georgia Bulldogs at Vanderbilt, Saturday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. SEC Network. Bulldogs
MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Rome Middle School 2019 Football Schedule
- 8/31 McEachern
- 9/7 Kell
- 9/14 at Hiram
- 9/28 at Cambridge
- 10/5 East Paulding
- 10/12 Pope
- 10/19 at Allatoona
- 10/28 at Campbell
Aug. 17: The Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Race and 2-mile Health Walk returns to Heritage Park on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. Registration continues.This challenging 5K winds through historic downtown Rome, and climbs historic Clocktower Hill in the second mile. Both the 5K and the 2-mile health walk courses are very scenic, as they take in much of the “Between the Rivers” district of beautiful downtown Rome. Both events start and end in Heritage Park. Pre and Post Race refreshments, pre and post race massages, music, and fun make this a race not to be missed. Proceeds go to the Exchange Club Family Resource Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Registration $30 and $25. Register