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Smack talk, pranks already over the top for “Shood Bowl” tonight featuring Coosa at Armuchee: So you’ve never heard of the Shood Bowl? It’s the annual smack down — with some gimmicks and pranks and such — between Floyd County School Board members Jay Shell (Coosa district) and Chip Hood (Armuchee district). In recent years, amid “friendly” forms of vandalism and such, the board members have wagered yard service from Hood (ForEvergreen Landscaping) and meals from Shell (Rome City Brewing Co. and formerly Brewhouse).
This year, it got a little more homegrown as Shell (with some help from Maddie and Jax) left a little calling card in Hood’s yard. The followed the stylish A left on Shell’s front lawn. The game itself kicks off at 7:30 this evening at Armuchee.
What’s on the line: If Armuchee wins, Shell has to sport an Armuchee shirt and go stand in the car rider line at Armuchee High and pass out Armuchee stickers and wave at parents. If Coosa wins, Hood does the same thing at Coosa High (with Coosa gear, etc.).
According to Hometown’s John McClellan, this has been an almost all-Coosa affair. The Eagles lead the series 35-5 and took last year’s game, 51-29. This year, McClellan sees a 36th win for Coosa by at least three touchdowns.
But to answer the question: The Shood Bowl. What do you get when you merge SH from Shell and OOD from Hood? Shood — as in who should win the game. That one might earn us some detention time from Dr. Jeff Wilson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
- John McClellan’s high school picks: Darlington-Christian Heritage among state’s tops games this Friday. Rome, Cartersville, Rockmart should coast. McClellan.
Tonight’s schedule; scores later this evening.
- Christian Heritage (4-0, 1-0) at Darlington (5-0, 2-0)
- Model (2-3, 2-0) at Pepperell (4-1, 2-0)
- Coosa (0-5, 0-2) at Armuchee (0-5, 0-2)
- Woodland (1-4, 0-3) at Rome (3-2, 2-1)
- Cartersville (5-0, 1-0) at Central of Carrollton (3-2, 1-0)
- Cass (3-2, 2-1) at Carrollton (5-0, 3-0)
- Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (2-3, 2-1) at Adairsville (2-3, 1-2)
- Rockmart (4-0, 2-0) at Chattooga (3-2, 2-0)
- Sonoraville (2-2, 1-1) at Ringgold (0-5, 0-3)
- LaGrange (2-2, 0-1) at Cedartown (1-4, 0-1)
- Mt. Zion (1-4, 0-2) at Trion (4-1, 2-0)
- Gordon Central (0-5, 0-2) at Dade County (0-5, 0-2)
- Off this week: Calhoun and Unity Christian School.
LOCAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL
- Atlanta Falcons. At Houston, 1 p.m. Sunday. TV: Fox. Radio: 92.9 The Game. Falcons
ATLANTA BRAVES PLAYOFFS
National League Divisional Series, best of five games. Track playoffs
- Thursday: St. Louis jumps on Braves in the ninth, then holds on for a 7-6 win in the opening round of the division series.
- Friday: Saint Louis at Atlanta. 4:37 p.m. start
- Sunday: Atlanta at Saint Louis
- Monday: Atlanta at Saint Louis (if necessary)
- Wednesday: Saint Louis at Atlanta (if necessary)
- Atlanta Braves: Latest updates @ Atlanta
Atlanta United hosts New England Revolution Sunday at 4 p.m. at MBS. ATLUTD
- Rome Braves’ 2020 season schedule; open at home with seven-game stretch on April 9. 2020
- Pictures: Mills Fitzner’s photos from 2008-18, archive / Click here to see the 2019 season’s galleries.
Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation to launch the Monday-Wednesday Walking Club on Oct. 7. Every Monday and Wednesday, starting on Monday, Oct. 7, walkers of all ages are encouraged to meet in the main parking lot at Ridge Ferry Park at 11 a.m. Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation has laid out a couple of routes for both new and experienced walkers. The routes are easy with hardly any hills and offer distances from one to three miles. Parks and recreation staff will be on hand to help lead the walks, and we’ll have water for after the walk. For more: rfpra.com/walkingclub.
The 2019 Willard Nixon Hall of Fame Golf Tournament is set to tee off on Friday, Oct. 25 at Stonebridge Golf Course. The event, which raises money to benefit the John Pinson Outstanding Student Athlete Scholarship Program, is a four-person scramble with check-in starting at 11:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 1 p.m. The $300 team fee includes lunch, greens fee and carts. Hole sponsorships are still available and mulligans may be purchased the day of the event. For more: Vivian Richmier at email@example.com