Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves fall 5-4; will face Cards at home Wednesday to decide series. Meet the next class of Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame. Berry Vikings no. 7 in latest coaches’ poll.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves fall 5-4; will face Cards at home Wednesday to decide series. Meet the next class of Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame. Berry Vikings no. 7 in latest coaches’ poll.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports

Truett’s Chick-fil-A, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

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

 

From left, Charles Smith, Toryan Smith and Jaleel Riaz pose for photos after being introduced as the newest members of the Rome Floyd Sports Hall of Fame during a press conference at Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority on Monday, Oct. 7. Charles Culberson and Charlie Culberson are also in the class but weren’t able to make the press conference. RFPRA photo.
SPORTS HEADLINES
The next class of the Rome Floyd Sports Hall of Fame are father-and-son combinations Charles and Toryan Smith, Charles and Charlie Culberson, and Jaleel Riaz. Hall

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

  • John McClellan’s high school picks to win this Friday night. McClellan.

LOCAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL

  • Berry Vikings rise to seventh in American Foodball Coaches Association poll. “After a record-setting 55-0 rout of Sewanee on Saturday, the Berry College football team jumped one spot to No. 7 in the latest American Football Coaches Association Top-25, building on the team’s highest ranking in program history. Berry is also ranked No. 8 in the D3football.com poll.  With the win, Berry improves to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA). The Vikings set records offensively for total offense (577 yards), rushing yards (325), average gain per rush (7.4), average gain per play (8.1) and scored the second-most points in program history. The Vikings defense held Sewanee to just two third down conversions, 22 yards rushing and forced four takeaways.
  • Berry College Vikings: Berry hosting Hendrix, Saturday at 2 p.m.  Vikings
  • Shorter Hawks. Shorter at West Alabama, Saturday at 5 p.m. Hawks
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
  • Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Duke next Saturday, 12:30 p.m.  Jackets
  • Georgia Bulldogs. At home vs. South Carolina, noon ESPN. Radio: WSB 95.5 FM. Bulldogs

ATLANTA FALCONS

  • Atlanta Falcons. Next up: At Arizona, 4 p.m. Sunday, TV: Fox. Radio: 92.9 The Game.  Falcons
ATLANTA BRAVES PLAYOFFS
National League Divisional Series, best of five games. The series stands at 2-1 Braves; Atlanta can clinch later today. Track playoffs
  • Today: Atlanta falls in 10 to Saint Louis, 5-4.
  • Wednesday: Saint Louis at Atlanta, 5:02 p.m., TBS
  • Atlanta Braves: Latest updatesAtlanta

ATLANTA UNITED

Atlanta United. Next:  Playoffs on Oct. 19 at MBS. ATLUTD

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

State softball first round pairings with best-of-three series today and Wednesday: Click for brackets

  • 4A Cedartown at Flowery Branch
  • 3A Jackson County at Calhoun, Sonoraville at Jefferson
  • 2A Pepperell at Heard County, Callaway at Rockmart, Chattooga at Lamar County.
  • 5A Woodland at Chamblee.
  • Private A Darlington at Mt. Paran Christian. Winner will play at Strong Rock Christian in Round 2.
  • Public A Trion has bye in Round 1. Will host winner of ACE Charter-Pelham series in Round 2.

LOCAL BASEBALL

  • 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.

COMMUNITY

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 richemierv@floydcountyga.org
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