Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry Vikings hold at no. 7 in coaches football rankings. State playoff volleyball pairings; games Saturday. Atlanta United at home Saturday to open MLS playoffs. High school football updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry Vikings hold at no. 7 in coaches football rankings. State playoff volleyball pairings; games Saturday. Atlanta United at home Saturday to open MLS playoffs. High school football updates.

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 Twitter: The first day of practice for the Berry Vikings’ women’s basketball team.
Berry no. 7 in latest coaches poll: The latest American Football Coaches Association rankings for D3 teams are out and the Berry Vikings remained at no. 7. In the D3 rankings released earlier this week, Berry rose from eighth to seventh following Saturday’s win over Hendrix.
High school volleyball pairings:

Class A/AA-Public First Round (Saturday) / brackets

A8 #3 Lake Oconee at A6 #2 Pepperell

A7 #4 Gordon Central at A5 #1 Elite Scholars

A6 #3 Model at A8 #2 Union County

A6 #4 Armuchee at A8 #1 Rabun County

A8 #4 Oglethorpe County at A6 #1 Coosa

A7 #3 Chattooga at A5 #2 Drew Charter

In 4A: R7 #3 White County at R5 #2 Cartersville

In 3A: A5 #4 Adairsville at A7 #1 North Hall; A7 #3 Cherokee Bluff at A5 #2 Sonoraville; A7 #4 Lumpkin County at A5 #1 Calhoun

SPORTS HEADLINES

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

  • John McClellan’s high school picks: Friday’s big games include Rockmart-Pepperell; Cartersville-Sandy Creek; Chattooga-Model. Unity plays Saturday.  McClellan
  • Georgia Public Broadcasting to televise Friday’s Cartersville-Sandy Creek game beginning at 7:30 p.m.

LOCAL. STATE COLLEGE FOOTBALL

  • Berry Vikings:  At Birmingham-Southern, 7 p.m., Saturday.  Vikings
  • Shorter Hawks. At home vs. North Greenville for homecoming on Saturday, 1 p.m. at Barron Stadium. Hawks
  • Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Next: At Miami on Saturday, TBA. Jackets
  • Georgia Bulldogs. Next: At home vs. Kentucky, Saturday, TBA. Bulldogs

ATLANTA FALCONS:   Home vs. L.A. Rams, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox. Radio: 92.9 The Game.  Falcons

ATLANTA UNITED: Host the New England Revolution this Saturday at 1 p.m. at MBS as the MLS playoffs open. ATLUTD

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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