Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports
The first College Football Playoff poll. The first poll goes like this — Ohio State, LSU, Alabama and Penn State. Defending national champion and undefeated Clemson was no. 5 followed by Georgia, no. 6. Alabama and LSU play this weekend (3:30 p.m. Saturday, CBS) and Ohio State faces Penn State later in the month.
- The semifinals are Dec. 28 and include the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the Fiesta Bowl. The title game is Monday, Jan. 13, in New Orleans. Playoffs
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
- John McClellan’s high school playoffs snapshot plus: Close win for Darlington this Friday; Unity should advance to state; Cartersville, Pepperell, Rockmart earn Ws, too. McClellan
- Some changes for area schools as GHSA reclassifies what levels athletics will compete in during 2020-21. Rome moves to 6A; Cartersville, Calhoun to 5A; Armuchee to 1A Public wth Trion. Classifications
- Georgia Middle School Athletic Association playoffs, second round, Saturday: Rome 6th Grade hosts Wheeler at Rome High at 3:30 p.m.; Rome 7th Grade hosts Creekview at 6 p.m. at Barron Stadium; and Rome 8th Grade hosts Wheeler following the seventh grade game.
- 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.
Dec. 7: The Harbin Clinic Jingle Jog benefiting the Tranquility House Domestic Violence Center set for Sam Smith Park in Cartersville. With a variety of activities for all ages, the Jingle Jog offers a 5K, Holiday Hustle Fun Run and Walk and a Dasher Dash where children ages 5 and under can chase Dasher the reindeer. Racers are also encouraged to dress up in their most festive costumes and participate in the Jingle Jog Costume Contest. Concluding the race, participants are invited to experience the Winter Village, a festival featuring local artists, holiday bites and a special appearance by Santa and his reindeer. Have your picture taken with Kris Kringle and give your bells a little jingle to commemorate this exciting event. Registration for the 5K race is $25, and Holiday Hustle is $15 prior to Sunday, Dec. 1. Registration on race day is $35 for the 5K and $25 for the One Mile Fun Run. The Dasher Dash is free to all children ages 5 and under. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. and the awards ceremony wraps-up the event at 10:15 a.m. with times and results organized by Wire2Wire Running. Packet pick-up will be on Friday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Komatsu at 1515 E. Main St. Event parking will be in the large, lower parking lot at the Cartersville Southern Soccer Academy at 152 Milner Rd., SE. To guarantee your T-shirt size, please register by Nov. 20. For more information or to register for the race, visit Active.com today. / Event page