Update/Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Georgia holds at no. 4 in AP top 25 after win over Texas A & M. Berry Vikings football end season with 27-24 playoff loss. All 3 Rome Middle School football teams win championships. Falcons host Tampa Bay today.

Update/Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Georgia holds at no. 4 in AP top 25 after win over Texas A & M. Berry Vikings football end season with 27-24 playoff loss. All 3 Rome Middle School football teams win championships. Falcons host Tampa Bay today.

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.

 


Georgia holds at no. 4 in AP top 25 after win over Texas A & M: No changes in the top five with LSU no. 1 followed by Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia and Alabama. New this week: Utah at no. 6. Florida rises to no. 8. Auburn holds at no. 16. Top 25

 


Berry College photo.

Berry College Vikings fall in close playoff game to Huntingdon, 37-24. The Vikings are 39-6 over the past four seasons, having won four consecutive SAA titles. Media release: The Huntingdon Hawks scored on a 56-yard touchdown pass late in the game on Saturday afternoon, closing the books on the 2019 season for the No. 19 Berry College football team. With the loss, Berry closes the year 9-2 and snaps their 22-game home winning streak. The Hawks will advance to face Mary Hardin-Baylor in the second round next Saturday after improving to 8-3.

Berry struck first on a fumble return for a touchdown by Devin Grier in the opening quarter. The Hawks answered with a 12-yard linkup from Michael Lambert to C.J. Pugh, but the extra point was blocked to give Berry the 7-6 advantage. Trey Gregory tacked on a field goal in the second quarter, but the Hawks recovered a loose ball on a punt, returning it for a score to go up 13-10. Mason Kinsey then caught his 50th career touchdown pass before halftime on a toss from Gavin Gray to give the Vikings a 17-13 lead at the break.

The Hawks went ahead in the third on a 22-yard pass to Garrett Headley, and held the lead until just over four minutes left to play when Gavin Gray found a wide open Zach Bush for an 11-yard score. On the very next drive, Lambert found Headley for 56-yards to go up 27-24. Gray led the Vikings down the field on the next drive all the way to the Hawks’ 35-yard line, but his next pass was intercepted by Dylan Powell to seal the win for Huntingdon.


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Round 3 of GHSA State Football Playoffs on Nov. 29:

  • Class 4A: Cartersville will host Woodward.
  • Tickets: The Canes will be facing Woodward Academy on Friday night at Weinman Stadium 7:30 pm. Pre-sale tickets available Monday from 10-1 p.m. and Friday from 12-3 p.m. at the Storm Center. Tickets are $12 each and $10 for CHS students.

John McClellan’s playoff picks. New picks coming Monday. 

Rome Middle teams win championship games on Saturday:
  • 6th Grade beat Sprayberry, 52-0, to win the GMSAA Championship.
  • 7th Grade tops Harrison, 42-0.
  • 8th Grade beat Centennial, 36-6.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL/today

  • Berry Vikings fall to Huntingdon, 27-24.  Vikings
  • Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Next: Georgia at home, noon kickoff, Nov. 30. Jackets
  • Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia topsTexas A&M, 19-13. Next: At Georgia Tech, noon on Nov. 30. Bulldogs

ATLANTA FALCONS: Home vs. Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Sunday. Fox. Radio: 92.9 FM.  Falcons


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

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. For more information or to register for the race, visit Active.com today. / Event page
Rome Half Marathon returns Dec. 14; also offers 5K race. GoGo Running All-Area Cross Country Banquet is Dec. 12. Registration is under way for the annual Rome Half Marathon to be held Saturday, Dec. 14,at State Mutual Stadium. In addition to the 13.1-mile Half Marathon, the event that is presented by GoGo Running and Redmond Regional Medical Center includes a 5-kilometer race. The area’s high school teams and athletes will be honored at the 2019 GoGo Running All-Area Cross Country Banquet set for Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Krannert Center at Berry College. For more
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