(Updated) Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school football first night pushed back two weeks to Sept. 4. Atlanta Braves: TV exhibition games Tuesday, Wednesday; season-opener at Mets Friday.

(Updated) Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school football first night pushed back two weeks to Sept. 4. Atlanta Braves: TV exhibition games Tuesday, Wednesday; season-opener at Mets Friday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through and Door Dash.
Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.

HIGH SCHOOL

GHSA has pushed back opening night of high school football to Sept. 4.

The minutes from Monday’s Georgia High School Association meeting:

Dr. Glenn White, GHSA president and director of student services at Floyd County Schools, opened discussion on fall sports and called upon Walton parent Amy Henry, who had asked to address the board. Henry talked about the importance of sports to kids in high school and how the benefits of playing sports outweighed the risks associated with Covid 19.

Steven Craft spoke next, saying that it was clear that almost everybody wanted to play the fall schedule but mentioning that a push-back of two weeks might be best for several school systems.

Jasper Jewell agreed, adding that the Atlanta Public School System might be the first district to cancel fall sports completely if the football season is not pushed back two weeks.

Kevin Petroski pointed out that pushing the football season two weeks later would impact winter sports at smaller schools, which depend more on multi-sport athletes than do some larger schools.

Much discussion followed, with every member of the Board of Trustee speaking about subjects ranging from how positive tests would be handled during the season to whether or not all fall sports would be pushed back or just football.

Jesse Crews then made a motion (seconded by Michelle Masters) to stay with the current GHSA calendar. The motion failed 8-4 with Turner, Craft, May, Jewell, Finch, Mitchell, White and Miller voting “no.”

Following more discussion, White made a motion to move the start of football competition back two weeks. Turner seconded the motion and a voice vote to approve the measure was unanimous. White then confirmed that the football conditioning would remain as scheduled (July 27), but the first week games could be played would be the week of Sept. 4 instead of Aug. 21. He further affirmed that there would still be a 10-game regular season followed by five rounds of playoffs in football. All other GHSA fall sports will remain as scheduled on the current GHSA calendar.

Motion was made by Craft, seconded by Crews, and unanimously approved.

We’re assuming the Corky Kell Classic games at Barron Stadium on Aug. 21 will shift as well but we’re awaiting confirmation.


PREVIOUSLY:

Georgia High School Association Board of Trustees meets at the GHSA office beginning at 1 this afternoon. The meeting will be for the purpose of discussion concerning the opening of fall sports. COVID-19 cases and student athletes: At least 300 cases have been reported statewide since June; at least three in Floyd County Schools involving two student-athletes in high schools and one in middle school. We’re awaiting response from Rome High/Rome City Schools.

  • GHSA President Dr. Glenn White, also director of student services for Floyd County Schools, repeatedly has said it is the group’s intent to play high school football this fall. Also: White talks with AJC/Georgia High School daily. GHSA
  • GHSA Board Member Steven Craft: “Please understand that Monday’s meeting will be a discussion on how best to move forward with athletics. There will not be any votes to cancel or approve modified schedules. We understand that everyone is nervous about the fall. The board and the state office wants to play.”
  • Webcast? No word yet on whether the meeting will be available via live stream. We will post if so.

Teams can use football helmets effective today — provided they exercise safety protocols: The GHSA has elected to implement the use of football helmets only with the following stipulations: 1) football players may be issued a football helmet to begin using on July 20 and 2) schools must sanitize the helmet before and after each workout. All previously distributed correspondence is still in place until further notice, especially no use of locker rooms.

  • The GHSA has started the discussion concerning the start of the acclimatization period (beginning July 27), first date for practice (Aug. 1) and the first contest date (different for each sport/activity).  More information will be available this week.
  • The GHSA Office is expecting all schools to continue reporting any and all Positive COVID-19 cases (list positive test date, athlete or coach, and sport) results since June 8th to Don Corr at don.corr@ghsa.net.
  • In addition to the positive cases, we are requesting you report any and all individuals who have been screened out of any conditioning workouts (list date screened out, athlete or coach, and sport) to Don Corr atdon.corr@ghsa.net.

BASEBALL

Key dates for Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball. What to know:

  • 60-game 2020 ScheduleTV Braves
  • Tuesday, Wednesday: The Braves host the Marlins at Truist Park for exhibition games. Both games will be broadcast by FOX Sports Southeast and streamed on the FOX Sports Go app. 7 p.m. Tuesday, 4 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Friday: Opening Day on road at Mets. 4:10 p.m., Fox Sports South.
  • Aug. 31: Trade Deadline
  • Sept. 15: Deadline for players to be added to Major League roster for postseason eligibility.

COMMUNITY SPORTS

Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation is now registering for the fall sports season: Baseball, softball, t-ball, football, cheerleading and volleyball will all take place this fall and are currently registering for the season. Parents can take advantage of early-registration discounts if they sign their children up before the last week of July. The early registration deadline for football and cheerleading is July 26. Early registration deadlines for baseball and softball are Aug. 2 and the early registration deadline for volleyball is Aug. 11. Coaches and officials are also needed for several sports. For more: 706.291.0766, www.rfpra.com or visit our main office at 1 Shorter Ave.


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 2020: We’ll update the below schedule soon as more dates are confirmed.

GoFan starts sale of Corky Kell Kickoff Classic football tickets. Tickets for each game at Barron Stadium on Friday, Aug. 21, are $13 each, per the website. Click here for more.

The schedule: 

  • 5:30 p.m. Cedartown vs. Carrollton.
  • 8:30 p.m. Rome vs. Rockmart.
John McClellan’s first look at the 2020 high school football season. These are regular-season games only.

Armuchee

  • 8/21     King’s Academy-H
  • 8/28     Towns County-A
  • 9/4       Coosa-H
  • 9/18     Southeast Whitfield-A
  • 9/25     Weaver (AL)-H
  • 10/2     Mt. Zion-A
  • 10/9     B.E.S.T. Academy-H
  • 10/23   Trion-A
  • 10/30   Gordon Lee-A
  • 11/6     Bowdon-H

Coosa

  • 8/28     Trion-H
  • 9/4       Armuchee-A
  • 9/11     Pickens-A
  • 9/25     Cherokee (AL)-H
  • 10/2     Model-H
  • 10/9     Chattooga-A
  • 10/16   Gordon Central-A
  • 10/23   Dade County-H
  • 10/30   Fannin County-A
  • 11/6     Pepperell-H

Darlington

  • 8/28     Lakeview Academy-H
  • 9/4       St. Francis-H
    9/11     Heard County-A
  • 9/18     Heritage-A
  • 9/25     King’s Ridge-H
  • 10/2     Bremen-H
  • 10/9     Mount Paran-H
  • 10/16   Christian Heritage-A
  • 10/23   North Cobb Christian-H
  • 10/30   Walker-A

Model

  • 8/21     Sonoraville-A
  • 8/28     LaFayette-A
  • 9/4       Trion-H
  • 9/11     Haralson County-H
  • 9/25     Chattooga-H
  • 10/2     Coosa-A
  • 10/9     Dade County-H
  • 10/16   Fannin County-A
  • 10/23   Pepperell-H
  • 11/6     Gordon Central-A

Pepperell

  • 8/21     Haralson County-A
  • 8/28     Heard County-H
  • 9/4       Bremen-H
  • 9/18     Temple-A
  • 9/25     Dade County-H
  • 10/2     Fannin County-H
  • 10/9     Gordon Central-A
  • 10/23   Model-A
  • 10/30   Chattooga-H
  • 11/6     Coosa-A

Rome

  • 8/21     Rockmart-H
  • 9/4       Cherokee-A
  • 9/11     Collins Hill-A
  • 9/18     South Paulding-H
  • 9/25     Carrollton-A
  • 10/2     Dalton—A
  • 10/9     East Paulding-H
  • 10/23   Alexander-H
  • 10/30   Douglas County-A
  • 11/6     Paulding County-H

Unity Christian School

  • 8/28     New Creation Christian Academy-A
  • 9/4       Harvester Christian Academy-H
  • 9/11     Peachtree Academy-A
  • 9/18     Fideles Christian School-H
  • 9/25     Dominion Christian School-H
  • 10/2     Westminster School of Augusta-A
  • 9/16     Cherokee Christian School-H
  • 9/23     Johnson Ferry Christian Academy—A
  • 10/30   Lanier Christian Academy-H
  • 11/6     The Oaks School-A

Adairsville

  • 8/21     Chattooga-H
  • 8/28     Cass-A
  • 9/11     Murray County-H
  • 9/25     LaFayette-A
  • 10/2     Ringgold-A
  • 10/9     Coahulla Creek-H
  • 10/16   Sonoraville-A
  • 10/23   Rockmart-H
  • 10/30   North Murray-H
  • 11/6     Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe-A

Cartersville

  • 8/21     Morrow-H
  • 8/28     West Forsyth-H
  • 9/4       Alexander-H
  • 9/11     Creekside-A
  • 9/18     Cherokee-A
  • 10/2     Cass-A
  • 10/9     Hiram-H
  • 10/16   Blessed Trinity-H
  • 10/23   Woodland-H
  • 10/30   Calhoun-A

Cass

  • 8/21     Dawson County-H
  • 8/28     Adairsville-H
  • 9/4       Sequoyah-A
  • 9/11     Temple-H
  • 9/18     Ridgeland-A
  • 10/2     Cartersville-H
  • 10/9     Woodland-A
  • 10/16   Hiram-A
  • 10/23   Calhoun-H
  • 10/30   Blessed Trinity-A

Woodland

  • 8/21     Gordon Central-A
  • 8/28     Osborne-H
  • 9/11     North Springs-A
  • 9/18     Chamblee-H
  • 9/25     Union County-A
  • 10/2     Blessed Trinity-A
  • 10/9     Cass-H
  • 10/16   Calhoun-H
  • 10/23   Cartersville-A
  • 10/30   Hiram-H

Calhoun

  • 8/21     Dalton-A
  • 8/28     Gardendale (AL)-H
  • 9/4       Cedartown-A
  • 9/11     Ridgeland-H
  • 9/18     Woodstock-H
  • 10/2     Hiram-A
  • 10/9     Blessed Trinity-H
  • 10/16   Woodland-A
  • 10/23   Cass-A
  • 10/30   Cartersville-H

Gordon Central

  • 8/21     Woodland-H
  • 8/28     Northwest Whitfield-A
  • 9/4       Southeast Whitfield-H
  • 9/18     Gordon Lee-H
  • 9/25     Fannin County-A
  • 10/2     Chattooga-A
  • 10/9     Pepperell-H
  • 10/16   Coosa-H
  • 10/30   Dade County-A
  • 11/6     Model-H

Sonoraville

  • 8/21     Model-H
  • 9/4       Chattooga-H
  • 9/18     Rockmart-A
  • 9/25     North Murray-H
  • 10/2     Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe-A
  • 10/9     Murray County-A
  • 10/16   Adairsville-H
  • 10/23   LaFayette-A
  • 10/30   Ringgold-H
  • 11/6     Coahulla Creek-H

Cedartown

  • 8/21     Carrollton (at Barron Stadium)
  • 8/28     Rockmart-A
  • 9/4       Calhoun-H
  • 9/11     New Manchester-A
  • 9/18     Heard County-H
  • 10/2     Pickens-H
  • 10/9     Northwest Whitfield-A
  • 10/16   Ridgeland-A
  • 10/30   Central of Carrollton-H
  • 11/6     Heritage-A

Rockmart

  • 8/21     Rome-A
  • 8/28     Cedartown-H
  • 9/11     Coahulla Creek-A
  • 9/18     Sonoraville-H
  • 10/2     North Murray-A
  • 10/9     Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe-H
  • 10/16   Murray County-H
  • 10/23   Adairsville-A
  • 10/30   LaFayette-H
  • 11/6     Ringgold-A

Chattooga

  • 8/21     Adairsville-A
  • 8/28     Pickens-H
  • 9/4       Sonoraville-A
  • 9/11     Northwest Whitfield-H
  • 9/25     Model-A
  • 10/2     Gordon Central-H
  • 10/9     Coosa-H
  • 10/16   Dade County-A
  • 10/23   Fannin County-H
  • 10/30   Pepperell-A

Trion

  • 8/28     Coosa-A
  • 9/4       Model-A
  • 9/11     Dade County-H
  • 9/18     Cedar Bluff (AL)-A
  • 9/25     Bowdon-A
  • 10/2     Southeast Whitfield-A
  • 10/16   B.E.S.T. Academy-H
  • 10/23   Armuchee-H
  • 10/30   Mt. Zion-A
  • 11/6     Gordon Lee-H
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