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.
Georgia High School Association cancels scrimmages for high school teams per Score Atlanta in a post retweeted by the association. Local teams had reset scrimmages after the regular season was pushed back to a Sept. 4 start. From Score Atlanta:
“The Wednesday meeting between the GHSA and its Sports Medicine Advisory Committee served as a discussion about the ongoing public health crisis and the plans to start the football season on Sept. 4 still stands while the committee recommends against allowing teams to play scrimmage games.” Expanded report
Shorter posts updated football schedule. The seven-game line-up includes three home games, all set for 1 p.m. Saturdays at Darlington. For more.
- Oct. 3, 6 p.m., at Delta State.
- Oct. 10, 6 p.m., at West Florida.
- Oct. 17, 1 p.m., West Alabama (played at Darlington).
- Oct. 24, 1 p.m., West Georgia (played at Darlington).
- Oct. 31, 7 p.m., at Valdosta State.
- Nov.7, 1 p.m., Mississippi College (played at Darlington).
- Nov. 14, at North Greenville.
Aug. 28: Unity Christian’s first football game is still scheduled for Aug. 28 at New Creation Christian Academy.
Opening weekend, Sept. 4. Complete GHSA schedule here.
- Armuchee at Towns County.
- Coosa: Idle.
- Darlington: Idle.
- Model at Sonoraville.
- Pepperell: At Haralson County.
- Rome hosts Rockmart.
- Unity Christian School hosts Harvester.
- Adairsville hosts Chattooga.
- Cartersville hosts Morrow.
- Cass hosts Dawson County.
- Calhoun at Dalton.
- Gordon Central hosts Woodland.
- Cedartown at Carrollton.
- Trion: Idle.
Atlanta Braves home tonight vs. Toronto/Buffalo, 7:10 p.m. start.
- Latest results: Braves 10, Blue Jay 1. Max Fried pitched like an ace, Austin Riley hit a 3-run home run and Ronald Acuña Jr. dazzled on the bases.
- Today: Home vs. Toronto, 7:10 p.m. Same teams Thursday, 7:10 p.m. Next: Friday-Monday at Phillies, 7:05 p.m. Friday; 6:05 p.m. Saturday and Monday; 1:05 p.m. Sunday. Radio: 1410 AM/96.9 FM
- 2020 Schedule / TV Braves
- Around the majors. MLB / Scores/Schedule / MLB Network
The Southeastern Conference announces adjusted dates for preseason football activities for SEC schools with the first allowable practice now scheduled for Aug. 17. The new SEC calendar provides student-athletes with more days off than required by the NCAA and fewer practices than permitted by current NCAA rules.
The new preseason calendar was developed based on recommendations of the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force.
Last week the SEC announced its intention to begin the 2020 season on Sept. 26 as it continues to monitor developments around COVID-19. The original start date of Sept. 5 would have allowed for preseason football practice to begin Aug. 7.
In the revised SEC preseason football calendar, from Aug. 7-16 schools are permitted to conduct up to 14 hours per week of strength and conditioning, meetings and walkthroughs.
Beginning August 17 and until the opening game, schools are allowed 25 practices with a limit of 20 hours per week of practice time. A five-day acclimatization period is required, with two days in helmets only, two days in shells and the fifth day in full pads.
Schools will be required to provide student-athletes a minimum of two days off each week until the week before the first game of the season.
The Atlanta Falcons waived rookie cornerback Rojesterman Farris, defensive end Austin Larkin and rookie defensive end Bryson Young.
Farris and Young were signed by the Falcons as undrafted college free agents out of Hawaii and Baylor, respectively. Larkin played in all five preseason games for the Falcons last season and appeared in two regular season games for Atlanta after spending much of the year on the team’s practice squad.
The moves brings the number of players on the Falcons’ active roster to 77 as the team continues on-field strength and conditioning sessions ahead of training camp.
Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation registering for the fall sports season; early registration deadline is Aug. 14: 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 by Aug. 14t. 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.
Parks and Recreation: Help wanted. With the fall sports season fast approaching, Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation is hiring several part-time positions. Athletic officials for football, baseball, softball and volleyball are needed. Other part-time positions include gatekeepers and ticket takers, concession-stand workers, scorekeepers and yardage chain workers. All position can be viewed and applied for online here. For more: Shannan Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.