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.
GHSA sacks preseason football scrimmages; adjusts cheerleading and one-act plays.
From Dr. Robin Hines, executive director of the Georgia High School Association, following Wednesday’s meeting with the medical advising team:
I have decided to implement the guidance listed below:
Football: (Due to high risk and physical contact)
Continue to practice as outlined in previous guidance so athletes and staff will be in a controlled environment.
First Football Game is Sept. 4, as previously voted on by the GHSA Board of Trustees on July 20.
Eliminate preseason scrimmage game(s) but continue practice with players in the controlled environment
Cheerleading: (Due to high risk of indoor packed arena(s) which do not allow for social distancing)
Continue to practice as outlined in previous guidance so practice will be in a controlled environment
Adjust the competition season to align with the proposed new dates for Region and State Championship
Dates will be published when venue(s) are secured to best accommodate the needs of cheerleading
Tentative first date for competitions would be Nov. 21.
Tentative State Cheerleading Finals would be Feb. 26-27.
One Act Play: (Due to risk of indoor venues and aerosol spray from projection and singers)
Tentative move to spring semester, details will be forwarded when Tommy Whittle returns from vacation.
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 (updated Aug. 5)
- 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: Toronto 2, Atlanta 1. Sean Newcomb gave his “best start” of the season. But while he sees progress, there are still things to clean up.
- Today: Home vs. Toronto, 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
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.
The NCAA Division II’s seven fall 2020 championships are canceled, the Division II Presidents Council decided Wednesday due to the operational, logistical and financial challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The council made the move after the NCAA Board of Governors directed each division to make a decision on its fall sport championships. The Board of Governors also directed each division to meet various requirements to compete in the fall. Those directives include that all member institutions apply the resocialization principles to fall sports and set a 50% sponsorship threshold for a fall sport championship to be conducted, among other requirements. As of Wednesday, 11 of the 23 Division II conferences had announced they will not compete during the traditional fall season.
With the Board of Governors’ directives, the Division II Presidents Council determined that it was not feasible to hold fall championships as planned or to postpone them to the spring while prioritizing the health and well-being of student-athletes.
NCAA Division III championships in fall sports for 2020-21 are canceled. With the health and safety of the division’s student-athletes, coaches, athletics administrators and communities as its priority, the Division III Presidents Council made the decision Wednesday to cancel the championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related administrative and financial challenges.
The Board of Governors directed each division to make a decision on its fall sport championships. It also agreed to require all members institutions to apply the resocialization principles to fall sports and set a 50% sponsorship threshold for a fall sport championship to be conducted.
“Looking at the health and safety challenges we face this fall during this unprecedented time, we had to make this tough decision to cancel championships for fall sports this academic year in the best interest of our student-athlete and member institutions,” said Tori Murden McClure, chair of the Presidents Council and president at Spalding. “Our Championships Committee reviewed the financial and logistical ramifications if Division III fall sports championships were conducted in the spring and found it was logistically untenable and financially prohibitive. Our Management Council reached the same conclusion. Moving forward, we will try to maximize the championships experience for our winter and spring sport student-athletes, who unfortunately were short-changed last academic year.”
The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that safety Jaylinn Hawkins, quarterback Danny Etling and linebacker Foye Oluokun have been activated from the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list.
Hawkins, Etling and Oluokun were among the six Falcons players to go on the reserve/COVID-19 list last week as players have begun to report for mandatory testing. Atlanta’s veterans began their five-day initial testing phase on July 28. Rookies began a five-day initial testing phase on July 21, and players have been undergoing daily tests as part of the NFL’s COVID-19 testing protocol.
Oluokun, 25, is in line for a bigger role this season after De’Vondre Campbell’s departure in free agency. He has recorded 153 tackles, four tackles for a loss and forced two fumbles while appearing in 32 games since the Falcons selected him in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Hawkins, 23, was selected by the Falcons in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. During his career at Cal, Hawkins totaled 158 tackles, 17 pass defenses, 10 interceptions, 9.5 tackles for a loss and three forced fumbles. Etling, 26, was claimed by the Falcons off of waivers prior to the 2019 season and spent most of the year on the team’s practice squad.
The Falcons currently have three players on their reserve/COVID-19 list: Safety Jamal Carter, defensive tackle Tyeler Davison and fullback Keith Smith.
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.