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.
The Southeastern Conference has announced its initial COVID-19 management requirements for the fall athletics season as recommended by the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force. The Task Force’s initial requirements for fall SEC sports include testing requirements, procedures for infections and contact tracing, and protocols for quarantine and isolation. Similar requirements will be developed for other SEC sports before their competition seasons begin. Due to the constantly changing realities around the pandemic, the requirements and testing strategies developed by the Task Force will continue to be reviewed and updated as new information becomes available. The SEC anticipates an additional pre-season report from the SEC’s Task Force by August 31. Click here to read protocols. A few highlights:
- In the sport of football, student-athletes and others in direct contact with the program will receive a PCR surveillance test at least twice weekly during competition, typically six days and three days prior to competition. The Task Force recommends exploring alternative testing methods that will accommodate a third test, in addition to the two required PCR tests, that will provide for the reliability and rapid response necessary for diagnostic testing in a timeframe closer to competition.
- In football, volleyball and soccer, all coaches, staff and non-competing personnel will be required to wear face coverings on the sideline and physical distancing will be employed to the extent possible.
- Each institution is required to designate a COVID-19 Protocol Oversight Officer who will be responsible for education and ensuring compliance with the SEC’s COVID-19 management requirements.
- The SEC announced in July that student-athletes in all sports who elect to not participate in intercollegiate athletics during the fall 2020 academic semester because of health and/or safety concerns related to COVID-19 will continue to have their scholarships honored by their university and will remain in good standing with their team.
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’ road trip vs. Phillies.
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.
Georgia Tech’s revised 2020 football schedule: The Yellow Jackets open their 11-game regular season at Florida State.
- Sept. 12: At Florida State.
- Sept. 19: Home vs. UCF.
- Sept. 26: At Syracuse.
- Oct. 9: Home vs. Louisville.
- Oct. 17: Home vs. Clemson.
- Oct. 24: At Boston College.
- Oct. 31: Home v. Notre Dame.
- Nov. 14: Home vs. Pitt.
- Nov. 21: At Miami.
- Nov. 28: Home vs. Duke.
- Dec. 5: At N.C. State.
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.