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.
Latest update from Georgia High School Association on fall sports, including football:
After Wednesday’s meeting with the SMAC, the GHSA is providing this information to our member schools to provide an idea of the possibilities that exist for GHSA sports/activities.
Our plan as of today is to move forward with the September 4 date for opening football season, as directed by the Board of Trustees.
However, it is possible that the start date of September 4 could change based on COVID-19 data.
As numbers dictate over the next two weeks, a decision will be forthcoming with regard to the football start date.
The GHSA staff has contingency plans to cover all start and restart scenarios.
Our goal continues to be to provide sports and activities for our students as soon as possible with safety being the top priority.
There is always a possibility of postponement based on the data and advice from our medical professionals.
Recommendations and restrictions are fluid and subject to change. Safety must be our top priority.
Thanks for all you and your staff do for the student/athletes in the State of Georgia.
The Gulf South Conference, which includes Shorter University and West Georgia, will postpone competition in basketball, football, soccer, and volleyball until at least January 1. Statement from GSC: These sports are identified as high contact risk sports by the NCAA and are subject to significant testing requirements for all student-athletes and “inner bubble” personnel. Three significant factors helped the conference Board of Directors in determining this course of action:1. Health and safety of student-athletes and campus communities; 2. Mandated participation protocols from the NCAA Board of Governors, most notably the requirements related to Resocialization of Collegiate Sport: Developing Standards for Practice and Competition; and 3. NCAA Division II Fall Championships cancellation.
Cross Country and Golf competition will be permitted during the fall semester with the GSC Cross Country Championship date potentially moved to better accommodate the calendar. Designated as low contact risk and medium contact risk, these sports feature more manageable testing and monitoring requirements per NCAA medical guidance as well as limited competition opportunities.
All practice, strength and conditioning, team meetings, and other countable athletic related activities (CARA) shall be subject to NCAA rules, NCAA health and safety requirements, and institutional discretion.
In the sports of football, soccer, and volleyball, the conference will evaluate options for spring competition that provide meaningful competition for these student-athletes. A spring season may not feature the use of traditional formats for regular season play or tournaments. In the sport of basketball, the GSC will work over the next several weeks to outline a calendar for this year’s basketball schedule and tournament. Further, the conference will work through the NCAA governance process to advocate for additional weeks of competition in the spring semester. There is no change in spring sport competition at this time.
No patrons or guests allowed at 2020 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club now scheduled for Nov. 9-15. View full details, including frequently asked questions for all ticket holders, at masters.com.
The Big 12 will continue moving forward with the intent of playing fall football. “Our student-athletes want to compete, and it is the board’s collective opinion that sports can be conducted safely and in concert with the best interests of their well-being,” Big 12 board of directors chairman and TCU chancellor Victor Boschini said in a statement. “We remain vigilant in monitoring the trends and effects of COVID 19 as we learn more about the virus. If at any point our scientists and doctors conclude that our institutions cannot provide a safe and appropriate environment for our participants, we will change course.”
Schedule: Teams will still play their “9-plus-1” schedules, with nine conference games and one nonconference game, but the start of the conference season will be delayed until Sept. 26. The schedule includes two off weeks for every team, to allow for flexibility in the instance that games must be postponed. The Big 12 championship game also has a flexible date, scheduled for Dec. 12 or Dec. 19. The league’s signature rivalry game, the Red River Showdown between Texas and Oklahoma, will remain at the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 10.
Aug. 28: Unity Christian’s first football game, 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 canceled game at Carrollton. (Will open Sept. 11 at Rockmart)
- Trion: Idle.
Atlanta Braves’ road trip vs. Yankees.
The Atlanta Falcons announced safety Chris Cooper has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Cooper was initially placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday.In a corresponding move, the Falcons have waived rookie offensive lineman Hunter Atkinson. Cooper, 26, spent the 2019 season on Atlanta’s practice squad, while Atkinson, 24, was added as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia State. Atlanta has a deep and diverse group of safeties, but Cooper could be a candidate to land on the team’s expanded practice squad this fall. With Cooper coming off of the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Falcons have two players remaining under that distinction: Fullback Keith Smith and safety Jamal Carter.
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.