Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Football: John McClellan’s high school picks for this weekend. Latest rankings. Detroit edges Falcons, 23-22. Georgia no. 5 in latest AP Top 25.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Football: John McClellan’s high school picks for this weekend. Latest rankings. Detroit edges Falcons, 23-22. Georgia no. 5 in latest AP Top 25.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside 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

Monday football:

  • Pepperell (2-4, 1-1) at Gordon Central (1-4, 0-1)

John McClellan’s high school picks: Darlington-Christian Heritage and Cartersville-Blessed Trinity top games this week. Unity, Calhoun, Rockmart, Cedartown should coast. McClellan

AJC high school rankings for the week of Oct. 25Click here for list.

  • 5A: Cartersville (6-1) holds at no. 4.
  • 5A: Calhoun (5-2) also stays at no. 5.
  • 4A: Cedartown (4-2)  remains no. 9.
  • 3A: Rockmart (5-1) holds at no. 7.

Game resumes tonight: Rome 8th Grade was leading Harrison 8-6 with 2:30 left in the 2nd quarter on Saturdaywhen play was suspended due to lightning and inclement weather. The teams will finish tonight at 7 since GMSAA 7th and 8th grade playoffs start Saturday.

  • Rome’s sixth-grade team had to cancel its game Saturday against Harrison because COVID-19 quarantines got them down to nine players. If that game ends up being a forfeit, it may knock them out of the playoffs. Still undecided.

VOLLEYBALL/SOFTBALL

GHSA Volleyball Championship

  • 3A Sonoraville faces Richmond Academy in Quarterfinals.
GHSA Softball quarterfinal pairings (Best 2 of 3 Series). Click links to see brackets.
  • Class 5A: Woodland plays Jones County.
  • Class 4A: Cedartown plays at LaGrange.
  • Class 3A: Rockmart plays at Southeast Bulloch on Tuesday.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL this Saturday

The Associated Press Top 25 for Sunday, Oct. 25: Click for entire list

  • Top five: Clemson is no. 1 followed by no. 2 Alabama, no. 3 Ohio State. no. 4 Notre Dame and no. 5 Georgia.
  • Other SEC: Texas A& M no. 8, Florida is no. 10.
  • Other ACC: Miami is no. 12,  North Carolina, 15.

Georgia Tech hosts Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m.  ABC. Georgia Tech

Georgia at Kentucky, noon, SEC Network. Georgia

Alabama hosts Mississippi State., 7 p.m. ESPN.  Alabama


ATLANTA FALCONS

  • Falcons (1-6): Stafford, Lions edge Falcons on last-second TD, extra point.  Final score: 23-22, Detroit. 
  • Next: Thursday at Carolina, 8:20 p.m., Fox. Radio: 92.9 FM The Game.
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