Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: COVID likely ends Coosa High’s football season. Georgia-Missouri game among four postponed by SEC this Saturday. Updates on youth football (Pee Week, Junior Pee Wee). Roman Rumble this Saturday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: COVID likely ends Coosa High’s football season. Georgia-Missouri game among four postponed by SEC this Saturday. Updates on youth football (Pee Week, Junior Pee Wee). Roman Rumble this Saturday.

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 SCHOOLS

From Floyd County Schools: “The Coosa High at Fannin County football game scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13, and the Coosa High vs Pepperell High football game scheduled for Friday, Nov. 20, are being canceled because of the CHS football team being quarantined because of COVID-19 exposure. A separate announcement will be made if PHS pursues another opponent to play next Friday. ” That likely is the end of the season for Coosa.

  • On Tuesday, Floyd County Schools reported one positive test at CHS and 30 new close contact quarantines. As of Wednesday, 49 students and staff were under quarantine.
  • COVID cancels LaFayette at Class 3A Number 7 Rockmart on Friday night. It appears the game will be canceled. Rockmart plays again Nov. 20.

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This week’s games:

  • Rome (5-3, 4-1) v. Douglas County (7-1, 4-1) at New Manchester High School
  • Chattooga (3-5, 2-2) at Pepperell (4-4, 3-1)
  • Darlington (5-4, 1-2) at Walker (1-7, 0-2)
  • Armuchee (2-4, 0-2) at Gordon Lee (7-1, 2-1)
  • Class 5A Number 4 Carterville (7-1, 3-0) at Class 5A Number 5 Calhoun (7-2, 3-1)
  • Cass (6-3, 1-3) at Class 5A Number 1 Blessed Trinity (4-0, 2-0)
  • Hiram (1-8, 1-3) at Woodland (3-3, 0-3)
  • Central of Carrollton (5-2, 1-1) at Class 4A Number 9 Cedartown (5-2, 3-0)
  • North Murray (5-2, 5-1) at Adairsville (5-3, 4-2)
  • Ringgold (5-3, 4-2) at Sonoraville (3-5, 1-5)
  • Gordon Central (2-6, 1-3) at Dade County (2-6, 1-3)
  • OFF this week: Model and Unity Christian School
  • Canceled by COVID: Coosa at Fannin County.
  • Canceled by COVID:  LaFayette at  Rockmart.

YOUNGER TEAMS

 

A throw down between the top-seeded Dragons and No. 2 seed Raiders highlights this weekend’s Unified Football action, as the Junior Pee Wee Division plays host to the Heritage Bowl and the Pee Wee Division plays its semifinal games.
The Dragons versus Raiders match up kicks off Saturday’s action with the Junior Pee Wee Heritage Bowl Championship Game set for 10:30 a.m. at Riverview Park on Redmond Field. The Raiders advanced to the title game by topping the Bulls 27-0 on Tuesday evening.
In the Pee Wee Division, the No. 3 seed Blue Devils upended the Indians 28-0 on Tuesday to advance to one semifinal game, while the No. 4 seed Dragons beat the Devils 32-0 also on Tuesday to advance to the other semifinal.
The Blue Devils face off against the No. 2 seed Eagles on Saturday at noon at Riverview Park on Hi Tech Signs Field. The Dragons will take on the top-seeded Dirty Birds at 1:30 p.m. also on Hi Tech Signs Field. The winners of the Pee Wee semifinal games advance to next weekend’s Pee Wee Division Heritage Bowl Game on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Boys and Girls Club, while the semifinal losers will play in the consolation game also next Saturday at the Boys and Girls Club.
Admission for Saturday’s games at Riverview Park is $3 for adults age 13 and over and $2 for students age 12 and under. All gate admissions and concession stand sales are card only.

GMSAA Division A semifinal schedule for Saturday:

  • Rome 7th Grade at Roswell at 2 p.m.
  • Rome 8th Grade v. Cambridge at 6:30 p.m. at Barron Stadium.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

From the SEC: The Georgia at Missouri football game of Nov. 14 has been postponed due to combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Missouri football program, consistent with Southeastern Conference COVID-19 management requirements. Because Missouri has a game tentatively scheduled for Dec. 12, the opportunity to reschedule the Georgia at Missouri game will need to be evaluated. The rescheduling of games on the remaining SEC football schedule may include Dec. 19 as a playing date. The SEC’s COVID-19 management requirements, as developed by the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force, are available on SECsports.com. (full report).

  • That’s four games off the Saturdy schedule for the SEC; details follow.

Saturday: Georgia Tech at home vs. Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. FSS. Georgia Tech

SEC games for Saturday:

  • Vanderbilt at Kentucky, Noon on SEC Network
  • Arkansas at Florida, 7 pm  on ESPN
  • South Carolina at Ole Miss, 7:30 pm  on SEC Network

Games postponed this Saturday by coronavirus:

  • Postponed, TBD: Georgia at Missouri.
  • Postponed to Dec. 12: Auburn at Mississippi State.
  • Postponed, TBD:  Alabama at LSU.
  • Postponed to Dec. 12: Texas A&M at Tennessee

SEC games for Nov. 21 (tentative):

  • Florida at Vanderbilt, Noon on ESPN or SEC Network.
  • LSU at Arkansas, Noon on ESPN or SEC Network.
  • Ole Miss at Texas A&M, 3:30 pm  CBS.
  • Kentucky at Alabama, 4 pm on SEC Network.
  • Tennessee at Auburn, 7 pm on ESPN.
  • Mississippi State at Georgia, 7:30 pm on SEC Network.
  • Missouri at South Carolina, 7:30 pm on SEC Network Alternate.

ATLANTA FALCONS

  • Falcons (3-6) bye week Nov. 15.
  • Next game vs. Saints Nov. 22, 1 p.m., Fox.  Radio: 92.9 FM The Game.
  • For the second time this season, an Atlanta Falcons player has earned player of the week honors for the NFC. After his performance against the Denver Broncos, linebacker Foye Oluokun has been named NFL Defensive Player of the Week. It’s been a breakout season for Oluokun, and that continued on Sunday during the Falcons’ 34-27 victory, their first inside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium of the season.

    In the win, Oluokun led the Falcons with 10 tackles while also recording one sack, four hits on the quarterback, one tackle for a loss and one pass deflection. So far in 2020, Oluokun, a former sixth-round pick out of Yale, leads Atlanta with 64 tackles and has also registered three forced fumbles, three pass defenses and one interception. His emergence has been a major positive for the Falcons defense.

    “He’s doing a little bit of everything,” Interim head coach Raheem Morris said of Oluokun. “He’s going after the ball, he’s making the routine plays, he’s making the hard plays look easy. He’s become one of our better tacklers. He’s certainly a leader on our defense.”

    Oluokun joins Matt Ryan as Falcons who have been named NFC players of the week this season. Ryan earned those honors after his performance against the Minnesota Vikings when he completed 30 of his 40 pass attempts for 371 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.


COMMUNITY

The Roman Rumble 5K return on Saturday with COVID restrictions will be in place. The Roman Rumble is one of the longest-running 5K events in Rome. The Roman Rumble takes place at Ridge Ferry Park (Shoals Entrance) utilizing a paved path along the scenic Oostanaula River. This event is held each year in order to raise funds to benefit Harbor House. The funds provide in-house counseling, which is free for children of abuse; implement safety programs for schools; to provide a child-friendly environment; and help continue day-to-day operations. Race time is 8:05 a.m. with staggared group start times. Day of registration begins at 7 a.m., ends at 7:50 a.m.  Registration

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