Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Tonight’s high school football scores. MVFree indeed! Just 3 SEC games set for Saturday. COVID postpones Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh. Still time to join Saturday’s Roman Rumble.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Tonight’s high school football scores. MVFree indeed! Just 3 SEC games set for Saturday. COVID postpones Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh. Still time to join Saturday’s Roman Rumble.

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

This week’s games:

  • FINAL: Rome tops Douglas County, 16-15.
  • FINAL: Pepperell beats Chattooga, 28-13.
  • FINAL: Darlington over Walker, 46-7.
  • FINAL: Armuchee falls at Gordon Lee, 49-14.
  • FINAL: Carterville tops Calhoun, 31-14.
  • FINAL: Cass loses at Blessed Trinity, 48-0.
  • FINAL: Woodland over Hiram, 14-13.
  • FINAL: Cedartown tops Central of Carrollton, 34-7.
  • FINAL: Adairsville over North Murray, 42-35.
  • FINAL: Sonoraville beats Ringgold, 26-23.
  • FINAL: Gordon Central over Dade County, 35-32.
  • OFF this week: Model and Unity Christian School
  • Canceled by COVID: Coosa at Fannin County.
  • Canceled by COVID:  LaFayette at  Rockmart.

(Updated) John McClellan’s high school football picks: First look at the playoffs. Plus: Cartersville over Calhoun in one of week’s top games. Close win for Rome. Ws for Darlington, Cedartown. McClellan

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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.

BASEBALL

Congratulations to the 2008 alum of the Rome Braves. Freddie Freeman’s win is a perfect one for the 2020 season. Don’t forget that Freeman started the season with a nasty battle with coronavirus but soon regained form and went on to have a dazzling year.

  • We’re pretty sure he’s the first former Rome Brave to win the honor, too (teams from 2003-2019).

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Postponed to Dec. 12 by COVID: Georgia Tech at home vs. Pittsburgh. Georgia Tech

  • The Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Thursday that Saturday’s football contest between Georgia Tech and Pitt has been rescheduled to be played on Saturday, Dec. 12 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The contest was rescheduled due to Covid-19-related protocols within both teams.
  • “It’s unfortunate that we will not be able to play this Saturday as scheduled, but the decision was made in the best interests of the health and safety of both teams,” Georgia Tech director of athletics Todd Stansbury said. “For our team in particular, a combination of on-field injuries, Covid-19 contact tracing and a relatively low number of positive Covid-19 tests left us unable to field the requisite number of student-athletes needed to compete, particularly at certain positions.
  • “The health and safety of our student-athletes is our No. 1 priority,” Stansbury continued. “Our medical staff is already taking the necessary steps to care for our student-athletes that have contracted Covid-19 and to mitigate its spread. I look forward to our team being able to return to the field as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so. I also wish the student-athletes and staff at Pitt the very best and send our best wishes for their health, safety and a quick return to competition.”
  • Georgia Tech football has temporarily paused athletic activities. The Yellow Jackets are expected to return to game action on Saturday, Nov. 21 when they visit Miami (Fla.). Game time is set for 8 p.m. and the contest will be televised nationally on the ACC Network.

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

SEC games postponed 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.

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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