Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Latest high school and college polls. Dragons win Junior Pee Wee football championship. Rome Middle football teams advance to state championship. Updates from Saturday’s Roman Rumble. Tillman Clocktower 5K returns next Saturday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Latest high school and college polls. Dragons win Junior Pee Wee football championship. Rome Middle football teams advance to state championship. Updates from Saturday’s Roman Rumble. Tillman Clocktower 5K returns next 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.

AJC high school rankings for the week of Nov. 15Click here for list.

  • 5A: Cartersville (8-1) holds at no. 4.
  • 5A: Calhoun (7-3) drops to no. 7 after loss to Cartersville.
  • 4A: Cedartown (6-2)  holds at no. 9.
  • 3A: Rockmart (7-1) holds at no. 7.

The Associated Press Top 25 for Sunday, Nov. 15: Click for entire list

  • No change in the top five: Alabama is no. 1 followed by Notre Dame, Ohio State, Clemson and Texas A & M.
  • Other SEC: Florida is no. 6, Georgia drops a spot to no. 13,  Auburn rises to no. 24.
  • Other ACC: Miami is no. 12.

HIGH SCHOOLS

From Pepperell High’s Rick Hurst: “Pepperell High School is searching for a game next Friday 11/20. Please DM me if interested.” The Coosa game was canceled because of COVID issues with that team.

John McClellan: Next column posts Monday morning.

YOUNGER TEAMS

The Dragons are the 2020 Junior Pee Wee Division champions. (photo from Cindy Kelley)
The top-seeded Dragons won Saturday’s Heritage Bowl with a 20-7 victory over the Raiders to earn the Junior Pee Wee Division for 2020 of the Rome-Floyd Unified Football league. The Pee Wee Division played its semifinal games Saturday with the Eagles and Dirty Birds advancing to the Heritage Bowl championship next Saturday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. A consolation game for third place between the Dragons and Blue Devils will be at 1:30 p.m.

GMSAA Division A semifinal scores:

  • Rome 7th Grade beat Roswell, 18-13, to advance to GMSAA Division A Championship on Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. at Milton High School.
  • Rome 8th Grade topped Cambridge, 36-7, to advance to GMSAA Division A Championship on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at Milton High School.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Georgia Tech: Saturday’s game vs. Pittburgh postponed to Dec. 12 by COVID. Next: Tech at Miami, 8 p.m. Nov. 21, ACC Network. Georgia Tech

Georgia: Saturday’s game vs. Missouri postposed (TBD) by COVID. Next: At home vs. Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, SEC Network. Georgia.

Alabama: Saturday’s game at LSU postponed (TBD) by COVID. Next: At home vs. Kentucky, 4 p.m. Nov. 21, SEC Network. Alabama.

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.

The Southeastern Conference will utilize Dec. 19 as a playing date for football games rescheduled during the 2020 season due to the impact of COVID-19 and has established parameters that allow for the adjustment of game opponents as late as five days prior to competition, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Friday.

  • As of Friday, all games planned for Nov. 21 will be played as scheduled. All games currently scheduled to be played after November 21 are subject to weekly evaluation in order to reschedule games that have been postponed during the 2020 season.
  • “It has been a goal of the SEC to play a complete football schedule provided we maintain a healthy environment for student-athletes and everyone around our football programs,” said Sankey. “The added flexibility of a December 19 playing date for teams that do not qualify for the SEC Football Championship and the ability to adjust opponents on five-day notification provide a greater opportunity for our schools to play a full schedule of games in 2020.”
  • Dec. 19 is the date of the SEC Football Championship Game to be played in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Teams that do not qualify for the championship game would be eligible to play games on Dec. 19 that are rescheduled during the remaining weeks of the 2020 football season.
  • In addition, the Conference office may revise the weekly football schedule up to 9 p.m. on the Monday prior to Saturday games for the purpose of maximizing the number of games available to be played. The games subject to rescheduling would only be those on a team’s original schedule and against opponents that a team has not yet played.

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

Roman Rumble 5K: About 50 participated in Saturday’s annual event benefiting Harbor House. COVID safety measures were in place and runners were released in groups of 10 or less. Final results won’t be released until Monday with a Facebook Live broadcast. 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.

Last year’s Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K race through Downtown Rome.

Saturday: The Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K and Health Walk returns after summer postponement. About 200 are currently registered for the event that will begin at 8 a.m. and modifications have been put into place to follow safety guidelines including a wave start, mask requirement for all volunteers, spectators and participatns while not running or walking. There will be no awards ceremony but results will be posted Saturday afternoon and awards will be distributed to winners within two weeks. Late registration is open until Tuesday, Nov. 17 for $35 for 5K and $30 for 2-mile Health Walk. There will be no race day registration or late registration after Tuesday.

Race coordinator Gail Johnson says, “The weather forecast looks perfect for a beautiful autumn race! We want to thank our sponsors, participants, and volunteers for their continuing support of our mission at The Exchange Club Family Resource Center to prevent child abuse and neglect.”

The latest information, including registration links, is available at www.TillmanClocktowerRace.org.

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