Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school football season opened tonight. See winners and losers. Rome Braves play two starting at 5 tonight. Atlanta Braves open series in Baltimore tonight. Tillman 5K is Saturday

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school football season opened tonight. See winners and losers. Rome Braves play two starting at 5 tonight. Atlanta Braves open series in Baltimore tonight. Tillman 5K is Saturday

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash.
Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.

Below: Updates on tonight’s Rome Braves games.

Friday night scoreboard:

  • Rome wins at Rockmart 23-7.
  • Sonoraville wins at Model 21-0.
  • Haralson County wins at Pepperell 43-24.
  • Victory Baptist School loses at Unity Christian School 60-20.
  • Gordon Central loses at Woodland 9-43.
  • Adairsville wins at Chattooga 35-14.
  • Dalton loses at Calhoun 35-42.
  • Cedartown wins at Denmark 7-3.
  • Cass wins at Dawson County 27-19.
  • Cartersville wins at Morrow 55-0.
  • Off this week: Coosa, Darlington, Trion. Armuchee game canceled (COVID).
-John McClellan’s high school football predictions: 6 area teams ranked as high school football begins Friday. Wins for Rome, Model, Unity, Cartersville. McClellan


Tonight’s games:

  • Rome at Rockmart. Rome games will be on 98.7 FM and 1470 AM this fall.
  • Sonoraville at Model
  • Haralson County at Pepperell
  • Victory Baptist School at Unity Christian School (played at Barron Stadium, 7:30 p.m.)
  • Gordon Central at Woodland
  • Adairsville at Chattooga
  • Morrow at Cartersville
  • Dalton at Calhoun
  • Cedartown at Denmark
  • Cass at Dawson County
  • Off this week: Coosa, Darlington, Trion. Armuchee game canceled (COVID).
Floyd Medical Center to offer free vaccination at these high school football games/stadiums: Click here to register in advance.

  • Tonight: Model, Pepperell, Rockmart.
  • Aug. 27: Armuchee, Cedartown, Darlington.
  • Sept. 3: Coosa, Rome.
  • Sept. 10: Rome

The Georgia High School Association’s Reclassification Committee will meet on Monday, August 23 at the GHSA office in Thomaston to begin discussions on reclassification for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years. The meeting, which begins at 10:00 a.m., is open to the public. No votes are expected to be taken. Minutes from past meetings


Rome Braves play two beginning at 5 this evening. Media release: Thursday’s matchup between the Rome Braves (40-51) and the Greenville Drive (49-42) was postponed because ofunplayable field conditions. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader today. Gates will open at 4 p.m.  and first pitch of Game 1 is set for 5 p.m. Approximately 35 minutes after the first game concludes, Game 2 will begin. Tickets for Thursday’s game can be exchanged for any other home game throughout the 2021 Rome Braves season, and they can be exchanged at any time at the Rome Braves Box Office. For more information, fans can call the Rome Braves Box Office at 706-378-5144.

  • Promo watch: Friday marks the first night of this weekend’s Drew Waters Bobblehead Giveaway. The first 500 fans through the gates will receive a bobblehead of 2018 Rome Brave and top prospect Drew Waters. The bobblehead giveaway is presented by International Paper.
  • What’s next: Home vs. Greenville Drive. Games at 7 tonight, 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Roster moves: None.

The Atlanta Braves, off Thursday, open weekend series in Baltimore tonight. 

  • What’s next:  Off Thursday. At Orioles tonight-Sunday.
  • Roster:


Some dates to remember for local, state college teams:


Preseason schedule:

  • Saturday – Preseason game: Falcons at Miami. 7 p.m. on Fox, 92.9 FM.
  • Aug. 24 – Falcons must trim roster to 80 players
  • Aug. 29 – Preseason game: Falcons vs. Cleveland at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Aug. 31 – Falcons must cut roster to 53-man regular-season limit
  • Sept. 12: The Falcons open at home vs. Philadelphia. 1 p.m. Fox TV, 92.9 FM.
  • Falcons’ 2021 schedule.

From Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation: A long-standing golf tradition returns to the links at Stonebridge Golf Course on Friday, Oct. 8 as the Willard Nixon Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament sponsored by Rome Orthopaedic Center tees off.
The event features a four-man scramble with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Team entry fees are $325. The fee covers all greens fees, cart fees, range balls and a pre-event lunch. All money raised from the golf tournament goes to help fund the ROC Pinson Family Student Athlete Scholarship. These scholarships recognize college-bound male and female seniors from seven local schools that have excelled in athletics, academics and public service during their school career. Along with team fees, hole sponsorships are being offered for $100 per hole.
This event also features several golfers who are members of the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame, allowing others the chance to see and talk to some local sports legends. The scholarship has helped distribute more than $20,000 in scholarship money to local students for more than 20 years.
For more information or to download the entry form, please visit

Saturday: The 36th Annual Tillman Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk. The 5K race will start at 8 a.m. with the 2-mile health walk immediately following. Participants will gather in Heritage Park prior to the race and walk. The 5K begins on Second Avenue, runs through Historic Downtown Rome, Myrtle Hill, and includes the challenging Clocktower Hill, finishing on the levee at Heritage Park. The 2-Mile Health Walk follows a similar route, taking a gentler route up the back side of Clocktower Hill and taking advantage of our scenic Riverwalk Path to finish in the park.
Safety precautions will be taken in accordance with the CDC guidelines in effect at the time of the race. There will be no race day registration.  Registration for the chip-timed 5K (USATF Certified Course) can be submitted online or form downloaded at   tillmanclocktowerrace or Late registration through Tuesday (5K is $35; 2 Mile is $30). Teams of 10 or more (any combination of run & walk) receive a discount of $3 per person (registrations for each team must all be submitted together no later than Aug. 12 to qualify for this discount).
Packet pickup: Participants may pick up race packets and numbers on Friday, Aug. 20, from 3 until 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Rome, Wilder Center, 202 East 3rd Ave, Rome, GA 30161.
For more: or 404-723-7732.

Power Dash returns Sept. 25: Pull out your cape, mask, best superhero pose and of course your running or walking shoes, grab some glowing bracelets and necklaces and get ready for the 2021 edition of the POWERADE Power Dash 5K and Glow WalkThe race returns to Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday, Sept. 25, with a new twist. This year, the race and walk begin later in the evening and the course will feature lots of glowing goodness turning the event into a fun glowtastic run and walk. Expanded details


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