Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school football scores. Rome Braves win third straight, 6-3 over Dash. Atlanta Braves at Rockies. Shorter at Barron today; noon kickoff. Berry at Valhalla, 6 p.m. start.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school football scores. Rome Braves win third straight, 6-3 over Dash. Atlanta Braves at Rockies. Shorter at Barron today; noon kickoff. Berry at Valhalla, 6 p.m. start.

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.


HIGH SCHOOLS
Friday night’s scores:

  • Armuchee 21, Coosa 7.
  • Model falls to Trion, 28-7.
  • Rome over Cherokee, 27-7.
  • Pepperell edged by Bremen, 39-32.
  • Darlington, once down 14-0, beats St. Francis, 35-14.
  • Unity Christian falls to Horizon Christian, 52-0. (From ScoreStream, attempting to confirm)
  • Sequoyah 37, Cass 23.
  • Hebron Christian eases past Woodland, 34-24.
  • Sonoraville 32, Fannin County 0.
  • Gordon Central falls 48-22 to Southeast Whitfield.
  • Off this week: Adairsville, Cartersville, Calhoun, Cedartown (COVID), Chattooga (COVID)  and Rockmart.

John McClellan’s high school football picks: How did John pick’em Friday night?  McClellan


BASEBALL

Rome Braves win third straight; beat Dash, 6-3.  Media release: The Rome Braves (49-56) defeated the High-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, the Winston-Salem Dash (39-66), 6-3 on Friday evening at State Mutual Stadium behind key offense late in the game and solid pitching.

Rome plated the game’s first run in the bottom of the second. Brett Langhorne reached base on a fielding error, and this scored Beau Philip.
Winston-Salem answered back quickly in the third and tied the game thanks to a solo home run to left. The Dash quickly scored two more runs and took the lead in this inning.
The Braves came back within a run in the bottom of the fourth after Vaughn Grissom hit his first home run as a Rome Brave. This made the score 3-2 Winston-Salem.
Rome did not score again until the eighth inning, and this was the inning that put the R-Braves in the win column tonight. Carlos Martinez singled and then advanced to second on the throw to score Grissom and Jesse Franklin V to put the Braves in the lead 4-3. Shean Michel then added on a couple of insurance runs after he singled to left to score Philip and Martinez.
Grissom went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored. Martinez went 3-for-3 and had two RBI.
Solid pitching was key in tonight’s victory for Rome. Darius Vines tossed five innings tonight and gave up one earned run on six hits and struck out eight. Jake Higginbotham pitched two innings in relief and struck out three. Justin Yeager (W, 2-3) tossed two innings, gave up one hit and struck out four.
  • What’s next:   At home today  through Sunday vs. Winston-Salem.
  • Roster moves:  None.

The Atlanta Braves clipped 4-3 by Rockies. Media release: In Ozzie Albies‘ return to the Braves’ lineup after missing two games with a bruised knee, the second baseman was at the plate at a key juncture in Friday night’s game against the Rockies at Coors Field.

Albies, who had homered in his first plate appearance, had a chance to drive in the tying run with Eddie Rosario on second in the eighth inning. Rosario then broke for third in a steal attempt and was thrown out by Rockies catcher Dom Nuñez. Albies popped out to second base, and a promising inning came to naught for the Braves in a 4-3 loss that leveled the four-game series at 1-1.

The Rosario play was very close at third base. Atlanta challenged, but the out call was ruled as stands, just as it had in the sixth, when Austin Riley delivered a game-tying single but was called out at second base on a close play trying to stretch it to a double.

“I thought they were both safe — Austin, too,” manager Brian Snitker said. “But my vote doesn’t count.”

  • What’s next:  At  Rockies through Sunday.
  • Roster: None.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Today’s local games:
Berry Vikings: at home vs. Maryville, 6 p.m. Next: At LaGrange, 2 p.m. Sept. 11.
Shorter Hawks: vs. Brevard College, noon, Barron Stadium. Next: At Albany State, 7 p.m. Sept. 11.

ATLANTA FALCONS

Falcons have signed OLB James Vaughters and WR Keelan Doss to our practice squad. They’ve released RB D’Onta Foreman from the practice squad.


COMMUNITY SPORTS
Sept. 25: Power Dash returns. 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
Oct. 4: Habitat for Humanity – Coosa Valley will host the second annual Drive One FORE Habitat golf tournament in celebration of World Habitat Day on Monday, Oct. 4. The tournament will be held at Stonebridge Golf Club and registration is open and sponsor opportunities are still available to local businesses.
  • Hole Sponsor – $150
  • Team Entry – $300
  • Team & Hole Sponsor – $400
  • Event Sponsor – $500 (Limited available)
  • Presenting Sponsor – $2,500 (One available)
All proceeds go toward our current home builds in South and North Rome. With your support, families can build strength, stability and independence with Habitat for Humanity by building a safe and secure place to call home. For more information, check out our website, www.habitatcoosavalley.org or call 706.378.0030.
Oct. 8: 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 Orthopedic 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 rfpra.com.

 

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