Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Follow tonight’s high school scores. Rome Braves stay hot, beat Tourists, 11-9. Atlanta Braves walk off the win in the 10th. Touching sports moment in softball game. GHSA: No change in COVID policy; AJC reports 13 state games canceled so far this week.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Follow tonight’s high school scores. Rome Braves stay hot, beat Tourists, 11-9. Atlanta Braves walk off the win in the 10th. Touching sports moment in softball game. GHSA: No change in COVID policy; AJC reports 13 state games canceled so far this week.

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.

John McClellan’s high school picks: In prime time TV games this week, 7-point wins for Rome, Cartersville. Rough night for Darlington? McClellan


Friday night’s final scores:

  • Collins Hill pounds Rome,  34-0.
  • Darlington 20, Heard County 7.
  • Model pounded by Haralson County, 43-0.
  • Pickens all over Coosa, 34-10.
  • Cartersville gets a comeback win over Creekside, 17-14.
  • Adairsville 55-13 over Murray County.
  • Cass 20, Temple 7.
  • North Springs 13, Woodland 9.
  • Calhoun dominates Ridgeland, 56-7.
  • New Manchester no match for Cedartown, 35-7.
  • Rockmart was up 42-0 at the half.
  • Chattooga falls 28-7 to Northwest Whitfield
  • Trion vs. Howard School of Chattanooga
  • Off this week: Armuchee, Gordon Central, Pepperell, Sonoraville  and Unity Christian.


Rome Braves stay hot, beat Tourists 11-9. Media release: The Asheville Tourists rallied to erase a four-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning and forced extra innings Thursday night against the Rome Braves. Asheville’s tenth inning rally came up just a few feet short and the Tourists dropped a wild one by the final score of 11-9.
Wilyer Abreu teed off with a pair of monstrous Home Runs in the game. His first was a two-run bomb in the second inning; however, it was his second Home Run that sent McCormick Field into a frenzy. Abreu launched a game-tying, solo Home Run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to force extras.

Earlier in the ninth, Yainer Diaz hit a two-run Home Run to bring Asheville within one. Diaz came back to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the tenth. Two runners were aboard and the Tourists trailed by two. Diaz launched the first pitch he saw deep into centerfield. Rome’s outfielder, Michael Harris, raced back to the wall and made a leaping catch with no room to spare to end the game.

Asheville fell behind early 3-0 and also trailed 6-2 and 8-4 at different points in the game. The Tourists never quit and used timely pitching to keep the game within striking distance. Abreu paced the offense with his two Home Runs as well as an RBI double. Diaz finished 3-for-6 from the cleanup spot. Zach Daniels delivered two key hits late in the ballgame.

After the Tourists tied the game 8-8 in the ninth. The Braves received a gift in the top of the tenth. Freylin Garcia balked twice before throwing a pitch to allow their runner to score from second base. Shean Michel then hit a clutch two-out, two-run Home Run that gave Rome a three-run cushion. Despite everything, Asheville still came within a few feet of pulling out what would have been one of their craziest wins of the season.

  • What’s next:  In Asheville today through Sunday. Listen live here. Final home series begins Sept. 14 vs. Hickory (seven games).

Roster moves:  

The Atlanta Braves walk it off for the win, 7-6. Media release: Following his team’s 7-6, 10-inning win over the Nationals at Truist Park on Thursday night, Braves manager Brian Snitker was asked if he had found a way to best define a game like this, during which teams repeatedly trade punches over the final innings.

“It was just mind-numbing and exhausting,” Snitker said. “I’m proud of the guys. They fought their rears off tonight in that game with the adversities. That was something.”

Joc Pederson ended the madness when he laced a walk-off single to left field off Wander Suero in the 10th. Pederson’s second career game-ending RBI ended a battle during which the two division rivals traded leads three times over the final six innings.

With a defeat, the Braves would have lost this three-game series against the Nationals. But by claiming their 14th win of the season against Washington, they moved 3 1/2 games ahead of the second-place Phillies in the National League East.

  • What’s next:  Marlins in town tonight through Sunday.
  • Roster:



Georgia High School Association: No changes in COVID policy at this time. From the website:

The Sports Medicine Advisory Committee “had a very informative meeting yesterday; discussing how COVID is affecting each part of the State, immunization statistics from each part of the State, the different variances and how they might affect our population.   After the meeting, the GHSA will continue to follow the path we have currently without changes.  Our next meeting will be in October but could be scheduled earlier if necessary.” — Don Corr, Associate Director

That follow a report from the AJC on Thursday that states:

“At least 13 high school football games scheduled for Week 4 in Georgia have been canceled, postponed or forfeited with seven others added to the schedule. That remains below the first three weeks, where about 25 games on average have been called off.” Expanded report.

That total includes the Trion/Dade County game although Trion has found a sub.


  • Next: At LaGrange, 2 p.m. Saturday
  • Next: At Albany State, 7 p.m. Saturday.

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, 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


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