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.
- South Paulding 34, Rome 32.
- Darlington 28, Heritage 7.
- Pepperell 24, Temple 20.
- Armuchee 24, SE Whitfield 14.
- Unity Christian School 66, Praise Academy 6.
- Cartersville 24, Cherokee, 14.
- Cass 30, Ridgeland 6.
- Woodland falls 51-20 to Chamblee
- Calhoun 56-16 over Woodstock.
- Rockmart 50, Sonoraville 28.
- Gordon Lee, 43, Gordon Central, 7.
- Cedartown 42-0 over Heard County
- Trion 49, Cedar Bluff, 0.
- Chattooga 49, Heritage of Newnan, 38..
- Off this week: Adairsville, Coosa, Model.
- What’s next: Tonight and Sunday vs. Hickory. Season ends.
- Rome Braves release 2022 season schedule, including April 8 start and home for Independence Day. Expanded release.
- Roster moves:
The Atlanta Braves rally but lose it in the 11th, 6-5. Media release: There are a lot of ways to describe the downright lunacy of what occurred on Friday night at Oracle Park, but Braves manager Brian Snitker summarized it succinctly.
“Maybe the best win of the year turned into the toughest loss,” Snitker said.
On an evening in which both teams traded home runs in the ninth, the intentional walk became Snitker’s extra-innings tool of choice. Kevin Gausman, a pitcher, hit the game-winning, walk-off sacrifice fly and the Braves fell to the Giants 6-5 in 11 innings. It was, in short, a loss that was equal parts bizarre and brutal.
“It definitely hurts,” said starter Ian Anderson, who allowed a career-high three home runs, with seven strikeouts, in 5 2/3 innings.
- What’s next: At Giants through Sunday.
- Roster: Falconshave re-signed Elliott Fry to the practice squad and released Danny Isidora from the practice squad.
- Sunday: At Tampa Bay, 4:05 p.m. Fox TV, 92.9 FM.
- Next: Sept. 26 at New York Giants, 1 p.m Sunday. Fox TV, 92.9 FM.
- Falcons’ 2021 schedule.
- Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars. Jacksonville
- Nick Chubb and the Browns, 33-29. Cleveland
Berry Vikings face no. 2 Wisconsin-Whitewater today: Late last spring, Berry head football coach Tony Kunczewski was looking for a team to fill an open date he had on his 2021 fall schedule.
He not only found one but he found an opponent that can very easily be regarded as the toughest regular-season the Vikings have ever face – the No. 2-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks, the six-time NCAA Division III national champions who is perennially considered a favorite to add to their long list laurels.
The showdown has arrived when Berry, ranked No. 25 in the poll, takes the field in Whitewater’s 13,000-seat Perkins Stadium in Wisconsin on Saturday for a 1 p.m. kick-off in a game that will give the Vikings and Kunczewski the kind of challenge they want.
“We want to challenge ourselves, and in this game we will get a challenge,” the coach said as his team enters its third and final non-conference game with a 2-0 record. “Our mindset is that if you want to move the needle, and in this game you get to see what one of the best in the country is like.
“In order to grow, you’ve got to challenge yourself.”
The Vikings enter the game coming off a 34-21 road win a week ago topped LaGrange in a game that saw Berry break out to an impressive 31-0 halftime lead.
Highlighting the win offensively was an impressive ground game Berry put together, with three freshmen serving notice that they are ballcarriers to be wary of as the Vikings rolled up 301 rushing yards. Brandon Cade led the charge for Berry leading all ballcarriers with 96 yards on nine carries and scored a touchdown; Jackson Clouatre another 58 yards on just nine carries; and Josh Rogers rushed for 57 yards on eight carries and had a TD.
Junior quarterback Gavin Gray continued be a threat passing the ball as he completed 9 of 15 passes for 96 yards and a TD.
Defensively, the Vikings all but shut down LaGrange’s run game, giving up just 57 rushing yards while allowing under 200 passing yards.
“We saw a lot if improvement in all phases. We did a good job running the ball, cleared up thing on special teams and the defense continued to look good,” said Kunczewski, who pointed out the effort by Cade and Rogers and the holes opened up for them by the offensive line, the continuing output by linebacker Brock Skinner, and the improved outing by the special teams and punter/kicker Matthew Syverson.
This week, however, an even better performance in every facet of the game is required of the Vikings against the Warhawks, who solidified their lofty ranking last week when they handled then-No. 8 ranked Salisbury (Md.) with a 31-14 road win.
Leading Whitewater, which has appeared in 17 consecutive Division II playoffs, is senior quarterback Max Meylor, who last week completed 16 of 23 passes for 227 yards and four touchdowns, with his main target being senior wide receiver Ryan Wisneiwski, who caught five passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns. In the backfield for the Warhawks last week, senior Alex Peete had 18 carries for 86 yards and also had a TD catch
In its two games, Whitewater is averaging more than 38 points a game and a hefty 420 yards on offense, while its defense is allowing just 179 yards per game.
“Coach (Kevin) Bullis and his staff are very good,” Kunczewski said. “I have a lot of respect for him and their program.
“When you get to that level, there are no weaknesses,” he said. “The defense flies all over the field and they’re quick on offense and defense. They’re very talented, but extremely disciplined.”
“It’s one thing to get to the top; it’s another thing to stay at the top.”
- At Clark-Atlanta, 11 a.m. today.
- Next: Sept. 25, home vs. West Georgia, 1 p.m.
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