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.
COVID cancels Sunday’s Rome Braves-Hickory game. Season ends.
AJC weekly high school rankings (through Sept. 17)
- 5A: Cartersville holds at no. 3; Calhoun at no. 7.
- 4A: Undefeated Cedartown steady at no. 6.
- A private: Darlington moves up two spots to no. 8.
- What’s next: 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 Rome Braves announced three roster moves Saturday.
- Right-handed pitcher Emmanuel Ramirez has been added to Rome’s roster from Double-A Mississippi. The first-year Atlanta Braves pitcher owns a 3-2 record with a 7.34 ERA in 27 appearances this year. He returns to Rome, where he went 0-1 with a 3.84 ERA in seven appearances.
- Jake Higginbotham gets the call back to Mississippi, where he had begun the year before heading to the injured list. In 7.1 innings pitched with Rome, Higginbotham has allowed only one hit, no walks, no runs, and struck out 11 batters.
- William Woods has been promoted to the M-Braves four starts with the R-Braves. Through 9.2 innings pitched at High-A, he owns a 4.66 ERA with seven punchouts.
- The Rome roster now has 29 active, 4 injured, and 0 inactive players.
The Atlanta Braves drop 2-0 decision to Giants. Media release: In right field at Oracle Park, the out-of-town scoreboard is still changed by hand.
Throughout the Braves-Giants game on Saturday night, the score for the Phillies and Mets game literally loomed over the shoulder of Jorge Soler.
- What’s next: At Giants through Sunday.
And among them is West Rome standout Chuck Kinnebrew. Congratulations.
Berry Vikings hammered 39-7 by no. 2 Wisconsin-Whitewater. Media release: The Berry football team found out why the No. 2-ranked Division III football team in the nation is considered a perennial favorite to win a national championship, something it has done six times, when the homestanding Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks handed the No. 25-ranked Vikings a 39-7 defeat Saturday afternoon.
The non-conference loss is Berry’s first of the season, giving the team a 2-1 record heading into an open week next weekend. The Vikings return to action Oct. 2 when they host Trinity in their first Southern Athletic Association test.
Against the Warhawks (3-0), Berry stayed within striking distance of the home team trailing 6-0 at the end of the first quarter, only see Whitewater take control of the game in the second period when the Hawks scored 24 unanswered points, 17 of those coming in the final two minutes, including a pair of touchdowns in the final 45 seconds that were set up by a pair of Berry turnovers.
Whitewater added a touchdown in the third quarter and a field goal at the start of the final stanza to cap its scoring.
The Vikings put their points on the board with 3:30 to play when quarterback Blake Hembree found receiver Cameron Kawa open in the end zone for a 39-yard touchdown pass, with Matthew Syverson added the extra point. The scoring drive that went 39 yards on five plays was set up by an interception by Jake Weitkamp.
Hembree, who took over behind center in the second half, ended the game competing 9 of 17 for 90 yards. Deiondre Wilson was Berry’s leading receiver hauling in 6 passes for 47 yards.
The Vikings were held to just 198 total yards, and only 62 yards on the ground, while Whiewater ended the game amassing 450 total yards.
Quarterback Max Meylor led the Warhawks throwing for 256 yards and three touchdowns.
- Next: Oct. 2, home vs. Trinity, 6 p.m.
- Next: Sept. 25, home vs. West Georgia, 1 p.m.
Georgia Bulldogs open SEC play with a 40-13 win over South Carolina. Led by another stifling performance from its defense, the No. 2-ranked Georgia football team opened up Southeastern Conference play in emphatic fashion on Saturday night at Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs got multiple explosive plays from their offense — junior quarterback JT Daniels threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns — and a dominant showing from the defense in a 40-13 win over South Carolina.
Along with intercepting a pass and forcing a fumble and a safety, the Bulldog defense held the Gamecocks to just 96 yards on the ground. Getting persistent pressure up the middle and often from the edge too, the Georgia defense spent much of the game in the South Carolina backfield. The defense piled up 3 sacks, 6 tackles for loss, and many more hurries, pressures and quick throws. Junior linebacker Nolan Smith had a busy night with a team-high 8 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, and he forced the fumble.
- Home vs. South Carolina.
- Next: Sept. 25 at Vanderbilt, noon, SEC.
- SEC Schedule
Georgia Tech comes close vs. Clemson, falls 14-8.
- Next: Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., home vs. North Carolina.
- ACC Schedule.
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