Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves rained out Saturday night; COVID among Crawdads cancels Sunday’s game. Latest high school rankings. Giants over Atlanta, 2-0. Berry Vikings sacked by Wisconsin-Whitewater. Shorter Hawks get second win of the year.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves rained out Saturday night; COVID among Crawdads cancels Sunday’s game. Latest high school rankings. Giants over Atlanta, 2-0. Berry Vikings sacked by Wisconsin-Whitewater. Shorter Hawks get second win of the year.

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.
Tarp’s out, Saturday night’s game is off. With rain falling most of the day, the Rome Braves-Hickory Crawdads’ game was in jeopardy. Around 5 p.m., they called it. The season finale is set for 2 p.m. Sunday. Photo by Mills Fitzner.
Rome Braves-Hickory Crawdads rained out Saturday night.  The season concludes Sunday at 2 p.m. at State Mutual Stadium. Media release: “Tonight’s game has been cancelled due to unplayable field conditions. We will not make up this game and the fireworks scheduled for tonight will not be shot off. Exchange tonight’s ticket for tomorrow’s game at the box office or ask for a refund at their point of purchase.”
  • 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.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Giants’ scoreboard operator switched out a “9” tile for an “F” as the Phillies topped the Mets with a 5-3 win. About an hour later, Travis d’Arnaud grounded into a game-ending double play to send the Braves to their fourth straight loss, a 2-0 blanking.

  • What’s next: At Giants through Sunday.
  • Roster:


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.
Shorter Hawks win second game of the season 38-17 vs. Clark Atlanta. 
  • Next: Sept. 25, home vs. West Georgia, 1 p.m.

State teams:

Another Saturday night in the SEC as Georgia hosts South Carolina. Photo by Jack Druckenmiller/Hometown.


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.

Time is running out to register for this year’s POWERADE Power Dash 5K and Glow Walk but everyone is in luck as half-off week has arrived. If you haven’t registered, now is the perfect time because walkers can now register for $10 and runners can now register for $12.50. Registration is happening now at or at 1 Shorter Ave. The race and glow walk are set for Saturday, Sept. 25 at Ridge Ferry Park with the 5K beginning at approximately 7:15 p.m. followed by the glow walk at 7:35 p.m. The race and walk will both have measures in place to mitigate the spread of COVID. The event also features a flat, fast course that serves as Peachtree qualifier along with the added fun of lots of lights and glowing arches marking the trails and cool age group awards along with plenty of ice cold POWERADE and water at the finish. Regular registration ends Sunday, Sept. 19 at 11 p.m. Packet pick-up and late registration is set for Thursday, Sept. 23 and Friday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Parks and Recreation headquarters at 1 Shorter Ave. For more information, visit
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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