Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cedartown at Calhoun tonight opens high school football weekend. Atlanta Braves win; magic number is 9. Berry Athletics Director Dr. Angel Mason elected to DIII board. Falcons updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cedartown at Calhoun tonight opens high school football weekend. Atlanta Braves win; magic number is 9. Berry Athletics Director Dr. Angel Mason elected to DIII board. Falcons updates.

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.


The Atlanta Braves win, 9-2; magic number is 9 with a dozen games to play. Media release: Along with providing daily entertainment via the incessant barbs he exchanges with Braves third-base coach Ron Washington during batting practice, Ozzie Albies has regularly energized his teammates with the tremendous talent he’s displayed during this special season.

Albies created a lasting memory with the home run he hit in the fifth inning of a 9-2 win over the D-backs on Wednesday night at Chase Field. The two-run shot secured both the first 30-homer and 100-RBI season of his still young career. He’s the first second baseman in Braves franchise history to have a 30-homer, 100-RBI season.

“That’s really neat because he’s just a little fellow, you know,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “That’s great.”

Adam Duvall cleared the outfield wall with a unique two-run single in the first and Austin Riley moved closer to his own 30-homer, 100-RBI season when he tallied his 31st homer and 95th RBI in the third inning. Albies’ homer off D-backs starter Merrill Kelly provided some cushion as the Braves won their fourth straight and stayed three games ahead of the Phillies in the National League East race.

The Braves’ magic number has been reduced to nine with 12 games remaining. They began their current streak of three division titles during Albies’ first full season in the Majors.

  • Next: At Diamondbacks today, 3:40 p.m. Next: At Padres through Sunday.
  • Roster: The #Braves selected LHP Dylan Lee to the major league roster, recalled INF/OF Orlando Arcia from Triple-A Gwinnett, placed RHP Edgar Santana on the paternity list and placed RHP Touki Toussaint on the bereavement list. Lee will wear No. 74.

Rome Braves: Season over. What’s next:  2022 schedule.

John McClellan’s high school picks: Cedartown over Calhoun in Thursday night game; another rough night for Rome; big wins for Darlington, Pepperell, ArmucheeMcClellan.
  • Class 4A Number 6 Cedartown (3-0) at Class 5A Number 7 Calhoun (3-1). Series History: Cedartown leads 17-2-1. Last Meeting: Calhoun defeated Cedartown 14-7 on September 18, 2020. The Cedartown Bulldogs, who had to sit out two straight weeks earlier in the year due to COVID, shut out a Heard County team that had been ranked in Class 2A until last week in a 42-0 game. The Calhoun Yellow Jackets, whose only loss came to McCallie, dominated winless Woodstock 56-16. This is a rescheduled game between two teams who were supposed to play three weeks ago until Cedartown had to cancel the game due to COVID. John’s pickCedartown wins by 4. 
Friday’s games:
  • Model at Chattooga
  • Carrollton  at Rome
  • Darlington at Kings Ridge Christian
  • Pepperell at Dade County
  • Weaver (Ala.) at Armuchee
  • Coosa at Cherokee County (Ala.)
  • LaFayette at Adairsville
  • Sonoraville at North Murray
  • Fannin County at Gordon Central
  • Bowdon at Trion
  • Off this week: Cartersville, Cass  Rockmart and Woodland..

  • Roster:  Head Coach Arthur Smith said Russell Gage will be very limited this week due to injury, but the team will make a decision on his availability later in the week.
  • Next:  At New York Giants, 1 p.m  Sunday. Fox TV, 92.9 FM.

NFL/local players

Saturday: POWERADE Power Dash 5K and Glow Walk; packet pickup starts tonight. 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. 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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