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 energy was sky high, like I’ve never seen it before,” Soler said through an interpreter. “We were working our way back to the clubhouse, and people were hooting and hollering and screaming. It was a big win.”
Every win is big this time of year for a postseason contender like the Braves, who maintained their National League East lead at 1 1/2 games and cut the magic number to clinch the division to seven. But this may indeed have been Atlanta’s biggest win to date, simply because the team was one out away from it possibly being an influential loss.
“That might have been one of the guttiest games I’ve ever seen a team play,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “It kind of defines who these guys are and what they’re all about.”
- Next: At Padres today, off Monday; home vs. Phillies Tuesday through Thursday.
- Roster: The # reinstated RHP Edgar Santana from the paternity list and optioned LHP Dylan Lee to Triple-A Gwinnett.
- 6A: Rome returns to the top 10, now ranked no. 9.
- 5A: Cartersville moves up to no. 2 from no. 3; Calhoun holds at no. 7.
- 4A: Cedartown steady at no. 6.
- John McClellan’s high school picks: Next column posts Monday morning.
- Next: Oct. 2, home vs. Trinity, 6 p.m.
Shorter Hawks hammered by West Georgia, 56-0. Shorter now 2-2 on the season. Media release: After going 2-1 in their early non-conference slate, the Shorter Hawks returned home to Barron Stadium and hosted their first conference game of the season against the University of West Georgia on Saturday afternoon. Although the weather was outstanding, the final score was far from it for the Hawks, as the road team won 56-0.UWG came out on fire, as they scored on the opening drive of the game in an unconventional way. Wolves quarterback Harrison Frost threw a pass to Ronni Blackmon deep in the Shorter red zone. As Blackmon was reaching the goal line, he fumbled the ball into the end zone, but teammate Phil Patterson picked it up for a West Georgia touchdown. The visitors did not look back from there.
Shorter’s best offensive drive of the day came with 8:01 left in the opening quarter, as Hawks quarterback Aeneas Dennis led his team on an 11-play, 62-yard drive before throwing an interception in the UWG red zone. Dennis finished 15-of-26 for 127 yards passing and added 37 yards on the ground. Kolby Reynolds led the Hawks on defense with six total tackles, and teammates Tim Walker, Noah Holland and Devonn Lane had five total tackles apiece.
On the opposite sideline, Frost had a nice day at quarterback for the Wolves, as he finished 16-of-22 passing for 315 yards and two touchdowns. UWG (4-0, 2-0) also had a big day on the ground, as they rushed for 233 yards and had five rushing touchdowns. West Georgia starting running back Tyray Devezin accounted for two of those scores on his six carries for a game-high 79 rushing yards.
- Next: Saturday at Valdosta, 7 p.m.
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