Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: First win of the season for the Atlanta Falcons, 17-14. John McClellan’s high school picks. High school, college rankings. Atlanta Braves’ magic number now 5; Mississippi Braves win AA-South championship.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: First win of the season for the Atlanta Falcons, 17-14. John McClellan’s high school picks. High school, college rankings. Atlanta Braves’ magic number now 5; Mississippi Braves win AA-South championship.

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.

Congratulations to the Mississippi Braves, AA South champions for 2021. The Pearl, Miss.-based team is usually the next stop for a High A Rome Brave.



The Atlanta Braves magic number is five after sweep of Padres.  Media release: While closing out a 4-3 win over the Padres in a stressful manner on Sunday afternoon, Will Smith strengthened the narrative that has been created as the Braves have spent the past couple months persevering and responding favorably to adversity.

“These past two games, my God,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “It could have been real easy to [use the challenging road trip] as an excuse, quite honestly. But these guys fought their asses off for the last 10 days. It’s been rough. But it’s been unbelievable how they keep piecing it all together.”

• Box score

When Smith struck out Ha-Seong Kim with the bases loaded to end Sunday’s thriller at Petco Park, the Braves concluded a 7-3 road trip with a 2 1/2-game lead in the National League East. Their magic number will be five when they begin a three-game series against the second-place Phillies on Tuesday in Atlanta.

“We’ll see what happens,” Snitker said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do, but you’d rather be in this position than the other. Shoot, it’s kind of fun to wake up, have a cup of coffee, then you can’t eat and all you want to do is go to the ballpark.”

  • Next:  Off Monday; home vs. Phillies Tuesday through Thursday.
  • Roster: T

Rome Braves: What’s next:  2022 schedule.

John McClellan’s high school picks for the week. Wins for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Cedartown. Could be a rough night for Darlington, Armuchee.  McClellan
  • 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.

  • First win of the season for Atlanta, 17-14:  The Falcons and Giants entered Sunday’s game winless, desperate for victory.

    That hunger was evident from both sidelines, even though execution wasn’t always so crisp. Such uneven play, which featured a few standout moments, set up a close game down the stretch. Fourth-quarter execution would determine the victor and get a team off the schneid. Ultimately, that earned the Falcons their first win. Younghoe Koo cemented a 17-14 victory with a 40-yard field goal as time expired.

  • Next:  Sunday: Home vs. Washington, 1 p.m.   Fox TV, 92.9 FM.
  • Roster: .

NFL/local players

  • Next: Home Saturday vs. Trinity, 6 p.m.
  • Next: Saturday at Valdosta, 7 p.m.

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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