Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves four-peat at NL East champs. High school football scores and schedule. Berry Vikings home Saturday; Shorter on the road. Updates on Falcons-Washington game Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves four-peat at NL East champs. High school football scores and schedule. Berry Vikings home Saturday; Shorter on the road. Updates on Falcons-Washington game Sunday.

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.

BASEBALL

The Atlanta Braves are playoff bound as 5-3 win seals sweep of Phillies, fourth NL East title.  Media release: Braves president of baseball operations Alex Anthopoulos may eventually provide the contract offer that could keep Freddie Freeman in Atlanta for many years to come. But he at least already offered to have an ice cream machine delivered to Freeman’s house.

“We added an ice cream machine in the clubhouse during the year,” Anthopoulos said. “Freddie Freeman really wanted it, so we added a soft serve [machine]. I told him, I think in June, we were going back and forth texting at some point, and I said, ‘If we win this division, I’m getting one delivered to your house.’ I told him today, ‘Do you want it? We’ll get it delivered tomorrow.’”

Well, Freeman declined the generous offer. But the veteran first baseman was soaking in the other splendors of winning a division after the Braves clinched a fourth consecutive National League East title with a 5-3 win over the Phillies on Thursday night at Truist Park.

“Four in a row is hard,” Freeman said. “I can’t imagine those 1990s teams and how they did all that. This is a great feeling. This is right up there with 2018 for me. This year had so many ups and downs and so many things could have derailed the season.”

  • This week: Home vs. Mets, 7:20 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3:20 p.m. Sunday.
  • Roster:

Rome Braves: What’s next:  2022 schedule.

The Bowling Green Hot Rods have won the High-A East Championship following a five-game series with the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Final score, 6-3 Hot Rods. The Rome Braves play in the High-A East.


HIGH SCHOOL
John McClellan’s high school picks for the week. Wins for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Cedartown. Could be a rough night for Darlington, Armuchee.  McClellan
Tonight’s games and scores:
  • Thursday:  Blessed Trinity 40, Woodland 3. We’ll see more of Blessed Trinity this regular season as well as they host Calhoun on Oct. 8 (Peachtree TV) and then Cartersville on Oct. 15. (tip/John McClellan).
  • Coosa at Model
  • Dalton at Rome
  • Pepperell at Fannin County
  • Darlington at Bremen
  • Mt. Zion at Armuchee
  • Unity Christian School at Johnson Ferry Christian School: Game canceled.
  • Cass at Cartersville
  • Hiram at Calhoun
  • Cedartown at Pickens
  • North Murray at Rockmart
  • Ringgold at Adairsville
  • Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe at Sonoraville
  • Chattooga at Gordon Central
  • Southeast Whitfield at Trion

Latest updates from the Georgia High School Association

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ATLANTA FALCONS

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

NFL/local players

Lawrence, Jacksonville come so close to first win, 24-21 Bengals. Cartersville High’s Trevor Lawrence scores his first NFL rushing touchdown. Media release:  The Jaguars showed enough versatility on their first touchdown drive that it was difficult to choose a single “key play.” An 11-yard run by wide receiver/returner Jamal Agnew started the drive, and quarterback Trevor Lawrence turned in a nice 11-yard run for a first down to the Bengals 35. Newly-acquired tight end Dan Arnold made perhaps the key play, catching a 17-yard pass from Lawrence from the Bengals 23 to set up a six-yard touchdown run by second-year running back James Robinson. The touchdown showed Robinson’s best traits – next-level vision and cutback ability – with him seeing a hole to his left and cutting for a 7-0 lead with 1:28 remaining in the first quarter. The Jaguars’ second touchdown drive was more of the same, with Robinson’s 20-yard run to the Bengals 25 the biggest play of a methodical, 12-play, 80-yard drive. Forty-four yards came on Jaguars rushes, with Lawrence capping the drive with a seven-yard run after faking a handoff to Robinson to make it 14-0, Jaguars. “It was just a zone read,” Lawrence said. “I felt like I had a good matchup with the D end there. It’s something I’ve done in college that I’m pretty comfortable with and just have a good feel for. I felt I could go one on one with that guy and I could get in.” Lawrence was asked if he kept the ball from his first NFL rushing touchdown. “No, I think [left tackle] Cam [Robinson] threw it in the stands. It’s all good.”


COMMUNITY SPORTS
Monday: 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, www.habitatcoosavalley.org 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 rfpra.com.

 

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