Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Friday night scores. Atlanta Braves drop opener vs. Brewers, 2-1; rematch 5:07 this evening (TBS). Shorter home, Berry on the road today. Falcons play at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in London (WSB).

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Friday night scores. Atlanta Braves drop opener vs. Brewers, 2-1; rematch 5:07 this evening (TBS). Shorter home, Berry on the road today. Falcons play at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in London (WSB).

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.

HIGH SCHOOL
Friday’s scores:

  • Darlington runs past Mt. Paran Christian, 49-21.
  • Rome pounds East Paulding, 48-7.
  • Armuchee 35-14 vs. BEST Academy.
  • Model edged in overtime by Dade County, 20-17.
  • Pepperell 39-14 over Gordon Central.
  • Chattooga 40-3 over Coosa
  • Unity Christian School 74-31 over Fideles Christian School.
  • Calhoun 32-27 over Blessed Trinity.
  • Cartersville 34-14 over Hiram
  • Woodland blanked by Cass, 35-0
  • Cedartown 57-23 over Northwest Whitfield. From WGAA: “The Cedartown Bulldogs improve to 5-1 and 2-0 in Region 7AAAA play as they use a big fourth quarter to pull away from the Northwest Whitfield Bruins 57-23. The Dawgs host Ridgeland next Friday for Homecoming.”
  • Adairsville 20-10 vs Coahulla Creek
  • Rockmart 56-0 over Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe
  • Murray County slammed by Sonoraville, 48-7.
  • Off this week: Trion

John McClellan’s high school football predictions: How did John pick’ em this week? McClellan

  • Next column posts Monday.

BASEBALL

The Atlanta Braves drop opener 2-1 to Brewers. Media release: Had Braves manager Brian Snitker known what was going to happen, he would not have sent Charlie Morton back out for the seventh inning. But given what Morton had done through six innings, there wasn’t necessarily reason for concern.

Morton was constructing what would have been his latest October masterpiece before he surrendered a two-run home run to Rowdy Tellez that gave the Brewers a 2-1 win over the Braves in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday at American Family Field.

• Box score

Morton had totaled 75 pitches while surrendering just two hits through six innings. A four-pitch walk to begin the sixth accounted for the only trouble he had encountered before the seventh. But everything changed when the Braves right-hander hit Avisaíl García with a pitch and allowed Tellez to drill his go-ahead homer high above the center-field wall.

  • Next: Left-hander Max Fried will start Game 2 of the best-of-five series today at 5:07 p.m. on TBS. Game three is Monday at 1:07 p.m., TBS; game four, if necessary, is Tuesday at 5:07 p.m., TBS; game five, if needed, 5:07 p.m. Thursday on TBS.
  • MLB playoffs schedule: MLB

Rome Braves: What’s next:  2022 schedule.


ATLANTA FALCONS

  • Next:  Sunday In London, vs. the Jets, 9:30 a.m. WSB TV, 92.9 FM. Next: Oct. 24 at Miami, 1 p.m., Fox 5,  92.9 FM.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Berry Vikings at Millsap today at 2 p.m. Media release: At this halfway point of the season, Berry is out to snap a rare two-game losing streak.

Coming off a loss – the team’s second straight- in their Southern Athletic Association opener a week ago as Trinity handed them a 27-6 setback, the Vikings are determined to get back into the win column Saturday when they head to Jackson, Miss., to face the Millsaps Majors in another conference test.

“This is uncharted territory for us,” Berry head coach Tony Kunczewski said as the Vikings hit the road with a 2-2 overall record and a 0-1 SAA mark, “but we’ve got to learn from it and move on. We’re still searching for an identity, especially on offense. But we’re very close.”

Against Trinity, Berry had trouble finding its offensive rhythm as the Vikings ended the night held to a season-low 181 total yards, including another low of just 31 rushing yards.

The lone production came through the air as junior quarterback Gavin Gray completed 11 of 21 passes for 129 yards with Cameron Kawa hauling in four of those tosses for 46 yards, and the lone big play of the game was a 54-yard reception by Jake Bretz.

Berry’s lone points came from the leg of placekicker Matthew Syverson, who connected on field goals of 32 and 36 yards.

“Defensively, they’ve been good for a while,” said Kunczewski, “and offensively I was very impressed with their quarterback and how talented and deep their receivers are.

“The big difference was they converted their third downs,” he said about Trinity converting nine of 19 third down situations while the Vikings managed just four of 12 situations. “Defensively, we’ve got to do a better job making the plays on third down.

“We’ve played two really good teams in our last two games.”

This week, the Vikings will be facing a team that is fresh from tasting victory for the first time this season and returning home to host Berry for its homecoming game.

Millsaps (1-3, 1-0) broke into the win column last week handily downing SAA foe Rhodes 42-21 thanks to an impressive showing by quarterback Kaleb Thompson, who was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

In that game, Thompson scored four touchdowns (three passing and one rushing) and accumulated 339 passing yards and 41 rushing yards for 380 all-purpose yards. He finished 18-for-33 passing, and in four games, he has thrown 1,091 yards nine touchdowns.

“He’s pretty impressive and crafty at running and passing,” Kunczewski said of the junior, “and (as a team) they’re talented at the skill positions on offense and defense.”

And if the Vikings were looking at getting back on track when they have the ball, this outing may be the time to do it as the Majors’ defense is giving an average of 40 points and 420 yards a game.

“We’ve got to figure a way to dust ourselves off,” Kunczewski said, “get back up and keep fighting.” 

  • Next: Oct. 16, home vs. Sewanee, 3 p.m.
  • Today: Home vs. West Alabama, 1 p.m. Next: Oct. 16 at home, 1 p.m., vs. Mississippi College.

 

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