Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: More changes for area schools proposed by Georgia High School Association. Rome High alum Knox Kadum enters transfer portal. Latest updates on Georgia-Alabama SEC Championship game this Saturday. Falcons’ updates; host Bucs Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: More changes for area schools proposed by Georgia High School Association. Rome High alum Knox Kadum enters transfer portal. Latest updates on Georgia-Alabama SEC Championship game this Saturday. Falcons’ updates; host Bucs Sunday.

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HIGH SCHOOL

By John McClellan
For Hometown Headlines

Just when high schools in Georgia thought the 2022-24 reclassification process was complete and some schools were close to completing their football schedules for the next two years, the Georgia High School Association threw a new wrinkle into the process. The changes, which only affect schools in Classes 2A and A in Northwest Georgia, are two-fold.

The GHSA Reclassification Committee voted 15-1 to apply the multiplier, which counts out-of-zone students as three students instead of one, to Class A schools. Previously, the multiplier only applied to schools in Classes 2A through 6A. Additionally, the committee eliminated the private school/public school split in Class A in favor of a large Class A/small Class A split. The withdrawal of a large number of private schools from GHSA made reclassification changes necessary.

The change affects several schools in the Rome area and across Northwest Georgia. Darlington and Trion move from Class A to Class 2A. They will be in the same classification with Model, Pepperell, Gordon Central, Rockmart, Gordon Lee and Fannin County. The move by GHSA drops Coosa and Chattooga from Class 2A to large Class A. Those schools will be in the same classification with Armuchee, Dade County, Temple, Mt. Zion and Dalton Academy. Bowdon and Excel Academy, who had been in the same classification with Armuchee and Trion, fell to small Class A.

These changes are not final. Schools in Class 2A and A, as well as a handful of schools in other parts of the state who were moved up to Class 3A, have until the morning of Dec. 7 to appeal their new classifications. The Reclassification Committee will meet once again on Dec. 8 to hear those appeals and place schools in the smaller classifications in their new regions. Click here for the meeting minutes.

Friday’s football semi-final games:

John McClellan’s high school football playoff predictions:

  • Close wins for Cedartown, Calhoun this Friday — which means the state championships are next. McClellan

Rome High alum Knox Kadum leaving Virginia Tech, enters transfer portal: Knox Kadum was one of the most talked-about quarterbacks in Georgia as he led the Wolves to back-to-back state championships. He originally was headed to James Madison but later flipped to Virginia Tech where he’s served in backup roles. With the change in head coaches, Kadum has decided to move to a new university.



COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Penultimate College Football Playoffs rankings:  Georgia, Michigan, Alabama, Cincinnati.

  • Next:. SEC Championship vs. Alabama, 4 p.m. Saturday, CBS.
  • SEC championship history: Background

Game information:

  • Kickoff: Saturday, December 4 – 4:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (73,000) | Atlanta, Ga.
  • 2021 Records: Georgia 12-0 (8-0 SEC), Alabama 11-1 (7-1 SEC)
  • History: Georgia vs. Alabama All-Time Series Results: UA 41-25-4
  • Rankings: Georgia #1, Alabama #4/2
  • TV: CBS – Brad Nessler (PxP), Gary Danielson (analyst), Jamie Erdahl (sideline)
  • Video Stream: CBSSports.com
  • Radio: WSB AM 750 – Bulldog Network | Affiliates | Scott Howard (PxP), Eric Zeier (Color), DJ Shockley (sideline)
  • Audio Stream: georgiadogs.com
  • Satellite: SiriusXM/Internet: 81/81/81
  • Web Stats: SEC Sports
  • Twitter: #BAMAvsUGA, #SECCG

SEC Network’s programming surrounding the 2021 SEC Championship Game includes more than a dozen hours of coverage from Atlanta, originating from SEC Network sets at Dr Pepper SEC FanFare at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) and on the concourse at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS), as well as Thursday programming from SEC Network’s Charlotte studios.

Coverage begins Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET with the coaches’ press conferences on SEC Now, hosted by Dari Nowkhah from SEC Network studios. Viewers will hear from Georgia head coach Kirby Smart and Alabama head coach Nick Saban, as well as Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey, heading into the conference championship matchup. Immediately following is The Paul Finebaum Show Presented by Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. from the Queen City at 3 p.m., before SEC Network hits the road to ATL.

SEC This Morning kicks off on-site coverage Friday, with Peter Burns and Chris Doering live from the Georgia World Congress Center from 8-11 a.m. on SEC Network and Sirius XM channel 374. The duo will welcome country music star Chris Young to the show. The Paul Finebaum Show Presented by Johnsonville is set for 3 p.m. from Paul Finebaum‘s set at the GWCC, which will include #FinebaumFriday guest appearances by DGD and Panthers great Thomas Davis, comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Mr. CFB Tony Barnhart and Commissioner Sankey, among others.

At 7 p.m., Laura Rutledge sits down with both Smart and Saban for the SEC Now: The SEC Championship Coaches Presented by Regions at 7 p.m., immediately followed by SEC Now Presented by Auto-Owners Insurance closing out Friday’s programming from Atlanta at 7:30 p.m. Nowkhah will anchor the evening coverage from Mercedes-Benz Stadium with his SEC Football Final crew of Doering, Gene Chizik and Benjamin Watson.

Championship Saturday kicks off at noon with a special SEC Championship programming mashup of Thinking Out Loud and Out of Pocket called Thinking Out of PocketAlyssa LangAndraya CarterSpencer Hall and Richard Johnson will preview Saturday’s matchup and wrap up the 2021 season with unique perspectives, entertaining debate and, most importantly, fun.

Marty & McGee Presented by Old Trapper continues from the demo field inside the Georgia World Congress Center at 1 p.m., as Marty Smith and Ryan McGee meet at the intersection of southern lifestyle and college football to bring viewers the latest headlines, Hillbilly and otherwise, across the SEC landscape. The duo will welcome Watson, Chizik and Sankey to the set on Saturday, among other special guests.

SEC Nation Presented by Dr Pepper provides all the pre-game analysis, stories and highlights Georgia and Alabama fans need to get ready for kickoff, featuring Rutledge navigating the game-day discussions with Roman HarperJordan Rodgers, Tebow, Finebaum, Smith, McGee and Watson, along with former Florida and Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen. The two-hour show will begin at Dr Pepper SEC FanFare at the GWCC at 2 p.m. and shift to the concourse set at MBS at 3 p.m. for the final hour.

SEC Now has viewers covered post-game with Rutledge returning to the desk for SEC Football Final Presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors at 7:30 p.m., joined by SEC Nation castmates Tebow, Harper and Rodgers, as well as Mullen.

SEC Network social and digital will have full coverage from Atlanta, including exclusive behind-the-scenes highlights, digital content on SECNetwork.com and sponsored Instagram Stories by T-Mobile (Monday, Tuesday, Friday) and Regions (Tuesday, Wednesday).

ACC Championship: Wake Forest vs. Pitt, Saturday, 8 p.m., ABC.


ATLANTA BRAVES.


MEDIA

Media release: Comcast will distribute ACC Network (ACCN) to its Xfinity customers, allowing fans and followers of the Atlantic Coast Conference to access the multiplatform network in the coming weeks. The availability of ACCN is part of Comcast and The Walt Disney Company’s content carriage agreement renewal that will continue to make Disney’s programming available to Xfinity TV customers.

With the addition of Comcast, ACCN is now fully distributed with every major satellite, telco and digital provider across the country, and available to nearly 90 million households. Further launch details in Comcast’s Xfinity markets will be available in the coming weeks.

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