Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Scores from Friday’s high school scrimmage games. Rome Braves fall to Greenville, DH today.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Scores from Friday’s high school scrimmage games. Rome Braves fall to Greenville, DH today.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Blue Crew is ready for Friday’s scrimmage between Model and Cedartown (photo from Ali Couch).

HIGH SCHOOL

John McClellan: 2016 was a huge year for Northwest Georgia football teams; this season could be even better. High schools

This week’s scrimmages:

Friday

  • Calhoun tops Northwest Whitfield, 17-7.
  • Armuchee falls to Southeast Whitfield, 27-13.
  • Pickens over Coosa, 14-0.
  • Rockmart tops Darlington, 30-5.
  • Cedartown over Model, 42-0.
  • Paulding County tops Pepperell, 20-14.
  • Rome tops Pebblebrook, 42-7.
  • Cartersville over Westminster, 31-0.
  • Woodland over Adairsville, 21-7.
  • Gordon Central downed by Sonoraville, 28-0.
  • Trion over Chattooga, 21-7.

Saturday

Unity Christian v. Twiggs Academy at John Hancock Academy

Your school-by-school look at the start of high school football season. Includes notes on upcoming events, scrimmages and the first official games of the season. Send updates to druck@hometownheadlines.com.

  • Armuchee: Opens Aug. 18 at LaFayette.
  • Coosa: Hosts Coahulla Creek on Aug. 25.
  • Darlington: Hosts Gaston, Ala., on Aug. 25.
  • Model: Hosts Sonoraville Aug. 25.
  • Pepperell: At Ridgeland Aug. 25. Scrimmage Aug. 18 at Cass.
  • Rome: Discount cards with proceeds helping the Rome Wolves football team now on sale; contact Chris and Sherri Cromer. Hosts Harrison Aug. 25. Radio: Rome football games will be broadcast on @995TheJock again this fall. Listen on 99.5 FM or online at 995thejock.com.
  • Unity: Hosts Shiloh Hills Christian on Aug. 18.
  • Cartersville: At Allatoona Aug. 18.
  • Adairsville: Hosts Ridgeland Aug. 18. Hosts Cass Aug. 25.
  • Cass: Scrimmage Aug. 18 hosting Pepperell. At Adairsville Aug. 25.
  • Woodland: Hosts River Ridge Aug. 18.
  • Calhoun: Hosts Douglas Aug. 18.
  • Gordon Central: Hosts Murray County Aug. 18.
  • Sonoraville: At Model Aug. 25
  • Chattooga: Hosts Fort Payne, Ala., on Aug. 25.
  • Trion: Scrimmage Aug. 11 hosting Chattooga.
  • Rockmart: At Cedartown on Aug. 18.
  • Cedartown: Hosts Rockmart Aug. 18.

ROME BRAVES

  • Rome Braves fall to Greenville, 1-0 in rain delayed game. Doubleheader postponed to today at 5:30 p.m. Greenville media release: For the second consecutive night, the Greenville Drive defeated the Rome Braves in walkoff fashion in extra innings. To surely nobody’s surprise, Roldani Baldwin delivered the game-winning hit as the Drive won a 1-0 pitcher’s duel. With the game scoreless in the bottom of the eighth in game one of the scheduled doubleheader, the Drive (25-22, 66-50) loaded the bases with one out. Santiago Espinal singled to begin the frame, and Brett Netzer drew a walk. Ryan Scott singled two batters later to set the stage for the pinch hitter Baldwin, who lined a single off Bladimir Matos (3-3) for his fourth walkoff hit of the season. Game two of the scheduled doubleheader was postponed due to inclement weather in the Greenville area, and the teams will now play a doubleheader on Saturday. Both pitching staffs were nothing short of outstanding on Friday, despite a one-hour, 37 minute delay to the start of the game. Greenville starter Darwinzon Hernandez set a career-high with six and one-third scoreless innings, and his eight strikeouts matched a season high. Robby Sexton (4-6) entered the game in the seventh for Greenville, and he struck out a pair of hitters to leave the bases loaded in the frame. He earned the win after firing a perfect top of the eighth as well. On the other side, Braves (23-22, 61-54) hurler Joey Wentz shut out the Drive over five and two-third innings while striking out eight hitters of his own. Espinal and Tyler Hill notched two hits apiece atop the Drive lineup. Saturday’s doubleheader at Fluor Field will begin at 5:30 PM, and both games are scheduled for seven innings. The opener will see Drive left-hander Jay Groome (3-4, 6.68) face off against Braves right-hander Jeremy Walker (4-11, 4.78), and in the nightcap, Drive right-hander Daniel Gonzalez (7-2, 3.15) will duel with Braves right-hander Ian Anderson (4-5, 3.29).
  • What’s next:. At Greenville tonight through Sunday. Doubleheaded today at 5:30 p.m.; 4:05 p.m. start on Sunday.
  • Mills Fitzner’s home game photo gallery.
  • Roster updates: The Rome Braves announce the following roster moves:
    • RHP Matt Custred has been transferred to Danville
    • RHP Walt Borkovich has been received from Danville

ATLANTA FALCONS

Falcons (0-1) preseason schedule:  Aug. 20 at Steelers, Aug. 26 vs. Cardinals at home and Aug. 31 vs. Jaguars at home. Click Falcons

LOCAL COLLEGES

Berry Vikings sports updates.

Football: First game at Maryville on Sept. 2 at 1 p.m.

Shorter Hawks sports updates.

Football: First game vs. Mars Hill at Barron Stadium, 1 p.m. Sept. 2. Schedule

Georgia Highlands sports reports.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College sports updates

COMMUNITY
The 31st Annual Roman Rumble 5K Run and 2 Mile Health Walk is Saturday, Sept. 16. Background 
The Harbin Hero Hustle returns to the streets of downtown Rome on Saturday, Oct. 14. Here’s how to sign up
Also: See how the hustle is tied into the Harbin Hero Challenge and how you can help five local nonprofits earn at least $500. Challenger
Arsenal fall recreational soccer league returns: Schools are back in session and we are ready to play soccer. The league is for ages 4 to 15 for boys and girls.  Early registration is under way and runs through Aug. 22. Focus of this league is participation and fun. Fundamental skills of the game are developed and refined through activities and games. Sportsmanship, respect and responsibility are all key components of this league. All our recreational coaches are licensed through Georgia Soccer. Every game starts with a prayer and ends with a handshake. Practices are held once a week for an hour. Practices begin Aug. 28. Games are played on Fridays or Saturdays. Games begin Sept. 8/9 and end Nov. 3/4 (nine-week, eight-game season). Every child receives an award at the end of the season and there is a season-ending party for players and their team. Age groups are 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U and 15U with separate boys and girls divisions in each age group.    
  • Early registration discount:  YMCA members  $69; potential members, $109.                           
  • A $10 regular registration increase applies after Aug. 22. 
  • Cost includes jersey, end of season award and end of season party as well as Georgia Soccer Association registration.  

 Lil’ Gunners fall preschool soccer: Classes focus on introducing soccer through outrageously fun games and activities. We help develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills while providing physical exercise and developing players who are good teammates – on and off the soccer field. Classes meet at Grizzard Park on Thursdays  from 4:50-5:25 p.m. There is a maximum of 15 participants per class. Cost: $26 for Y members; $40 for nonmembers. Session 1: Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Session 2: Oct. 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 2. Cost includes team shirt and medal.

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