Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Tonight’s high school football scores. Norman Says on a ‘Rocky’ coaching candidates’ list for Tennessee. Honors for Berry’s soccer teams.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Tonight’s high school football scores. Norman Says on a ‘Rocky’ coaching candidates’ list for Tennessee. Honors for Berry’s soccer teams.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS

Rome Wolves getting ready to take on Hiram on Friday night. (Twitter photo)

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Tonight’s games:

FINAL: Rome wins 42-13 at Hiram. Rome is now 6-0 on the season.

FINAL: Darlington tops North Cobb Christian, 28-7.

FINAL: Calhoun wins 42-16 over Adairsville.

FINAL: Cartersville wins 56-0 at LaGrange.

FINAL: Cedartown gets the win 35-14 at Central of Carrollton.

FINAL: Sonoraville wins 33-0 at Haralson County.

FINAL: Paulding County wins 35-34 at Woodland.

FINAL: East Paulding tops Cass, 17-9.

Georgia School for the Deaf  at Mississippi School for the Deaf

Off this week: Armuchee, Chattooga, Coosa, Gordon Central, Model, Pepperell, Rockmart, Trion and Unity Christian.

John McClellan high school picks: Rome, Cartersville, Darlington should cruise Friday night; bye week for a lot of schools. McClellan

High school softball

Lady Tigers fall 9-2 to Bowdon Thursday evening. State playoffs next.

JV, 9th grade football

JV: Darlington 10, Armuchee 0

9th: East Paulding 18, Rome 15

NORMAN SAYS: Norman Arey’s take on recent sports headlines.

Rocky coaching search at Rocky Top? “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a list of replacements for a college head coaching job as long as the 14 names posted by CBSports.com for the Tennessee job – especially since someone named Butch Jones is currently occupying that job.  It seems Vol Nation has soured on Jones after Tennessee’s blowout loss to Georgia last week, barely escaping UMass the week before and losing to Florida on the game’s last play. Some of the names on the replacement list are laughable – former QB PeytonManning, former NFL coach Jon Gruden, former Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin and ex-Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops. The favorite, according to CBS, is Chip Kelly but that seems unlikely. Kelly doesn’t want anything to do with the SEC. He wants to go to a program where he can win. Others include P.J.Fleck, Tee Martin, Les Miles, Dan Mullen and Mike Norvell. But I agree with CBS which says that Louisville’s Bobby Petrino is the favorite. Now that the Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich has been fired along with basketball coach RickPitino, Petrino is feeling exposed, having lost his protector. Petrino, despite all of his baggage, has shown he can win in the SEC when he guided Arkansas to an impressive 21-5 record during his last two years there and was a very respectable 34-17 overall in perhaps America’s toughest college football division. Plus he’d look real good in orange.”

Norman’s No-Nos: 12th Man? What 12th Man as the Crimson Tide visits College Station. Norman Arey

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Berry Vikings sports updates. Football: Berry at Sewanee, Saturday at 7 p.m. Schedule

Shorter Hawks sports updates. Football: Shorter at Gardner-Webb (Boiling Springs, NC) on Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Schedule.

Georgia Bulldogs‘ football. Next Saturday: No. 5 Georgia at Vanderbilt, noon.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Next game: Oct. 14 at Miami. Time: TBA

Alabama Crimson Tide.  Saturday: Alabama at Texas A&M, 7:15 p.m. EDT

MORE COLLEGE UPDATES

Academic honors for Berry’s soccer teams: The United Soccer Coaches organization released the 2016-17 Team Academic Award winners Thursday, with the Berry College men’s and women’s soccer teams recognized as one of only eight Southern Athletic Association programs earning the distinction.  A total of 813 soccer teams (282 men, 531 women) received team awards after posting a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the 2016-2017 academic year. Among those 813 teams, 195 schools had both their men’s and women’s soccer teams recognized, including SAA-contenders Berry College, Birmingham-Southern College and Rhodes College.  The Vikings’ men’s program earned the distinction after finishing the 2016-17 campaign with a 3.16 team GPA. The women’s team finished the year with a 3.41 team GPA to earn the acclaimed distinction as well. Men: Berry College – 3.16 GPA; Birmingham-Southern College – 3.50 GPA; Rhodes College – 3.23 GPA. Women: Berry College – 3.41 GPA; Birmingham-Southern College – 3.38 GPA; Centre College – 3.21 GPA; Millsaps College – 3.57 GPA; Rhodes College – 3.38 GPA

Georgia Highlands sports reports.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College sports updates

ATLANTA FALCONS

The Falcons are off this Sunday; hosting the Miami Dolphins at 1 p.m. Oct. 15; game on CBS.

ROME BRAVES

  • 16th season opener on Thursday, April 5, vs. Hagerstown at State Mutual Stadium. Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the 2017 season.

COMMUNITY SPORTS

The Bernard Neal Memorial Clock is up at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College will be dedicated tonight at 6:30 p.m. For more: 706-236-4490

The Harbin Hero Hustle returns to the streets of downtown Rome on Saturday, Oct. 14.  Registration continues, helping one of the five local charities competing for the $1,000 prize from Harbin Clinic. Those in the running include: Rome Floyd YMCA, Summit Quest, The Sweet Cocoon, Floyd County CASA, Living Proof Recovery.  Here’s how to sign up

Half Marathon, companion events return Dec. 2, to benefit local high school teams: To register and for more information: www.romehalf.com or contact GoGo Running at The Shoe Box at 706-291-0752.
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