Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Georgia now no. 4 in AP’s Top 25; Tide remains no. 1. Berry climbs to no. 19 in DIII poll. John McClellan’s high school picks for Friday. Rome, Cartersville stay atop 5A, 4A polls.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Georgia now no. 4 in AP’s Top 25; Tide remains no. 1. Berry climbs to no. 19 in DIII poll. John McClellan’s high school picks for Friday. Rome, Cartersville stay atop 5A, 4A polls.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS

Georgia climbs to no. 4 in the last AP Top 25 football poll:  The SEC now has two teams in the top five of the AP poll, with Alabama remaining in the top spot followed by Georgia at no. 4.  The Bulldogs had been the no. 5 team last week. The latest breakdown:
ACC: No. 2 Clemson, no. 11 Miami, No. 15 Virginia Tech, no. 20 N.C. State.
SEC: No. 1 Alabama, No. 4 Georgia, No. 10 Auburn.
Complete rankings: AP Top 25
Berry Vikings, at 6-0, rise to no. 19 in the weekly Division III poll. After debuting at the no. 24 spot, the Vikings jumped to no. 19 on Sunday, a day after a dominant game vs. Sewanee. D3Poll
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
John McClellan: Pepperell vs. Rockmart, Darlington vs. Trion, Coosa vs. Dade County among week’s top games. McClellan
Rome (5A), Cartersville (4A) maintain ownership of top spots in football rankings; Calhoun at no. 4 in 3A.Rankings
This Friday’s games:

Pepperell (4-2, 3-0) at Rockmart (4-2, 3-0)

Woodland (3-4, 2-3) at East Paulding (2-4, 2-2)

Sandy Creek (3-3, 0-2) at Class 4A Number 1 Cartersville (7-0, 3-0)

Unity Christian School (6-1, 2-1) at Harvester Christian Academy (1-5, 0-3)

Chattooga (1-5, 1-2) at Model (1-5, 1-2)

Dade County (3-3, 2-1) at Coosa (4-2, 2-1)

Cass (0-6, 0-4) at Class 5A Number 1 Rome (6-0, 4-0)

Class A Public Number 10 Trion (5-1, 3-0) at Darlington (4-3, 3-1)

Armuchee (1-5, 0-3) at Gordon Central (0-6, 0-3)

Adairsville (3-3, 0-1) at Sonoraville (4-3, 1-1) 

OFF: Calhoun, Cedartown, Georgia School for the Deaf 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Berry Vikings sports updates. Football: Berry hosts Hendrix, 2 p.m. Saturday. Schedule

Shorter Hawks sports updates. Football: Shorter hosts North Alabama, Saturday at 1 p.m. at Barron Stadium. Schedule.

Georgia Bulldogs‘ football. No. 5 Georgia hosts Missouri, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Saturday at Miami, noon or 3:30 p.m.; ESPN or ESPN2.

Alabama Crimson Tide.  Alabama hosts Arkansas on Saturday.

Norman’s No-Nos: New picks coming Thursday.

Final TV schedule for the other SEC games this Saturday: South Carolina at Tennessee, Noon, ESPN; Auburn at LSU, 3:30 p.m., CBS; Texas A& M at Florida, 7 p.m., ESPN 2; Arkansas at Alabama, 7:15 p.m., EPSN.

MORE COLLEGE UPDATES

Offense explodes as Vikings’ Men’s Soccer sominates Hendrix 6-0: The Berry College men’s soccer team hit its stride on Sunday afternoon at Hendrix College as six separate Vikings found the back of the net in a 6-0 rout to get back to 5-5 on the year. Release

Radosta leads Vikings’ Women’s Soccer to 1-0 win at Hendrix: Megan Radosta scored in the 12th minute, as the Berry College women’s soccer team held off Hendrix College 1-0 on Sunday. Release

Georgia Highlands sports reports.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College sports updates

ATLANTA FALCONS

The Falcons were off 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 Harbin Hero Hustle returns to the streets of downtown Rome on Saturday.  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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