Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Berry now no. 23 in second football poll. Vikings in football, soccer earn weekly honors.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Berry now no. 23 in second football poll. Vikings in football, soccer earn weekly honors.


Football Leaps to No. 19 in Rankings

Updates on the Berry Vikings’ latest rankings (plural): After setting a program record with 543 yards of offense during a 48-10 win over Sewanee on Saturday night, the Berry College football team has jumped to No. 19 in the latest Top 25. Berry also moved into the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) poll at No. 23 for the first time. In the Tigers’ first night game in the school’s 122-plus year history, Berry dominated both sides of the ball from start to finish. Quarterback Slade Dale had 274 yards of offense on his own, throwing for two TDs while rushing for one more. The defense was led by senior defensive end Mamadou Soumahoro who recorded six tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble on the first play of the game. The Vikings improved to 6-0 and 4-0 in SAA play, extending their win streak to 11 straight games dating back to last year. Berry will face Hendrix at home this Saturday for a 2 p.m. kickoff. The Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly. Rankings

Vikings’ Soumahoro named SAA Defensive Player of the Week: Berry College’s Mamadou Soumahoro led the No. 19 Vikings to a 48-10 stomp of Sewanee on Saturday night, earning the senior Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Defensive Player of the Week honors for the fourth time in his career. Release

Berry Soccer’s Williamson saluted as SAA Player of the Week: Berry College’s Jake Williamson has been selected as the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career, the league office announced on Monday. Soccer


John McClellan: Pepperell vs. Rockmart, Darlington vs. Trion, Coosa vs. Dade County among week’s top games. McClellan
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 


1A private: Darlington hosts Galloway at 2 and 4 p.m. Thursday

2A: Pepperell vs. Banks County

-Armuchee vs. Social Circle

-Rockmart vs. Elbert County

3A: Calhoun hosts Cedar Grove

4A: Cedartown at Heritage

Full brackets, schedules. (Or check GHSA now)

Coaches, please report scores by adding @hometown to your Twitter update.


1A private: Darlington at Our Lady of Mercy

2A: Washington at Armuchee

Kipp at Coosa

Chattooga vs. Douglass

Pepperell at. Rabun County

3A: Sonoraville at Savannah

4A: Chestatee at Cartersville

5A: Rome at Chamblee

Fall brackets for the playoffs: GHSA


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. Norman was eight for 10 last week. For the year: 50 right, 10 not-so-right.

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.



Georgia Highlands sports reports.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College sports updates


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


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


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: or contact GoGo Running at The Shoe Box at 706-291-0752.
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