HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS
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 D3football.com 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 D3football.com 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
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
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
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