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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
FINAL: Pepperell falls 56-42 at Rockmart.
FINAL: Woodland falls 41-21 at East Paulding.
FINAL: Sandy Creek downed 63-0 at Cartersville. (From Cartersville Football: Cartersville improves to 8-0, 4-0 in Region 5. Canes have won 38 games in a row; 50th career victory for Head Coach Joey King)
FINAL: Unity Christian School wins 22-16 at Harvester Christian Academy.
FINAL: Chattooga wins 42-13 at Model.
FINAL: Dade County downed 42-14 at Coosa.
FINAL: Rome wins 49-0 over Cass.
FINAL: Darlington tops Trion, 35-31.
FINAL: Armuchee falls 29-22 at Gordon Central.
FINAL: Adairsville wins 35-25 at Sonoraville.
OFF: Calhoun, Cedartown, Georgia School for the Deaf
Rome 16, Hiram 14
Rome 28, Hiram 0
- 1A private: Darlington sweeps Galloway. Game 1: 11-0. Game 2: 14-1. Next up: At First Presbyterian Day School in Macon.
- 2A: Pepperell vs. Banks County: Dragons lost the first game, rebounded to win game two, 7-4. Finale on Thursday goes to Banks County, 6-1. Lady Dragons’ season is over.
- -Armuchee advanced to round two, will play Temple.
- -Rockmart vs. Heard County, double header, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18
- 3A: Calhoun vs. Franklin County, double header, Wednesday, Oct. 18.
- Full brackets, schedules. (Or check GHSA now)
- Coaches, please report scores by adding @hometown to your Twitter update.
- 1A private: Darlington loses a heart breaker in four sets to Our Lady of Mercy
- 2A: Washington at Armuchee, Tuesday, 5 p.m.
- Kipp at Coosa, 6 p.m. Tuesday (AA Sweet 16)
- Chattooga vs. Douglass
- Pepperell at Rabun County (Pepperell Volleyball will play its first state playoff match in school history).
- 3A: Sonoraville at Savannah
- 4A: Chestatee at Cartersville
- 5A: Rome at Chamblee (awaiting results; please send via Twitter, @hometown)
- GICCA: Unity Christian defeats Shiloh Hills, hosts next round Tuesday.
- Fall brackets for the playoffs: GHSA
Norman’s No-Nos: My lesson from last week? Stay away from the Gators. Click No-Nos.
Freebie alert for area local youth at the Berry Vikings’ next home football game: The Vikings host Hendrix at 2 p.m. Saturday and it will be a special event, a Youth & Community Appreciation Game. What’s planned:
- Anyone who is a member of a youth athletic organization (sports team, ballet, anything) who shows up wearing a jersey/competition apparel will get into the game free with two parents. (three free tickets in all).
- Starting two hours before kickoff (noon), we will have bounce houses, food and other activities for all those attending.
- For more: Vikings Football
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
The Berry College volleyball team, partnering with the Emory University volleyball program and Berry’s Colleges Against Cancer group, raised a grand total of $2,794 in support of the Side-Out Foundation following Tuesday’s matchup between the two programs. In honor of Karson Beaty’s decade long battle with breast cancer, student athletes from both teams competed in pink socks, pink shoe laces and other pink accessories in a Cage Center arena adorned with decorations. Beaty, Berry setter Jordan Leitch’s older sister, lost her battle to breast cancer on August 4th of this year but not before inspiring those around her. Just before the teams took the court for the national anthem, Leitch shared a few words about the legacy of her sister, thanking everyone for the support and encouragement they shared with her family by attending the match. With funds raised through donations, as well as pink t-shirt sales, Leitch was overwhelmed by the generosity of the Berry and Emory communities, shown in the nearly $800 raised above and beyond the two teams’ $2,000 fundraising goal. “I’m just overjoyed after Tuesday night,” shared Leitch. “The support was amazing and very much appreciated. I could not stop smiling after the match was over.” All proceeds from the night went directly to the Side-Out Foundation, an organization that partners with volleyball teams all over the country to support scientific research and hope in the match against breast cancer.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College sports updates.
550 already signed up for Saturday’s Harbin Hero Hustle in downtown Rome on Saturday. Online registration is now closed but you can register at Rome Floyd Parks and Rec at 1 Shorter Ave. or on race day (see below). When you do, you’ll be 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.
Expanded report: Race-day registration costs $30 for the 5K race. Last year’s event drew more than 450 participants with many of them paying homage to their favorite superheroes and villains. “I never imagined so many super heroes lived in the friendly confines of Rome and Floyd County,” RFPRD Director Kevin Cowling says. “I can’t wait to see the amazing costumes and the fast times our local heroes turn in again this year.” A fun, fast course awaits this year’s group of heroes. The event also offers a way to help participants give back to a local charity in the Harbin Hero Challenge. During online registration and race-day registration, registrants can select one of five charities to support, earning that charity points in the Hero Challenge. The costume categories are: Best hero or villain; best junior hero (age 10 and under); Best league of heroes (two or more heroes). After the race concludes and the hustling heroes have once again saved the day, awards will be presented to race and age group winners. The charity which tallies the most points will be crowned the Harbin Hero Challenge winner and earn a $1,000 donation.
Race day details: Registration from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Start times: 5K at 10 a.m.; walk at 10:05 a.m. Starts at Bridgepoint Plaza, ends at Town Green.
Race day forecast (10 a.m.): 68 degrees, 3-mph breeze; light rain possible.
The Falcons host 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.
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.