Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Moving to next round of high school playoffs — Rome, Pepperell, Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun, Cedartown and Rockmart. Huge win for Berry volleyball, advances to regional finals.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Moving to next round of high school playoffs — Rome, Pepperell, Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun, Cedartown and Rockmart. Huge win for Berry volleyball, advances to regional finals.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS

That’s a W for the Darlington Tigers on Friday night vs. Mount de Sales. Photo by Reid Blackmon.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

  • 5A—Rome 63 Cedar Shoals 13. Next: Plays Banneker-SW DeKalb winner (they play Saturday night).
  • 4A—Cartersville 48 Pickens 21. Next: Plays Blessed Trinity.
  • 4A–Cedartown 47 Northwest Whitfield 14 Next: Travels to Marist.
  • 3A—Calhoun 27 Pace Academy 3. Next: Hosts Monroe Area.
  • 3A –Adairsville 10 Cedar Grove 48. Adairsville’s season ends.
  • 2A—Pepperell 57 Banks County 0.  Next: Heard County.
  • 2A — Coosa 7 Elbert County 41. Coosa’s season ends.
  • 2A — Chattooga 6 Rabun County 49. Chattooga’s season ends.
  •  2A — Rockmart 47 Monticello 7. Next: Hosts Callaway
  • 1A private —  Darlington 26 Mount de Sales 3. Playing Aquinas in the next round.

John McClellan’s High School Football playoff picks: How did John pick ’em Friday night? McClellan

 High school playoff brackets:

5A / 4A / 3A / 2A / A

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Norman’s No-Nos: Georgia scratches out a win; Notre Dame might notNo-Nos

Berry Vikings sports updates. Football: Today vs. Trinity, 2 p.m. Playoffs Nov. 18.  Schedule

Shorter Hawks sports updates. Football: Shorter will close out season vs. Valdosta State, today at 1:30 p.m. at Barron Stadium. Schedule.

Georgia Bulldogs‘ football.  Georgia at Auburn, today at 3:30 p.m., CBS. Next: Hosts Kentucky, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18. CBS

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Tech vs. Virginia Tech, today at 2:20 p.m. Next: At Duke, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18.

Alabama Crimson Tide.   Alabama at Mississippi State, tonight at 7. Next: Hosts Mercer, noon, Nov. 18.

ACC schedule for Saturday:

  • NC State @ Boston College — Noon (ABC and ESPN2)
  • Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech — 12:20 p.m. (ACC Network)
  • Wake Forest @ Syracuse — 3 p.m. (ACC RSN)
  • Florida State @ Clemson — 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Virginia @ Louisville — 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
  • Notre Dame @ Miami — 8 p.m. (ABC)

SEC schedule for Saturday: 

  • Arkansas at LSU, Noon on ESPN
  • Florida at South Carolina, Noon on CBS
  • UL-Lafayette at Ole Miss, Noon on SEC Network
  • Georgia at Auburn, 3:30 p.m. on CBS
  • Alabama at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. on ESPN
  • Kentucky at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. on SEC Network
  • New Mexico at Texas A&M, 7 p.m.
  • Tennessee at Missouri, 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network

MORE COLLEGE UPDATES

Berry photo

 

Berry Volleyball completes reverse sweep of Scots, advances to regional finals: The Berry College volleyball team’s historic season will continue on to the regional finals for the first time in program history after a miraculous five-set victory over the Covenant College Scots on Friday night. After dropping the first two sets (25-18, 25-23), the Vikings completed a reverse sweep to improve to 30-6 on the year, the program’s best record since Berry joined NCAA Divsion III. Berry will now await the winner of Emory and Christopher Newport in the regional finals tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. to be held at the Woodruff PE Center on Emory’s campus. Vikings

BASKETBALL

The Shorter Lady Hawks fell to Florida Southern, 77-61, in the opening game of the season Friday afternoon.

The Georgia Highlands Dana Davis Classic Basketball Tournament will kick off Friday at the Corral with four very talented teams.

  • Friday 7:30 Denmark Tech vs #18 GHC Chargers
  • Today: 1:00 #11 Chipola College vs Denmark Tech
  •  3:00 Cape Fear College vs #18 GHC Chargers
  •  5:00 Snead State vs GHC Lady Chargers
  • The Dana Davis Classic is in honor of former GHC employee and one of GHC Basketball’s biggest fans, Dana Davis. Since the men’s and women’s basketball teams were formed, she could be found cheering at every game right behind the players’ bench. Admission is free to GHC student, faculty, and staff with College ID. General Admission $5.

Georgia Highlands sports reports. 

Georgia Northwestern Technical College sports updates

Caleb Ford Named CoSIDA Academic All-DistrictHonors for Berry Soccer’s Caleb Ford: For the first time in his career, Berry College’s Caleb Ford has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America  Academic All-District Men’s Soccer team. The Black Mountain, N.C., native boasts a 3.84 G.P.A. in exercise science and has been one of the most important pieces to the Vikings’ defense over his four-year career. He will automatically advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where first, second and third team All-America honorees will be selected later this month. He closed out his senior season scoring his first ever goal against Rhodes in the Southern Athletic Association quarterfinals. Ford is a three-time All-Conference selection and has been named to the SAA Academic Honor Roll every year. To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

ATLANTA FALCONS

The Falcons host the Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Fox. Next: Nov. 20, 8:30 p.m., at Seahawks.

BASEBALL

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

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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