Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Berry women’s basketball team ready for opener. GHC game results. Updates on Vikings’ football playoff on Saturday. Guide to Friday night’s high school playoffs.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Berry women’s basketball team ready for opener. GHC game results. Updates on Vikings’ football playoff on Saturday. Guide to Friday night’s high school playoffs.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS

Led by the newly named coaching staff of Thomas Johnson and Ashley Southern, the Berry College women’s basketball team aspires to improve upon their 11-15 record following the 2016-17 campaign. The Vikings will open season play at home against Brevard College on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. Expanded release

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

John McClellan’s high school football playoff picks for Friday: Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun advance; Pepperell, Cedartown, Rockmart fall.McClellan

Friday night’s schedule:

  • 5A—Rome. Next: Hosts Southwest DeKalb. Radio: 99.5 FM The Jock.
  • 4A—Cartersville. Next: Plays Blessed Trinity. 100.3 FM/1450 AM WBHF
  • 4A–Cedartown. Next: Travels to Marist. WGAA 1340 AM
  • 3A—Calhoun. Next: Hosts Monroe Area.
  • 2A—Pepperell.  Next: Heard County. Q102
  •  2A — Rockmart. Next: Hosts Callaway
  • 1A private —  Darlington. Next: At Aquinas. 1410 AM
  • High school playoff brackets: 5A / 4A / 3A / 2A / A

MORE FOOTBALL

The Model Mites are playing for the Rome/Floyd County Football Championship tonight at 7:30 at the Boys and Girls Club.

Rome’s 6th grade team will play East Paulding next Saturday for the Georgia Middle School Athletic Association 6A championship.

The Northwest Georgia Youth Football League Division I (higher level) championship games will be played at Hiram. Rome’s 7-year-old team will play Acworth, the 8-year-old team will play Rockmart, and the 10-year-old team will play Douglasville.

BASKETBALL

From Model High School @ModelHighDevils: Congratulations to Victaria Saxton who signed Monday to play basketball at the University of South Carolina.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Berry Vikings sports updates. Football: Berry Vikings to host Huntingdon, 9-1,  at Valhalla on Saturday at noon. The winner to face the St. Thomas (Minn.) vs. Eureka victor.

About the Huntingdon Hawks. Click.

Berry up one spot to no. 18 in the latest AFCA poll; Saturday’s playoff opponent, Huntingdon, holds at no. 24. The poll

Tickets:

  • No online presale tickets.
  • $10 for adults, $5 for students (with ID), seniors, children under 12, free for children under 2
  • Early buy in Krannert Thursday and Friday.
  • Cash only on game day.
  • No complimentary tickets

Georgia Bulldogs: UGA hosts Kentucky, 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. CBS

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. At Duke, 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Alabama Crimson Tide.   Hosts Mercer, noon, Nov. 18.

Norman’s No-Nos: Next column posts Thursday morning.

MORE COLLEGE UPDATES

Tiffani & Cheyenne (All-GSC)

Georgia Highlands sports:  The Lady Chargers storm back to win over Gadsden State 77-73 on Monday night.

Shorter University sports: In just a few short days, the Lady Hawks open play in the Gulf South Conference Tournament and will do so with a pair of All-GSC selections in tow. Tiffani Estep earned her second consecutive first team honor, while Cheyenne McLemore received second team honors for the first time. Expanded release

ATLANTA FALCONS

The Falcons. Next: Monday, 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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