Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: New video takes a closer look at Berry Vikings’ historic football season. The weekend in local college basketball. Falcons vs. Eagles at 4:35 p.m. Saturday on NBC.  Berry Half Marathon, other runs set for March 10.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: New video takes a closer look at Berry Vikings’ historic football season. The weekend in local college basketball. Falcons vs. Eagles at 4:35 p.m. Saturday on NBC. Berry Half Marathon, other runs set for March 10.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS

Berry Football Head Coach Tony Kunczewski discusses the team’s historic 2017 season in the YouTube video posted above. He’s interviewed by Blake Childers, Berry’s Director of Sports Information and Promotions. Why historic? The Vikings had an undefeated regular season — 10 games — and won one of two playoff games in the NCAA Division III contest. Last year also was the fifth year of football at Berry. The video

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

  • Berry men:  Next: Host Centre College tonight at 8 p.m.
  • Berry women: Next: Host Centre College tonight at 6 p.m.
  • GHC women:  Next: 1 p.m. Saturday, Central Georgia Tech.
  • GHC men: Next: 4 p.m. Saturday, South Georgia State.
  • Shorter women: Next: Saturday at Lee University, 7: p.m.
  • Shorter men:  Next: Saturday at Lee University, 7: p.m.

ATLANTA FALCONS

Next up:  Atlanta travels to Philadelphia to take on the top-seeded Eagles (13-3).The game is set for 4:35 p.m. Saturday on NBC.

  • Last matchup: Eagles won, 24-15, on Nov. 13, 2016, in Philadelphia.
  • All-time series record: Eagles lead, 18-14-1 (includes postseason)
  • Track the NFL Playoffs.

BASEBALL 

Jan. 29: The 2018 Hot Stove Gathering will be held at the Forum River Center in downtown Rome from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.  Scheduled guests include the Rome Braves’ field staff of manager Rocket Wheeler, hitting coach Bobby Moore, pitching coach Dan Meyer and new trainer Vic Scarpone.  New Rome Braves General Manager Jim Bishop and Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker will also be on hand. Expanded details

Rome Braves‘ 16th season opener on Thursday, April 5, vs. Hagerstown at State Mutual Stadium.

Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the 2017 season (and all the way back to 2008).

COMMUNITY

Berry Half Marathon / 10K / 5K / Fun Run returns March 10. Complete details here.

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