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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Northwest Georgia high school football rankings remain sky high. John McClellan’s picks for 15 high school games this weekend. Roman Rumble this Saturday; packet pickup Friday at Pro-Performance on Broad Street.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Northwest Georgia high school football rankings remain sky high. John McClellan’s picks for 15 high school games this weekend. Roman Rumble this Saturday; packet pickup Friday at Pro-Performance on Broad Street.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL John McClellan picks for 15 high school games this weekend: Rome by 21 over Carrollton; big wins by Darlington, Pepperell, Cartersville and Rockmart Latest high school football rankings: Rockmart jumps to no. 5 in AA. Northwest Georgia continues… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report update: Rockmart jumps to no. 5 in AA. Northwest Georgia continues to dominate: Rome, Calhoun hold at no. 1; Cartersville at no. 3, Darlington at no. 4 and Trion up to no. 9.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report update: Rockmart jumps to no. 5 in AA. Northwest Georgia continues to dominate: Rome, Calhoun hold at no. 1; Cartersville at no. 3, Darlington at no. 4 and Trion up to no. 9.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. The AJC’s weekly top 10 ranking of high school football teams:  AJC 5A: Rome remains no. 1 after 30th consecutive win Friday. Now 3-0 on the season. 4A: Cartersville no. 3 after 41th consecutive regular-season victory. Also 3-0 in 2018. 3A:… Continue Reading

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Updated Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Georgia holds at no. 3 but gains on Clemson. Berry improves to 2-0 with win at LaGrange. Shorter falls in home opener. Georgia stomps South Carolina. Georgia Tech falls in South Florida.

Updated Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Georgia holds at no. 3 but gains on Clemson. Berry improves to 2-0 with win at LaGrange. Shorter falls in home opener. Georgia stomps South Carolina. Georgia Tech falls in South Florida.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Georgia draws closer to no. 2 Clemson in latest AP Top 25 poll. That close call Clemson had with Texas A&M, coupled with Georgia’s dominance of South Carolina, helped the Bulldogs find some more votes in this week’s AP Top 25… Continue Reading

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Updated Chick-fil-A Sports Report extra: Berry wins 34-21 at LaGrange. Shorter drops home opener to Tusculum.

Updated Chick-fil-A Sports Report extra: Berry wins 34-21 at LaGrange. Shorter drops home opener to Tusculum.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Berry Football: The No. 20 Berry College football team earned a hard-fought 34-21 victory over the LaGrange Panthers on Saturday night, improving to 2-0 for the third straight year. HOW IT HAPPENED: The Vikings jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead in… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Big wins for Rome, Pepperell, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart, Adairsville. Rome Braves season ends. Shorter home opener at 1 p.m. Berry on road at LaGrange.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Big wins for Rome, Pepperell, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart, Adairsville. Rome Braves season ends. Shorter home opener at 1 p.m. Berry on road at LaGrange.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Rome Braves host Lexington Legends . Game release: The Lexington Legends topped the Rome Braves Friday night at State Mutual Stadium 6-0 before a crowd of 2,041 in game two of the South Atlantic League Division Series. The Legends win the best of… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Sports game time:  That’s the season for the Rome Braves. Lexington wins, 6-0, and takes the southern division title, two games to none.

Chick-fil-A Sports game time: That’s the season for the Rome Braves. Lexington wins, 6-0, and takes the southern division title, two games to none.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   FINAL: Lexington Legends sweep the Rome Braves, two games to one, to take the southern division title in the South Atlantic League. Final score Friday night: Legends 6, Braves 0. Lexington will face Lakewood in the opening game game of… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Tonight’s high school football scoreboard; Rome Braves hosting Lexington in playoffs. Falcons fall 18-12 to Eagles.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Tonight’s high school football scoreboard; Rome Braves hosting Lexington in playoffs. Falcons fall 18-12 to Eagles.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL: Tonight’s games. FINAL: Rome tops Kell, 35-6. FINAL: Trion beats Armuchee, 48-13. FINAL: Pepperell tops Heritage, 31-17. FINAL: Unity Christian School beats New Horizon Christian Academy, 52-17. FINAL: Woodland over Cass, 17-7. FINAL: Calhoun beats Sonoraville, 38-0. FINAL: Adairsville… Continue Reading

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First and goal: NCAA Division II football championship needs a home this December; local sports organizers giving it a serious look. #romeready

First and goal: NCAA Division II football championship needs a home this December; local sports organizers giving it a serious look. #romeready

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   Is it time to put “the band back together again” and make a bid for the NCAA Division II national football championship this December? Our answer is yes but that’s up to the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sports Commission — and… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves fall 3-1 in opening round of playoff series; game two at State Mutual Stadium Friday at 7. Weekly soccer update. Atlanta Falcons open NFL season tonight. Local college updates.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves fall 3-1 in opening round of playoff series; game two at State Mutual Stadium Friday at 7. Weekly soccer update. Atlanta Falcons open NFL season tonight. Local college updates.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   Rome Braves fall 3-1 to the Lexington Legends in the first Southern Division playoff game. Media release: The Lexington Legends took game one of the South Atlantic League Southern Division Playoffs with a 3-1 victory the Rome Braves, Lexington’s first playoff… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome High rises to no. 20 in USA Today high school poll. Alabama no. 1, Georgia no. 3 in AP Top 25. Rome Braves open playoffs at Lexington tonight at 7:05.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome High rises to no. 20 in USA Today high school poll. Alabama no. 1, Georgia no. 3 in AP Top 25. Rome Braves open playoffs at Lexington tonight at 7:05.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. HEADLINES The Rome High Wolves jumped from no. 23 to no. 20 in the latest USA TODAY Super 25 national rankings. The Wolves, ranked no. 1 in 5A statewide, play Kell this Friday.  Click 25. Latest AP Top 25 rankings: Georgia holds… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report update: Rome High no. 20 in USA Today’s Top 25 (nationwide). UGA no. 3, ‘Bama no. 1 in latest AP Top 25; seven SEC teams ranked.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report update: Rome High no. 20 in USA Today’s Top 25 (nationwide). UGA no. 3, ‘Bama no. 1 in latest AP Top 25; seven SEC teams ranked.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. The Rome High Wolves jumped from no. 23 to no. 20 in the latest USA TODAY Super 25 national rankings. The Wolves, ranked no. 1 in 5A statewide, play Kell this Friday.  Click 25. Latest AP Top 25 rankings: Georgia holds at… Continue Reading

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Rome Braves ready for fifth trip to the South Atlantic League’s post season since 2003. First home game of the southern division series is Friday at 7 p.m. What you need to know.

Rome Braves ready for fifth trip to the South Atlantic League’s post season since 2003. First home game of the southern division series is Friday at 7 p.m. What you need to know.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net The Rome Braves wrapped up their regular season on Monday and are now gearing up for the 2018 South Atlantic League playoffs against the Lexington Legends. The best-of-three game series begins Wednesday in Lexington at 7:05 p.m. and… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves close regular season with 5-4 loss in Asheville; open playoffs Wednesday in Lexington. Berry Vikings jump in football poll; quarterback honored following Saturday’s big win.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves close regular season with 5-4 loss in Asheville; open playoffs Wednesday in Lexington. Berry Vikings jump in football poll; quarterback honored following Saturday’s big win.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Rome Braves edged 5-4 by Asheville in regular season finale. The Braves got 10 hits and turned four runs but Asheville used six hits to score five runs, enough for the win on Monday. Asheville is done for the season. Next: Braves will face… Continue Reading

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Updated with a new view: Watch the Human Cannon Ball fly across State Mutual Stadium in a five-photo series by Mills Fitzner.

Updated with a new view: Watch the Human Cannon Ball fly across State Mutual Stadium in a five-photo series by Mills Fitzner.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. The Human Cannon Ball dropped in — get it? — at State Mutual Stadium to see the regular-season finale of the Romes Braves on Thursday night. In a five-photo series, photographer Mills Fitzner tracks the cannonball from launch to landing following… Continue Reading

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John McClellan’s Friday football forecast: Rome by 20 in key showdown with Kell. Rockmart by 3 over Heard County. Easy nights for Cartersville, Calhoun. Close win for Pepperell, Woodland.

John McClellan’s Friday football forecast: Rome by 20 in key showdown with Kell. Rockmart by 3 over Heard County. Easy nights for Cartersville, Calhoun. Close win for Pepperell, Woodland.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines Seven area football teams—Calhoun, Cartersville, Darlington, Rockmart, Rome, Trion and Woodland—still are undefeated three weeks into the 2018 high school football season. A big win by Chattooga over Heritage also highlighted a busy Friday… Continue Reading

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