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John McClellan: Rome, Cartersville open season atop polls; also ranked: Pepperell, Darlington, Calhoun, Rockmart. Plus: Who wins Friday.

John McClellan: Rome, Cartersville open season atop polls; also ranked: Pepperell, Darlington, Calhoun, Rockmart. Plus: Who wins Friday.

By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines The Rome Wolves are ranked Number 1 in Class 5A and the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes are atop Class 4A in the Georgia High School Football Daily/Atlanta Journal & Constitution preseason rankings for 2017. The Pepperell Dragons are ranked seventh in Class 2A with the Rockmart Yellow Jackets are 10th.… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: John McClellan’s first high school picks of the season. Latest football, volleyball (6 ranked teams) updates. Rome Braves fall 2-1. And ‘Norman Says’ on college coach firing projections.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: John McClellan’s first high school picks of the season. Latest football, volleyball (6 ranked teams) updates. Rome Braves fall 2-1. And ‘Norman Says’ on college coach firing projections.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL John McClellan: Rome, Cartersville open season atop polls; also ranked: Pepperell, Darlington, Calhoun, Rockmart. Plus: Who wins Friday. Click McClellan Big honors for local players: Adam Anderson, a defensive end/linebaker at Rome High, and star quarterback Trevor Lawrence of Cartersville High both were named to the… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: AJC Super 11 picks include Rome’s Anderson, Cartersville’s Lawrence. Rome Braves sweep Greenville in Saturday’s doubleheader. Game 4 today.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: AJC Super 11 picks include Rome’s Anderson, Cartersville’s Lawrence. Rome Braves sweep Greenville in Saturday’s doubleheader. Game 4 today.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL Big honors for local players: Adam Anderson, a defensive end/linebaker at Rome High, and star quarterback Trevor Lawrence of Cartersville High both were named to the AJC Super 11 for 2017. It was the first for Cartersville since John McClain in 1990 and the… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Evening Sports: Rome, Cartersville both no. 1 in first football poll. Pepperell, Darlington, Calhoun, Rockmart also ranked. Plus: Rome Braves fall 2-1.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Evening Sports: Rome, Cartersville both no. 1 in first football poll. Pepperell, Darlington, Calhoun, Rockmart also ranked. Plus: Rome Braves fall 2-1.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS Rome, Cartersville open season atop polls; also ranked: Pepperell, Darlington, Calhoun, Rockmart. The AJC’s first poll of the season includes two reigning champions, Rome in 5A and Cartersville in 4A, and both are atop their categories to start the new year. Also ranked locally: 3A:… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Scores from Friday’s high school scrimmage games. Rome Braves fall to Greenville, DH today.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Scores from Friday’s high school scrimmage games. Rome Braves fall to Greenville, DH today.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL John McClellan: 2016 was a huge year for Northwest Georgia football teams; this season could be even better. High schools This week’s scrimmages: Friday Calhoun tops Northwest Whitfield, 17-7. Armuchee falls to Southeast Whitfield, 27-13. Pickens over Coosa, 14-0. Rockmart tops Darlington, 30-5. Cedartown… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves edged 3-2 in 16-inning showdown; double header this evening. Falcons fall 23-20 to Dolphins. It’s soggy scrimmage Friday for local high schools.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves edged 3-2 in 16-inning showdown; double header this evening. Falcons fall 23-20 to Dolphins. It’s soggy scrimmage Friday for local high schools.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL John McClellan: 2016 was a huge year for Northwest Georgia football teams; this season could be even better. High schools Georgia High School Football Daily. Friday This week’s scrimmages: Please note changes to the Armuchee, Cartersville and Calhoun games for this weekend (changed games in… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves fall 4-1 to Augusta. Some changes in dates, times and locations of this weekend’s high school scrimmages. Falcons open preseason tonight.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves fall 4-1 to Augusta. Some changes in dates, times and locations of this weekend’s high school scrimmages. Falcons open preseason tonight.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL John McClellan: 2016 was a huge year for Northwest Georgia football teams; this season could be even better. High schools Georgia High School Football Daily. Thursday This week’s scrimmages: Please note changes to the Armuchee, Cartersville and Calhoun games for this weekend (changed games in… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves rebound, beat Augusta 4-0. A visit with Georgia Tech’s Josh Pastner. New golf coach at Shorter. Berry welcomes football team back to campus. Latest high school updates.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves rebound, beat Augusta 4-0. A visit with Georgia Tech’s Josh Pastner. New golf coach at Shorter. Berry welcomes football team back to campus. Latest high school updates.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS   HIGH SCHOOL John McClellan: 2016 was a huge year for Northwest Georgia football teams; this season could be even better. High schools Georgia High School Football Daily. Preseason honors for Darlington’s Tijai Whatley. Wednesday This week’s scrimmages: 2017 high school football schedule across Northwest Georgia. Click high… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Greenjackets end Rome Braves’ 11-game winning streak.  Norman Arey’s ‘Norm Says’ debuts. Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner in Rome tonight.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Greenjackets end Rome Braves’ 11-game winning streak. Norman Arey’s ‘Norm Says’ debuts. Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner in Rome tonight.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS Norman Says, a quick take on today’s sports by Norman Arey: “I was listening to one of the sports talk stations in Atlanta. You know, the ones with the grammatically-challenged hosts who blather on about nothing for hours. Anyway, this one special idiot was talking… Continue Reading

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John McClellan: 2016 was a huge year for Northwest Georgia football teams; this season could be even better.

John McClellan: 2016 was a huge year for Northwest Georgia football teams; this season could be even better.

  By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines The 2016 season was a banner year for high school football in Northwest Georgia. The Rome Wolves put together a tremendous defensive effort to defeat longtime power Buford 16-7 to win the Class AAAAA state title before one of the largest crowds of the Georgia Dome championship weekend.… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves tie franchise record of 11 consecutive wins. Seven-game road trip begins tonight. John McClellan with high school football updates.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves tie franchise record of 11 consecutive wins. Seven-game road trip begins tonight. John McClellan with high school football updates.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS New-look Pepperell High football field: The above video is courtesy of Craig Ellison of Floyd County Schools (“Connor and I filming the progress of the upgrades to the PHS Football Field. Great job by everyone that is working hard to get it ready.”) HIGH… Continue Reading

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Photo gallery of the new sod at Pepperell High’s football stadium.

Photo gallery of the new sod at Pepperell High’s football stadium.

Update: The buzz you heard from Pepperell High on Saturday was all about the arrival of sod for the new field at the stadium. We thank Principal Jamey Alcorn for these photos of the big event. PREVIOUS REPORT (media release): Floyd County Schools facilities manager David Van Hook, Pepperell High School principal Jamey Alcorn and other authorized… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Braves at 10-game winning streak with fireworks. Some sod down at Pepperell’s Dragon Stadium.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Braves at 10-game winning streak with fireworks. Some sod down at Pepperell’s Dragon Stadium.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL Georgia High School Football Daily. Returns Monday. John McClellan’s second column of the high school football preseason will post Monday morning.  On Tuesday, the Watters Historical Preservation Society and Model High School will present ‘A Season to Remember’ in the Model High… Continue Reading

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves get 9th straight win. Shorter Hawks picked to finish last in GSC football.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves get 9th straight win. Shorter Hawks picked to finish last in GSC football.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS Another rough year for Shorter Football? Home conference thinks so: The head football coaches of the Gulf South Conference have selected North Alabama as the preseason conference favorite. The Lions received seven first place votes and will be vying for their fifth straight GSC… Continue Reading

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