The top-ranked Dawgs continued their preparations for the SEC Championship Game on Tuesday afternoon. They practiced from their outdoor facility in Athens. They’ll face 8th-ranked Alabama at 4 p.m. on Saturday from Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the right to punch their ticket to the College Football Playoffs.
The Carolina Panthers fired coach Frank Reich with the team off to an NFL-worst 1-10 record in his first year in charge. The move came a day after the Panthers lost 17-10 to the Tennessee Titans. Owner David Tepper hired Reich to fix one of the league’s worst offenses over the past few seasons and develop Bryce Young, the No. 1 overall draft pick. Instead, they are assured of a sixth straight losing season since Tepper bought the team in 2018. Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor will take over as interim head coach. Tabor’s first move was to fire quarterbacks coach Josh McCown and running backs coach Duce Staley, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Alabama’s national championship hopes came down to fourth-and-31 with a loss and more than a few close calls along the way. The Georgia Bulldogs, two-time defending champs, are still No. 1 and had a much less treacherous path to the Southeastern Conference Championship Game. The powerhouses will meet in Atlanta.
In the Georgia High School Association, the Swainsboro Tigers are back in the class 1A division one state quarterfinals for the third year in a row. We drove to Elbert County to break down the Tiger’s showdown against the Blue Devils.
Tiger Woods is making yet another return to competition. He says he will be playing in the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas that starts Nov. 30. It will be his first time playing since the Masters in April.
The Atlanta Falcons created grants to help high schools around Georgia to start their girls’ flag football programs. With the sport becoming more popular, teams from the CSRA hit the turf at Evans High School for the area playoffs.
The celebrations just keep on keeping on for the South Aiken volleyball team. On Monday night during Aiken’s city council meeting, the state championship team was honored and given a proclamation by the city.
The Atlanta Falcons are still searching for answers at quarterback and time is running out. Taylor Heinicke was mostly ineffective before leaving with a hamstring injury and Atlanta’s offense sputtered in a 25-23 loss to the Cardinals that ended with Matt Prater’s 23-yard field goal as time expired.
One of the best things about high school football is the connection, passion, and love teams receive from their fans this time of year. We explain why high school football means so much to the community of Blackville-Hilda.
The city of Augusta honored one of our smaller local schools for winning a state championship in volleyball on Tuesday. Our Sports Director Dan Booth helped recognize the Alleluia Community Angels on their successful season.