As the 2014 season continues, the Berry College football team hopes to build on the momentum gained from nabbing their first-ever varsity win last Saturday night. The Vikings beat Washington University 29-23 in overtime at Barron Stadium – over Berry’s 100th Mountain Day weekend, no less.
It’s Geek Week in Rome, Georgia! Geek Week officially kicked off yesterday. It is a community-wide celebration of innovation, technology and all things geeky that was established by Floyd Medical Center’s IT Department and is now coordinated through the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce’s Technology SquareTable.
In an MLB postseason update, the Washington Nationals avoided being swept in the National League Division Series with a 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants in game three last night at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. It was a virtual pitchers’ duel between Washington’s Doug Fister and San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner, with Fister emerging as the winner. Fister pitched seven shut out innings, during which he gave up four hits, walked three and struck out three. The Nats took the lead with three runs in the top of the seventh and added insurance on a solo home run from Bryce Harper in the top of the ninth. With their win, the Nationals have forced a game four in their best-of-five division series with the Giants. It is set for tonight at 9 pm in San Francisco and will be televised on FOX Sports 1.
The Southern Athletic Association has announced the football Players of the Week for games that were played this past Saturday, October 4th, and Berry College’s Dale Jackson was named Offensive Player of the Week. Jackson had a program record 374 yards passing and three touchdown passes in the Vikings’ 29-23 overtime victory over Washington University at Barron Stadium on Saturday night. In Berry’s first offensive play in overtime, he connected with Josh Bullock on a 25-yard score to clinch the win.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Perhaps you’ve seen the pink and green paper dolls placed around town to commemorate this observation. Those paper dolls will be on parade this Saturday, October 11th as the Floyd Healthcare Foundation hosts their Paper Doll Parade and Three Rivers Run 5K.
The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a candlelight ceremony tonight at 7 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Rome, 100 East Fourth Avenue. It is a part of the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness and Awareness and Understanding. The keynote speaker will be Frank Berry, Georgia’s Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. The service is one of a number of events being held locally as part of National Mental Illness Awareness Week. For more information, call Jim Moore, President of NAMI Rome, at (706) 506-5010.
The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks picked up a 27-17 win over the Washington Redskins in Monday Night Football last night in Landover, Maryland. Russell Wilson rushed for a career-high 122 yards and a touchdown for the Seahawks; he also completed 18 of 24 passes for 201 yards and two more scores. Seattle overcame numerous penalties to get the win, including those that resulted in the recall of three touchdowns from Percy Harvin. With last night’s win, the Seahawks improved to 3-1 on the season. The Redskins fell to 1-4.
A total lunar eclipse is expected to take place early Wednesday morning, and the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville invites the public to a viewing of what has been dubbed the “Blood Moon” before heading to work or school. The museum and its observatory will open at 5 am with the eclipse anticipated to begin at 5:14 am.