Friday night lights are set to shine tonight as two Floyd County high school football teams continue their quest for a state title in round two of the Class AA playoffs. The Model Blue Devils will hit the road for Fitzgerald, while the Coosa Eagles will travel to Vidalia.
Berry College will host Toccoa Falls in women’s basketball tonight at Berry’s Cage Center. Tip off is set for 6 pm. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com. Randy Davis will provide the play by play story and will be joined on-air by Bob Williams.
OAKLAND RAIDERS SNAP 16-GAME LOSING SKID WITH WIN OVER KANSAS CITY CHIEFS IN THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
The Oakland Raiders beat the Kansas City Chiefs 24-20 in Thursday Night Football at Oakland last night, allowing the Raiders to snap a 16-game losing skid. Rookie Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining in the game to lift the Raiders to victory.
Two Floyd County high school football teams will continue their quest for a state title in round two of the Class AA playoffs tomorrow night.
The Berry College men’s basketball team lost on the road to LaGrange 106-91 last night. Freshman Caleb Johnson led the Vikings in scoring with 28 points. He was one of four Berry players to score double digits in the game. With their loss, the Vikings fall to 0-3 on the season. They’ll return to action at Huntingdon College this Saturday.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the visiting LA Lakers 114-109 in NBA action last night at the Philips Arena. It marked Atlanta’s first loss at home and was only the second win of the season for LA. Paul Millsap led the Hawks in scoring with 29 points. Jeff Teague also contributed 23 points. LA’s Kobe Bryant reached 32,000 career points in last night’s game, becoming the fourth player in NBA history to accomplish that feat. Bryant contributed 28 points in the Lakers’ win over the Hawks.
The Berry College men’s basketball team remains in the hunt for their first win of the season and will continue that quest with a match at LaGrange tonight. Tip off is set for 7 pm.
Atlanta Braves fans are forced to bid farewell to one of its favorites as Jason Heyward has been traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. Heyward, along with relief pitcher Jordan Walden, are being sent to the Cards in exchange for pitcher Shelby Miller and minor leaguer Tyrell Jenkins, also a pitcher, in a move clearly intended to bolster the Braves’ pitching staff. Heyward is eligible for free agency next year.