The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Baltimore Ravens 29-7 in NFL action yesterday at Baltimore, marking the Falcons’ fourth straight loss.
Peyton Manning became the NFL’s new leader in career touchdown passes last night in the Denver Broncos’ 42-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Manning contributed four touchdown passes to bring his career total to 510, surpassing the previous record of 508 set by Brett Favre. The ball with which Manning accomplished this task will placed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
This past weekend was undoubtedly a very special one for Berry College athletics. The Vikings football team notched their first conference win in school history with a 46-24 victory over Southern Athletic Association rival Hendrix College on Saturday. One day prior, the college broke ground on its new athletic stadium. Valhalla will be home to Berry football, along with lacrosse and track and field. At the groundbreaking ceremony, Athletic Director Tom Hart expressed gratitude towards those who have supported construction of another on-campus facility that he believes will contribute to the health and educational experience of the Berry community.
Friday night lights will shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for week eight of the 2014 season.
The San Francisco Giants are bound for the World Series for the third time since 2010. The Giants advanced to the Fall Classic with a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in game five of the National League Championship Series last night at AT&T Park in San Francisco. They were lifted to victory with a walk-off three-run homer from Travis Ishikawa in the bottom of the ninth. Madison Bumgarner was named MVP of the NLCS.
Berry College’s football team will continue their quest for the first-ever conference win in school history as hosts to Southern Athletic Association rival Hendrix College tomorrow afternoon at Barron Stadium in downtown Rome. So far this season, Berry is 1-4 overall and 0-2 in their conference, while Hendrix is 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the SAA. Tomorrow’s game is scheduled to get underway at 1 pm and will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com. Programming will begin with the Coach Tony Kunczewski Show at 12:30 pm. Ben Poplin, the voice of the Berry Vikings, will go on air live from Barron Stadium at 12:45 pm.
The New England Patriots edged the New York Jets 27-25 in Thursday Night Football last night in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Tom Brady contributed three touchdown passes, while Chris Jones successfully blocked a 58-yard field goal from Nick Folk in the final play of the game to secure the Pats’ victory. With the win, New England improved to 5-2 on the 2014 season. New York fell to 1-6.
The Kansas City Royals are headed for the World Series! The Royals punched their ticket to the Fall Classic with a four game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series, which climaxed with a 2-1 Royals win in Game Four last night at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. This will be the Royals’ first trip to the World Series since 1985. Lorenzo Cain was named Most Valuable Player in this year’s ALCS.