Sports: Prep Football action tonight; Braves, Falcons, United on TV

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From Staff Reports

Top-ranked Trinity Christian headlines the local high school football schedule tonight as the Lions travel to Mount Vernon School in Sandy Springs for a 4:45 p.m. kickoff this evening.

Trinity Christian is the AJC’s No. 1 ranked team in the GHSA 1-A Private poll. The Lions blasted Athens Academy last week 59-7 behind 3 first-half TD passes from quarterback David Dallas.

East Coweta (1-0) is looking to make it two in-a-row with its home opener against New Manchester at 8 p.m. The Indians downed Whitewater last Saturday in the Chick-fil-A Coweta-Fayette Kickoff Classic. Trey Bowles’ 99-yard touchdown run to open the third quarter gave the Indians a commanding 38-3 lead on their way to a 41-24 victory.

Northgate (0-1) hopes to break into the 2021 win column at Locust Grove. The Vikings could only muster a 35-yard field goal from Nick Troemel in their 24-3 loss to Sandy Creek in Saturday’s Kickoff Classic. Tonight’s game begins at 7:30 p.m.

And finally, Central Christian School (0-1) travels to Duluth to face Notre Dame Academy looking for its first win. The Crusaders dropped a hard-fought 24-18 decision to North Georgia last Friday. Kickoff tonight is at 7:30 p.m.

PRO TEAMS ON TV THIS WEEKEND

MLB

The Atlanta Braves begin a three-game set at Truist Park tonight against the San Francisco Giants. Atlanta leads Philadelphia by 5.5 games in the National League East with a 68-58 record.

Aug 27, Fri, San Francisco Giants, 7:20 pm – Bally Sports Southeast
Aug 28, Sat, San Francisco Giants, 7:20 pm – Bally Sports Southeast
Aug 29, Sun, San Francisco Giants, 1:20 pm – Bally Sports Southeast

NFL

The Atlanta Falcons conclude their preseason schedule with a home game vs. the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The Falcons are 0-2 on the preseason following a 37-17 loss at Miami on Saturday.

Aug 29, Sun, Cleveland Browns, 8 pm – NBC

MLS

Atlanta United has begun its playoff push and are winners of four consecutive matches, including Saturday’s 2-1 win at D.C. United. The United is 6-9-6 in MLS action with 27 points, good enough for 8th place in the Eastern Conference.

Aug 28, Sat, Nashville, 3:30 pm – Univision, Twitter

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