Sportsman’s Corner: Sports, Outdoors this week – Dec. 8-14

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From Staff Reports

December is here and with it comes high school football playoffs, college football, the NFL, pro and college basketball, and the various hunting seasons in and around Coweta County.

This weekly column will let you know when, where and how to watch your favorite sports and teams, plus give you information on factors to consider when planning hunting and fishing trips. In addition, this will be a regular feature that will appear in the print edition of The Shopper each week.

Below is the list of Sporting Events and Outdoors information beginning Dec. 8.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Trinity Christian Lions (13-0)
Thursday – Prince Avenue Christian (13-1), 5 p.m.
Center Parc Stadium (formerly Turner Field)
GHSA 1-A Private State Championship

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Georgia Bulldogs (12-1)
Dec. 31 – Michigan, 7:30 p.m. – ESPN
Capital One Orange Bowl
College Football Playoffs Semifinals

Auburn Tigers (6-6)
Dec. 28 – Houston, Noon – ESPN
Ticketsmarter Birmingham Bowl

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Georgia Bulldogs (3-5)
Dec. 18 – George Mason, 7 pm – SECN+
Dec. 20 – Western Carolina, 7 pm – SECN+
Dec. 22 – East Tennessee State, 7 pm – SECN+

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-3)
Saturday – LSU, 6 pm – ESPN2 (State Farm Arena)
Dec. 18 – Southern Cal, 4 pm – Pac 12 Network (Phoenix)
Dec. 21 – Georgia State, 9 pm – BSSE

PRO SPORTS

NFL – Atlanta Falcons (5-7)
Dec. 5 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers … L, 17-30
Sunday – at Carolina Panthers, 1 pm – FOX
Dec. 19 – at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 pm – CBS
Dec. 26 – Detroit Lions, 1 pm – FOX
Jan. 2 – at Buffalo Bills, 1 pm – FOX

NBA – Atlanta Hawks (13-12)
Dec. 6 – at Minnesota Timberwolves … W, 121-110
Friday – Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 pm – BSSE / ESPN
Monday – Houston Rockets, 7:30 pm – BSSE
Dec. 15 – at Orlando Magic, 7 pm – BSSE
Dec. 17 – Denver Nuggets, 7:30 pm –BSSE

BSS – Bally Sports South • BSSE – Bally Sports Southeast • NFLN – NFL Network • SECN+ – SEC Network Plus

OUTDOORS

HUNTING SEASON DATES – COWETA
(Dec. 8, 2021 to March 15, 2022)
Deer – to Jan. 9 (Archery, either sex)
Deer – to Jan. 9 (Primitive Weapons / Youth Firearms)
Deer – to Jan. 9 (Firearms)
Crows – to Feb. 28
Dove – Dec. 19 to Jan. 31
Falconry – (Squirrel) to March 15 / (Rabbit, Quail) to
March 15 / (Grouse) to March 15
Fox & Bobcat – to Feb. 28
Grouse – to Feb. 28
Sora & Rails – to Dec. 20
Opossum – to Feb. 28
Quail – to Feb. 28
Rabbit – to Feb. 28
Raccoon – to Feb. 28
Snipe – to Feb. 28
Squirrel – to Feb. 28
Woodcock – Dec. 11 to Jan. 24

Hunting & Fishing License Info: Call 1-800-366-2661
Visit https://georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes

LAKE LEVELS
Jackson Lake – Full 528 ft.; Dec. 6 (524.83 ft.)
Lake Harding – Full 520 ft; Dec. 6 (519.76 ft.)
Lake Wedowee – Full 793.0 ft.; Dec. 6 (784.85 ft.)
West Point Lake – Full 635 ft.; Dec. 6 (630.96 ft.)

SUNRISE / SUNSET
Wednesday – Rise 7:31 am; Set 5:31 pm
Thursday – Rise 7:31 am; Set 5:31 pm
Friday – Rise 7:32 am; Set 5:31 pm
Saturday – Rise 7:33 am; Set 5:32 pm
Sunday – Rise 7:34 am; Set 5:32 pm
Monday – Rise 7:34 am; Set 5:32 pm
Tuesday – Rise 7:35 am; Set 5:32 pm

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