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The Berry football team is making news on and off the field as it chases a conference championship in only its fourth year of existence. Players in the spotlight include receiver Trey Ciresi, who was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution after helping propel the Vikings to the best start in their history, and fellow senior Chris Lilly, whose one-handed touchdown catch against LaGrange (see video) has been nominated for GEICO National Play of the Year. The team also earned a preseason shout-out from Atlanta NBC affiliate 11 Alive News for having three sets of brothers on the roster.

The Vikings carry a 6-1 overall record into their final three regular-season games. Win all three, and the team has an opportunity to claim its first Southern Athletic Association championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III national playoffs. Two of those games will be played at Valhalla, where Berry is 3-0 this season and 7-1 since the stadium opened in 2015. Visit www.berrygameday.com for schedule and ticket information.

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Daphine RooksWith another season of eagle watching almost upon us, 60 members of the “B3 Buddies” (named for the most recent eagle fledgling) flocked to campus in October for an in-person look at the famous nest. Among the visitors was 94-year-old Daphine Lummus Rooks (38H, 42C). She recalled pinning violets on Henry Ford’s wife, Clara, during a visit to Berry by the famous couple and described living on campus while husband Herman (43C) was teaching here. Her son, Leland, is named for former Berry president Leland Green. 11 Alive coverage.

Eagle watchers will be happy to hear that a new camera with sound capabilities has been installed for the upcoming nesting season. The sound will be enabled once the eagles return to the nest full time (any day now). Click here to access all three views.

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