The Asheville Track Club is hosting the 37th annual Thomas Wolfe 8K this Saturday, October 19th at 10:00am. The event will benefit the Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s Augustine Project, Riverlink, and Connect Buncombe. This year, the race will start and end at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial House on North Market Street. Seems like you can, in fact, go home again.Pre-race registration is $30. Part of this fee will go to the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Fund. You can pick up your race packet Friday, October 18th, from 4-7pm or on Saturday, October 19th, from 8:30-9:45am. Race day registration will be from 8:30-9:30am at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial House. The first 300 runners will receive an official Thomas Wolfe 8K long sleeve shirt as well as a bag of goodies. Don’t wait, sign up now!The course takes you through Asheville’s beautiful downtown, the historic Montford community, Reed Creek Greenway, and even by Thomas Wolfe’s burial in Riverside Cemetery. There will be an awards ceremony immediately following the race. There will be pizza and refreshments for all participants as well as door prizes and live music from Asheville’s own, The Glampas.There are many ways to volunteer before, during, and after. If you’re interested, take a look at this spreadsheet and sign up as needed. The more the merrier!View Larger Map
MORE: NFL playoff pictureFollowing an unsuccessful 2-point conversion, Atlanta recovered an onside kick and marched into New Orleans territory, setting up a 43-yard Younghoe Koo field goal to make it a one-possession game with just under two minutes remaining.VIDEO: Saints-Falcons game highlightsEven more drama ensued. Koo got a friendly hop on another onside kick and the Falcons recovered, igniting the Mercedes-Benz Stadium crowd that had been kept in check for most of the night. MORE: Taysom Hill keeps doing things as Saints’ do-everything guyThis time, though, the Saints had the answer. Ryan, who finished the night with two interceptions and a lost fumble, was sacked for the ninth time on a do-or-die fourth-down attempt from the Saints’ 44, sealing the New Orleans victory.Sporting News tracked live updates, highlights and score changes for Saints vs. Falcons.Saints vs. Falcons final score for Thanksgiving 2019FINALSaints: 26Falcons: 18 Q1Q2Q3Q4FSaints7103626Falcons090918Saints vs. Falcons live updates, highlights(All times Eastern)11:34 p.m.: Cameron Jordan gets his way into the pocket to sack Ryan on fourth down to put the wraps on the Thanksgiving win. 11:32 p.m.: The Saints sack Ryan on third down but get an illegal hands to the face penalty. First down for Atlanta in Saints territory.11:29 p.m.: Younghoe Koo delivers yet again with his third (successful) onside kick. The Falcons will have a chance to tie things up.11:28 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, FALCONS. Atlanta opts to bring out eh field-goal unit on first down to make it a one-possession game and Koo delivers. Saints 26, Falcons 18.11:26 p.m.: Atlanta is down to the Saints 25 at the two-minute warning. 11:20 p.m.: The Falcons recover the initial onside kick but are called for an offsides penalty. Atlanta tries again and is successful again. 11:17 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, FALCONS. Ryan hits Russell Gage in the end zone after he beat his defender for a 13-yard score. Atlanta’s two-point conversion is no good for Cameron Ridley. Saints 26, Falcons 15.11:11 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, SAINTS. Add another three points to the Saints’ total via Lutz’s 45-yard kick. Saints 26, Falcons 9.11 p.m.: Another Matt Ryan turnover. He tries to scramble for the first down but fumbles and the Saints are on it. 10:54 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, SAINTS. Lutz drills another kick, this time a 42-yard field goal. Saints 23, Falcons 9.10:45 p.m.: Ryan is picked off again, this time by Chauncey Gardner-Johnson. He returns it 28 yards to the Falcons 29. End of third quarter: Saints 20, Falcons 910:35 p.m.: New Orleans’ drive goes backward and the Saints punt it away.10:33 p.m.: Ryan’s pass is intercepted by Saints defensive lineman Shy Tuttle who stiff arms Ryan on his way to the Falcons 49.10:22 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, SAINTS. Lutz’s 47-yard field goal is through the uprights and good. Saints 20, Falcons 9.10:12 p.m.: Ryan goes down on third down by the Saints pass rush and the Falcons will boot it away. 10:08 p.m.: New Orleans punts after five plays. 10:03 p.m.: Saints start the second half with the ball. Halftime: Saints 17, Falcons 9StatsFirst downs : Falcons 13, Saints 9Total yards : Saints 198, Falcons 171Passing yards : Saints 147, Falcons 130Rushing yards : Saints 51, Falcons 41Penalties : Falcons 2-10, Saints 3-72Possession : Falcons 18:04, Saints 11:569:46 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, FALCONS. Koo shakes off the early jitters and drills a 45-yard attempt to cut into the lead shortly before the half. Saints 17, Falcons 9. 9:36 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, SAINTS. Taysom Hill strikes yet again. He takes the direct snap and scores a 30-yard touchdown for his second score of the night. Saints 17, Falcons 6.Taysom Hill comes back for seconds!A 30-yard run for another touchdown! #Saints @T_Hill4📺: #NOvsATL on NBC📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/iIfZOz55HO pic.twitter.com/E0JW5JArJz— NFL (@NFL) November 29, 20199:30 p.m.: Younghoe Koo’s 42-yard attempt sails left of the uprights and is no good. He’s left four points off the scoreboard already. 9:18 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, SAINTS. Jared Cook is unable to bring in a would-be touchdown grab so the Saints have to settle for a 22-yard Wil Lutz field goal. Saints 10, Falcons 6.9:06 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, FALCONS. On the next play following the Saints penalty, Ryan slings it to Jaeden Graham for an 18-yard touchdown. The extra-point is wide left. Saints 7, Falcons 6.Matt Ryan to Jaeden Graham for the 18-yard @AtlantaFalcons touchdown! #InBrotherhood @M_Ryan02📺: #NOvsATL on NBC📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/iIfZOz55HO pic.twitter.com/8ljoNLJIXc— NFL (@NFL) November 29, 20199:05 p.m.: Ryan underthrows Calvin Ridley deep but Eli Apple is again called for pass interference and the Falcons will have another opportunity in the red zone. 9 p.m.: New Orleans quickly goes three-and-out and the Falcons will start their next drive with good field position. 8:57 p.m.: Ryan’s slant pass is off the mark and Atlanta turns it over on downs at the Saints 2. End of first quarter: Saints 7, Falcons 08:51 p.m.: Matt Ryan takes a shot downfield to Calvin Ridley but Eli Apple is called for pass interference, setting the Falcons up at the Saints 11. 8:44 p.m.: The Falcons force a Saints punt and the Atlanta offense is back on the field. 8:37 p.m.: Atlanta punts it back to New Orleans after six plays. 8:29 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, SAINTS. Drew Brees delivers a pop pass to Taysom Hill who punches it in for a touchdown. Saints 7, Falcons 0. Taysom Hill blocks punts. Taysom Hill scores TDs.The do-it-all player puts the @Saints ahead early! #Saints @T_Hill4📺: #NOvsATL on NBC📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/iIfZOz55HO pic.twitter.com/oyHK93aDWE— NFL (@NFL) November 29, 20198:26 p.m.: The Saints force a three-and-out and then block Atlanta’s punt, setting up great field position for their first drive. 8:23 p.m.: Falcons win the toss and will receive. The Saints erased the sting of its Week 10 defeat to the Falcons with a hard-earned 26-18 victory over Atlanta on Thanksgiving night to claim the NFC South title.New Orleans (10-2) took its largest lead of the game after Wil Lutz’s fourth field goal made the score 26-9. The Falcons (3-9) weren’t done, though. Atlanta found its way into the end zone with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to Russell Gage. The score gave the Falcons life after a flurry of empty possessions and turnovers.