Yates leads Milton over Archer at Corky Kell

Yates leads Milton over Archer at Corky Kell

By Seth Ellerbee Milton 21, Archer 19 Milton weathered a late Archer drive in the final minutes of the game to take the victory in […]

Buford’s Derrian Brown leads the Wolves past Tucker in Corky Kell Classic at Georgia State Stadium

Buford’s Derrian Brown leads the Wolves past Tucker in Corky Kell Classic at Georgia State Stadium

By Seth Ellerbee Buford Wolves running back Derrian Brown (3) celebrates his 25-yard touchdown run in the third quarter with Xyrie Wilson (8) as Seth […]

Host Rome takes Corky Kell victory over Marietta early Friday morning

Host Rome takes Corky Kell victory over Marietta early Friday morning

Photo courtesy of Rusty MansellStory by Seth Ellerbee ROME — In their first-ever appearance in MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic, host and the defending AAAAA champion, […]

Calhoun overpowers Ridgeland for victory in first Corky Kell appearance

Calhoun overpowers Ridgeland for victory in first Corky Kell appearance

Photo credit: Adam Krohn Story by Seth Ellerbee ROME – The defending Class AAA champion Calhoun Yellow Jackets scored quick and often following adjustments at […]

Corky Kell Classic version 27.0 rolls tonight, should best ever

Corky Kell Classic version 27.0 rolls tonight, should best ever

Photo Courtesy of the AJC The 27th annual MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic starts tonight in Rome with the first of nine games that will stretch […]

A media bonanza for MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic

A media bonanza for MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic

The television, radio and digital broadcasting lineups for the 2018 MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic are set, and the countdown to kick off on Aug. 16-18 […]

New lineup and venues headline 2018 MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic

New lineup and venues headline 2018 MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic

The 2018 MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic will introduce two new sites and a fresh lineup of teams to celebrate its 27th year as Georgia high […]

Archer HC Dyer ready for fifth-straight Corky Kell appearance to kick off 10th season

Archer HC Dyer ready for fifth-straight Corky Kell appearance to kick off 10th season

By Michelle Rand (photo courtesy of Jason Getz/AJC) Since it was founded in 2009, Archer High School has managed to win three region championships, has […]

Marietta’s Bailey poised for big stage at 27th Corky Kell Classic

Marietta’s Bailey poised for big stage at 27th Corky Kell Classic

By Lanie Angel (photo courtesy of Jeff Sentell/SEC Country) For 26 years, The Corky Kell Classic has gathered the best high school football programs in […]

Marietta tops North Gwinnett in double-overtime to win 5th annual Corky Kell 7-on-7

Marietta tops North Gwinnett in double-overtime to win 5th annual Corky Kell 7-on-7

By Craig Sager II The fifth annual MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic 7-on-7 Tournament featured 35 teams and used fields at Roswell Area Parks, Centennial, Milton […]

 


About Corky Kell Classic


The 2018 MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic marks the third year of the event’s three-day, nine-game lineup. The Corky Kell Classic will kick off the high school football season with a doubleheader on Thursday, August 16, for the first time at Rome’s Barron Stadium. Georgia State Stadium will host its second year of Classic action on Friday, August 17, with a star-powered pair of games. To close out the 27th edition of the Classic, a five-game marathon at the state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium will take place on Saturday, August 18.

The Classic launches the highly competitive high school football season in Georgia every August with partial proceeds benefiting the Kell Foundation to fund scholarships. Throughout the years, the games have included top talent in both Georgia and across the nation. Marketed and operated by Score Atlanta and a group that includes former successful high school coaches Dave Hunter and Jim Dorsey, in the past five years the Classic has reached more than 4.25 million television and internet viewers with a total game attendance of more than 255,000 fans.

The 2018 Corky Kell Classic will include three teams that are reigning state champions (Calhoun in Class 3A, Rome in 5A and North Gwinnett in 7A), a state runner-up (Colquitt County in 7A), four teams that made it to the semifinals (Brookwood in 7A, McEachern in 7A, Tucker in 6A and Buford in 5A), three teams that made it to the quarterfinals (Archer and Marietta in 7A and Mays in 6A), four teams in the second round (Mill Creek, Milton and Walton in 7A and Ridgeland in 4A) and one team in the first round (Norcross in 7A). The 18 teams were a collective 183-51, for a winning percentage of 78.2.