2020 Corky Kell Classic

2020 Corky Kell Classic

2020 Corky Kell Classic adds fourth day and out-of-state powerhouse for first time The Metro by T-Mobile Corky Kell Classic is set to kickoff the […]

Corky Kell Classic: Mill Creek 38, East Coweta 6

Corky Kell Classic: Mill Creek 38, East Coweta 6

ATLANTA—Mill Creek finished Saturday’s Corky Kell Classic action at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a dominant win over East Coweta, 38-6, in a matchup of Class AAAAAAA […]

Corky Kell Classic: McEachern 48, Brookwood 10

Corky Kell Classic: McEachern 48, Brookwood 10

ATLANTA—McEachern started the Franklin Stephens era off with a convincing win over Brookwood, 48-10, in the penultimate game of the Metro by T-Mobile Corky Kell […]

Corky Kell Classic: Colquitt County 17, North Gwinnett 6

Corky Kell Classic: Colquitt County 17, North Gwinnett 6

ATLANTA — Colquitt County’s Justin Rogers settled into his new post soundly on Saturday as the state runner-up Packers defeated North Gwinnett 17-6 in the […]

Corky Kell Classic: Walton 21, Norcross 20

Corky Kell Classic: Walton 21, Norcross 20

ATLANTA – Walton coach Daniel Brunner said it was all about perseverance, momentum and the will-power of his sophomore quarterback, Zak Rozsman. That was his […]

Corky Kell Classic: Kell 17, Mays 12

Corky Kell Classic: Kell 17, Mays 12

ATLANTA — After replacing its quarterback and several key starters from last year’s team, Kell did not skip a beat while displaying several emerging stars […]

Postponed Archer-Tucker Corky Kell game to be made up Saturday, webcasted live with TV cut-ins

Postponed Archer-Tucker Corky Kell game to be made up Saturday, webcasted live with TV cut-ins

The Corky Kell Classic game between Archer and Tucker that was postponed Friday Night at Coolray Field will be played Saturday night at 6 at […]

Corky Kell Classic: Marietta 48, Rome 14

Corky Kell Classic: Marietta 48, Rome 14

Marietta avenged its 51-41 loss to Rome in last year’s Corky Kell Classic, downing the Wolves in their home stadium 48-14. It was Rome’s first […]

Corky Kell Classic: Calhoun 38, Ridgeland 8

Corky Kell Classic: Calhoun 38, Ridgeland 8

The Stephenson era at Calhoun is underway. Calhoun answered several of the offseason’s lingering questions Thursday when the Yellow Jackets defeated Ridgeland 38-8 in the […]

2019 Metro by T-Mobile Corky Kell Classic primed for comprehensive media coverage

2019 Metro by T-Mobile Corky Kell Classic primed for comprehensive media coverage

The television, radio and digital broadcasting lineups for the 2019 Metro by T-Mobile Corky Kell Classic are set, and the countdown to kick off on […]


About Corky Kell Classic


The 2019 Metro by T-Mobile Corky Kell Classic marks the fourth 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 22, at Barron Stadium. Coolray Field for the first time at Rome will host the action on Friday, August 23, with a star-powered pair of games. To close out the 28th edition of the Classic, a five-game marathon at the state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium will take place on Saturday, August 24.

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 2019 Corky Kell Classic will feature one team that is a reigning state champion (Milton in Class 7A), a state runner-up (Colquitt County in 7A), three teams that made it to the semifinals (Archer in  7A, Rome in 5A and Calhoun in 3A) two teams that made it to the quarterfinals (North Gwinnett in 7A and Buford in 5A) seven teams that made it to the second round (McEachern, Mill Creek, East Coweta, Norcross and Walton in 7A, Kell in 5A and Ridgeland in 4A) and four teams in the first round (Marietta and Brookwood in 7A and Tucker and Mays in 6A). The 18 teams were a collective 163-63, for a winning percentage of 72.1.