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 […]

Corky Kell 2019 Previews: Kell vs. Mays

Corky Kell 2019 Previews: Kell vs. Mays

The Kell Longhorns and the Mays Raiders faceoff on August 24th at Mercedes Benz Stadium in the opener of the day’s five-game marathon. Last season, […]

Corky Kell 2019 Previews: Rome vs. Marietta

Corky Kell 2019 Previews: Rome vs. Marietta

Rome and Marietta squared off for the first time in history at last year’s Corky Kell Classic and competed in one of the most unique […]

Corky Kell 2019 Previews: Calhoun vs. Ridgeland

Corky Kell 2019 Previews: Calhoun vs. Ridgeland

Calhoun and Ridgeland are squaring off in a rematch of last year’s Corky Kell Classic that they Calhoun Yellow took 45-21. This lopsided score line […]

2019 Corky Kell Classic to feature six All-American Bowl commits

2019 Corky Kell Classic to feature six All-American Bowl commits

The 28th Annual Metro by T-Mobile Corky Kell Classic kicks off in exactly a month (Aug. 22) and will feature an incredible nine-game lineup spanning […]

Georgia Elite Classic awards 31 invitations following Kennesaw Mountain Showcase

Georgia Elite Classic awards 31 invitations following Kennesaw Mountain Showcase

A showcase at Kennesaw Mountain High School was held over the weekend with players ranging from the Class of 2020-25 all competing for an opportunity […]

Marietta wins its second-straight Metro by T-Mobile Corky Kell 7-on-7 title

Marietta wins its second-straight Metro by T-Mobile Corky Kell 7-on-7 title

The Marietta Blue Devils earned the No. 16 seed after a 2-2 start in pool play and proceeded to survive four rounds of single-elimination to […]


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.