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 […]

Expect a HOT day of competition at Friday’s Corky Kell 7-ON-7 Tournament

Expect a HOT day of competition at Friday’s Corky Kell 7-ON-7 Tournament

Photo is courtesy of Fans Favorite Fan More than 1,000 student-athletes, 250 coaches and 35 teams will descend upon the Roswell area all day Friday […]

Corky Kell’s upcoming 7 ON 7 Tournament filled with state’s top talent

Corky Kell’s upcoming 7 ON 7 Tournament filled with state’s top talent

Photo courtesy of Dawgnation By Seth Ellerbee The Metro PCS Corky Kell 7 ON 7 Tournament has grown from its infancy five offseasons ago into […]

Countdown to Corky Kell: 2018 Spring Previews

Countdown to Corky Kell: 2018 Spring Previews

The MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic is going behind the scenes this spring to catch up with all 18 teams participating in this year’s historic nine-game, three-day […]

Star-studded field highlights 5th-annual Corky Kell 7-ON-7 Tournament

Star-studded field highlights 5th-annual Corky Kell 7-ON-7 Tournament

On June 15, 2018, a record-setting 35-team field featuring some of the toughest competition in Georgia will compete for the fifth-annual Corky Kell 7-ON-7 Tournament […]

A new lineup: 2018 Corky Kell Classic announces schedule, will make stop in Rome

A new lineup: 2018 Corky Kell Classic announces schedule, will make stop in Rome

By Craig Sager The 2018 MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic added two new sites and a brand new lineup to celebrate its 27th year as Georgia […]

B.J. Gibson blocks last-second field-goal attempt as Walton beats N. Gwinnett 31-28

B.J. Gibson blocks last-second field-goal attempt as Walton beats N. Gwinnett 31-28

Junior D.J. Soyoye powered in from the 1-yard line on fourth down to score the winning touchdown and give Walton a 31-28 come-from-behind win over […]

Mill Creek outlasts McEachern 23-19

Mill Creek outlasts McEachern 23-19

Despite a stunningly slow start to a game in which it trailed for three-and-a-half quarters, Mill Creek put together an impressive comeback against McEachern and […]

 


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.