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 […]

Colquitt County holds off Norcross 20-17 in wild finish

Colquitt County holds off Norcross 20-17 in wild finish

Colquitt County beat Norcross 20-17 in the third game of Saturday play in the Corky Kell Classic, as the clock ran out on the Blue […]

Archer holds off late Brookwood rally to win 25-17

Archer holds off late Brookwood rally to win 25-17

Archer scored two touchdowns in the first half and weathered a late-game push by Brookwood to win 25-17 on Saturday in the Corky Kell Classic at […]

Tucker wins in overtime on missed Kell extra point, 28-27

Tucker wins in overtime on missed Kell extra point, 28-27

It took some extra time but in the end, a missed extra point was the difference as Tucker moved past Kell in overtime 28-27 at […]

South Forsyth takes down Roswell in two overtimes in Friday-night opener

South Forsyth takes down Roswell in two overtimes in Friday-night opener

South Forsyth overcame a slow start and a 7-0 deficit entering the fourth quarter to defeat Roswell in double-overtime in the first-ever football game in […]

Jones County runs past Houston County 42-3

Jones County runs past Houston County 42-3

Jones County controlled the pace from the opening kickoff as the Greyhounds defeated Houston County 42-3 in Game 2 of the MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic […]

Lee County scores late to overtake Mary Persons 21-17

Lee County scores late to overtake Mary Persons 21-17

Lee County might have started slowly, but things came together after halftime as the Trojans pulled past Mary Persons in the opening game of the […]

 


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 17, 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.