Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic announces 2016 schedule, adding third day for 25th anniversary

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The MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic, one of the top high school sporting events in the country, will expand to three days in 2016, adding nine new high schools to the 25-year-old kickoff extravaganza lineup for a total of nine action-packed games.

For the first time in Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic history, the action will unfold in middle Georgia. Lee County, Jones County, Houston County and Mary Persons have accepted invitations to play on Thursday, Aug. 18, at Mercer University. Houston County, quarterbacked by Class of 2017 UGA-commit Jake Fromm and Mary Persons will start off the action at 5:45 p.m. followed by Lee County facing Jones County.

Four new teams; Buford, Roswell, South Forsyth and Hillgrove, occupy a star-studded Friday night lineup. Friday’s double-header will return to McEachern High School for a third straight year at Cantrell Stadium, the largest high school stadium in the state. Buford and Roswell, who are playing for the state championships in their respective classifications this weekend, will face off in the opening game at 5:45 p.m., followed by quarterfinalist South Forsyth against Cobb County power Hillgrove.

The Georgia Dome will host Saturday’s five-game marathon with nationally-recognized Colquitt County highlighting a field of former state champions and playoff perennials. This year’s Corky Kell Classic will also introduce a new era of Georgia High School Football as the newly-formed Class 7A highpoints the Peach State’s new heirarchy.

Class 5A Kell opens with a 9 a.m. kickoff with Class 6A Tucker and two teams from Class 7A, Brookwood and North Gwinnett, will play in the 11:45 a.m. timeslot. Walton returns to the Corky Kell lineup and will battle with Norcross in another Class 7A showdown at 2:45 p.m. and Colquitt County and Mill Creek will return to the field for a rematch of this year’s semifinals at 5:45. The final game is scheduled for an 8:45 . kickoff between McEachern and Archer. Archer is making its first Saturday appearance in the Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic after splitting its two Friday night appearances the past two Corky Kell’s at McEachern. Eleven of the 48 teams that reside in Georgia’s new Class 7A will be playing in this year’s Corky Kell Classic.

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The 2016 Corky Kell Schedule


Thursday, Aug. 18 @ Mercer-Macon

5:45 p.m.: Houston County vs. Mary Persons

8:45 p.m.: Lee County vs. Jones County


Friday, Aug. 19 @ McEachern High School 

5:45 p.m.: Buford vs. Roswell

8: 45 p.m.: South Forsyth vs. Hillgrove


Saturday, Aug. 20 @ Georgia Dome

9 a.m.: Kell vs. Tucker

11:45 a.m.: North Gwinnett vs. Brookwood

2:45 p.m.: Walton vs. Norcross

5:45 p.m.: Colquitt County vs. Mill Creek

8:45 p.m.: McEachern vs. Archer





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