2020 Corky Kell Classic

The Metro by T-Mobile Corky Kell Classic is set to kickoff the 2020 high school football season with the largest and most wide-ranging lineup in the event’s 29-year history, including national power Hoover High School from Alabama.

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 2 and finishing Saturday, Sept. 5, the 2020 Corky Kell Classic will span across four days for the first time, with Nine separate venues showcasing a grand total of 9 games, all on television. 

2020 Metro by T-Mobile Corky Kell Schedule
(Home Teams on Left)

Wednesday, Sept. 2

5:30 p.m. @Cherokee vs. Carver-Atlanta
8:30 p.m. @West Forsyth vs. Mays

Thursday, Sept. 3

5:30 p.m. @Dacula vs. Brookwood
8:30 p.m. @North Gwinnett vs. McEachern

 Friday, Sept. 4

5:30 p.m. @Walton vs. Kell
8:30 p.m. @MIll Creek vs. Parkview 

Saturday, Sept. 5

11:00 a.m. @Collins Hill vs. Carrollton
2:00 p.m. @Archerk vs. Loundes
6:00 p.m. @GAC vs. Denmark

GHSA On-Line Rules Clinic & Exam for 2020-2021

The online rules clinic for Football is scheduled for Aug 1 – Sept 1, 2020.

The online rules clinic for Flag Football is scheduled for Aug 31 – Sept 30, 2020.

In order to receive credit for GHSA online rules clinics, you must navigate to learn.ghsa.net, and register on this site. This registration is a one-time process - available clinics can be viewed once this is completed. Once you complete a clinic, you will be able to verify that you have received credit and be able to download a certificate showing clinic completion.

The On-Line Rules Exam dates for Football are Aug 17 – Sept 1, 2020.

The On-Line Rules Exam dates for Flag Football are Sept 28 – Oct 10, 2020.

The site for the exam is:  exam.ghsa.net

You will login to the exam site using your last name and the last five (5) digits of your Social Security Number. GHSA is using the information given to them by our association secretary, so if you have problems logging into the site, please ask your secretary how your name and last five (5) digits were given to us for registration. Only currently registered officials will be able to take the test.

Please try to take the test as early in the time frame as possible. If you attempt to take the test near the deadline, you must start the test with enough time to finish before midnight on the examination deadline. After the deadline has passed, you will be unable to answer any further questions and the test will be scored at that point.

Warning - You cannot log out of the testing system and then log back in later in order to try to suspend the test timer - the timer does not stop during that time. Please ensure that you have enough time to complete the test before starting.

2020 NFHS Football Rule Changes

By NFHS on April 20, 2020

DEFINING TEAM DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE FOR PENALTY DECISIONS [1-4-1, 1-4-4 (NEW), 2-32-5, 3-5-2, 10-1-1, 10-1-2, 10-2-4]
Rationale: Prior to the game, the head coach will notify the referee of the designated representative (coach or player) who will make decisions regarding penalty acceptance or declination.

NFHS News Release - March 24, 2020

Officiating Courses Available for Free Through July 1 on the NFHS Learning Center


Contact: Dan Schuster

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 24, 2020) — Current high school sports officials, as well as individuals interested in joining the officiating ranks, will be able to access online education courses on the NFHS Learning Center for free through July 1.

2019 GAOA "Officiate Georgia Day Conference"

GAOA’s 2019 Officiate Georgia Day Conference (OGAD) is taking place Saturday July 13th at Campbell high School, Smyrna, Georgia 30080.

Register for GAOA’s 2019 OGAD conference today at GAAthleticOfficials.org.

One of the most important opportunities OGAD affords us each year is the chance for member officials to make their voices heard in our sport-specific breakout sessions. These sessions provide officials an opportunity to discuss with peers which policies and procedures are going well and which ones need to be tweaked to improve conditions for officials in Georgia. It is the direct means by which GAOA’s member officials provide an organizational mandate to amplify your thoughts and concerns regarding your careers and experiences as officials.

Amoung the speakers this year is Jerome Boger, NFL Referee 2013 Super Bowl

Jerome Boger

GAOA hopes to hear from all of you in person during these important sessions so that your voices can be registered and reflected towards your best interests as officials. Our ability to represent your best interests is directly affected by your direct and vocal participation in OGAD and its sport-specific break-out sessions.

2019 Corky Kell 7 on 7 Tournament

June 14, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Thirty-five of the top teams in the state will experience some of the best competition in Georgia in the Corky Kell 7 ON 7 Invitational Tournament and fans are invited to join us for the action! The Corky Kell 7 ON 7 Invitational is a prelude to the Metro by T-Mobile Corky Kell Classic. It will feature many of the teams already participating in the Classic with additional schools from the Metro Atlanta area. The event will be held in the City of Roswell at the Roswell Area Parks Football Complex located at 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075. The complex has three new football fields with ample parking and pavilion areas. Games in the morning will also be played at Blessed Trinity, Centennial High School and Alpharetta High School stadiums. The Metro by T-Mobile Corky Kell Classic is proud to sponsor this event and all games are open at no charge to the public. The afternoon games will be a 35-team single-game elimination tournament with the Championship game expected to be played at 4 p.m. There will be a full concession stand open for the afternoon games at Roswell Area Park. The games can also be followed at CorkyKellClassic.com and by following the @CorkyKell twitter feed.


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