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

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.

2019 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, for the first time at Rome’s Barron Stadium. Coolray Field 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.

2019 MetroPCS Corky Kell Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 22 at ROME's BARRON STADIUM

5:30 p.m. Calhoun vs. Ridgeland
8:30 p.m. Marietta vs. Rome

 Friday, Aug. 23, at COOLRAY FIELD

5:30 p.m. Tucker vs. Archer
8:30 p.m. Milton vs. Buford 

Saturday, Aug. 24, at MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM

9 a.m. Mays vs. Kell
11:45 a.m. Walton vs. Norcross
2:45 p.m. Colquitt County vs. North Gwinett
5:45 p.m. McEachern vs. Brookwood
8:45 p.m. East Coweta vs. Mill Creek

*Home Teams are on the right side

2019 NFHS Football Rule Changes

**As of February 11, 2019

Rationale: By state association adoption, instant replay may only be used during state postseason contests to review decisions by the on-field game officials. This adoption would allow state associations to develop protocols for use of video replay.

Rationale: The purpose of numbers on jerseys is to provide clear identification of players. In order to enhance the ability to easily identify players, the committee has clarified the size requirements for jersey numbers through the 2023 season. The committee also added a new requirement that, effective in the 2024 season, jersey numbers must be a single solid color that clearly contrasts with the body color of the jersey.

Rationale: A legal scrimmage formation now requires at least five offensive players on their line of scrimmage with no more than four backs. This change will make it easier to identify legal and illegal offensive formations.

Rationale: In an effort to decrease risk, tripping the runner is now prohibited. It is now a foul to intentionally use the lower leg or foot to obstruct a runner below the knees.

40-SECOND PLAY CLOCK [2-35-1, 3-6-1, 3-6-2a, 7-2-1]
Rationale: To have a more consistent time period between downs, the rules committee approved situations where 40 seconds will be placed on the play clock. The new rule defines when 40 seconds will be placed on the play clock and when 25 seconds will be placed on the play clock.

Rationale: Grabbing the name plate area of the jersey of the runner, directly below the back collar, and pulling the runner to the ground is now an illegal personal contact foul. ILLEGAL KICKING AND BATTING PENALTY REDUCED [9-7 PENALTY] Rationale: The penalty for illegally kicking or batting the ball was reduced from 15 yards to 10 yards. 2019

2-6-2d, 5-2-2, 5-2-4, 6-5-4, 7-2-5a, 8-5-2 EXCEPTION, 9-3-8 PENALTY, 10-4-2c EXCEPTION, 10-5-1j,


  1. Proper Procedures for Weather Delays
  2. Expanded Neutral Zone as it Applies to Run or Pass Options
  3. Free-Blocking Zone and Legal Blocking

Bob's Believers - ALS Atlanta Walk

Event: Atlanta Walk

Date: September 8, 2018

Georgia World Congress Center -
International Plaza
Registration opens at 8:30am,
and the Walk kicks off at 10:00am!

Please Support:Bob's Believers

To join the team or to donate by credit card, go to http://web.alsa.org/goto/Bobs_Believers


We are walking and raising money in honor of our hero, Bob Hamby.  Bob was diagnosed with ALS earlier this year and our family is coming together to walk and raise money to defeat this disease that has struck the heart of our family.  Bob has committed his life to helping and selflessly giving to his family, friends, and community.  It's our turn to give back and help him in his time of need.    

Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS — it robs a person of the ability to walk, speak, eat, and eventually breathe. And what’s even worse is there is NO CURE!

Believe with us in Bob Hamby as our Family & Friends unite to raise awareness and money to try to save our fathers life.


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