Grayson-Colquitt, North Gwinnett-Camden headline 2013 Corky Kell

Games between two of Gwinnett County’s top programs and two south Georgia powers will headline the lineup for the 2013 Corky Kell Classic.

The schedule for the event, to be played on Aug. 24 at the Georgia Dome, was announced last weekend during the state championship games. All 10 of the teams in the 2013 event participated this season, although most of the matchups have changed.

Colquitt County, which has made four consecutive appearances in the state semifinals, will play in the 2:30 p.m. game against Grayson, which won the 2011 state title and lost in the second round this season. North Gwinnett and Camden County, which both reached the state quarterfinals this season, will play in the 5:30 p.m. game.

Here is the complete schedule:

9 a.m. – Kell vs. Chattahoochee

11:45 a.m. – Peachtree Ridge vs. Walton

2:30 p.m. – Grayson vs. Colquitt County

5:30 p.m. – North Gwinnett vs. Camden County

8:30 p.m. – Brookwood vs. McEachern

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9 comments Add your comment

Reg 5aaaaa guy

December 20th, 2012
3:28 am

Always 99percent same teams year in and year out…..good old Boys club it appears…..maybe one team from the rest of the state….but when the selection panel coaches all pick their own teams or their old pal’s teams it doesn’t leave much room for other good programs in the area…..

sportsnut

December 20th, 2012
12:48 pm

They don’t want other teams in it. Why have it if the same teams are always going to be there. I hope the GHSA is not spending money on this as that would be an exclusionary tactic. Omission of others for what ever reason is outright wrong. Maybe the GHSF can clarify the selection process and share it with us !

Flyer

December 20th, 2012
1:37 pm

The Corky Kell Classic is an invitation event that has had numerous teams play in it. They are currently operating on a 2 year committment for the teams involved. That’s why the same teams as last year. The GHSA is involved the same as it would be for any teams non region games. They invite teams from all around the state and teams that have competed well. There is also a financial obligation that each team must agree to.

Da Coach

December 21st, 2012
3:19 pm

Flyer is correct, each team has to make a financial commitment to the Classic and deliver on that commitment.

graphite

December 21st, 2012
4:37 pm

Tucker-Northside W.R. should be in there somewhere.

graphite

December 21st, 2012
4:41 pm

Opps! Didn’t remember that there was a financial obligation… that leaves Tucker out for they can’t get money they earned from that corrupt County,the one that has been put on probation…Such a shame that a program like this has to be in DeKalb.

mikepete24

December 21st, 2012
7:48 pm

I would love to see Tucker vs. NSWR in the classic. They need to have something separate with a dream matchup from each class. That would put butts in seats for sure. BTW, DeKalb aint what it used to be academically, pardon the pun.

bubba bean

December 22nd, 2012
4:28 pm

5:30 game needs to be St. Pius vs Marist in the Corky Kell classic. Marist needs to quit declining on that opportunity. Needs to restart the tradition! Oh I am sorry, Marist is to good to play to a AAA. school.

GHSA Football Fan

December 22nd, 2012
7:45 pm

WOW! So what about a school thats is sending athletes to school and to the NFL year in and year out…. no Stephenson???? No Tucker???? If Dekalb County schools were granted the leeway financially that EVERY OTHER COUNTY IN THE STATE HAS, there would be no question as to where the best football is played. Privatley funded stadiums don’t make you a good football team and it surely doesn’t make your region/county the best. Recruiters come to Dekalb County because that’s where the best athletes play. No other metro area compares. Sorry for not over crowding our schools to push us to 6A.