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 16, 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 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.

The Corky Kell Classic Kick for Cash presented by Gordo’s Dips … someone will have the opportunity on Aug. 18 this Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to kick a field goal and win $50,000 in cash. No purchase is necessary. To enter the contest to get picked to try the kick for cash, go to or You can also sign up Thursday night at the Corky games in Rome, Friday night at Georgia State Stadium and the first two games Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  Terms and conditions apply. The Corky Kell Classic Kick for Cash presented by Gordo’s Dips. Get your foot ready!

Tune in to Sports Radio 92-9 The Game for live play-by-play coverage on Saturday, August 18th.