Corky Kell Classic Adds 2 More Games For 2016

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The coaches and administrators representing 4 middle Georgia high schools were all smiles as the entered they Drake Field House on their campus of Mercer University in Macon and for good reason. They were representing Houston County, Mary Persons, Lee County , and Jones County High Schools, the newest additions to the Metro PCS Corky Kell Kickoff Classic lineup .

Classic Executive Director, Dave Hunter, was happy to announce that the annual event will now feature 9 games over 3 days, and in 3 locations. ” The middle Georgia teams have wanted to get involved for some time, and we are happy that Mercer has provided us a way to do it,” says Hunter.

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2016 will be the 25th year for the Corky Kell Classic, which annually signals the start of the high school football season in Georgia. Most of the teams that play in the Classic are from the metro Atlanta area , or South Georgia .The event has been played inside the Georgia Dome every year with the exception of 2014 when there was a scheduling conflict with the Atlanta Falcons. In recent years 2 games have been played at McEachern High School, now there will be 2 games played in Macon.

“We are able to include Middle Georgia and instead of having to come to Atlanta, we are bringing The Corky Kell Classic to them,” says Hunter. For Houston County Coach Von Lassiter, this week’s announcement was a dream come true. ” I have watched the Corky Kell Classic for years , ” said Lassiter. ” I have always wanted to be apart of it, now that dream is coming true. ”

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The 2016 Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic will be Augusta 18-20, and start with two game’s at Mercer’s Five Start Stadium. Houston County will face Mary Persons at 5:45pm while Lee County tangles with Jones County at 8:45pm, as the Corky Kell Classic comes to the Heart Of Georgia . All games will be broadcast by FOX SportsSouth, and can be heard on both Sports Radio 929 The Game( WZGC-FM), and WAOK-AM.

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