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FIRST SUMMER NEWSLETTER 
  
Welcome to summer! We will send out the newsletter each Tuesday for the next several weeks until the high school action kicks back up. Today, we announce the new TV partner of the 2014 Corky Kell Classic and release the first selections of the 
2014 Elite Junior Classic all-star game. 

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Elite Junior Classic
Trivia
Question: 
How many total touchdowns did Jenkins running back Arkeem Byrd score during his sophomore season?

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Friday's Answer: 
Kell became the first girls lacrosse team to win a state championship this year.
2014 ELITE JUNIORS

 

 

SOUTH TEAM

 

Offensive Line

Chris Barnes - Lee Co.

Brodarious Hamm - Spalding

Nate Lee - Veterans

Jeffrey Taylor - Jonesboro

Raymond Smith - Macon Co.

Tarik Adams - Lowndes

 

Tight End

Mack Nash - Camden

 

Running Back

Arkeem Byrd - Jenkins

 

Wide Receiver

Kiel Pollard - Colquitt Co.

Maysoe Wiley - Cook Co.

 

Quarterback

Logan Byrd - Veterans

 

Defensive Line

Julian Rochester - McEachern

Deondre Garderhire - Camden

Ronald Wilson - Lee Co.

Michael Carter - Jackson

 

Linebacker

Dedrick Mills - Ware Co.

Jarrod Jones - Westlake

Pippen Davis - Lamar

Antonio Leroy - Monroe

 

Defensive Back

Harrison Poole - Camden

Marquez Callaway - Warner Robins

Kyron Smith - Macon Co.

Nigel  Warrior - Westlake

Devon Henderson - Marietta

 

Athlete

Jordan Griffin - Jonesboro

 

NORTH TEAM

 

Offensive Line

James DeMatto - Kell

Alex Smith - Etowah

 

Running Back

Jarvis Terrell - Carrollton

 

Wide Receiver

Kyle Davis - Archer

Josh Imatorbhebhe - North Gwinnett

 

Quarterback 

Stockton McGuire - Landmark Christian

 

Defensive Line

Ben Frazier - Buford

Tomon Fox - Collins Hill

Kobe Smith - Archer

 

Linebacker

Roury Glanton - Carrollton

Jacob Brashare - Dacula

Will Harper - Sandy Creek

 

Defensive Back

Dylan Singleton - Archer

Charlie Woerner - Rabun County

Kendrick Grady - Norcross

Javon Jackson - Sandy Creek

 

 

 






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Tuesday, June 3, 2014



BREAKING NEWS
SportSouth named exclusive TV partner of 2014 Corky Kell

 

 

ATLANTA (May 29, 2014) - SportSouth, a FOX Sports Regional Network, will be the official television partner of the 2014 MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic and will televise all seven

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Georgia high school football games played on August 22nd and 23rd. In addition, SportsRadio 92-9 The Game will broadcast the games via radio for the second straight year. All games will air live on both television and radio.

 

"We are thrilled to have SportSouth and 92-9 The Game as media partners for the 23rd Annual MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic," said Dave Hunter, Executive Director. "As we continue to move forward, we see this event growing to a more regional television audience and we'll be able to do this with the FOX Sports Regional Networks and CBS Radio."

 

Said Jeff Genthner, Senior Vice President and General Manager of SportSouth, "As it is our mission to deliver the best in local sports across the Southeast region, we think high school football should play a part in that equation, and especially so in Georgia."

 

"Having the largest sports radio signal in North Georgia, we have a responsibility to deliver the best in live and local content to our listeners. We believe the Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic fits this goal perfectly," said Terry Foxx, 92-9 The Game Program Director.

 

In addition, sports media company PlayOn Sports is the Classic's new production partner. PlayOn Sports is the largest rights holder, producer and aggregator of high school sporting events distributed across television, the internet and mobile devices.

 

Previously held at the Georgia Dome, the Classic will be played at the state-of-the-art Walter Cantrell Stadium, located at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, GA. The stadium is the largest of its kind in Georgia with first-class facilities and holds the title of having the largest high school video scoreboard in the world. The Classic will return to the Dome for 2015 and 2016 games before moving to The New Atlanta Stadium in 2017.

 

2014 Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic Schedule

 

Friday, Aug. 22

6:00 p.m. - Creekview vs. North Paulding

8:45 p.m. - Sandy Creek vs. Archer

 

Saturday, Aug. 23

9:00 a.m. - Carrollton vs. Kell

11:45 a.m. - Mill Creek vs. Colquitt County

2:45 p.m. - Valdosta vs. Brookwood

5:45 p.m. - Tucker vs. Norcross

8:30 p.m. - North Gwinnett vs. McEachern

 

About the Corky Kell Classic

 

Launched in 1992, the MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic is a Georgia high school football event and was the first event ever to be held at the Georgia Dome. The Classic kicks off the highly competitive high school football season in Georgia every August with partial proceeds benefitting the Kell Foundation to fund scholarships. Throughout the years the games have included top talent in both Georgia and across the nation. 

 

Marketed and operated by Score Atlanta and a group that includes former successful high school coaches Dave Hunter and Jim Dorsey, in the past three years the Classic has reached more than 2.1 million television and internet viewers with a total game attendance of more than 100,000 fans. For 2014, the Classic has grown from five to seven games with 14 teams in participation. The Classic will return to the Georgia Dome in 2015 and 2016 before moving to the new Falcons stadium in 2017. For more information, visit www.corkykell.com.

 

About SportSouth

 

The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast - FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Tennessee, FOX Sports Carolinas and SportSouth - collectively reach more than 13 million cable and satellite households in seven states across the Southeast. 

 

They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Hounds, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, Cincinnati Reds, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Conference USA, Southeastern Conference, and Big 12 Conference. Combined, the four networks produce more than 800 live local events and televise more than 1400 live local events each year. For more information, please visit FOXSportsSouth.com, FOXSportsTennessee.com, and FOXSportsCarolinas.com.

 

About SportsRadio 92-9 The Game

 

SportsRadio 92-9 The Game is the only Live and Local 24 hours a day, seven days a week station in Atlanta. The Game delivers the best news and entertainment from celebrity hosts who have made history in the world of sports. The station can be heard on-air at 92.9FM, online at www.929thegame.com and through the Radio.com app for mobile devices. 

 

SportsRadio 92-9 The Game is owned by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, with 126 stations across 27 markets, including all of the Top 10. CBS RADIO pioneered the sports radio format more than 25 years ago and has more than two dozen all-sports stations among its portfolio, the majority of which are in the Top 15 markets nationwide. Several of these CBS RADIO stations serve as the flagship broadcaster of a major league sports team, including full coverage of six NBA teams across the nation.

 

 

 

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ELITE JUNIOR CLASSIC
By Craig Sager II
First wave of Elite Juniors selected to 2nd annual all-star game

 

SOUTH TEAM... 

 

The second installment of the Elite Junior Classic is slated for December 29, 2014 and the selection process is well underway. Newly-hired Ware County head coach Franklin Stephens will be the South team head coach this year and his first 25 players have been confirmed.

 

Leading the offensive line is 6-foot-5, 270-pound tackle Chris Barnes. The Lee County lineman is already ranked as a composite four star and holds an offer from Ole Miss. Spalding's Brodarious Hamm is a two-way star on the line at 6-foot-3, 292 pounds.

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Macon County's Raymond Smith, Lowndes' Tarik Adams and Jonesboro's Jeffrey Taylor are guards. Veterans' Nate Lee will likely take the center role at 6-foot-5, 305 pounds and he'll be snapping to his teammate, Logan Byrd.

 

Byrd is the first South quarterback selected to this year's Elite Junior Classic and the 6-foot-3, 229-pound passer is one of the top-ranked quarterbacks in the 2016 class. Byrd already holds offers from Duke, Illinois, Minnesota, Marshall and Charlotte among others.

 

Two receivers have been selected for the South team including Colquitt County's Kiel Pollard. The rising junior has been catching touchdowns in the Packers offense since his freshman season. Maysoe Wiley is a towering 6-foot-4 wideout from Cook and is physically one of the top prospects in his class.

 

The South team snatched Jenkins running back Arkeem Byrd and will be able to utilize his ability to run and catch out of the backfield. During Byrd's sophomore season with Jenkins he rushed for 598 yards off of 61 carries (9.8 yards per carry) and found the endzone eight times while adding three receiving touchdowns to his totals.

 

The South defense picked up 13 players in this first wave, including McEachern's Julian Rochester. The 6-foot-5.5 defensive tackle is the top rated 2016 prospect in state and is currently the No. 3 prospect in the nation and a five star prospect according to 247sports' composite rankings. Rochester has already received offers from Auburn, Georgia, Alabama, Clemson and Florida.

 

NORTH TEAM...

 

The North team is led by Norcross head coach Keith Maloof and will have Landmark Christian quarterback Stockton McGuire running the offense for much of the game. McGuire has started since his freshman season and leads the offense while participating on the cross country team and basketball team during the Eagles' offseason.

 

Running back Jarvis Terrell was picked up by the North team and will be able to showcase just how fast he is against the elite competition. The all-purpose back has been outrunning his competitors since his freshman season with the Trojans and even blazed the turf at the MVP camp with a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash last summer.

 

In the North secondary, Archer's Dylan Singleton is one of four cornerbacks confirmed for the North team this year. Singleton is a composite four star athlete with offers from Duke and South Carolina.

 

The North's first two wide receivers are a pair of Gwinnett standouts. North Gwinnett's Josh Imatorbhebhe and Archer's Kyle Davis are well-known prospects with a ton of offers. Josh's older brother Daniel played for the North team last year in the Elite Junior Classic and they become the first siblings represented in the event. Daniel accepted his offer to Missouri this offseason and Josh already has piles of collegiate fan mail to search through.

 

Missouri, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, California and Wake Forest have already offered the 6-foot-2 wideout and the two brothers will star in 2013 Class AAAAAA finalist North Gwinnett's potent passing attack this season. Davis holds offers from Boston College, Duke, Illinois, Iowa and Kentucky and is a versatile piece in the Tigers' offense at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds.

 

SEE LEFT PANEL FOR LIST OF ELITE JUNIORS



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