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CORKY KELL HISTORY
 
Check out our Corky Kell Classic story which highlights interesting notes and facts from the event's 23 years. Also, we continue our trip around the state with a look at the newly reclassified Class AAAAA Region 1-4. 
 

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2014-16 Class AAAAA Regions 1-4 Alignment
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GHSA Reclassification
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How many shutouts have there been in the 23 years of the Corky Kell Classic?

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Harry Douglas averaged 20.5 ppg his senior year of basketball at Jonesboro. 
GHSA 2014-16 REGIONS

CLASS AAAAA

 

REGION 1

Carver-Columbus

Columbus

Hardaway
Harris County

LaGrange
Northside-Columbus

Shaw 

 

 

REGION 2

Subregion A

Cross Creek
Evans

Greenbrier

Grovetown

Lakeside-Evans

Richmond Academy


 

Subregion B

Jones County
Houston County
Northside-Warner Robins Warner Robins 
 

 

REGION 3

Subregion A

Brunswick
Camden Co. (all but FB) Coffee
Glynn Academy
Ware County


 
Subregion B

Bradwell Institute
Effingham Co.
Richmond Hill
South Effingham
Statesboro 

 

 

REGION 4

Subregion A

Drew
Forest Park 

McIntosh

Morrow 

Mundy's Mill

Northgate

Starr's Mill


Subregion B 
Dutchtown
Luella
Ola
Stockbridge
Union Grove

Woodland-Stockbridge 

 





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Tuesday, August 4, 2014


CORKY KELL HISTORY
By Craig Sager II
Corky Classic bigger than ever in Year 23

 

The state of Georgia is a growing football destination on each level of competition. The College Football Hall of Fame opens in the heart of Atlanta this fall. Super Bowls and Falcons games are represented at the professional level. The core of the Peach State's love for football is showcased each year on the high school level in the Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic. There is nothing on any level quite of competition that celebrates the game of football like the Corky Kell does each season.


 
From its inception in 1992, the

Photo by Sonny Kennedy

Corky Kell has grown into the biggest high school football event in the country. No state kicks off its season like Georgia does each year with the Corky Kell Classic.

 

The 2014 Classic expanded to seven games for the first time and like always, the quality of games matches quantity of this football marathon. There are 14 teams in this year's Corky Kell Classic and none of the teams finished with losing records last year despite playing in some of the state's most competitive regions. The 14 teams combined for a 148-37-1 record last year and 10 of the teams recorded double-digit victories.

 

CREAM OF THE CROP ...

 

The power programs invited to the classic each year supports the high number of Corky Kell participants that go on to play at the collegiate level each year. The 2012 event featured some of the most college signees seen in a single Corky Kell Classic. The top recruit in the country, Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss), joined Tyren Jones (Alabama), Parker McLeod (Alabama), Brandon Kublanow (Georgia), Anthony Price (Rice), Bryce Ramsey (Georgia), Brendan Langley (Georgia), Quincy Mauger (Georgia), Travis Marshall (Navy), Donnie Miles (North Carolina), DeVondre Seymour (Georgia), Jalen Brooks (Maryland), Alex Stoehr (Georgia State), Octavius Jackson (Florida), Bobby Hill (Ole Miss), Johnny Ward (South Florida), Shaun McGee (Georgia), Kyrin Priester (Clemson), Adam Ledford (Harvard), Wayne Gallman (Clemson), Zach Barnes (Texas Tech), Kasey Gaines (Penn State), David Kamara (Ole Miss), Ryan Carter (Clemson), Jack Banda (Arizona), Jujaun Dulaney (Maryland), Ty Griffin (Georgia Tech), Tony Porter (Ohio), Daniel Stephens (Middle Tennessee), J.J. Green (Georgia), Jarrad Davis (Florida) and J.P. Vonashek (South Carolina) in the 2012 classic.

 

INTERESTING FACTS ...

 

There have been 75 games played in the previous 22-year history and just seven shutouts. All three of the 1994 Classic games ended in shutouts (Brookwood 21-0 over Newnan, Warner Robins 6-0 over McEachern and Upson-Lee 25-0 over Dunwoody). Most surprisingly, Parkview's 8-7 victory over Harrison in the 2000 edition is the only overtime game seen in the event's history.

 

The first ever five-game Corky Kell was in 1996 after a typical two- and three-game format the previous year. The event went to a four-game format in 1987 and did not change for 16 years until the 2012 Corky Kell Classic went to a fifth game.


RECLASSIFICATION RUNDOWN
By Craig Sager II
Coffee, Brunswick drop to Class AAAAA

 

With 86 participating schools, Class AAAAA is the second largest classification in the state. In Region 1-4 the shuffling created changes across the board. Region 1 went from

Northside-WR Warriors

a split six-team region to a new-look merged group of six teams. Bainbridge, Thomas County Central and Lee County are out and LaGrange, Carver-Columbus and Shaw join Hardaway, Harris County and Northside-Columbus.


 

In Region 2, Sub-region A brought in Richmond Academy and Cross Creek to boost it to a new six-team group. Sub-region B remains Jones County, Houston County, Northside-Warner Robins and Warner Robins.

 

In Region 3, Camden County will be in Sub-region A for every sport but football. In Sub-region A, Brunswick, Coffee, Glynn Academy and Ware County form a solid upper half of the region. Bradwell Institute, Effingham County, Richmond Hill, South Effingham and former Class AAAA Statesboro comprise Sub-Region B. Region 4 is a massive, 13-team split region. Morrow, Stockbridge, Woodland-Henry, and Luella highlight the newcomers to the region. 

 

 

SEE LEFT PANEL FOR REGION REALIGNMENTS



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