It’s hard to miss the irony. Six of the GHSA’s Football State Championship Games in the ultra-luxurious, $1.6 billion domed, halo-board rimmed Mercedes Benz Stadium where postponed last weekend because of…weather. While MBS could keep the snow out, it could not do anything about the snow that continue to mount outside leaving the GHSA no recourse but to send everybody home for the weekend.
As a result, high school football in Georgia takes a step back in time this Friday night as those six-remaining high school state championship games will be played on actual high school football fields in actual high school football stadiums. While that might suit the nostalgic, it leaves thousands of others unable to squeeze into those tinier stadiums and hundreds of thousands more without a chance to see all six of those state championship games. GPB will televise the 7A State Championship Game with Colquitt County playing at North Gwinnett Friday, 7:30 pm. That should be a great game.
From a record standpoint, no game will be better than the 5A State Championship when the Rome Wolves play at Warner Robins. It is the only state championship game out of the eight here in 2017 that pits two 14-0 teams against each other. It also represents two traditional powers that find themselves back among the state’s elite.