The recent four-year reclassification cycle instituted by the GHSA a couple of years ago, did little to change the landscape of Regions and Teams which moved up or down in classification at the mid-point in the latest reclassification update. There are a few new schools due to the exploding populations in Metro Atlanta, but few changes in classification movement have been experienced.
The one thing that has changed the look of the new mid-point reclassification view is the refurbished schedules by all teams. Region schedules have changed little, but the non-region schedules look totally different statewide. In looking at this year’s new schedules across the State, I noticed one glaring issue, some of the early season matchups will be key for many teams in this 2018 Prep Football season.
There is no pre-season per se for Georgia High School Football. When the whistle blows in Rome on August 16th, things get serious in a hurry, as defending 5-A Champion Rome High School, hosts 7-A favorite Marietta to kick off the 2018 season.
In this week’s Blog, I’ll take a look at some of the top games across the State over the first three weeks, which could help get some teams off to a roaring start of the season. All of the games are top-flight matchups and are worthy of sellout crowds. This is Georgia Prep football at its finest.
In week one, other than the Corky Kell, Erskine Russell Classic in Statesboro and a few other named events, there are several top games to be played. 6-A powers Brunswick and Coffee, last season’s runner up to 6-A Champion Lee County, will meet in Douglas.