2023 Tackle Football Championship Schedule

The final field for the GHSA football championships is set.

Sixteen teams will compete in eight classifications during the Tommy Guillebeau State Championship, Dec. 11-13, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The games return to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the first time since 2018. They have been played at Georgia State the previous four years.

All games will be broadcast live on GPB-TV, GPB.org/sports and the GPB Sports app. 

Only two defending state champions made their way back to the title game – Class A Division I Prince Avenue Christian and Class A Division II Bowdon. The Prince Avenue-Swainsboro game is a rematch of last year’s game, which PAC won 52-34.

Cedar Grove is the only other finalist to return. The Saints were beaten 21-17 by Sandy Creek in the Class 3A final in a game marred by a bad call that led to the GHSA adopted video review for the championship games.

The participants for the state flag football championships will be determined this week. The first- and second-round games will be played Tuesday and the quarterfinal and semifinal games will be played on Friday.

Here is the schedule for championship week:

Monday, Dec. 11

  • Flag Football, Division 1 championship: Teams TBD, 2 p.m.
  • Class A Division I: Swainsboro (12-2) vs. Prince Avenue Christian (13-1), 4 p.m.
  • Class A Division II: Manchester (12-2) vs. Bowdon (12-2), 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12

  • Flag Football, Division 2 championship: Teams TBD, 11 a.m.
  • Class 2A Division: Pierce County (13-1) vs. Rockmart (12-2), 1 p.m.
  • Class 4A Division: Stockbridge (12-2) vs. Perry (12-2), 4 p.m.
  • Class 6A Division: Woodward Academy (12-2) vs. Thomas County Central (14-0), 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 13

  • Flag Football, Division 3 championship: Teams TBD, 11 a.m.
  • Class 3A Division: Cedar Grove (9-5) vs. Savannah Christian (12-2), 1 p.m.
  • Class 5A Division: Creekside (13-1) vs. Coffee (14-0), 4 p.m.
  • Class 7A Division: Walton (14-0) vs. Milton (12-2), 7 p.m.

Tickets: Tickets are $20 per day (good for all games) and available only at GoFans.