Stars align on Thursday, December 29 as the state’s top juniors from across Georgia travel to Walter H. Cantrell Stadium at McEachern High School in Powder Springs to test their skills at the Elite Junior Classic. Handpicked from all over the Peach State, talent will be aplenty as scouts keep an eye on what transpires.
The fourth installment of the Georgia Elite Classic is poised for a high school football All-Star marathon on December 29 at McEachern High School that will showcase four games for the first time.
Last year saw the annual junior all-star game add a sophomore game for the first time. The sophomore and junior all-star games will once again be the showcase of the three days of activities, practice and competition. However, this year there will also be a B2C All-Star eighth-grade game and a senior game for the first time.
The eighth-grade game will start at 11 a.m., and with neighboring practice fields surrounding the stadium, the next teams can start warming up on schedule to keep the event running seamlessly with the sophomores following at 1 p.m. and the juniors at 4. At 7 and under the lights in an intriguing new format, the Georgia Elite Classic will showcase the state’s top uncommitted seniors. The selection process for the senior game began in November and gives college football hopefuls a chance to gain interest and boost their rank as National Signing Day sits barely a month away.
Born to Compete is teaming up with the Georgia Elite Classic to put on the eighth-grade game. Born to Compete or (B2C) is a media website for youth sports that offers coaches, family members, and young athletes from ages 6-14 an outlet to celebrate and support their athletic endeavors. B2C’s media coverage spans several states including Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, California, Alabama, New York, Rhode Island, Delaware, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Ohio, and Tennessee.
With four all-star games, the Georgia Elite Classic Showcases has already held four showcases throughout the state in Warner Robins, Richmond Hill, Gwinnett County and Walton High School, presenting opportunities for players to earn a place in December’s games.
The last showcase is Dec. 18 at McEachern and there is still time to sign up.