The Georgia Elite Classic will celebrate its fifth year this December with the addition of a freshman All-Star Game at McEachern High School on Dec. 28. The games, created by the Corky Kell leadership team of Dave Hunter and I.J. Rosenberg, have become one of the top high school December All-Star events in the county and are always well-attended as well as receiving a lot of attention from recruiting services and college programs and coaches. There will be a total of five games at McEachern beginning with an B2C Eighth Grade All-Stars showdown at 9 a.m., followed the Freshman All-Stars at 11 a.m., the Sophomore All-Stars at 1:30 a.m., the Junior All-Stars at 4:15 p.m. and the Senior All-Stars will finish off the day with a 7 p.m. kickoff.  There will be more than 400 players participating and all high school players in the state of Georgia are eligible to make the teams and can register to be considered by CLICKING HERE. A committee of coaches will begin picking the players in mid-October and send out invites. The game includes staying for two nights at the Marriott Northwest across from the new Atlanta Braves ballpark as well as all meals, a game jersey, a bag of swag, three practices and a night out at Stars & Strikes with all the teams. The information for the games can be found at and again you can register to be considered by CLICKING HERE.

Georgia Elite Classic sets 2017 dates

The Georgia Elite Classic is excited to announce its dates for the 2017 games to be played at McEachern High School. The Classic will be going into its fifth season and the three-day event will be held Dec. 26-28. There also will be a freshman game this season in addition to sophomore, junior and senior games and just as the Classic did in 2016, gameday on Dec. 28 will open with a B2C eighth-grade All-Star game.
In the upcoming weeks, the Classic will also announce its new recruiting partner, expected to be one of the top recruiting services in the country as well as dates for combine tryouts which will be held throughout Georgia during the spring.
In addition, the Classic will soon announce its plans for 2018 when Super Bowl LIII comes to town in February of 2019. The Classic plans to play its games during Super Bowl week as well as bringing in an All-Star team from another state.
The Georgia Elite Classic is an event run under direction of Score Atlanta which also handles the Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic and Signing Day Frenzy among other events. Last December, more than 320 football players and 64 coaches from around the state participated in the Georgia Elite Classic in four games at McEachern.
For more information, go to or call 404-246-7819.

Class of 2018 set to shine at Elite Classic

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.

Georgia Elite Classic schedules four all-star games

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.



Photo By Jeff Martin, XOS

Junior Elite Classic: American 38, National 14

Photo courtesy of Jeff Martin

The American Team used explosive plays, trickery and opportunistic defense to run away with a 38-14 victory over the National Team in the 2015 Junior Elite Classic Saturday at McEachern’s Cantrell Stadium. Northside-Warner Robins quarterback Tobias Oliver lined up at wide receiver for the American team and showcased his big-play ability right away. Oliver capped off the first drive with a 59-yard touchdown catch from McEachern quarterback Bailey Hockman. The National Team responded with a 10-play, 70-yard drive that ended with a 32-yard touchdown pass from Woodward Academy’s Ryan Glover to Lowndes’ Xavier Jenkins. The teams traded touchdowns once again and entered the second quarter tied 14-14. Hockman found Mays wideout Corey Reed for a 4-yard touchdown and the National team got on the board with a 7-yard run by Roswell’s Sheldon Evans.

The second quarter was where the American team took control of the game as Marist quarterback Jack Dinges took over for Hockman and used a methodical 16-play drive that ended with a 2-yard touchdown run by Locust Grove’s Caleb Huntley. The drive ate up 6:35 of clock and allowed the American Team to take a 21-14 halftime lead. The teams went scoreless in the third quarter before the American team poured on 17 more points in the final frame.

Greater Atlanta Christian kicker Brooks Bruce nailed a 49-yard field goal to make it 24-14 and on the ensuing kickoff Mays’ A.J. Cayetano forced and recovered a LeAntony Williams fumble to set up great field position for the American offense. On the next snap, Hockman completed a double-reverse flea flicker to a side-open J.D. King for a 33-yard score. The final points came with 2:24 left in the game when Dinges lobbed a perfect 53-yard touchdown pass to King.

Hockman was named offensive MVP with his three touchdown performance and Cairo’s Walter Grant picked up defensive MVP honors with his five tackles, two sacks and fumble recovery.

Glynn Academy’s Deejay Dallas led the National team with 74 receiving yards. Xavier McKinney posted six tackles, one tackle for loss and a forced fumble in the defeat.