The Georgia High School Association has released the state’s 2016 high school football schedule. The upcoming season will feature the addition of a seventh classification. Class AAAAAAA will feature 48 of the top teams in the state.
Region 1-AAAAAAA, which includes 2015 High School Football America national champ Colquitt County, has only four teams, which meant teams had to find seven non-league games. The Packers, which have won 30 straight, are teamed-up with Camden County, Lowndes and Tift County. All four teams will play out-of-state opponents in 2016.
On August 27th, Colquitt County, which won the state’s last two Class AAAAAA titles, will play a home game against American Heritage from Plantation, Florida. Last year, the Patriots spent a significant amount of time in our national rankings after winning back-to-back Florida 5A state titles in 2013 and 2014. The Packers other non-league games are against Mill Creek, Tucker, Roswell, Brookwood and Valdosta. CC beat Roswell 30-13 in the state championship game in December.
Camden County will open the season with three straight road games in Florida against Oakleaf, Venice and Columbia. Lowndes, which opens the season against crosstown rival Valdosta on August 19th, will play Florida’s Bayside on August 26th. Tift County will head to Colorado to face ThunderRidge on September 1st.