Recap of 30th annual Corky Kell Classic

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After a year off due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 30th annual Corky Kell Classic didn’t disappoint. In fact, in most cases, it opened a lot of eyes as to which teams are going to be in the hunt for a deep run into the postseason.

The four-day, 11-game event featured 13 teams in the 2021 Preseason High School Football America 100 powered by NFL Play Football, the NFL’s initiative to provide fun and engaging experience for players of all ages and skill levels. When the curtain fell, No. 13 Lowndes and No. 179 Parkview and No. 189 North Gwinnett got early wake-up calls when they tasted defeat.

On the other hand, Walton, which started as an honorable mention, and unranked Mill Creek left Mercedes Benz Stadium on Saturday with high-hopes after impressive wins.

Below is a recap of every game.

30th Corky Kell Classic

Augst 20 at Dacula High School

August 19 at West Forsyth High School

West Forsyth 38 Carver, Atlanta 8

West Forsyth pulled away from Atlanta Carver in the second half to capture a 38-8 victory. With just a 7-0 lead at the half, quarterback Keegan Stover took control in the second half. On the night, he tossed four touchdown passes.

Cherokee 52 May 6

The event opened with Cherokee rolling by Mays 52-6. Maryland-recruit AJ Swann tossed four touchdown passes in the victory.

Cherokee began the year as an honorable mention team in our national rankings.

Throughout 2021, High School Football America is featuring Cherokee in a series called Hometown Team. HSFA is based in Canton, Georgia.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.