Cherokee High School will play host to the Georgia Middle School Athletic Association (GMSAA) Kick-Off Classic for the second straight year. The event will take place at Tommy Baker Field at 9 a.m. Aug. 17 and will feature several of the state’s top middle school football programs in a jamboree format for grades 6-8. Each team will face two opponents in their division.
Eighth-grade teams will compete from 9-11 a.m. For the schedule and opponents Click Here
Sixth-grade teams play 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For schedule and opponents Click Here
Seventh-grader compete 1-3 p.m. For schedule and opponents Click Here
Teams participating this year are Woodstock, Riverwood, Johns Creek, Centennial, Chattahoochee, Marietta, River Ridge and Sequoyah.
The event will end with Cherokee facing Roswell in a series of scrimmages
Sixth-grade game will be at 3:30 p.m.
Seventh-grade game at 5:30 p.m.
Eighth-grade at 7:30 p.m.
This will be a major fundraising event for the local football program. “It’s not just for the families of the players, but for the whole community,” said Cherokee Warrior Touchdown Club member Duane Graham. On their website, The Cherokee Warriors are encouraging all to “attend so they can get the stadium thumping against Roswell as the fans at Roswell plan to come full force to show they are legitimate contenders in the region.” But the Cherokee Warriors stated they plan to spoil that quickly.
Full concessions with cold drinks, food and snacks will be available for purchase. Transportation will be provided between the main and practice fields for senior adults who need assistance, and fans wanting to get to the concessions and other coaches wanting to watch other teams. Admission is $3 for students and $5 for adults.
To learn more information, you can Click Here for the Cherokee Warriors website.