SportSouth named exclusive TV partner for Corky Kell Classic
ATLANTA — SportSouth, a FOX Sports Regional Network, will be the official television partner of the 2014 MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic and will televise all seven Georgia high school football games played on August 22nd and 23rd. In addition, SportsRadio 92-9 The Game will broadcast the games via radio for the second straight year.
All games will air live on both television and radio.
"We are thrilled to have SportSouth and 92-9 The Game as media partners for the 23rd Annual MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic," said Dave Hunter, the event’s Executive Director. "As we continue to move forward, we see this event growing to a more regional television audience and weâll be able to do this with the FOX Sports Regional Networks and CBS Radio."
Jeff Genthner, Senior Vice President and General Manager of SportSouth, added: "As it is our mission to deliver the best in local sports across the Southeast region, we think high school football should play a part in that equation, and especially so in Georgia."
"Having the largest sports radio signal in North Georgia, we have a responsibility to deliver the best in live and local content to our listeners. We believe the Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic fits this goal perfectly," said Terry Foxx, 92-9 The Game Program Director.
In addition, sports media company PlayOn Sports is the Classicâs new production partner. PlayOn Sports is the largest rights holder, producer and aggregator of high school sporting events distributed across television, the internet and mobile devices.
Previously held at the Georgia Dome, the Classic will be played at the state-of-the-art Walter Cantrell Stadium, located at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, GA. The stadium is the largest of its kind in Georgia with first-class facilities and holds the title of having the largest high school video scoreboard in the world. The Classic will return to the Dome for 2015 and 2016 games before moving to The New Atlanta Stadium in 2017.
2014 Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic Schedule
Friday, Aug. 22
6:00 p.m. — Creekview vs. North Paulding
8:45 p.m. — Sandy Creek vs. Archer
Saturday, Aug. 23
9:00 a.m. — Carrollton vs. Kell
11:45 a.m. — Mill Creek vs. Colquitt County
2:45 p.m. — Valdosta vs. Brookwood
5:45 p.m. — Tucker vs. Norcross
8:30 p.m. — North Gwinnett vs. McEachern
About the Corky Kell Classic
Launched in 1992, the MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic is a Georgia high school football event and was the first event ever to be held at the Georgia Dome. The Classic kicks off the highly competitive high school football season in Georgia every August with partial proceeds benefitting the Kell Foundation to fund scholarships. Throughout the years the games have included top talent in both Georgia and across the nation. Marketed and operated by Score Atlanta and a group that includes former successful high school coaches Dave Hunter and Jim Dorsey, in the past three years the Classic has reached more than 2.1 million television and internet viewers with a total game attendance of more than 100,000 fans. For 2014, the Classic has grown from five to seven games with 14 teams in participation. The Classic will return to the Georgia Dome in 2015 and 2016 before moving to the new Falcons stadium in 2017. For more information, visit www.corkykell.com.
About SportsRadio 92-9 The Game
SportsRadio 92-9 The Game is the only Live and Local 24 hours a day, seven days a week station in Atlanta. The Game delivers the best news and entertainment from celebrity hosts who have made history in the world of sports. The station can be heard on-air at 92.9FM, online at www.929thegame.com and through the Radio.com app for mobile devices. SportsRadio 92-9 The Game is owned by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, with 126 stations across 27 markets, including all of the Top 10. CBS RADIO pioneered the sports radio format more than 25 years ago and has more than two dozen all-sports stations among its portfolio, the majority of which are in the Top 15 markets nationwide. Several of these CBS RADIO stations serve as the flagship broadcaster of a major league sports team, including full coverage of six NBA teams across the nation.