Inclement Weather Forces Rescheduling of Several GHSA Football State Championship Games
On Friday, a snow storm touched down in Atlanta and unexpectedly caused the cancellation of several of the Georgia High School Association's football State Championship games. Original forecast predicted the storm to only drop one inch of snow mainly north of Atlanta. However by 11:00AM, weather updates showed that the storm would dump much more snow than originally anticipated and school systems began closing early and area business began to send employees home as well. Meanwhile, at the new Mercedes Benz Stadium, day one of the GHSA football state championship games were underway but concerns about traveling to the stadium for the later games scheduled forced GHSA officials to originally postpone the last two of the four games scheduled for Friday, as well as the first game of the four scheduled for Saturday. As weather updates continued to come in and the storm began to be worse than expected, GHSA officials added the second game for Saturday to the list of postponed games. By Saturday morning, GHSA made an official announcement that all six of the remaining championship games would be rescheduled for the weekend of December 15th and 16th with the higher seeded team of each match up hosting the competition. In the case of the Rome and Warner Robins game in which both teams are undefeated, a coin toss determined the location, as Rome will travel to Warner Robins on Friday, December 15th for the Class 5A Championship. To view the complete rescheduled dates click here.