Prep Football: Jackets’ defense, clutch plays lead way to Benz

Calhoun’s Davis Allen (44) runs toward the end zone on a six-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter.

Tim Godbee, Photographer

This Friday, Dec. 8 will be a field trip day for students and staff at Calhoun City Schools. The Calhoun Yellow Jacket football team will be playing for the state championship at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta at 1 p.m. that day. Parents and students are encouraged to go to the game to help support the team.

Due to the need for transportation, totaling more than 14 buses, and the attendance of students, teachers, parents and community members, the school system has determined that we must close school this Friday, Dec. 8. Again, the trip to Atlanta will be treated as field trip leave.

The Official State Football Championship Shirts are now available for purchase online at Calhoun High School's ONLINE CHAMPIONSHIP SHIRT STORE and at any school office and the central office location. Payment may be made with check, money order or cash, but we strongly encourage you to order online if possible (payment via PayPal or credit/debit card).

Orders must be submitted no later than Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at noon. Shirts will be available for pick up from 12-4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at your specified pickup location. If not picked up prior to 4 p.m., they will be available for pickup from 5-8 p.m. at Calhoun High School on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 7. Printable Form and online store access at


All tickets are $22 and may be purchased in advance at the CHS school store or at the central office beginning at noon on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. You may also purchase tickets on-site at the Mercedes Benz ticket office. Sale Hours: Monday - 12-3:30 p.m.; Tuesday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Wednesday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Thursday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Please note: You are welcome to bring your cowbells, but airhorns, whistles, etc. are not permitted. Please pay special attention to the Clear Bag Policy for the stadium. This will be strictly enforced.


Please park in the GOLD, BLUE and YELLOW lots and enter through GATE 1.

GHSA Passes will be honored at the GATE 2 TICKET OFFICE

Thank you for your continued support of our students. Go Jackets! See you at the Benz!