Woodstock will play in the state’s first regular-season football game Thursday at home against Johns Creek in a game televised by WSB.
The Cherokee Tribune reports that the game, originally scheduled to be played Friday, was moved up after Woodstock school officials got a call from WSB in the spring asking the school if it would be open to playing a day earlier.
The Tribune quotes athletic director Scott Krug as saying it’s the prefect way begin the school year.
“It’s going to be awesome,” he said. “Normally, the (Corky Kell Classic) games played at the (Georgia) Dome kick off the year, so were honored to host Johns Creek. It’s great to be able to kick off the whole state. Getting to play on TV is something that doesn’t happen often, or playing in the first game of the year. Now we get to do both.”
The game will be aired live at 7:30 p.m., online at www.wsbtv.com and via WSB’s digital cable outlet on Comcast Cable channel 248. A rebroadcast will follow on WSB’s primary channel at 1 a.m. on the morning of Aug. 25.
It will be the first of two WSB-televised Thursday games for local teams. Etowah will host Milton for an Oct. 4 game.