7.23 APS Football Season Kicks Off Today with Media Day

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APS Kicks Off 2018 Football Season Today with Media Day Event at College Football HOF

ATLANTA — Last week the Southeastern Conference (SEC) invaded the College Football Hall of Fame for its annual “SEC Media Days” event. Today, Atlanta Public Schools will take over the venue, as players who hope to play in the SEC will talk about their prospects for the 2018 season.

For the first time ever, APS will host its annual Football Media Day at the College Football Hall of Fame (250 Marietta Street, NW), this morning (Monday, July 23) at 10 a.m. Head coaches and top players from all 11 high schools with varsity football programs will talk about their team’s chances this season. The event will be streamed live on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaPublicSchools/. Following the event, coaches and players will be taken on a tour of the facility.

Last year, APS had one of its most successful seasons districtwide, as six schools advanced to the state playoffs (B.E.S.T. Academy, Carver, Douglass, Maynard Jackson, Mays and South Atlanta), with four advancing to the second round (B.E.S.T. Academy, Carver, Maynard Jackson and Mays). Mays advanced to the Class AAAAAA state quarterfinals for the second consecutive season while Carver advanced to the Class AAAAA state semifinals for the first time in 50 years.

The first day of practice is Wednesday, July 25.

WHO: APS varsity high school football teams kick off the 2018 season.

WHAT: Football Media Day (Streaming live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaPublicSchools/)

WHEN: Today (Monday, July 23) at 10 a.m.

WHERE: College Football Hall of Fame | 250 Marietta Street, NW

NOTE: Non-media attendees must purchase general admission tickets for entrance into the College Football Hall of Fame: $21.99/Adults; $18.99/Students with ID and seniors (65+); $17.99/Children, 3-12 years old; Free/Military (active or retired), children under 3.

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