ROSWELL, Ga. — This year’s Class 4A state championship game may not have the pomp and circumstance of being played in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but a state title will still be on the line Friday as Marist hosts Blessed Trinity.
And that’s just fine with Titan’s head coach Tim McFarlin.
“The way I look at it, and the kids too, is we are fortunate enough to be playing for a state championship, we’re not going to complain about where,” he said.
The GHSA postponed last Saturday’s state title game due to potential unsafe road conditions with ice on the roads. Only two of the eight contests of the Friday and Saturday schedule were completed.
BT’s game was still set to be played at the scheduled 4:30 p.m. kickoff time after Friday, but late Saturday morning the GHSA announced that the 4A championship was also postponed.
In a statement, the GHSA said after discussions with Mercedes-Benz stadium officials and Georgia Public Broadcasting staff, BT’s game and the following 7A state title game were postponed due to safety concerns.
“We regret not being able to play our full schedule of championship games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but GHSA’s priority is the safety of teams and fans traveling to the game,” the statement said.
The GHSA later announced the team with the highest playoff seeding would host the rescheduled games. With Marist holding a No. 1 seed, the 4A state title game will be played this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Marist.
The game will be streamed on the NFHS Network, an online streaming outlet.
GPB was slated to air all state championship games but has yet to announce whether they will broadcast the rescheduled contests.