The 3rd Annual Erk Russell High School Classic will feature local area regional high school football teams which will compete at Paulson Stadium on August 23, 2014. The first game will feature the North Oconee Titans playing against the Coffee County Trojans at 5 p.m. The second game will be the Burke County Bears playing against the Statesboro Blue Devils at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 before the event and are $15 the day of the event. Tickets may be purchased at the participating high schools. Parking in the Erk Russell Athletic Park is $5 for a vehicle and $10 for an RV or vehicle with a trailer. Part of the proceeds from the event will go to the EFAA. Check back to this page for more information about the 2014 event.
The Erk Russell Classic began in 2012 as the pet project of Georgia Southern’s Eagle Football Alumni Association and has already seen two seasons of high attendance and compelling contests. By utilizing the same field that Russell used to create the Eagles’ football powerhouse, the EFAA is striving to make sure that Russell’s name will always be stamped on football events in Statesboro.