Hello Canes Community,

We hope this newsletter finds each of you doing well and excited about our Purple Hurricanes playing for the AAAA State Football Championship on Wednesday, December 12th at 4:30 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. We also hope you can come out and show your support for our football team, our band members, our cheerleaders, our athletic trainers, and our school. This is an exciting time for CHS!

The intent of newsletter is to provide all of you with detailed information about the AAAA State Championship Game and the events leading up to the game, itself.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support and GO CANES!!!!

School & Game Information

School Bell Schedule for Wednesday, December 12

8th period-8:30- 8:53

7th period-8:58-9:21

1st period- 9:26-9:49

2nd period- 9:54-10:17

3rd period-10:22-10:45

4th period-10:50-11:20 (LUNCH)

5th period-11:25-11:55 (LUNCH)

6th period-12:00-12:30 (LUNCH)

**School will be released for the day at 12:30 and normal bus routes will run at this time.

**We will follow the FAB Wednesday lunch procedures. Students in grades 9 and 12 will report to the cafeteria for lunch. Students in grades 10 and 11 will report to the old gym for lunch.

**If students do not have an assigned class during a class period, they are to report to the auditorium. This will apply to students who have 1st period minimum day, work-based learning, and dual enrollment students.

Game Information for Wednesday, December 12

4:30 p.m.- Cartersville vs. Blessed Trinity at Mercedes-Benz Stadium


GHSA determines the price of game tickets. We received 4,000 presale tickets from GHSA, and if we sell out, we will not receive any additional tickets to sell for the game.

Ticket prices are as follows:

$22 for presale tickets purchased at CHS (includes facility fee);
$29.50 for tickets purchased at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium (includes facility & box office fees)

We will sell tickets at the Church Street ticket gate from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, December 5

Thursday, December 6

Friday, December 7

Monday, December 10

Tuesday, December 11

We will only accept cash or credit card payments. NO checks will be accepted.

We highly encourage everyone to buy a game ticket before the game to avoid paying the box office fees. The prices listed above are for ALL game tickets. Tickets will not be sold at a discounted price for students. Babies in arms will be admitted without a ticket per GHSA policy.

Only GHSA passes can be used for admittance to the game. Cartersville City School System badges cannot be used for admission into the championship game.

Fan bus:

We will have fan buses available for fans who do not wish to drive to the game. Cartersville High School students may ride the fan bus without a parent, but students in the lower grade levels (middle, elementary, and pre-k) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

There is a $7.00 fee for anyone who rides the fan bus. You can sign-up and pay to ride the fan bus when you purchase your game ticket through pre-sales.

The fan buses will leave at 2:00 p.m. from our student parking lot (parking lot on the right of the school if you are facing the front entrance to our school). Anyone riding a fan bus must have their game ticket in-hand when loading the bus on Wednesday, December 12.

The fan buses will leave Mercedes-Benz Stadium to return to Cartersville approximately 30 minutes after our game is over.

State play-off t-shirts:

State play-off t-shirts must be ordered and paid for in advance. Please use the following link for access to all t-shirt ordering information:


Cost: $15.00 per t-shirt

Team send-off:

We will hold a send-off as the football team loads the buses and heads to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. We will begin lining up for the send-off at 12:45. The team will depart at approximately 1:00. Please know there will be limited parking and heavy traffic on campus as we will still be in our dismissal process. No one is allowed to block our two student pick-up areas for car riders or interfere with our school buses as they load students and exit campus. Parking will be available in our student parking lot after our student drivers leave campus at the 12:30 dismissal. Fans are welcome to line the sidewalks of Church Street as our team departs from school.

Parking and entering Mercedes-Benz Stadium:

It has already been determined we will be the visiting team for the state championship game. Per the GHSA website, the visiting team’s fans should enter through Gate 2. We suggest buying a parking permit in advance, if you are driving to the game. This link, https://parking.mercedesbenzstadium.com/events/65571/ghsa-class-4a takes you to a webpage containing general parking information and has a map of available parking lots at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Useful websites:

GHSA- Georgia High School Association football championship link:


Mercedes-Benz Stadium: (please make sure to review the clear bag policy)