covid-19 sports

High School Football Teams to End Regular Season

Nov 20, 2020
Scott Faytok / NJ Advanced Media

This weekend will be the last of the high school football regular season before playoffs begin

A number of high school football teams around Athens will be looking to close out their 2020 regular season on a high note.

Jefferson County and Madison County will be facing off tonight, as well as Athens Christian and Prince Avenue. Commerce, Winder-Barrow, Oglethorpe County, and Oconee County will all also be in action tonight.

Meanwhile Clarke Central and North Oconee will be off.

This week on Athens News Matters:

Athens News Matters: Sports and COVID-19

Nov 20, 2020

Most major college football programs, as well as the NFL, are playing games. But how well are the various leagues handling COVID-19 safety? Sports Journalist from Beyond the Trestle, Johnathan McGinty joins us to shed light on these safety procedures.

The Brunswick News

The yearly Georgia-Florida game is this weekend, but because of Coronavirus, its gonna look a little different both in Jacksonville and on Saint Simons Island.


Tomorrow in Jacksonville, the No. 5 ranked University of Georgia football team will take on the No.8 ranked University of Florida. The traditional rivalry game will be a little different this year, however, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


UGA Football to Take on Crimson Tide This Weekend

Oct 16, 2020

Tomorrow the No. 3 ranked University of Georgia football team will travel to Tuscaloosa to play the No. 2 ranked University of Alabama. 


Fans looking to attend the game will see social distancing guidelines reduce attendance to just 20 percent of what is traditional. There will also be no tailgating allowed before the game. 

There is however some uncertainty as to how the game itself will play out. Earlier this week Alabama head coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19, along with University of Alabama Athletic Director Greg Byrne.