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    Athletic Director: Shaquille Gatlin

    Email: gatlins@clarke.k12.ga.us

    Assistant Athletic Director: Terrica Faust

    Email:  faustte@clarke.k12.ga.us

    New 6th Grade Sports Participation Policy 

    The Clarke County Board of Education approved a revision to Board Policy IDE(2) that allows sixth-grade students who are eligible to try out and compete on designated middle schools' athletics teams for the 2023 - 2024 school year. Please reach out to the school's athletic director or principal for additional information. 


    To COMPETE in any sport, student-athletes need to be ACADEMICALLY ELIGIBLE, which means that they PASS at least 6 out of 8 core classes for the past two semesters. Current 6th-grade students have the eligibility requirement waived for Fall sports.  

    Cougar Athletic Teams

    Fall sports seasons include: August - October

    • Volleyball  (6th - 8th grade)
    • Athens Jaguars Youth Football & Cheerleading (6th & 7th grade) - Click this link to sign up 
    • Freshman C-Team Football (8th grade, combined with Hilsman Middle School, and practices at Cedar Shoals)
    • Softball (8th grade, practices at Cedar Shoals)

    Winter sports seasons include: October - February

    • Boys and Girls Basketball (7th & 8th grade)
    • Cheerleading (7th & 8th grade)
    • Community Youth and Development Organization 6th-grade Boys & Girls Basketball  
    • Wrestling (8th grade, practices with Cedar Shoals)

    Spring sports seasons include: February - April

    • Boys and Girls Soccer (6th - 8th grade)
    • Boys and Girls Track & Field (6th - 8th grade)  
    • Baseball (8th grade, practices at Cedar Shoals)