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Middle Georgia teams are preparing for the state title game. Here’s how you can, too.

Here is the schedule for the GHSA state championship

Three Middle Georgia teams will compete in the GHSA state championship Tuesday, Dec. 11.
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Three Middle Georgia teams will compete in the GHSA state championship Tuesday, Dec. 11.

The Middle Georgia area had three teams secure a spot in the state championship games for three different classifications.

Due to Atlanta United clinching the Eastern Conference title, the games will be played on alternate dates. The GHSA booked these dates in advance to insure that the games would be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium after moving the games last year due to weather

Here is the schedule and things to know for each school:

Peach County: 1 p.m. kickoff time against Cedar Grove

The Peach County school system will be closed on Tuesday so that faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to go and support the team at in Atlanta. Fans are able to purchase tickets at the school through Friday, Dec. 7. The ticket is good for all games played on Tuesday.

Fans unable to make the game can watch via live streams available through GPB.org and NFHS Network. It can also be found on GPB TV from a local cable provider.

Game day parking for Peach County will be available in the red and silver lots for $17.95 online in advance or $20 if purchased day of. The parking pass is good for the entire day.

Warner Robins: 4:30 p.m. kickoff time against Bainbridge

Warner Robins High School will end its day early on Tuesday. The set dismissal time is 12 p.m. in order to allow faculty, staff and students a chance to go up for the game. The school is also organizing a team send-off, but a time has not been scheduled as of yet.

Fans who are interested in going can buy tickets from the school during regular school hours from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost of the tickets from the school are $22 which is lower than the price offered at the gate, $29.50.

The game will be broadcast on viewers’ local GPB TV station. Live streams are also available through GPB.org and NFHS Network. Parking is the same as the other schools.

Fans also have the option to ride a fan bus for $40 which includes a ticket to the game. In order to sign up, contact wmwildes@cox.net with your name, phone number and the number of seats that needed.

Warner Robins will also be selling t-shirts in advance of the game. Orders are due by this Friday and pick-up is at the school on Monday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Northside: 8 p.m. kickoff time against Lee County

With the late start time, the Eagles will not release students early or cancel for the day on Tuesday. However, classes have been pushed back until 10 a.m. Wednesday to allow faculty, staff and students time to get back from the game. The doors to the school will open at 9:30 a.m. The bus routes will be the same, but pick-up time will be 2 hours and 45 minutes later than usual.

No send-off or pep rally has been announced at this time.

Tickets are available for pick up at the school at the discounted rate of $22 instead of the $29.50 on the day of at the gate. The parking for the other schools above will also apply for Northside’s game. As the visiting team, Northside fans will enter at gate two.

Northside is also organizing a bus trip for fans. It is $20 for the bus ride and does not include a ticket. One bus will leave at 11 a.m. for those who are want to see the full day of games. The second bus will leave at 4 p.m. for those interested in just the Northside game. The times are subject to change, so check with the school before those times to verify.

Those unable to attend the game have the same viewing options for TV and streaming as listed above.

Keep in mind: Mercedes-Benz Stadium has regulations on the type of bag fans can bring into the stadium. Only clear purses and bags under the size of 1 foot by 6 inches are permitted.

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