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Another Corky Kell Invite for Walton

The Raiders will be opening their 2013 football season in the Georgia Dome.

Another Corky Kell Invite for Walton

The Walton High School football team didn't get as far as it hoped this season -- a first round loss at home in the state playoffs to finish with a 7-4 record, with many key players battling injuries along the way.

But the Raiders will have plenty to be excited about heading into next year as they learned Monday they've been chosen to participate in the Corky Kell Classic scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. 

Walton will be playing Peachtree Ridge at 11:45 a.m. in the second game of the five-game extravaganza. Kell High School, named after the late Wheeler High School coach and the namesake of the Georgia Dome event, will meet Chattahoochee at 9 a.m. to start the day.

The Raiders defeated Peachtree Ridge in the 2011 Corky Kell Classic as they compiled a record season, reaching the Class AAAAA state championship game.

But Walton will be losing much of its offensive talent. Senior running back Tyren Jones and quarterback Parker McLeod will be heading to the University of Alabama, and offensive lineman Brandon Kublanow is bound for the University of Georgia.

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