UPDATE: The 2016 Georgia High School football schedules were released on March 22nd, 2016. They are currently being published to this website.
This is a question we have been getting asked quite a lot over the last few weeks. Remember that athletic directors are working right now to square away the 2016 schedule. We look for most schedules to be ready by the end of the school year. Note that athletic directors are often coaches of other sports like wrestling, track and field or baseball.
With this being the case, the coach and athletic director has to get through the season before planning the next season. If we are lucky, some of the HS football schedules will be available to us by the time spring games are over.
Most high schools cannot start practicing until August 1st, 2016 so the schedule won’t matter much until then. Look for some of the best teams in each state to start planning scrimmages and jamborees in mid August. Although it will be extremely hot, coaches want to see what their players can do before the actual season starts.
Do not be surprised to see scrimmages in just shoulder pads and helmets. Some will run skeleton drills in which it will be 7 on 7 with just a QB, RB and WRs. Some teams will sneak some TE throws in, but it will mostly be WRs and RBs. The defense will just have linebackers, corners and safeties. In essence, it is just the skill positions that will get to enjoy these types of scrimmages.
The offensive and defensive linemen might not get full pad game action until the last when in August which will be the first game.