Three APS high schools—Therrell, North Atlanta and Grady—will celebrate their homecoming on Saturday, October 13, 2012 during APS’ fourth annual Atlanta Domecoming Classic. Young and Price middle schools will face-off in the middle school football championship at 11:00 am. The championship will be followed by the three high school games: Therrell vs. Carver at 2:00 pm, North Atlanta vs. Southwest DeKalb at 5:00 pm and Grady vs. Washington at 8:00 pm.
Domecoming is a celebration of APS’ athletic program and schools and an opportunity for student athletes to play at a professional arena—the Georgia Dome. Homecoming festivities begin at half-time. Jumbo screens and ribbon boards will enhance the Domecoming experience for fans, as they cheer for their schools while watching vivid displays of the action.
Domecoming is a great environment for homecoming, students and high school football. Principals celebrating homecoming are hoping to see their school’s entire student body and their families at the dome cheering for their teams. In previous years, students, families, alumni, APS staff and residents from school communities have come out to show their support.
APS athletics director Jeff Beggs says, “Domecoming is a great celebration for the district as a whole, as well as all of our schools. It’s also a great opportunity for our athletes, since it gives them a chance to play on a big stage, on the same field as professional athletes in the Georgia Dome. For most of them, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Tickets for Domecoming can be purchased in advance at the participating schools for $10 or at the Georgia Dome on the day of the game for $15. Ticket prices are the same for children and adults, and ticket holders may attend multiple Domecoming games.