GHSA postpones football playoffs to accommodate Friday's game between Georgia and Georgia Tech

Georgia and Georgia Tech will play this fall on Black Friday, a day normally reserved for high school football in Georgia. The GHSA has made an adjustment.

In a move that makes sense for everyone involved, the Georgia High School Association has decided to postpone the football playoff semifinals by a week to avoid an overlap with the Friday night game between Georgia and Georgia Tech on Nov. 29, Todd Holcomb of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The move to Friday's game, which will be Georgia's first home game of its kind since 1994, was announced Thursday. Georgia and Georgia Tech will join Ole Miss and Mississippi State in primetime on Black Friday. The Egg Bowl will be played at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, followed by Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate at 7:30 p.m.

The news from the GHSA is important for several reasons. The most important is that it gives high schools the spotlight they deserve. Georgia is one of the greatest high school football states in the nation and making it to the semifinals is a huge accomplishment. This will allow fans to watch the Georgia-Georgia Tech game without missing any of the high school action. It will also allow Georgia and Georgia Tech's staff to attend these games, which is huge for recruiting. Kirby Smart most likely wasn't too thrilled about the prospect of missing out on these semifinal games and the chance to recruit.

The postponement also pushes the state championship games back a week to Dec. 16-18 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This will avoid an overlap with the SEC Championship on Dec. 7.

All in all, the new off week in the GHSA Football Playoffs is a huge win for football fans across Georgia. It's certainly a longer season for those who make it to the final four, but I doubt any coaches or players will complain about a week off.

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