COVINGTON — The Newton County School System has announced its 2020 high school football schedule. 

The schedule is available at the following link:

In addition, the following new stadium guidelines will be in effect for Sharp Stadium:

Sharp Stadium attendance will be capped at 25% of stadium capacity.

Varsity football games ticket prices will be $10. All county schools will utilize GoFan digital ticketing to avoid cash transactions.

Admission to events will be limited to paid tickets or persons possessing a GHSA pass. County employee ID’s and Newton County Gold passes will not be honored for admission as in previous years.

Parents/guardians of football players, cheerleaders, band and drill/dance team members will be allowed first option of buying football game tickets. Any remaining tickets will be released to the public on a first come basis on the school’s GoFan website.

Signage of the NCSS EVENT SAFETY STATUS will be displayed and communicated through the public address announcements.

Spectators must observe the requirements of the NCSS EVENT SAFETY STATUS for mask wear and social distancing.

No fans will be allowed to enter the playing area before, during or after an event. (Exception may be parent escort during homecoming or Senior Night)

No visiting bands will travel to football games.

Concession sales will be dependent upon the NCSS Safety Status and very limited if allowed.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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