GMS Football Need To Know August  Edition:

We welcome our student athletes back to Gettys as we prepare for another GMS football season. Per SCHSL Return to Sports 2.0 on September 8 we will have a full return to sports for football. All students in grades 7 and 8 are welcome to attend practices.

Practice times will be as follows:

Starting September 8 - September 18, Monday through Friday, practice will be from 6:00pm until 8:00pm each day.

Starting September 21 practice times will be Monday and Tuesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm and Wednesdays from 3:45pm - 5:00pm. 

For each practice students will need to bring:
- A mask
- Water to last for a two hour workout
- A mouth piece
- Cleats and tennis shoes. 

For students to participate in live conditioning students must have a physical dated after April 1 and a signed COVID 19 Informed Consent form and a signed Parent/Guardian Concussion Acknowledgement form turned in to Dr. Strickland. GMS Main Office is open 8:00-4:00 each day Monday through Friday for additional assistance.


Football Timeline:

August 17 (Phase 1.5)– Begin using shared equipment and helmets

Shoulder pads and Return to Sports 2.0 with no restriction to group size – September 8. At this time all equipment can be used during football work outs.

Full pads – September 10 

Get Connected to Information

Sources of information will be two important methods: Schoology Group and Remind. Join both for all football information and access to forms, schedules and announcements.


Steps to joining the 2020 GMS Football Schoology Group:

  1. Have players sign into Schoology
  2. Click Groups
  3. Click Join Group or the + icon
  4. Type in the access code JT4Z-C28B-4Z36P
  5. You are now part of the 2020 GMS Football Schoology Group


Steps to joining the 2020 GMS Football Remind Group:

  1. On smartphone go to web browser and enter:
  2. If you do not have a smartphone or for text messages: text to the number 81010 and put in the message @gms2020fb

Physical Form

SDPC COVID Informed Consent 

Parent/Guardian Concussion Acknowledgement Form


Head Coach: Twon Austin, Cell # 360-3951 or email

Athletic Director: Rick Strickland, School # 397-3996 or email

GMS 2020 Football Schedule-8th Grade

9/23/2020 5:30 pm Wren  Gettys Wren High 
10/1/2020 5:30pm Gettys Liberty Gettys Middle
10/8/2020 5:30pm Gettys Pickens Gettys Middle
10/15/2020 5:30pm Gettys Mccants Gettys Middle
10/21/2020 5:30pm Robert Anderson Gettys Westside High
10/29/2020 5:30pm Gettys Glenview  Gettys Middle
11/5/2020 5:30pm Seneca Gettys Seneca High 
11/12/2020 5:30pm RC Edwards Gettys Daniel High
11/19/2020   BYE    


GMS 2020 Football Schedule-7th Grade

9/23/2020 5:30 pm Wren  Gettys Wren High
10/1/2020 5:30pm Gettys Liberty Gettys Middle
10/8/2020 5:30pm Gettys  Pickens Gettys Middle
10/15/2020 5:30pm Gettys  McCants Gettys Middle
10/21/2020 5:30pm R. Anderson Gettys Westside High
10/29/2020 5:30pm Gettys Glenview Gettys Middle
11/4/2020 6:00pm Gettys  Seneca  Gettys Middle
11/12/2020 5:30pm  RC Edwards Gettys  Daniel High
 11/19/2020    Bye


Gettys Fall Football Information 2020

(This information in subject to change dependent on guidelines from the South Carolina high School League.)


  • Head Coach: Twon Austin at 397-3983 and
  • Assistant Coach: Mike Adams at 397-4013
  • Assistant Coach: Dshaune Hemmingway 397-3981


Fall Practice

  • For rising 7th and 8th graders: must be promoted to the 7th or 8th grade, not placed.
  • Must have current physical dated after 4/1/20 to participate.
  • Must wear tee-shirt, shorts, and bring both tennis shoes and cleats.
  • Must have transportation to and from home each day (arrive and picked-up on time).

FALL PRACTICE (same for 7th & 8th grade teams): Subject to Change

  • Begin on August 3rd from 6 to 8pm on Brice Field at GMS.
  • Aug 3-14: T-shirts/Shorts/Cleats/Tennis Shoes (none contact)
  • Aug 17- 19: Helmet & Shoulder Pads (none contact).
  • Aug 20: Full Pads (full contact).
  • 7th grade will have walk through practices on Thursdays until 5:15.
  • 7th grade games scheduled to play on Wednesday nights with start at 5:30/6:00.
  • 8th grade games scheduled to be played on Thursday nights with start at 5:30/6:00.

PLAYER REQUIREMENT: If you make the team . . .

  • Gettys provides this football equipment: helmet, shoulder pads, practice pants, pads to go in pants, a mouthpiece, and game uniform.
  • Players will be required to purchase designated game cleats.
  • Practice every day after school: stretching will begin at 3:45, practice from 4-6pm.
  • Players are required to follow the school and team discipline policies at all times.
  • Players are subject to practice on Fridays after school.
  • Players will be required to wear khakis to school with jersey on game day.
  • Players are required to stay after school on game days (pre-game meals).
  • Players will not wear flashy sleeves or tights.

TEAM GOALS: In order and cannot be out of balance

  1. Academic success: Excellent students who realizes there are no shortcuts to success.
  2. Life success: Character development in order to be productive young men outside of the classroom (B.R.E.A.K.E.R.S. philosophy).
  3. Football success: Practices with the purpose to improve each day.
  4. Learn to Have Fun.
  5. Win each game.

*Make it count Monday, Turn up Tuesday, Walk Through Wednesday, Touchdown Thursday


  • We provide pre-game meals for all 8 games (If parents know of any local restaurants, who can donate meals, please let us know).
  • Parents will be asked to coordinate and serve pre-game meals.
  • Player parents/guardians/adults will be asked to work the chains at home games only. We will have a sign-up sheet for each home game.
  • Parents will be asked to assist with fundraising activities or submit ideas for fundraising opportunities.