GMS Football Need To Know September/October  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.

We are using Hometown Ticketing for our ticket sales this season. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Families can use the link for ticket sales to purchase tickets for each game. The window for ticket sales will remain open through each game to allow families to make purchases when they are ready. The link to purchase tickets is under Athletics at Buy Tickets Online. 

Practice times will be as follows:

Starting September 21 practice times will be Monday through Wednesday from 3:15 until 5:30pm. Friday practice will be determined by our coaching staff. 

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
10/7/2020 5:30pm Gettys Pickens Gettys Middle
10/15/2020 6:00pm 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
10/7/2020 5:30pm Gettys  Pickens Gettys Middle
10/15/2020 6:00pm 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.