Contacts

Head Coach
Twon Austin
Cell # 360-3951
Email 
twonaustin@pickens.k12.sc.us

Athletic Director
Rick Strickland
School #: 397-3996
Email 
rickstrickland@pickens.12.sc.us

Forms

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.

Schoology:

Steps to joining the 2021 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 2021 GMS Football Schoology Group

Remind:

Steps to joining the 2020 GMS Football Remind Group:

  1. On smartphone go to web browser and enter: rmd.at/gms2021fb

  2. If you do not have a smartphone or for text messages: text to the number 81010 and put in the message @gms2021fb

Football

GMS Football 2021:

Please click HERE to visit Hometown Ticketing to purchase tickets for Gettys Middle School sporting events.

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 on the main page for the GMS website that can be selected by choosing the Buy Tickets Online link. During our conditioning and wo

GMS 2021 Football Schedule / 7th-8th Grade

DATE

9/1/21

9/9/21

9/15/21*

9/23/21

9/30/21

10/6/21*

10/13/21*

10/21/21

10/27/21*

11/4/21

TIME

6:00 pm

5:30 pm

6:00pm

6:00 pm

5:30 pm

6:00 pm

5:30 pm

5:30pm

6:00 pm

HOME

Palmetto Jamboree

Gettys

McCants

Gettys

Gettys

Glenview

RC Edwards

Gettys

R. Anderson

BYE

AWAY

Tickets for the game can be purchased here: Buy Tickets

R. Anderson

Tickets for the game can be purchased here: Buy Here

Seneca

Pickens

Gettys

Gettys

Wren

Gettys

LOCATION

Palmetto High

Gettys Middle

TL Hannah

Gettys Middle

Gettys Middle

TL Hannah

Daniel High

Gettys Middle

Westside High

*Denotes Wednesday Night Games

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be promoted academically to the next grade not placed in the next grade in order to participate.

Students must have a current physical dated after April 1st on file at the school.

Students must have a signed COVID 19 signed consent form on file at the school.

Player Requirement

  • 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

  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.

  6. Win CHAMPIONSHIP

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

Player Parent Assistance

  • 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.

Welcome back to another year of Gettys football as we are preparing for the 2021 season. Thank you to all families that were able to attend the parent-student meeting for football. For those that could not you will find the meeting handout under the forms section.

rk outs we will follow our safety protocols. Students will be temperature checked upon arrival and will need to bring water to each work out or practice session. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 

Weightlifting and Conditioning

Weightlifting and conditioning will continue until spring practice begins. At that time all students will attend the spring practice times and dates below. Current 8th grade students attend weightlifting and conditioning on Mondays and Wednesdays. 6th and 7th grade students attend weight lifting and conditioning on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Spring Practice and Summer Conditioning Schedule

For each practice or conditioning session students will need to bring:

- 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.

Spring practice for rising 7th and 8th grade will be held on Brice Field at GMS on the following dates:

May 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27.

Times are after school from 3:30 until 5:45.

Students must wear tee-shirt, shorts, and bring tennis shoes and cleats.

Students must have transportation home each day and must be picked up on time.

Summer Conditioning for rising 7th and 8th grade students will be held at Easley High School. Summer conditioning dates are:

June 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, and 29

July 1, 13, 15, 19, 22

Times for summer conditioning will be 4:30 – 6:30 and will be held at EHS.

7th Grade 4:30 – 5:30 lift/8th grade outside.

8th Grade 5:30 – 6:30 lift/7th grade outside.

Students must wear tee-shirt, shorts, and bring tennis shoes and cleats.

Students must have transportation home each day and must be picked up on time.

Summer conditioning will include light lifting, body resistance exercises and cardiovascular conditioning.

 Spring practice and summer conditioning are not mandatory but are strongly encouraged.

Fall Practice (Required)

Fall practice begins on August 2 from 3:30until 6:00. The timeline for fall practice:

August 2 – 13: tee-shirts, shorts and cleats/tennis shoes. (No contact)

August 16-17: Helmet and shoulder pads. (No contact)

August 18: Full pads and begin full contact.