Blitz Cup Trophy Arrives at Banks County Through 2020-21 School Year
The BLITZ Cup was won by Banks County for the second time in three years at the conclusion of the 2019-20 school year. Banks County had reclaimed the trophy after winning it in 2017-18 and Jefferson taking it in 2018-19.
The traveling Cup has been engraved by Bob & Ted’s Trophy in Clarkesville with Banks’ latest winning season on the placard. The trophy will reside in Homer for the 2020-21 school year, at which point it will be engraved with the next champion. If Athletic Director Mike Cleveland has any say about it, he makes it very clear how he feels about the Cup.
“It’s nice to have this trophy back where it belongs,” says Cleveland. “Let’s see if we can keep it here.”
The BLITZ Cup has been claimed three times in a row by Rabun County (’14-’15, ’15-’16, ’16-’17), twice by Banks County, twice by Dawson County, twice by White County, and once each for Habersham Central and Jefferson.
The BLITZ Cup is awarded annually since 2009-10 to one school in our coverage area that finishes the school year with the highest point total. Points are awarded for any and all sports, with points earned for winning seasons, region titles, state playoff berths, state rankings, Player of the Year awards and more.
The trophy didn’t become a traveling cup until the ’17-18 season, in which it was re-designed by Bob & Ted’s as a silver cup on a black base with a placard of all BLITZ Cup winners. The trophy is slightly larger than a GHSA State Championship trophy.