Peach County High School plans to make an official appeal with GHSA after what they deem an inappropriate call in the 3A state championship game.
Principal Ken Hartley sent a message to our Marvin James which read, “We are fighting this football call. We are in talks with setting up a meeting with the GHSA.”
The play in question occurred late in the quarter on a 4th down with under 4 minutes to go in the game with the Trojans trailing 10-6.
Senior quarterback Antonio Gilbert “completes” a pass to sophomore Noah Whittington who appears to catch the ball and take several steps before reaching out and crossing the goal line.
The ball is loose once he hits the ground and the official covering the play signals incomplete pass, turning the ball to Calhoun with about 3:33 left in the contest.
Peach County did maintain another possession later in the game with about 1:24 left but would not move the ball successfully before turning the ball over on downs and Calhoun kneeling to end the game, 10-6.
Since the game ended Friday, many fans have expressed their disappointment on social media and with several dozens of calls to our WMAZ newsroom.