Peach County to raise funds for state championship rings

This incomplete pass call in the 3A state championship game is still a source of heated debate among Peach County supporters/(Cam Gaskins, WGXA)

FORT VALLEY, Ga. -- The controversial incomplete pass call in the 3A state championship game between Peach County and Calhoun is still fresh on the minds of the Peach County Touchdown Club members.

This evening, Peach County High School principal Kevin Hartley tweeted out a link to a website where people can donate to a fund that was created to purchase state championship rings for the 2017 Trojan team.

"We know at the end of a championship, you deserve rings," Hartley said in a video on the site. "And our kids deserve rings...a championship was won by our Trojans."

Several members of the Peach County coaching staff and administration were in attendance at the latest GHSA board of trustees meeting on Dec. 18 to protest the outcome of the game and request that the Trojans be named co-champions with the Calhoun Yellowjackets.

Those protests fell on deaf ears, as the GHSA has declined to act on any of Peach County's requests.

Now it looks like the Peach County Touchdown Club will be taking matters into their own hands by attempting to give the players the rings they felt they were wrongly deprived of.

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