Peach County to meet with GHSA board of trustees

This play was called an incomplete pass on 4th and eight by a referee, likely costing Peach County a state title. (Cam Gaskins, WGXA)

THOMASTON, Ga. -- The battle for the Peach County Trojans against a controversial call in the AAA state championship game continues. Today, Peach County High School principal Ken Hartley informed WGXA's Mason Prince via text message that the school will meet with the GHSA board of trustees on Monday, December 18 at 1 PM.

Peach County submitted a letter to the GHSA on Monday attempting to appeal an official's call of an incomplete pass in last Friday's AAA state title game against Calhoun.

GHSA executive director Dr. James Hines told WGXA on Monday that the GHSA has no plans to overturn any official's call on the field of play, citing the GHSA rule book which states that calls by referees are not able to be appealed or reviewed.

Hines did say that he was more than willing to meet with Peach County and hear them plead their case.

The play in question was an incomplete pass call on fourth down and eight, after Peach County quarterback Antonio Gilbert seemed to complete a pass to Noah Whittington for a first down, perhaps even a touchdown with less than four minutes to go in the game. The referee called an incomplete pass, turning the ball over on downs and giving the ball to Calhoun.

Peach County lost the AAA state championship to Calhoun 10-6.

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