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Colquitt County sends complaint to GHSA



Colquitt County High School is filing a formal complaint against Lowndes and Thomas County Central High Schools following Friday's football game between Lowndes and Colquitt County.


A source with knowledge of the complaint says it was mailed early Tuesday afternoon to the Georgia High School Association office in Thomaston.



Colquitt County has accused former Packer assistant coach Buzz Payne of relaying visual offensive play signals to Lowndes coaches in the press box at Friday's game that the Vikings won 17-14.

Payne is now a middle school coach at Thomas County and has been told not to talk about the matter.


Neither Lowndes head coach Randy McPherson or Colquitt County head coach Rush Propst will also not comment on the matter.


McPherson denied the allegations of cheating in an interview with the Valdosta Daily Times on Monday.

Another source who wishes to remain anonymous says even if Payne was tipping plays to Lowndes coaches they couldn't hear him through the glass in the press box and there was no time to relay that information to the players on the field with the high tempo offense the Packers run.

Thomas County Central head coach Bill Shaver, who watched the game along with Colquitt County principal Bob Jones and TCC athletic director Mike Singletary, says Thomas County Central was not involved in any type of activity to help either team in the game.


GHSA executive director Dr. Ralph Swearngin said Tuesday morning there is nothing in the GHSA rule book that would allow them to change the outcome of a game.





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