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GHSA investigating sign stealing controversy



The Georgia High School Association is investigating allegations that a former Colquitt County assistant football coach was helping Lowndes High steal play signals in last week's game in Moultrie.

The GHSA has informed Lowndes High they are under investigation.

A source has told WALB News 10 Sports Thomas County Central has not been notified they are being investigated.

WALB News 10 Sports first reported Tuesday Colquitt County High School filed a complaint with the GHSA over former Packer assistant Buzz Payne.

Payne, who now coaches at middle school football in Thomas County, was seen using binoculars under the visiting coaches press box during last week's Lowndes/Colquitt County game won by Lowndes.

Colquitt County contends Payne was relaying the incoming Packer offensive plays to Viking assistant coaches in the press box.

In a new developement Thursday, the Gwinnett Daily Post has a photo on its web site of a man the newspaper has identified as Buzz Payne on the Grayson sideline in last year's state semifinal game against Colquitt County.

Grayson head coach Mickey Conn told the Post Payne was not supposed to be on the Grayson sideline and Payne's request to watch the game in the press box was denied.



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