6:55 pm November 30, 2009, by Michael Carvell
Sandy Creek’s football team won the coin toss to play at home in the state semifinals, but now will have to play on the road after GHSA rules clarification.
It was a huge turn of events for Sandy Creek. Who is the team’s opponent this week? Griffin, ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA and heavy favorites to win the state championship.
How did it happen? Sandy Creek’s stadium does not meet the seating capacity of 6,000 for a state semifinals game. The GHSA waives the rule for the playoff’s first three rounds, while next week’s championship games are held at the Georgia Dome.
After Sandy Creek realized the mistake, the school turned itself in and will play at Griffin at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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