3:35 pm October 9, 2012, by Todd Holcomb
Lowndes’ football program was cleared Tuesday of allegations that its coaching staff was stealing signs in its 17-14 victory over Colquitt County last month, the GHSA announced.
Colquitt County head football coach Rush Propst alleged that an assistant coach that he fired two years ago was using binoculars to watch Colquitt’s sideline and relaying signals to Lowndes’ coaching staff in the press box of a Sept. 28 game.
A video posted online showed Buzz Payne, now part of Thomas County Central’s staff, in front of the visiting press box and watching the game with binoculars. Lowndes coach Randy McPherson denied knowing Payne or using him to intercept signals.
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