By David Purdum / For the AJC
Camden County won a $20,000 coin flip, when Norcross athletic director Kirk Barton incorrectly chose tails Saturday at a remote country store in Soperton.
The result has Norcross headed five hours south to Kingsland this week for a AAAAAA quarterfinal playoff game at Camden County.
The Georgia High School Association has been using a coin flip to decide home field in playoff games between teams with the same seeding for more than a decade. Both Norcross and Camden County are 1-seeds after winning region championships.
According to Georgia Football Historians Association, Camden coach Jeff Herron has taken his team on 12 trips to the Georgia Dome during his 12-year career. He knows how much a 300-mile, overnight trip costs.
“It is an extremely expensive thing, when you have to travel five or six hours like we do or like Norcross will have to this time. It’s a heavy financial burden on a school,” said Herron. “When we travel to Atlanta, we stay at a