Valdosta Daily Times

October 4, 2012

GHSA informs Vikings of investigation towards team

Ed Hooper
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes Vikings are officially under investigation.

Lowndes High School officially received a letter from the Georgia High School Association, the state’s governing body for high school athletics, that the school is under investigation for its actions in last Friday’s game against the Colquitt County Packers.

“There was a letter sent to Lowndes,” GHSA Executive Director Ralph Swearngin said. “We don’t make comments on ongoing investigations.”

Swearngin also said the length of the investigation is undetermined, and a decision will be made “as soon as I get back all my data.”

The Vikings are accused of stealing Colquitt County’s signals during their 17-14 win over the Packers last Friday night at Mack Tharpe Stadium in Moultrie.  

The complaint towards Lowndes was filed by Packers head coach Rush Propst, who spoke exclusively with the Valdosta Daily Times on Thursday. Propst described the complaint filed with the GHSA as a “complaint of violation of ethics.”

More of Propst's comments will be available in Friday's edition of the Times.