Several videos from one of the Georgia high school football state championship games have gone viral after a controversial 4th quarter touchdown call.
Sandy Creek HS and Cedar Grove HS were playing for the Georgia High School Association 3A State Football Championship on Saturday. Cedar Grove was leading 17-14 when Sandy Creek’s quarterback Travis Franklin took the snap at the one-yard line with less than a minute in the game.
Several videos appear to show Franklin was stopped short. The officials ruled it was a touchdown, giving Sandy Creek the lead 21-17 and the victory. Check out a few angles in the videos below and decide for yourself.
Currently the following states/organizations have video replay at the high school football level.
- Minnesota State High School League
- New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association
- University Interscholastic League in Texas
- Alabama High School Athletic Association
According to an article published in 2018 from the NFHS, The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) was also considering using video replay for its football state finals. Will Georgia review use of the video replay at least for the the playoffs. The results of this weekend’s 3A outcome will likely be a topic.
If you want to see a full list of the 2022 playoffs and state champions in Georgia, click here.