Panthers gain a win in the standings as result of Cook forfeiture

Published 9:26 pm Monday, October 23, 2023

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AMERICUS – The Sumter County High School Football Team will gain a game in the standings as the result of the fact that Cook High School having to vacate five games in which they used an ineligible player. One of those games was against Sumter County, in which the Panthers lost 40-14.

Sumter County Athletic Director Coleman Price said that the GHSA denied Cook’s appeal to play a player that was deemed ineligible. “Their (Cook) five previous wins have been removed or vacated and it has given our team an opportunity to now play for a home playoff game,” Price said. “Right now, we are tied for second in the region with Worth County and we play this Friday night. It will determine whether or not we get to host a home game. We basically have got to win this game and the Jeff Davis game to be able to have that opportunity.”

The Panthers will be hosting Worth County this coming Friday night at 7:30 p.m.