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Valdosta quarterback Garcia ruled ineligible by GHSA

Posted at 11:36 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 12:18:49-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — After a two-week investigation by the Georgia High School Association, Valdosta quarterback Jake Garcia has been ruled ineligible to play football for the Wildcats this season.

Wildcat head football coach Rush Propst confirmed to ABC 27 that Garcia, who transferred to Valdosta from California shortly before this season started was ineligible.

Propst did not want to do an interview but did say through a text message that he, "believed the school will appeal the decision."

The GHSA issued the following statement to ABC 27: "Since Valdosta has indicated a desire to appeal, that makes this an ongoing investigation and we do not comment on ongoing investigations."

Valdosta's game against Thomas County Central was canceled this Friday night due to COVID-19. Propst said they will not try to pick up a game for Friday, instead turning their attention to the Winnersville Classic on October 9th.