Goose Creek principal Jimmy Huskey said Tuesday the school has exhausted all avenues with the High School League and there is no other recourse for the state’s top-ranked football team.
Huskey and Goose Creek coach Chuck Reedy held a news conference at the school to discuss the school’s options after the defending state champion’s season was ended by a High School League ruling.
“I have been at Goose Creek for 11 years, and its been the best 11 years of my professional career,” Reedy said. “I will have to certainly evaluate what my future is.”
Reedy did not say when he would make a decision. He said if he does resign, he will be out of the coaching profession for good.
“I’m not as diplomatic as Mr. Huskey, but I spend 3-1/2 hours looking at puppets,” Reedy said, referring to the High School League’s executive committee.
On Monday, the High School League’s executive committee, for the second time in five days, voted to uphold league commissioner Jerome Singleton’s ruling that the Gators used an ineligible player and had to forfeit 10 games the student dressed for or played in this season.
After the 14-0 vote, Jay Ragley, a committee member from the state department of education, made a motion to grant Goose Creek mercy. But the Executive Committee voted 12-2 to deny it.
Goose Creek beat Bluffton last week in the second round of the Division II-AAAA playoffs. Now Bluffton will advance and play at Northwestern on Friday.