“It’s over and done with,” Peach County coach Chad Campbell said Sunday. “Life goes on. You pick up the pieces and move one. We can’t sit there and sulk on it. I feel like we got a bad deal, but there’s a lot of other teams going through the same thing when they get a bad call.”
And last week, months after the play, the GHSA made a positive move in a effort to prevent those bad calls during significant events. The GHSA executive committee voted to have seven officials on the field for each postseason game, as opposed to the standard six-person crew. The GHSA also will try to find a way for these officiating teams to work together before state title games. Instant replay will not be a reality ... at least not now.
“I think that they’ve had enough of bad calls,” Campbell said. “They’re looking into the situation a bit more, you know. Of course, ours was on the ... well, everybody in the world saw it. But other people have had bad calls that didn’t go their way. Now I see where Alabama is going to where they will have replay in every game. So the seventh official, in our instance, I don’t know if that would make a difference. One guy made a call and everybody else, even the ones who did see the play happen, they didn’t try to intervene and try to help the situation, so I don’t know if an extra judge would make a difference or not.”
Nonetheless, it's a positive step.