UPDATE: GHSA finds no evidence of violations in Jenkins High football investigation

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) has found no evidence of recruiting or undue influence violations in their investigation into the football program at Herschel V. Jenkins High School.

On Oct. 24, less than a month after Islands High School was found in violation of GHSA rules and had their head coach removed, Jenkins was placed under investigation for allegedly violating the same bylaws, 1.71 and 1.72.

Since then, the high school has been cleared by GHSA. According to a spokesperson for the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS), there is “no substantial evidence to support any alleged violation.”

“SCCPSS continues to monitor all concerns raised by the Georgia High School Association regarding some of the district’s athletic programs and continues to act in a responsive manner that includes a full review of athletic procedures,” a statement from the school system reads. “SCCPSS is committed to providing fair, competitive, and safe athletic opportunities that enhance positive learning experiences for all of our students.”

With this ruling, Jenkins’ game on Friday against Benedictine Military School is officially for the region championship.

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