SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System confirmed that the Jenkins High School football program is being investigated by the Georgia High School Association.
SCCPSS Public Information Manager Sheila Blanco released the following statement on behalf of the district:
“I can confirm that Jenkins has received a letter indicating that GHSA has begun the process of gathering information surrounding an alleged complaint of non-compliance with certain GHSA Bylaws. The school will respond appropriately and will fully cooperate with GHSA throughout this process.”
SCCPSS officials say the investigation is into recruiting/undue influence and eligibility violations.
GHSA states that the organization does not comment on open investigations.
Jenkins is not the first school in Chatham County to be under investigation this year.
The head football coach and several volunteer coaches were recently reassigned at Islands High School after the GHSA found the program guilty of violations of eligibility. The Sharks were forced to forfeit four wins over Metter, Southeast Bulloch, Calvary Day, and Beach and the school is being fined $3,750.