The Forsyth County Schools has issued the following statement regarding the disqualification of West Forsyth cross country runner John Green from Saturday’s Class AAAAAA Cross Country Championships.
“Forsyth County Schools received GHSA’s statement on our appeal and we are disappointed with their decision. We stand behind our coach and runner. Forsyth County Schools has no reason to believe that they are not being truthful in regards to the events surrounding this disqualification, Clayton Tillery is a successful veteran coach with high moral and ethical standards. Additionally, John Green has had a phenomenal career at West Forsyth High School over the past four years and we appreciate his family’s long term support of our cross country program.”
Green finished third but was disqualified by GHSA officials for a “uniform violation” for wearing a plain white headband with a Bible verse written across the front.