Lee County hopes to stay in 5-A

A few weeks ago, the GHSA reclassified Lee County High School from 5-A to 6-A. Now, the school is fighting to stay.

Athletic director Rob Williams presented the Trojan's case to the reclassification committee earlier this week. A decision is expected sometime in January.

If Lee County is forced to stay in 6-A, it'll likely be in Region One along with Valdosta, Lowndes, Colquitt County and others. For the football program, that's a tall order for a team fresh off a region championship.

But coach Dean Fabrizio said his kids would embrace the change.

"It would be a lot of fun for our kids to go play in those atmospheres," Fabrizio said. "Now it'd be a big challenge, but I think it'd be a fun challenge also."