GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Months after the South Carolina High School League disqualified the undefeated Goose Creek High School football team from the playoffs for using an ineligible player, the Gators will be presented with championship rings on Monday.
A community ceremony is being held at the high school's gym at 7 p.m. and all Gator fans are invited to attend for free.
The community raised $25,000 to pay for the rings and the event.
The rings will have "INTEGRITY" engraved on them.
The Gators were 12-0 when the league opted to disqualify them from playoff competition, citing the fact the team had used a player who had already exhausted his eligibility. The school had self-reported the player after discovering a clerical error.
Goose Creek High School officials filed for an appeal, but the appeal was eventually denied and the disqualification was upheld.
Last December, Goose Creek City Council passed a resolution Tuesday night recognizing the Goose Creek Gators for their honesty and integrity to the community. Head Coach Chuck Reedy and a handful of his players were in attendance to receive the honor.