ATLANTA — Friday was difficult for Kearis Jackson, and it really had nothing to do with any remaining pain in his injured left wrist.
Jackson, a Georgia commit, was forced to miss Peach County’s showdown with Calhoun in the Georgia High School Association Class 3A championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Jackson has been out since suffering a dislocated wrist in the second round against Pierce County.
The championship game Friday included a controversial finish when an apparent Trojans touchdown on fourth down late in the fourth quarter was ruled an incomplete pass. All through the game, Jackson was on the Trojans sideline cheering on his teammates and keeping Trojans fans engaged as Peach County tried to rally from a 10-0 deficit.
“It was very hard, very hard,” Jackson said of missing the championship game. “I believed in my team, but they took it away from us. They took it away from us big time.”
The worst feeling is knowing you had a state championship in your hands but it was taken away after so much hard work and dedication… I’ve had a great career as a Trojan , and now I’m ready to start my new chapter as an Bulldog ‼️ 🐶
— Kearis Jackson (@king_kearis) December 8, 2017
Jackson’s high school career may have come to a painful ending Friday, but he is ready to get started on his career with the Bulldogs. Jackson is planning to enroll early after committing to the Bulldogs in August.
Jackson is one of the top wide receivers in the nation, and he is ready to show off his talents on the college level, saying his rehab on his wrist is going well.