Track star Derrick Hayes of Columbus High School may have come in first place last week, but the Mighty Cardinals will not continue to the State Championship. 

After crossing the finish line, Derrick simply lifted one index finger into the air towards the sky, but now officials have disqualified his win as it is against policy of high school sports to show any excessive act of celebration. 

Now, the community has rallied behind Derrick and the apparent injustice the high school is enduring. The KHOU 11 news report has gone viral, and is further featured on DailyMail