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August 10, 2013

Norcross rallies past Packers in scrimmage

MOULTRIE — Colquitt County scored the first two times it had the ball in the scrimmage against Norcross High on Saturday at Blue Devil Stadium, but the defending Class AAAAAA state champions then ran off four unanswered touchdowns to take a 28-14 victory in the three quarters of varsity play.

The result was similar to the one from the last time the Packers played at Norcross: a 40-27 loss to the Blue Devils in last year’s state semifinal game.

Norcross also defeated the Packers in last year’s scrimmage at Tom White Field at Mack Tharpe Stadium 33-31 scoring a touchdown on the last play.

Colquitt County’s performance on Saturay was watched closely by coaches from Grayson and Hoover, the Packers’ first two regular-season opponents.

Colquitt will face Grayson on Saturday, Aug. 24, in the Corky Kell Classic in the Georgia Dome and then travel to Hoover on Friday, Aug. 30.

Norcross is ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation by one pollster and showed why.

The Packers won the toss and deferred their choice to the second half.

Norcross was unable to move on its first possession and big play by junior linebacker Bull Barge forced the Blue Devils to punt.

And the Packers responded quickly, with quarterback Daniel Mobley flipping to junior Sihiem King who raced 50 yards for the game’s first touchdown and, after Jose Vega’s conversion, a 7-0 Colquitt County lead.

Colquitt forced another Blue Devil punt attempt, but when the snap was bad, the Packers’ Tomarcio Reese downed the Norcross punter at the 15-yard line.

Moments later, Mobley hit Marquan Greene with a 10-yard touchdown pass and after the Luis Martinez extra point, the Packers were up 14-0 with 6:58 left in the first quarter.

But it was all Norcross the rest of the way.

The Blue Devils drove 62 to score on their next possession to pull to within a touchdown at 14-7 with 3:26 left in the first quarter.

That was the score at the end of the first quarter, but the Blue Devils added to it early in second, scoring on a fourth-and-5 from the Packers 16 to tie the game at 14-14 with 7:49 remaining in the half.

After the Packers went three-and-out, Norcross was thwarted by a sack by defensive end Demetrius Walker and was forced to punt with 5:03 left in the half.

But Packers, too, were forced to punt, but this time Norcross to a go-ahead touchdown with 1:45 left in the half.

After the kickoff, Colquitt elected to go for it on a fourth-and-2 at its own 26 with 58 seconds left in the half and did not make it.

Seven seconds later, Norcross threw a 26-yard touchdown pass and led 28-14 at the half.

Neither team threatened in the third quarter, which ended the varsity competition.

The fourth quarter was played between the two schools’ junior varsity teams.


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