Moultrie Observer

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September 18, 2009

Pack falls to Lowndes

MOULTRIE — Colquitt County coach Rush Propst had said his team needed to be near-perfect to have a chance at beating top-ranked Lowndes on Friday at Tom White Field at Mack Tharpe Stadium.

Instead, the Packers threw three interceptions deep in Vikings territory and had an early field goal attempt blocked paving the way for a 31-6 Lowndes victory.

The Vikings led 17-0 at the half after the Packers squandered three scoring opportunities.

When the Packers first drive of the second half ended with an interception at the Vikings 10, they had run out of chances.

Lowndes took that turnover and drove 65 yards in 12 plays to extend the lead to 24-0.

Tevin King bolted 67 yards for a touchdown on the Packers next possession, but it was a case of too little, too late.

King, who had a 51-yard run in the first half, finished with 165 yards on 14 carries.

Quarterback Tyler Brown completed just 12-of-29 passes and was intercepted three times.

The Vikings countered by rushing 41 times for 264 yards and even though it far below their season average of 378 yards a game, the Packers could not take advantage.

Lowndes also got a fine passing performance from quarterback Cole Parker, who completed 7-of-10 passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns.

The Packers squandered two scoring chances deep in Vikings territory in the first half.

The Packers kicked off and Vikings fumbled the ball away on their first snap, giving Colquitt a first down at the Lowndes 22.

A pass completion and a Lowndes penalty gave the Packers a first down at the Lowndes 8.

But on third down, the Vikings Geraldo Orta picked off a batted Brown pass in the end zone ran it back 63 yards before King took him down at the Packers 27.

Colquitt held, forcing a 38-yard field goal attempt, that Jed Solomon knocked through giving the Vikings a 3-0 with 9:15 left in the quarter.

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