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December 4, 2012

Former Packers to play in bowl games

MOULTRIE — Five former Colquitt County High football players will be playing in bowl games over the next month.

Three of them — offensive linemen Xzavier Ward and Preston Mobley and tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith — are members of the University of Georgia team that will meet Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando on Jan. 1.

Starting left tackle Cameron Erving and his Florida State teammates will face off against Northern Illinois in the Orange Bowl, also on Jan. 1.

And freshman center Bryce Giddens will snap for Arkansas State when the Sunbelt Conference champion Red Wolves meet No. 25 Kent State in the Bowl on Jan. 6 in Mobile, Ala.

Several other ex-Packers are still suiting up to perform in playoff games.

Valdosta State University, now 10-2 after its 48-26 victory over Carson-Newman last Saturday, will travel to meet Minnesota State-Mankato in an NCAA Division II playoff game at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Quin Roberson had four pass receptions for 48 yards and a 29-yard touchdown catch as the Blazers ran up 525 yards of offense against the Carson-Newman.

Also playing for Valdosta State this season are defensive back Davis Durham and Amel Magwood and running back D’Amonte Ridley.

Georgia Southern, where Quaun Daniels is playing linebacker, advanced in the FCS playoffs with a 24-16 victory over Central Arkansas last Saturday.

The Eagles will travel to Old Dominion in the quarterfinals at noon Saturday.

The game will be televised by ESPN.

Of this and that:

n  Former Lady Packer Kwante’sha Love is getting some playing time and is scoring some points for the Georgia Southwestern women’s basketball team.

The Lady Hurricanes’ freshman scored four points in a 61-48 loss to Albany State and got a basket in a 70-39 victory over Truett-McConnell. Georgia Southwestern, now 1-5, will play next on Dec. 11 at Georgia College.

n  Kelsey Goodman was fourth on both springboards as the Florida State women’s swimming and diving team won the recent Georgia Tech Invitational.

The Seminoles will be off until Jan. 18, when the travel to Columbia, S.C., to take on South Carolina.

n  Ann-Perry Blank was second on 3-meter with a 310.90 and was sixth on 1-meter with a 256.35 as the University of Georgia women’s swimming and diving team won the Georgia Fall Invitational.

The Georgia divers will compete next on Jan. 3, in the Tennessee Diving Invitational.


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