Moultrie Observer

Local Sports

November 23, 2012

Packers get road victory over Newnan

NEWNAN — John Boatwright scored on 19-yard touchdown run with 1:38 remaining to lift Colquitt County to a 26-23 victory over Newnan on Friday at Drake Stadium.

The come-from-behind victory sends the Packers to a third-round playoff game at Parkview next Friday. The Panthers won 26-23 over West Forsyth in overtime.

The victory raises the Packers record to 9-3 this season and 10-2 since 2009 in road playoff games.

The Packers overcame an interception, two fumbles, two missed extra points and a missed field goal attempt, but held on to eliminate the Cougars.

Newnan took a 23-18 lead with 7:40 left in the game when sophomore quarterback Bailey Bryant completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Traon Moss.

And the lead looked safe when the Packers lost a fumble with 5:02 left in the game.

But Newnan fumbled the ball right back with 3:43 left in the game and the Packers made the Cougars pay.

Newnan was in position to stop the Packers on a fourth-and-10 with 2:21 left in the game, but Packers quarterback Cole Segraves hit Todd Boyd for 34 yards and a first down at the Newnan 25.

Boatwright banged inside for six yards on first down and took another handoff on second down and bounced it outside.

The senior running back then raced down the sideline for what proved to be the winning touchdown.

Segraves hit Boyd for the 2-point conversion to give Colquitt a three-point lead.

Aided by two personal foul calls on the Packers, Newnan drove right back down to the Packers 26.

But on second-and-11, Tim Sanders picked off Bryant’s final pass of the game to seal the come-from-behind victory.

Segraves completed 24-of-36 passes for 258 yards. Boyd had seven catches for 137 yards.

Boatwright had perhaps his biggest night of the season, carrying the ball 19 times for 127 yards. Will Bannister had two field goals and Segraves and Sihiem King each ran for a touchdown. Bryant completed 17-of-30 for 162 yards and a touchdown.

Bannister’s 31-yard field goal as time expired gave the Packers a 15-14 halftime lead, but two critical turnovers damaged Colquitt in the second quarter.

Colquitt took the opening kickoff and marked 81 yards on 10 plays to score on a 7-yard run by Sihiem King, his first touchdown of the season.

But Bannister’s extra point attempt was blocked and Colquitt’s lead was only 6-0.

The Packers started on the Newnan 25 on its next possession after 30-yard punt return by O’Shay Williams.

Segraves then drove the Packers the rest of the way, capping the foray with a 4-yard touchdown run.

But the Packers were penalized twice on the extra point attempt and then Roberto Vega’s extra point sailed wide right.

Colquitt appeared poised to add to its lead when John Boatwright took a handoff on a second-and-goal at the Newnan 2 with 10:08 left in the half. But Boatwright fumbled into the end zone and Newnan recovered.

Colquitt forced Newnan to punt the possession away, but on the second play after the Packers took over on its 20, Newnan’s Rodney Tennie intercepted a Segraves pass and ran it 25 yards to the end zone.

Tyler Mulvenna’s extra point cut the Packers lead to 12-7 with 7:29 left in the game.

The interception was the fifth in the last three games for Tennie, who also returned a pick for a touchdown in the Cougars victory over Alcovy the Friday before.

The Cougars began to build some offensive momentum when starting quarterback Bailey Bryant, who injured his throwing shoulder in the victory over Alcovy, returned to the lineup at the start of the second quarter.

And Bryant led the Cougars on a 61-yard, 11-play scoring drive and hit J.K. Britt with a 4-yard touchdown pass with 36 seconds left in the half.

Colquitt appeared to have intercepted Bryant on the fourth play of the drive, but Newnan kept the ball when the Packers were penalized for roughing the passer.

But trailing 14-12, the Packers mounted a final scoring drive, moving from their own 35 to Newnan 14, where Bannister kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired.

Segraves completed passes for 13 yards to Bobby Hill, 31 yards to Todd Boyd and 17 yards to King in the drive.

Segraves was 14-for-19 for 157 yards in the first half, but with the critical interception. Boyd had four catches for 79 yards in the first two quarters.

Bryant came off the bench to complete 7-for-10 for 74 yards and a touchdown in the first half.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 4-23.SOCCER SENIORS.jpg Soccer seniors

    The Colquitt County boys and girls soccer teams’ seniors were honored on Monday between the games against Lowndes at Packer Park. They are, front, from left, Alex Balderas, Haley Bautista, Leslie Aguilar, Raley Wallace, Abbi Beth Paulk, Carlos Martinez and Eric Gould; middle, Brian Vidales, Manuel Vasquez, Richard Garcia, Fernando Miranda, Marcus Lopez, Will Pitts and Maca Aguilera; back, Francisco Gomez, Gio Martin, Luis Padilla, Matt Moody, Josh Smith and Jay Tolbert.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Greene, 4x100 team get region track wins

    Marquan Greene won the 200 meters and the 4x100-meter relay team also took first place to lead the Colquitt County boys to a fifth-place finish at the Region 1-AAAAAA track meet held recently in Tifton.

    April 22, 2014

  • Alderman Realty gets Tiny Mite victory

     Alderman Realty edged Chick-fil-A 13-12 on Monday in a Tiny Mite girls softball game.

    April 22, 2014

  • Hutchinson-Traylor holds off Davis Insurance

    After taking a 5-0 lead after its first three at bats, Hutchinson-Traylor had to hang on to defeat Davis Insurance 5-4 on Monday in a Midget League game at the Magnolia Sports Complex.

    April 22, 2014

  • 4-23.NEEDMORE.jpg Sprint cars at Needmore

    This Saturday night Needmore Speedway will host the second round of a Southern Sprint Car Showdown as sprint cars from the ASCS, Carolina Sprint Car Series will challenge drivers from the Florida Sprint Car Series. This new partnership was formed between the two series to make racing more affordable as well as more exciting for race fans. The first event in the Showdown series will kick off Friday night at Oglethorpe Speedway in Pooler, then head to Needmore for Saturday’s event. According to Carolina series director Tom Baker, this new series will pit the Florida sprints with their 360 limited motors against the smaller 305 engines in the ASCS cars. But according to Baker, both develop about the same horsepower plus the Oglethorpe track is totally different than Needmore’s 3/8s mile surface. Fans can expect to see top drivers from each series in action this Saturday night including Johnny Petrozelle, Shawn Mott and Tim Perry of the Carolina series as they take on Florida's best. Baker said ‘these drivers don't care what series label it is or what motor is in the car, these guys are the wildest, craziest drivers you'll see all year and they always put on a good show.’ Needmore's lineup this Saturday will also include Limited Late Models, Super Streets, Hobbys and Enduros. Gates open at 3 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.  

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Packers fall 4-2 to Thomas County Central

    When Colquitt County defeated Thomas County Central six weeks ago, the Packers got two-run triple by Ross Goforth in the sixth to help send the game into extra innings and used a Goforth grand slam to win it in the eighth.
    The Packers could have used a similar big hit, especially in the first, fifth and sixth innings when they stranded eight runners, in a 4-2 loss to the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday at Ike Aultman Field.

    April 22, 2014

  • Middle school golf teams tune up in Douglas

    The Colquitt County middle school golf teams tuned up for Thursday’s conference tournament by playing Coffee Middle School at Douglas Country Club on Monday.

    April 21, 2014

  • Hawgs to hold open house on Wednesday

    The Pop Warner Football South Georgia Hawgs will hold an open house and registration at its new headquarters and learning center at Suite 205, 120 First St. S.E. onWednesday.
    A ribbon-cutting will be held at 4:50 p.m. and the open house and registration will run through 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

    April 21, 2014

  • Colquitt boys win region golf championship

     The Colquitt County boys golf team continued its late-season surge and won the Region 1-AAAAAA tournament by eight strokes on Monday at Spring Hill Country Club in Tifton.

    April 21, 2014

  • Soccer Pack beats Lowndes, can win region on Wednesday

     The Colquitt County boys soccer team scored three goals in the first half and added two more in the second to deal Lowndes its first Region 1-AAAAAA loss of the season and set the stage for a shot at its first region title since 1999.

    April 21, 2014

Business Marquee
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content

Should abortion be legal for victims of rape?

No. That baby is alive, no matter how horrible its manner of conception.
Yes. It's wrong to force a woman to carry the child of her rapist.
Abortion is a private matter and should be legal for everyone.
     View Results