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Lady Pack wins two; Williams gets 100th coaching victory
The Colquitt County girls basketball team presented head coach Rondesha Williams with her 100th career victory on Friday in the Fast Break Shootout at Rickards High in Tallahassee, but the Lady Packers made her sweat a little for it.
Norcross bounces Lowndes, gets another Region 1 team on Friday
While its team was pounding Dacula at Barron Field on Friday, the Colquitt County faithful were listening to updates of the Norcross-Lowndes quarterfinal game being played not far away on another Gwinnett County gridiron.
Packers victory sends them to rematch with Norcross
For the third game in a row, Colquitt County jumped out to a 21-0 lead on Friday in its state quarterfinal contest at Dacula and rode it a fifth-straight berth in state semifinals.
The 42-17 victory over the Falcons at chilly Barron Field sends the Packers back to the Atlanta area next Friday for a semifinal meeting with defending state champion Norcross.
Packers defeat Dacula to advance to semifinals
Colquitt County continued its playoff offensive onslaught on Friday at Dacula, eliminating the Falcons with 42-17 victory that sends the Packers to the state semifinals for the fifth straight season.
And for the second-straight season, the Packers will have to go to Norcross to get a shot at the Class AAAAAA state championship.
Norcross, the defending Class AAAAAA champion, eliminated Lowndes 28-7 on Friday and will be the Packers opponent.
Packers lead 28-3 at the half
Colquitt County again scored early to take a 28-3 halftime lead over Dacula on Friday in a state Class AAAAAA quarterfinal game at Barron Field.
The Packers need less than two minutes to score when Daniel Mobley hit Todd Boyd on a post pattern from 29 yards with 10:07 left in the first quarter.
Jose Vega's extra point attempt was wide right, but the Packers were up 6-0.
Later in the opening quarter, Mobley hit Kiel Pollard with a 54-yard touchdown pass and pitched a 2-point conversion pass to Javonta Woods to up the Packers lead to 14-0 with 3:47 left in the quarter.
On Dacula's next possession, junior linebacker Bull Barge picked off an Aaron Grove pass and ran it back 20 yards for a touchdown and with Vega's conversion, the Packers lead was 21-0 with 2:36 left in quarter.
Dacula took the kickoff and drove to the Packers 5, where the defense held and the Falcons were forced to settle for a 23-yard field goal by Nick Mattiucci with 9:58 left in the half.
But Colquitt extended the lead on its next possession, which was extended when O'Shay Williams ran 26 yards for a first down out of punt formation at the Packers 38.
On the next play, Sihiem King bolted 36 yards for a touchdown and after Vega's conversion, the Packers led 28-3 with 8:53 left in the half.
Dacula had two opportunities in the final two minutes, picking off a Mobley pass and running it to the Colquitt 38 and later picking up a King fumble and taking it to the Packers 28.
But the Packers held both times to maintain the 25-point halftime lead.
Pack heads to Dacula seeking berth in semifinals
Colquitt County will continue its self-described “assault on Atlanta” tonight with a team that is playing as well as it has all season against one that has far exceeded its projections.
Packers wary of 8-4 Dacula
Talk about your trap game.
In its state quarterfinal game on Friday, Colquitt County will meet a Dacula team that is 8-4 and is coming off a 1-9 season in 2012.
First place in Waycross
Outlaw Baseball, a Colquitt County based 10U travel club, recently won first place in the 10U Kid Pitch Division at the Fall Nationals Tournament held at the Thundering Earth Sports Complex in Waycross. The Outlaws finished with a record of 4-0. Outlaw Baseball Club members are, front, from left, bat boy Daniel Johnson, Zane Touchton, Hayes Lightsey, Gavin Steptoe, Brady Blackburn, Cole Whatley and bat boy Davis Lightsey; middle, Steven Spradley, Parker Bruce, Jayden Weaver and Drew Johnson; back, Andy Johnson, John Touchton, Doug Lightsey and Dewayne Bruce. Not shown, players Stephan McLaughlin and Landon Norman.
White, Myers win 50s doubles in Kiawah
Lonnie White and Milton “Amp” Myers competed in the Southern Senior Clay Court Closed Championships Nov. 13-17 in Kiawah Island, S.C.,
Hall of Fame member Amos Walker dies
As a youngster, Dale Williams remembers watching Amos Walker play at William Bryant High and marveling at his athletic ability in football, basketball and baseball.
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