MOULTRIE -- The Colquitt County High junior varsity soccer teams should go into their opening matches of the Region 1-AAAAA tournament with plenty of momentum.
The junior varsity girls are the No. 1 seed in the girls side of the tournament, which opened with a pair of games on Thursday night.
The Lady Packers (8-1-1) will play the winner of the game between No. 4 seed Lowndes (3-5-2) and No. 5 Coffee (2-7-1) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tift County with a chance to return to Mack Tharpe Stadium for Monday's 5 p.m. championship game.
Colquitt's junior varsity boys (7-1-2) are seeded No. 2 and will play the winner of Thursday's game between No. 3 Lee County (5-2-3) and No. 6 Valdosta (0-10-0) at 3 p.m. Saturday in Tifton.
A win would bring the Packers back home to play in Monday's 7 p.m. championship game.
Both teams are coming off victories in their regular-season finales.
The Lady Packers defeated Lowndes 6-0 on Monday at Mack Tharpe Stadium, with Kristin Hall scoring four goals. Jordan Croft and Ansley Gittens had the others. Colquitt and Lowndes had tied 1-1 in their first meeting last month.
The junior varsity girls only loss this season came on Feb. 23 to Lee County by a 2-1 score in Leesburg. The Lady Packers avenged that loss with a 2-1 victory at home on March 15.
Colquitt's girls will take a five-game winning streak into Saturday's game.
In Thursday's other first-round girls game, No. 3 Tift County (4-5-1) met No. 6 Valdosta (1-7-2). Both of Thursday's games were played at Lowndes High.
The Tift County-Valdosta winner will play No. 2 Lee County (7-1-2) at 11 a.m. Saturday in Tifton.
The Colquitt County girls team, coached by Matt Key, includes, Hall, Croft, Gittens, Marlen Contreras, Annabelle Cruz, Alisha Croy, Anna DeMott, Bo DeMott, Sara Little, Whitney Monita, Kaitlyn Price, Katie Roberts, Sarah Taylor, Heather Tillman, Sarah Tyndall, Jessica Williams, Morgan Jones, Maria Bautista and Alex Smith.
Colquitt's boys also are coming off a big win on Monday. The Packers avenged their only loss of the season by knocking off Lowndes 3-1.
The Vikings had won the first meeting of the season between the top two seeds in the tournament 2-0 back on March 3 in Valdosta.
But on Monday, Colquitt got two goals from Salvadore Duque and another from Brant Huch to help beat the Vikings. Duque and Nolan Wynn added assists.
In addition to its lone loss, the Packers posted a pair of 0-0 ties, one of Feb. 25 against Lee County and the other on March 13 against Coffee.
But the Colquitt County boys have won four in a row since the draw with Coffee.
In Thursday's other boys opening-round game, No. 4 Tift County (3-6-1) met No. 5 Coffee (2-6-2), with the winner to meet top-seeded Lowndes (8-1-1) at 5 p.m. Saturday in Tifton.
The Colquitt County junior varsity boys, coached by Rob Craft, include Colby Browning, Rocky Lopez, Brian Adams, Daniel Phillips, Tyler Mobley, Stephen Adcock, Joe Rodriquez, Octavio Garcia, Ian Daniel, Josh Williams, Brant Huch, Nathan Fowler, Eric Castenon, Seth Chitty, Nolan Wynn and Salvador Duque.