The Colquitt County junior varsity soccer teams played their third games this week when Lowndes visited Packer Park on Thursday and the Packers couldn’t hold a 1-0 halftime lead before losing 3-1 and the Lady Packers battled to a 0-0 tie.

The Colquitt County JV boys’ Tyler Lopez sent the ball to Ricky Rivera, whose header gave the Packers a 1-0 lead.

“But after halftime, our play was lackluster,” JV coach Justin Nelms said.

But, Nelms said, “One half of soccer does not reflect our season.”

The Packers went 9-4.

“We moved people around, tried to get them out of their comfort zone,” Nelms said. “We came a long way. A lot of players made improvement.”

JV girls coach Amanda Tate like her team’s defense in the scoreless tie with the Vikettes.

“We stuck with our strong defense,” she said.

Tate, too, was pleased with how her young and inexperienced team, which finished 2-7-2, got better over the course of the season.

“There are no words to measure our improvement,” Tate said of her team, which, before the season, had five players who had never played soccer. “We showed improvement all over the field.”

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