The Colquitt County boys soccer team got back to the way it played in February and took a 4-1 Region 1-AAAAAA victory over Camden County on Friday at Packer Park.
“We finally found the goal,” said Packers Coach Jimbo Jarvis after his team scored a season-high four goals. “We were all over it.”
After the Packers won their first three matches of the season, they went 0-3-2 in their next five games before taking on the Wildcats at home on Friday.
“Everything went right for us tonight,” Jarvis said. “We’re back to the form we had early in the season.”
Garrett Moore got the Packers off quickly scoring just four minutes into the match. Francisco Gomez got the assist.
In the 23rd minute, Marcus Lopez made it 2-0 with Maca Aguilera assisting.
Early in the second half, Aguilera sent a laser shot that caromed off the Camden keeper to Josh Smith who put the ball into the net for a 3-0 Packer lead.
Camden, which fell to 6-3 on the season, got its only goal in the 53rd minute before Aguilera finished the scoring by putting one past the Wildcats keeper with three minutes remaining.
“Maca was on fire tonight,” Jarvis said. “He’s playing like we know he’s capable of.”
The Packers, now 4-3-2 overall and 1-1 in the region, will play host to Valdosta on Tuesday, again at Packer Park.
The Colquitt County girls played the unbeaten Lady Wildcats in Friday’s first match stayed close, trailing 3-1 and 4-2 before falling 5-2.
With her team trailing 3-0, Diana Durham score the Lady Packers first goal less than minute into the second half on a shot from about 30 yards out.
After Camden County matched that goal, Taylor Page scored the second Lady Packers goal.
“We made five mistakes and they capitalized on them,” Colquitt County girls Coach Andy Chapura said. “But the girls really stepped up. We had some other opportunities and put a few off the post.
“I’m really proud of the way they played.”
The Lady Packers will take a 2-7 overall record and an 0-2 region record into Tuesday’s meeting with Valdosta.