Colquitt joins list of No. 3, No. 4 seeds to reach semifinals

Colquitt County is only semifinal team in any class that was seeded below No. 1 or No. 2. That doesn’t include the Class A public division, where No. 9 Prince Avenue, No. 11 George Walton and No. 12 Landmark Christian have made the semis in a draw that is seeded 1-16. Here are 38 teams that reached the final four as a No. 3 or No. 4 seed. Each includes whether the team won its semifinal game.

2012

4 – Colquitt County (AAAAAA)

2011

4 – Lassiter (AAAAA) lost

4 – Landmark Christian (A) won

2010

3 – Colquitt County (AAAAA) won

3 – Grayson (AAAAA) lost

4 – Lovett (AA) lost

4 – Savannah Christian (A) won

2009

3 – Colquitt County (AAAAA) lost

3 – Rockdale County (AAAA) lost

4 – Flowery Branch (AAA) lost

2008

3 – Flowery Branch (AAA) won

3 – Fitzgerald (AA) lost

2007

3 – Chamblee (AAA) lost

4 – Cook (AA) lost

2006

4 – *Peachtree Ridge (AAAAA) won

3 – St. Pius (AAAA) lost

3 – Shaw (AAA) won

3 – Lovett (AA) lost

2005

3 – LaGrange (AAA) lost

2004

3 – M.L. King (AAA) lost

3 – Dublin (AA) lost

2003

None

2002

4 – East Coweta (AAAAA) lost

2001

3 – Collins Hill (AAAAA) lost

3 – Metter (A) lost

2000

3 – Westside-Macon (AAAAA) lost

1999

3 – *Lowndes (AAAA) won

3 – Miller County (A) lost

1998

3 – Colquitt County (AAAA) lost

4 – Cairo (AAA) lost

3 – Pepperell (AA) lost

3 – GAC (A) lost

1997

3 – *Parkview (AAAA) won

4 – Colquitt County (AAAA) lost

3 – Tift County (AAAA) won

4 – Clarkston (AAA) lost

3 – Pepperell (AA) lost

4 – Irwin County (A) won

1996

3 – Westminster (AA) lost

*State champion

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48 comments Add your comment

Max Sizemore

December 3rd, 2012
8:18 am

Who was the coach of that Clarkston team in 1997, Todd?

Tucker67tiger

December 3rd, 2012
1:58 pm

Great source of HS football info

http://ghsfha.org/index.php

Colquitt97

December 3rd, 2012
2:19 pm

Party Crashers strike again!! Go Packers!!!!

VIKING DAD

December 3rd, 2012
2:31 pm

Even though I can’t stand Coach Propst, I hope the Packers can bring the State Title home.

tigonian02

December 3rd, 2012
3:21 pm

It’s funny how every team in 1-6A has won a state title

Norcross Blue

December 3rd, 2012
4:48 pm

GO NORCROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Golden Isles Fan

December 3rd, 2012
4:58 pm

Norcross riding high…………………………..

P.S. Dont forget about Colquitt!!!!!!!

Colquitt Fan

December 3rd, 2012
5:25 pm

Thanks for that pointless Propst bash Viking dad.

High 5

December 3rd, 2012
6:41 pm

Boy, I live in the Atlanta area and I love to watch those Packers play. Kudos to the Packers and their fans!

High 5

December 3rd, 2012
6:41 pm

Boy, I live in the Atlanta area and I love to watch those Packers play. Kudos to the Packers and their fans!

Norcoss blue

December 3rd, 2012
8:03 pm

Golden isle i can promise you there is no hangover from last week win. From what i see norcross vs colquitt is the championship. Thats what are boys are looking at. so don’t worry, you will see a complete game.

Joseph

December 3rd, 2012
8:06 pm

@Viking Dad, thanks for acknowledging our region, 16A, is behind the Pack. We urge you to spread the word, Go Pack Go! However, I would be remiss, since you did take a pointless shot at our head coach, to remind you at least we didn’t cheat to beat you. Sign stealing, not the way to go. Also, I have to add, y’all have the most obnoxious stadium announcer in the business. Only bad thing about going to Martin Stadium next year. Now, no more foolish, pointless criticism of our head coach and thanks for your support. Go Pack!

squirrell

December 3rd, 2012
11:20 pm

Packer football goes back to 1913 when their rival with Valdosta began!

Packers have had to battle in South Ga football for many years!

Packers have traveled to North Ga for playoff games, been to the Dome multiple times and even had two State Championship Games at home in the HogPen!

Now in the Semi-Finals, 4th year straight!

We don’t always win, but we battle to the end!

Looking forward to Friday Night at the Blue Devil’s House!

Hope for a good clean game!

May the best team win!

PViewPantherfan

December 4th, 2012
1:51 am

Colquitt was the best team to start the season, they sure were at the Jungle last Friday night, and should win the state title. Too bad that the real state title game is this Friday as Colquitt or Norcross would shred either team in the other side of the bracket. Just because the Packers had some close games and wound up a 4 seed doesn’t mean anything. That is why the games are played.

Falconguy45

December 4th, 2012
7:49 am

It is a given that Colquitt is very good and they step it up come play off time. I don’t have a dog in the fight anymore, but lets give some Kudos to Love Joy. They have been over looked on this blog all year. They are a very good team that has a chance to play in the dome. PviewPantherFan…… Just because you guys got shredded, don’t under estimate Love Joy that has one of the best running backs in the state and a Norcross team that traveled to Camden and won.

thetruth

December 4th, 2012
8:34 am

Falconguy, you do know that Colquitt has already played and beaten Lovejoy this year????

Colquitt97

December 4th, 2012
8:36 am

This is what happens when Lovejoys #1 running back runs into Colquitts center linebacker John Grey.

http://gahighschoolsports.net/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=161

Falconguy45

December 4th, 2012
8:46 am

The truth, Colquitt97…. I know you guys beat Love Joy at the beginning of the year. I am not taking anything away from that victory and as you can see my above post, I have been complimentary towards you guys as well. It will be a good football game.

Smug

December 4th, 2012
9:42 am

Propst is an idiot.

Huckleberry

December 4th, 2012
12:03 pm

Norcross beats the Packers for the second time this year Friday night. Packer boys aren’t strong enough or fast enough to beat Norcross. Goodbye Rush. Doesn’t matter who wins at Lovejoy either. Norcross will chew them up.
This Norcross team has been years in the making to win the state championship. It’s destiny!!!!!

Packers Love the Playoffs

December 4th, 2012
12:57 pm

We have been here before, we know what to do. Maybe next year Norcross.

Packers – 42 Norcross – 30

Panther Pride

December 4th, 2012
1:21 pm

@PViewFan Colquitt was not the best team last Friday. They just did a few things better than us.

Ray Goff's Ghost

December 4th, 2012
1:25 pm

Yeah, Panther Pride, only a few things like offense, defense, and special teams.

Fred

December 4th, 2012
2:05 pm

@tigonian02 – What’s funny is your statement is wrong. 2 members of 1-6A have NOT won championships, at least that I can find anywhere. Did you forget about Brunswick and Coffee? And while Camden has 3, they were won as a part of R3 while playing against R1.

R1 is good enough on their own that you don’t have to stretch things.

Not Nor Cross To Bear

December 4th, 2012
2:26 pm

@Huckleberry, the only thing the Blue Devils will chewing up late Friday is a cold crow dinner.

Colquitt97

December 4th, 2012
2:40 pm

@Huckelberr:”Not fast enough”? “Not strong enough”? Funny, I remember folks saying the same thing right before the PackERS played Camden. Actually, I remember folks saying the same thing about the Packers before they played Parkview. Try not to be too disappointed when we walk out of the stadium looking forward to our trip to the Dome AGAIN.

stooge

December 4th, 2012
3:25 pm

Damn, no matter which blog I go to Smug always seems to find it first

Not Nor Cross To Bear

December 4th, 2012
3:27 pm

@Smug

If he’s so dumb, how come he keeps showing up in the semifinals?

jimb

December 4th, 2012
3:28 pm

Colquitt can’t handle Norcross, not being negative, I saw Parkview handle Colquitt and Norcross is on another planet. Remember Parkview played Norcross and Kamara was injured. Colquitt should be commended for their ability to make the final four that is axtremely hard to do. But the big trophy will not come this year.

Ray Goff's Ghost

December 4th, 2012
3:35 pm

Parkview “handled” Colquitt to the tune of 31-15 and a quick trip home. It wasn’t even that close.

grayram

December 4th, 2012
4:15 pm

Ray: I didn’t see the Parkview Colquitt game but wasn’t either 7-0 or 7-7 to start the 2nd half. And wasn’t there some turnovers deep in parkviews territory that led to quick points for Colquitt?

Stooge

December 4th, 2012
5:27 pm

So sad to see the Parkview fans who were yelling “trailer trash” at the Colquitt team end up leaving early after that “handling”. I know how good Norcross is…God knows we hear it enough here.

packerchick

December 4th, 2012
8:11 pm

The score was 7-0 at the half. We intercepted with just a few seconds left in the 2nd quarter. Yes, there were turnovers that helped us. I think it was 2 during the 3rd quarter.

Region 7-AAA

December 4th, 2012
9:15 pm

Flowery Branch is such a great team. It was awesome to be able to have a region for a few years with three great powers Flowery Branch, Gainesville & North Hall.

squirrell

December 4th, 2012
10:45 pm

I am a longtime Packer fan and I honestly have nothing against Norcross. But, after watching their games with Parkview, Chattahoochee & South Gwinnett, I don’t see them hanging with the Packers.

I’ll be the first to admitt that I missed it on my prediction of the Camden/Norcross game.
I sure wish I could watch that Game. If anyone knows a website, please let me know.
I assume that Norcross looked like a totally different team than I have seen.

I know high school kids can be sporadic in their performance but If the Pack plays like they are capable, and minimizes turnovers, then I predict Pack wins Friday night by 21.

Hope both teams play their best & honestly, “may the best team win”!

stooge

December 5th, 2012
7:56 am

Squirrell

December 5th, 2012
9:39 am

MOULTRIE — Back on September 7, Colquitt County held Lovejoy to just a single, fourth-quarter touchdown in a 14-7 victory over a team that has one of the top offenses in the state.

The Packers will face a similar task on Friday when they travel to Norcross to meet an undefeated Blue Devils team that might have more weapons than Lovejoy.

Expecting the Packers defense to allow just seven points might be unrealistic.

With an accurate and veteran quarterback in Joseph Wilber, an All-State and highly coveted running back in Alvin Kamara and a big, productive junior receiver in Myles Autry, the Blue Devils are likely to put some points on the board.

They did it when they visited Tom White Field at Mack Tharpe Stadium last August in the scrimmage they won 33-31.

The Packers might find themselves involved in a track meet, but they have an experience arsenal of their own.

Quarterback Cole Segraves has proved he thrives in the the postseason and is 6-1 in playoff starts.

He has completed 163-of-273 passes for 2,098 yards and 10 touchdowns this season and has made some highlight-reel throws the last several weeks.

And Packers coach Rush Propst and offensive coordinator Jeff Hammond have been adding to the playbook as the season has gone on.

And as the season has progressed, more players have played crucial roles.

Bobby Hill continues to be the Packers primary target. He leads the team with 73 catches for 1051 yards and six touchdowns.

He caught just three passes in the victory at Parkview last Friday, but two were worth several looks.

Hill willed himself into the end zone on a 35-yard touchdown pass that gave the Packers their first lead in the third quarter.

He had another in the fourth quarter that resulted in a first down that brought the Packer fans out of their seats.

And Hill may find more maneuvering room in the secondary and Todd Boyd continues to develop.

With 40 catches for 771 yards, he has become nearly as dependable as Hill.

The Packers are beginning to show that they can run with some effectiveness, whether with Segraves toting or giving to Sihiem King, John Boatwright or Maleek Lewis.

And the opposition should not forget about versatile sophomore Javonta Woods. Or Kishaun Taylor and Deonte Johnson, who are capable to turning in plays. As is tight end Nate Madison, when he is called upon.

The Packers offensive line will again be called upon to protect Segraves and provide some space for King, Boatwright and Lewis.

Junior right tackle Gabe Mobley is coming off his best game of the season.

The other four — tackle Octavius Jackson, guards Travis Register and Jeffery Davis and center Dalton Dillon — are seniors who have logged plenty of snaps over the last 27 games.

The Blue Devils did not see the broad spectrum of the Packers offense in August, when Segraves completed 7-of-9 passes for 66 yards and a touchdown pass to Hill.

Lewis rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown on seven carries.

PackerBacker

December 5th, 2012
10:08 am

Guys let’s remember the Pack plays well as an underdog team. Let all the predictions say that Norcross will win and then the Pack can go in and do what the Pack does best!! Gooooo Pack! Rock On! The word around Moultrie is “All we want for Christmas is a state championship!!”

Squirrell

December 5th, 2012
10:36 am

This is the ABSOLUTE-TRUTH!

Packers have not played a COMPLETE game all year!

If they DO-IT Friday night and minimize turnovers,

They win by at-least 21!

GHSA Fan Police

December 5th, 2012
11:10 am

After listening to the Colquitt Packer fans this week, we are highly confused as I know much of the posters on this site are as well. Therefore, we wanted to find a way to “profile” them so we could all recognize them. So the following is a pretty good way to determine who the Packer fans are.
You are most likely a Colquitt Packer fan if:

1. You think “loading the dishwasher” means getting your wife drunk.
2. You ever cut your grass and found a car.
3. The Salvation Army declines your mattress.
4. You’ve ever raked leaves in your kitchen.
5. Your wife’s job requires her to wear an orange vest.
6. Your lifetime dream is to own a fireworks stand.
7. You have the Moultrie taxidermist’s number on speed dial.
8. You’ve ever hit a deer with your car…deliberately.
9. You’ve ever given rat traps as stocking stuffers.
10. Your grandma has “ammo” on her Christmas list.
11. The taillight covers of your car are made of red tape.
12. You prefer car keys to Q-tips.
13. Your wife’s hairdo has ever been ruined by a ceiling fan.
14. You consider a six-pack and a bug-zapper high-quality entertainment.
15. One of your brother-in-law is also your uncle.
16. You had to remove a toothpick for wedding pictures.
17. You consider a family reunion a good place to find Mrs. Right.
18. Your dog and your wallet are both on chains.
19. Your dog can’t watch you eat without gagging.
20. The fifth grade is referred to as “your senior year,”

Thank you for your time.

GHSA Fan Police

stooge

December 5th, 2012
11:26 am

Oh what the heck, I live down there and still think that’s funny. Glad the meds are working. Go Packers!

R31768

December 5th, 2012
11:40 am

Fan Police, You are funny and I had a good laugh. You are very misinformed though. Makes you wonder who the ignorant one is here.

rwdekalb

December 5th, 2012
12:23 pm

@Todd. Has a 4 seed ever won a state title.

gman57

December 5th, 2012
12:28 pm

Those who do not understand Colquitt football, it the “Life of the Community”….. Those players are honored, looked after and treated likes “kings” all year long, unlike any other community I know. That’s why that program is where it is today. I agree I too do not care for the coach…. kinda reminds me of Nick S. (Alabama)…., has an air about him that rubs me the wrong way, but he gets results and that’s all that really matters (correct?)

Dum-Bass

December 5th, 2012
1:41 pm

Actually, gman57, I have always looked at Propst as a “Steve Spurrier”. He always gets under the under SEC coaches skin, and no matter what he says or does it’s the wrong thing. BUT, he does get results at USC, and that’s why they like him there. Don’t forget his days at FL either. I’m still thinking the other coaches in Reg. 1-6A intentionally(but not necessarily as a group) only voted 4 Packers on the Region’s first team offense and defense, while putting 8 on there from Camden. It’s so obvious when you look at the stats for the WR from Coffee Co(who is a JR) and made first team offense, then compare it to the stats of Bobby Hill(headed to Miss. St.) WR for the Packers. Not even close. There has to be a “revenge” factor at work there. They may think they got even with him but knowing Propst he will use it as an “inspiration” thing, and motivational tool to bring home a state title. He just may get the last laugh. BTW, I don’t have a “dog” in the fight. Outside observer.

Norcross beat Colquitt 33-31 in scrimmage

December 5th, 2012
2:53 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBkFIUGzDw0

That was AT Colquitt…

Don’t tell me this game won’t be close!
I’m expecting a dog fight and i can’t wait

CCHS fan

December 5th, 2012
4:25 pm

GHSA fan police – Have you ever been to Colquitt County? Do you know anyone from there? Don’t make yourself look ignorant by trying to portray a place and its residents as something from a movie. Are there rednecks in Colquitt County? Yes. About the same amount as there are in North Georgia. I have been to and lived in both places. Have you?

PackerBacker

December 5th, 2012
7:41 pm

Scrimmage smidgen … It don’t matter. This is a whole nother ball game!! Go Pack!!!