Colquitt County 42, Dacula 17

By Ricky Dimon

Score Atlanta

In a Class AAAAAA quarterfinal, Colquitt County surged to a 28-3 lead at halftime and had a 35-3 advantage heading into the fourth quarter before Dacula scored two late touchdowns with a running clock. The visiting Packers amassed 402 yards of total offense and Daniel Mobley passed for 250 yards and two touchdowns.

Mobley opened the scoring early and often in the first quarter with touchdown passes to Todd Boyd and Kiel Pollard. He hit Boyd from 29 yards out and Pollard for a 54-yard scoring strike. Sihiem King had a 53-yard touchdown run for Colquitt County and appeared to score on a 44-yarder only to have it called back. King eventually tacked on his second scoring jaunt from 36 yards away just prior to halftime after the Packers had extended their drive with a successful fake punt.

Tim Sanders plunged into the endzone from two yards away early in the fourth quarter before Dacula mounted its inconsequential fourth-quarter charge. The Falcons, who first got on the scoreboard with a field goal in the second quarter after Colquitt County scored the game’s first 21 points, tried to make things interesting in the fourth by scoring off consecutive turnovers. Nick Mollica returned an interception 72 yards before Aaron Grove threw a touchdown pass to Kelan Fraise. Bryce Bartlett returned an interception 27 yards for a score on the Colquitt County’s first play of its ensuing possession. However, the Packers safely recovered an onside kick and Mobley rushed for an 11-yard touchdown to account for the final margin.

The Packers are through to the state semifinals for a fifth consecutive season. They are now set for a rematch with Norcross, which won a 2012 semifinal showdown between the two teams 41-27 on its way to the Class AAAAAA title.

24 comments Add your comment

Tommydawg22

November 29th, 2013
11:22 pm

Too many mistakes but we got the job done…clean it up next week so I can go to the dome

MADDBALL

November 29th, 2013
11:25 pm

congrat pack on the win great season dacula. hope eb have a safe travel. looking foward to norcross game next week… THE REMATCH!

WolfDawg

November 29th, 2013
11:42 pm

Congrats Colquitt Co!

War Eagle

November 30th, 2013
12:39 am

Way to go Packers! Great win tonight ! safe traveling back to Colquitt County

stooge

November 30th, 2013
7:21 am

@Ghost- You guys had a good run. One saving grace for us was that the mistakes we made came late. Your boys never quit.

Ghost of 316

November 30th, 2013
8:00 am

Congrats to the Packer Nation. Job well done. Impressive display of football. Take.away offense, defenses, and special teams, we hung in……..sorry thought you.scored again. He’ll, your water boys did a great job.

Very proud of.my Falcons. Final.eight nothing to be.disappointed with just as losi.g to a.better team, which Colquitt is..We.lose around 12 seniors of which 5 see the field. This.is.a beginning not an end.

Last.week someone said this game would.be.over by the half, ha ha, it was over in the.first quarter.

Rufus S. DeMann

November 30th, 2013
8:35 am

@Ghost of 316 – I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a bigger O-Line in high school football. Dang !!! Your boys don’t have nothing to be ashamed of. They played their tails off. We got a little stupid in the 4th quarter…and it hurt us…but the game was pretty much a done deal by then. But major CONGRATS to the Falcon crowd. …cause there were just as many of’em at the end as there was at the beginning. Now that’s HOW you support your team. I figure Dacula will be back in the mix next year.

@OMacG – Amigo….not bad for a bunch of Injuns who thought they could. Kudos and Berlin Banners to your fellers for holding on and doing what they said couldn’t be done. I will say that McEachern shore must LOVE drama…(Smile). Ifin you boys take care of your business next Friday…and we were to take care of our business next Friday…well sir…they gonna need a BIGGER Dome…(Big Smile).

@AVikingFan – Not much to say…except…TURNOVERS>>>TURNOVERS>>>TURNOVERS. We been there and done that. Lowndes did a lot better this year than what I thought they would. Way to represent. See you fellers for every other sport left…in Region 1….

@ALL the Norcross Fanatics – No time like the present…soes…

COLQUITT COUNTY IS COMING !!!!!

And these ain’t your mama’s Hawgs…

Nothing like getting somebody’s “mama” in your smack talk…(Big Smile).

Rufus>>

Camden Wildcat

November 30th, 2013
9:23 am

Congrats to Colquitt County for your win!!! Take it all the way this year im rooting for you guys. Bring the championship to region 1 this year!!

DAFalcon

November 30th, 2013
10:11 am

Colquitts team came as billed, big and fast and very well coached best all around team I’ve seen play this season. Proud of our kids, played their hearts out, good luck to Colquitt a great team.

Sportsnut

November 30th, 2013
10:50 am

Congrats to Colquitt for the big win. Nice to see one of the 2 teams to beat us still alive. Pulling for you and Mac this week.

stooge

November 30th, 2013
11:48 am

Hey, Sportsnut, thanks for the good words..a true sportsman. We had some issues at the end and had we not gotten that good lead early we could’ve found ourselves crying on the way home. Dacula has heart and I’d keep an eye on them next year.

WildHawg2012

November 30th, 2013
4:05 pm

Sportsnut = Tks for the congrats and hope Thanksgiving was fine for u and yours. Be blessed bro

MADDBALL

November 30th, 2013
5:21 pm

The last 3 weeks of Packer fb has resulted in 3 running clocks,,,, imo thats a pretty good team playing pretty good fb, Norcross you up next. THE REMATCH!!!! NO KARMARA= NO PROBLEM. looking foward to next week. ROAD WARRIORS are coming to invade your turf

Billy

November 30th, 2013
8:12 pm

GO PACK GO!! Get back to the Dome!!

CoffeeC100

December 1st, 2013
4:12 am

Everyone in Region 1 is a Hawg fan the rest of the way. Impresive. Rest up and take it to ‘em. Anyone hear anything about which game GPB is carrying?

Rufus S. DeMann

December 1st, 2013
9:24 am

@MADDBALL – Unfortunately, none of those running clocks are gonna help us this coming Friday night. Norcross has a great defense and a better than average offense. Colquitt has a great defense and a better than average offense. And Norcross is playing at home.

We’ll need our fan support in the semis. Lots of it. LOTS OF IT !!!!! We have a shot at making the Dome. If we play smart…and I’m NOT talking about the 4th quarter in Dacula…we could pull this thing off. Lots of “wear & tear” from all these bus rides to Atlanta…but I figure the guys wouldn’t mind making a COUPLE more.

The Blue Devils are an opportunistic bunch…so I say we don’t give them anything to work with. Take care of the ball and get our points when we can. Let’s let the Blackhats lock this one up. As good a plan as any.

See EVERYBODY in Norcross…and as always…

GO YOU HAIRY HAWGS !!!!!

Rufus>>

stooge

December 1st, 2013
10:05 am

It’ll be another early release day at CCHS on Friday fo sho. As far as wear and tear goes the guys are so used to rides and motels(and the inevitable confiscation of all cell phones) that its second nature. They know what they have to do and many of them made that long trip home after that beating in the semis last year so the motivation is there.

Sportsnut

December 1st, 2013
3:21 pm

@Stooge == I don’t think this game is going to be close. I think Colquitt will be who they are and this time finish the drill. Norcross does not impress me. They are slow and the Qb just throws it up for grabs in the general direction of his receiver. They have no running game to speak of, and what they have should not work vs Colquitt.

@WilgHawg2012 == My Turkey Day was just wonderful. I have much to be thankful for. I hope the season finds you and yours in favor. I haven’t said it but here it is. In 2011, everyone expected an all Warner Robins final in AAAA. Tucker and Lovejoy laid those possibilities to rest. Most if not all Gwinnett fans are looking for an all Gwinnett final. I say, Colquitt vs Mceachern. Right now, there is nothing that would be so sweet for me.

BlueDevil

December 1st, 2013
3:53 pm

Poor Sportsnut…. Nothing saddeer than a grown man (I assume) still reaching for straws. Ask McPherson if he was impressed.

Camden74

December 1st, 2013
4:17 pm

Congrats Colquitt and Fans! Keep it going! :-)

RobFromNorcross

December 1st, 2013
5:44 pm

@Sportsnut,

You are sounding more and more like a bitter unhappy person… I am sorry for you if there is “nothing that would be so sweet for you” as two teams you have no connection to beating two other teams you have no connection to.

stooge

December 2nd, 2013
10:31 am

@BlueDevil-We’ll try to dig deep and make an impression ourselves

OMacG

December 2nd, 2013
12:43 pm

@Rufus- thanks for the kind words…and back atcha. I know y’all ain’t nothing but a bunch of huge, fast, over-sized Hawgs…but ya somehow, someway pulled out another one. BOSEG

As for my Indians…well, we’re loving winning each week so much that all the drama is just icing on the cake, son. I hear winning that shocker last week means they gonna let us play again THIS week…and they gonna let us do it at CANTRELL.

Like those Southside ATL boys sang a few years back: Heaven let your light shine down.

Packer_Dad42

December 2nd, 2013
8:07 pm

GPB showing Mceachern vs NG this week on TV.