By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC
Cole Seagraves traveled four hours away from home to find redemption.
Colquitt County’s senior quarterback passed for a school-record 354 yards and rushed for another 46 as the Packers (8-3), the fourth seed from Region 1AAAAAA, held on to edge McEachern (8-3), 30-28, at Walter H. Cantrell Stadium in Powder Springs.
Seagraves was once one of the state’s hottest recruits as a junior. But when he struggled early this season, he was replaced as the starter and eventually ended up in a platoon at the position with junior Daniel Mobley. But with Mobley out with a shoulder injury, the job was all Seagraves on Friday night. He did not disappoint.
He hit on his first seven passes in leading the Packers to a 14-10 lead early in the second quarter. On its first possession, after McEachern began the scoring with a 39-yard field goal by Dennis Dominquez, Colquitt marched 76 yards in nine plays out of a variety of spread formations. Seagraves