//Colquitt County Earns Second State Football Title

Colquitt County Earns Second State Football Title

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Guy Curtright, The Associated Press

ATLANTA — Chase Parrish threw three touchdown passes and unbeaten Colquitt County won the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAAA football title with 28-24 victory over Archer on Saturday night at the Georgia Dome.

It was the second state championship for the Packers, who also won in 1994, and snapped a streak for four consecutive AAAAAA titles by teams, like Archer, that are from Gwinnett County.

Sihiem King scored twice, once on a pass from Parrish, and gained 125 yards on 33 carries as Colquitt gave coach Russ Probst his first championship in Georgia after five in Alabama.

Dylan Singleton had three touchdowns for Archer (12-3) and brought the Tigers within four points on a 22-yard run late in the third quarter. But Colquitt was able to run out the clock late to preserve the victory.

Parrish was 17 of 22 passing for 190 yards. His last touchdown was a 7-yarder to Qwazavia Lee midway in the third quarter.
Colquitt led 21-17 at halftime. King scored from a yard out with 45 seconds left after Archer dropped a pass in the end zone and then missed a 40-yard field goal.

Parrish threw touchdown passes of 40 yards to Marquan Greene and 7 yards to King in the first quarter, the second score coming on the first play after Gabe Tiller was intercepted.

Archer had taken the lead when Cole Fisher followed a 55-yard touchdown pass from Tiller to Singleton with a 47-yard field goal.
Singleton scored on a 4-yard run in the first quarter.

Probst won five state titles in Alabama over a nine-year period at Hoover, near Birmingham, before coming to Colquitt in 2008. His 2010 team lost to Brookwood in the championship game.