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Packers move on to State Championship

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MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County Packers made another step forward in their quest for a state championship this season with a convincing win against McEachern, 57-20.  They will face another high-scoring team when they play Archer next week in the Georgia Dome.

Both Archer and Colquitt scored over 50 points in their respective semifinal matches, scoring more than 200 points in the playoffs alone.

The title game will be played Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Georgia Dome.

Meanwhile, both Brooks County and Fitzgerald bowed out of the playoffs.

HELMET-FitzgeraldThe Purple Hurricanes lost by 3 points to Greater Atlanta Christian, 44-41.  GAC’s kicker Will Kenworthy kicked a game-winning 21-yard field goal as time expired.

The Spartans had to come from behind to have that opportunity.  Fitzgerald led by as much as 14 points at one point, but GAC exploded from behind to lead 41-27 with only 4:55 left in the game.

But the South Georgia squad fought back, scoring quickly.  When GAC recovered an onside kick, Fitzgerald’s defense held.  A long pass of 58 yards tied the game late setting up GAC’s late drive, aided by 45 yards in Fitzgerald penalties before the game-winning kick.

HELMET-Brooks_CoThe game wasn’t as close in Quitman.  Savannah’s Benedictine crushed Maurice Freeman’s Trojans 49-7 to advance to play GAC.  Despite the loss, the Trojans should be proud of making the final four in another deep playoff run.