In what was a defensive battle for most of the game,
Colquitt County (Moultrie, Ga.)
defeated national No. 3-ranked Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.)
13-12 Friday on a touchdown run with less than a minute remaining.
On Colquitt County's final possession, facing a 3rd-and-3 deep in Camden County territory, quarterback Cole Segraves
ran for a
first down, setting up a 1st-and-goal with 1:30 left. John Boatright
then rushed it into the end zone on second down to give the Packers a 13-12 lead with 54 remaining.
Camden County (9-1) had a chance to win with a 55-yard field goal with 15 seconds left but the kick, plenty long, sailed wide left and a Colquitt County celebration commenced.
Camden County entered the game No. 3 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25
and No. 1 in Georgia. Colquitt County (7-3), which was ranked nationally to begin the season, came into the game ranked No. 8 in the state.Follow game on Quixcore.
The defenses flexed to begin the game, with both teams held scoreless until late into the second quarter. With three minutes left in the half, Camden County scored on a 10-yard touchdown pass from
to Conner Lockhart
. The PAT missed, making it 6-0.
The scoring was put on hold until the fourth quarter, when Segraves broke off a 70-yard touchdown run for Colquitt County. Will Bannister
knocked through the extra point to give the Packers a 7-6 lead.
Camden County responded with a big play of its own, scoring on a 68-yard run by Chris Williams
on the ensuing position. Camden County went for two but the pass sailed out of the end zone, and the Wildcats lead remained 12-7.
Facing defeat, Colquitt County put together a sustained drive and marched downfield to set up the Boatright touchdown, but failed the two-point conversion attempt. That led to a final Camden County drive, needing only a field goal to come away with the victory.J.J. Green
came up with a solid return on the ensuing kickoff and the Wildcats started their drive on their own 45-yard line. A completion from Ramsey to Christian Middelton
brought the ball to the Colquitt County 32.
On first down, Ramsey dropped back to pass and had the ball knocked out of his hands. Colquitt County recovered, but the official ruled the play an incomplete pass, giving Camden County another shot.
The game came down to a fourth-and-16 play, when Camden County missed the potential game-winning 55-yard field goal.
Both teams will enter the playoffs next week.