The Colquitt County (GA) Packers have experienced a series of thrilling outcomes the last two weekends on the 7-on-7 passing league summer circuit.
Last Saturday the Packers fell 37-21 to North Marion (FL) in the semifinals of the University of Alabama 7-on-7 and finished 6-2 in the event.
Six days later the Packers made the familiar trip north to the Atlanta-area for the 2nd Annual Corky Kell 7-on-7. Colquitt used back-to-back thrilling late game heroics in the semifinals and finals to finish a perfect 8-0.
In the semifinals a touchdown pass from Chase Parrish to Ty Lee with no time remaining gave the Packers the 30-25 victory over Byrnes (SC).
In the finals it was the defense that stepped up. After surrendering a Peachtree Ridge touchdown in the waning seconds, the Packers knocked down the conversion attempt to preserve the 23-22 victory and championship.
The Packers boarded the bus and headed to Auburn University’s 7-on-7 event. Again the Packers found themselves in a championship game coming down to the wire, this time against Westside (SC). However this time it was Westside coming through with the late game heroics completing the game-winning touchdown pass on the games final play to earn the 27-21 victory. It was a sweet victory for Westside, who fell in the championship game of the event last summer.
Colquitt County will participate in other 7-on-7 events before competing in the National Select 7-on-7 National Championships in Hoover, AL July 16-18.