Class AAAAAA: Colquitt County 30, Roswell 13

Colquitt County ran away with a 30-13 win over Roswell to capture its second straight state championship and 30th consecutive victory Saturday night in the Class AAAAAA state championship. Roswell came out and found an explosive scoring play on the second snap of the game but was kept from the end zone the rest of the way. Senior quarterback Quintarius Neely found A.J. Smith down the sideline for an 81-yard touchdown that gave the Hornets their brief 7-0 lead. The Packers had the immediate answer and drove down the field 80 yards in eight plays to tie it at 7-7. Arkansas-commit Kiel Pollard finished the drive with a violent stiff arm as he bulldozed in for the 1-yard touchdown. The Packers forced a Roswell punt on the Hornets’ next possession and Colquitt County marched 56 yards in just four plays as Pollard made it a 14-7 game with his second 1-yard touchdown run.

Roswell added a 22-yard Turner Barckhoff field goal to cut it to 14-10 heading into the second quarter. The first quarter took 50 minutes to play as both teams looked for big plays to spark the offense but the next three quarters saw a more ground and pound style that favored the Packers.

Colquitt’s Ty Lee caught a 17-yard touchdown pass on a red zone post pattern midway through the second quarter to make it 21-10. Roswell had a chance to answer with a touchdown but had to settle for another short (20-yard) Barkckhoff field goal that allowed the Packers to take a 21-13 lead into the half.

“This year I felt like we were the better team but not by much,” admitted Colquitt County head coach Rush Propst following the game. “I knew that if we executed we would be able to get the victory.”

The second half did not see any touchdowns but Colquitt County’s Luis Martinez was able to ice the game with his leg. Martinez finished off a 16-play drive with a 30-yard field goal before adding a 26-yarder off an 18-play drive that pushed the lead to 27-13 with 4:45 to play.

The clinching kick that made it a three-score game (30-13) came from 42 yards out with 1:15 left after Neely’s pass attempt to A.J. Smith fell incomplete on a 4th and 3.

Colquitt County senior quarterback Chase Parrish finished 28-of-39 passing for 306 yards and a touchdown and completes a career that leaves him with a a perfect 30-0 record as a starter.

Lee led Colquitt County with 90 yards rushing and a game-high 123 receiving yards. Sheldon Evans paced Roswell with 104 rushing yards off of 21 carries. Neely finished 15-of-30 passing for 232 yards, including his 81-yard touchdown pass to Smith.

Defensively, Ty Phillips had a monster game for the Packers as he finished with 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack. Roswell junior Koby Cumberlander posted two sacks and seven total tackles.


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One Response to “Class AAAAAA: Colquitt County 30, Roswell 13”

  1. Morrell Productions
    December 13, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

    Congratulations State Champions
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