KINGSLAND — In one of the most remarkable victories in Colquitt County history, the Packers scored a touchdown with 33 seconds left on a fourth-down pass, then got a 2-point conversion pass to upset Camden County, 32-31, on Friday at Chris Gilman Stadium, after Camden failed to line up for the game-winning field goal try as time ran out.
The victory sends the Packers to the state semifinals for the second year in a row to meet Grayson in Loganville.
Grayson advanced with a victory against West Forsyth on Friday.
The Packers will take an 11-2 record to Loganville and will face Grayson on the road for the second straight year.
The Packers never led in the game against the No. 1 team in Class AAAAA until quarterback Cole Segraves completed a 2-point conversion pass to Ty Smith with 33 seconds left after faking a run.
Segraves had just tied the game on a 23-yard pass to Bobby Hill on fourth down.
The loss was the first of the year of the Wildcats, who finish 12-1, and the 32 points were the most surrendered by Camden County this season.
The two teams alternated scores, and Camden County scored what appeared to be the winning touchdown on a 4-yard run by Shaquann Brock with 2:34 left.
But the Packers drove 80 yards to get the improbable winning touchdown and 2-point conversion.
Segraves had four big completions in the game-winning drive before the throw to Hill. He hit Ty Smith for 21, Tre Cooper for 30, Hill for 11 and Cooper for 11 more to the 8.
Late in the game, a 52-yard run by Camden’s J.J. Green gave the Wildcats a 24-17 lead, but John Gray returned a fumble 55 yards and the game was tied 24-24.
That set the stage for the wild final 2:34, which included Camden County trying to get a 56-yard field goal off at the buzzer, but time ran out.
Segraves completed 17-of-24 passes for 248 yards for the Packers.