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Blue Devils Defeat Colquitt in Semifinals

It was Norcross over Colquitt County 14-9 in Class AAAAAA to advance to the finals next week at the Georgia Dome.

Norcross students cheer on the Blue Devils in the Dec. 6 semi-final game against Colquitt County Dec. 6, 2013.
Norcross students cheer on the Blue Devils in the Dec. 6 semi-final game against Colquitt County Dec. 6, 2013.
In a game that turned into a defensive struggle it was the Norcross Blue Devils who prevailed winning 14-9 over the Colquitt County Packers Friday night.

The win means a second trip to the Georgia Dome to play for the state championship. Last year Norcross defeated Lovejoy 21-14 to win its first championship.

This time, the Blue Devils will face the North Gwinnett Bulldogs who beat McEachern 27-21 in its fourth round matchup.

A strong showing by the Blue Devils defense kept the Packers out of the end zone the first half. Colquitt could only manage three field goals in the first two quarters of the game. 

Then with just a little over three minutes in the first half a 55-yard run by quarterback A.J. Bush, who was finally tackled on the half-yard line, set up the Blue Devils' first and only score in the first half.

Lightning in the area led to a rain delay in the third quarter and when the teams took the field again, only Norcross would score. Another touchdown gave the Blue Devils a 14-9 lead which they never relinquished.

Myles Autry scored the final touchdown on a short touchdown run with about six minutes left in the game to secure the Blue Devils' second trip to the state championship.





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