MOULTRIE — It was just a preseason football scrimmage, but a pretty hyped one as Norcross traveled to state-title favorite Colquitt County on Friday night.
In front of a full house, Norcross returned with a satisfying 33-31 victory over Colquitt behind a huge night from its offense and stars Alvin Kamara and Joseph Wilber. Wilber hit Clinton Lynch for a 30-yard catch down to the 2-yard line in the waning seconds and Myles Autry scored on a 2-yard run with two seconds left for the game-winner.
The team's top players competed for the first three quarters, but the third quarter was treated like it was the fourth quarter. The scoreboard was turned off in the fourth quarter as both schools used their younger players.
"The stands were packed, it was one of the biggest crowds I've seen for a scrimmage," Norcross head coach Keith Maloof said. "It was a good starting point for us. It was a good barometer of where we're at and where we need to go."
Kamara, one of the state's top running back recruits, carried 14 times for 221 yards, including an 82-yard run. He played just two snaps in the third quarter.
Wilber completed 13 of 22 passes for 237 yards and Autry had three catches for 50 yards.
Colquitt had 33 rushes for 215 yards and completed 7 of 14 passes for 106 yards.
"Overall I'm really proud of Joseph, Alvin and the whole offense for picking up where they left off last year and I'm proud of a young offensive line that stepped up," Maloof said. "Defensively, we did some good things. We just have to tackle better in the open field."