MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - On Saturday night, the Colquitt County Packers take on the Archer Tigers for the GHSA Division 6A Championship inside the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
The teams enter as the two highest scoring offenses ever to meet in a title game, both averaging over 50 points a game. Obviously
, both schools want win and be known as the best in state.
But for one Packer, there is a little extra motivation to play well.
Packers star running back Sihiem King is looking to avenge the 2010 teams loss for his older brother, Tevin.
Tevin, who also sported the number 22 with the Packers, made Packer history his senior year.
Going into the title game his senior year, he already had 1,842 yards on the ground and 35 TD's.
And he finished his year with 2,047 yards rushing and 37 total touchdowns, both of which school single season records.
Tevin had his chance at a state title against Brookwood at the dome, but his team fell 52-38.
Now, it's baby brothers turn to make a run for the gold.
Sihiem is already All-Region, already All-State, and has already broken his brother's single season TD record
with 38 total. Plus, he is ahead of pace to break his brother's single season rushing record, heading into tonight,
with 1,961 yards carrying. But Sihiem isn't satisfied yet.
"At the end of the day it's great. But, I mean, I really don't care about that," King said. "What's going to separate me and him is winning a state title. A state championship. So, I mean, I've got to go get that first. I don't care about the records.
Head Coach Rush Propst coached both Tevin and Sihiem, and knows that records or not, a good performance in title game matters most.
"He wants to finish and do something his brother didn't do," Propst said of Sihiem. "You know, his brother rushed for 203 yards in that game and scored, I think, three touchdowns, but it wasn't enough. And I think Sihiem knows. There's a lot on that kids back."
King has already broken the school's single season TD record with 38 total TD's, to his brother's 37.
He's passed his brother in career TD's already by 6.
Propst also noted that King is only 88 yards away from breaking his brother's single season rushing record, and just one yard from breaking the school's all-time rushing record.
King and Propst both know those records will likely fall Saturday night, but are only focused on bringing the first state title back to Colquitt County in 20 years.
Kickoff between Archer and Colquitt County is at 8 PM.