As expected, Richmond Hill took it on the chin Friday night as it dropped a 35-3 decision to Colquitt County which is ranked No. 3 in the state in Class 7A.
The unbeaten Packers (10-0) led 21-0 at the half and pushed it to 35-0 after three quarters before the Wildcats (5-5) could finally get on the board thanks to a 46-yard field goal by junior kicker Blake Williams.
Despite the loss Richmond Hill managed to hang on to fourth-place in the Region 1-7A race and will go on the road as a No. 4 seed to play No. 8 Grayson (8-2) next Friday night.
Junior quarterback Kirk Scott was a bright spot for Richmond Hill as he ran for 105 yards and completed four of 12 passes for 27 yards while being intercepted once. Joshua Troupe had 27 yards rushing and Nick Bliss added 24 while catching three passes for 17 yards.
Gabe Bauman had 10 tackles for Richmond Hill, Lee Johnson had seven and Aiden Grant had an interception to go with four stops.
Richmond Hill is back in the state playoffs after a one-year absence. The Wildcats played one of the strongest schedules in school history as every team it played qualified for the state playoffs with the exception of Lowndes County.
Wildcats opponents combined to go 64-39 on the season with Effingham County, Coffee County and Colquitt claiming region championships. Jenkins and Lowndes were the only opponents to have losing records while Colquitt and Coffee finished undefeated in regular season play.