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2003 season off to tough start for Packers

August 6, 2003

 Moultrie- The Colquitt County Packers missed the state playoffs last season for the first time in 13 years.

 Head coach Mike Singletary thinks he has made the necessary changes to get the Pack back into the postseason.

 Colquitt County head coach Mike Singletary believes the inability to score points is the biggest reasn why his team had to buy tickets to watch state playoff games last year.

Singletary though is not changing offenses.

He has however brought in Phillip Richards from Pelham to fine tune the Packers wing-T attack.

Mike Singletary said "He is going to bring a little bit different attitude to the table and we are looking forward to him getting out there and seeing what he can do."

Colquitt County's new offensive coordinator inherits unit that has just three returning starters. Sophomore Sam Heath is penciled in as the Packers starting quarterback as the entire squad is quickly adjusting to their new coach.

 Curtis Jackson said "It is different termonology but we are getting it down pat now. So, we are running pretty good.

The optimism at Colquitt County has been sobered by the news that running back Kenny Green was severely injured in an automobile accident on Monday that killed another passenger in the car.

Green's accident comes less than a week after starting linebacker Will Southwell fractured his ankle at camp.

 It seems though that most football teams have to deal some type of adversity during a season and the Colquitt County Packers certainly hope they will not have to deal with any more adversity this year.

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