August 17, 2006
Moultrie - The phrase "when pigs fly" means something will never happen.
But the pigskin will be flying down at the Hog Pen in head coach Tim Cokely's second season at Colquitt County.
In case Colquitt County football fans didn't notice that head coach Tim Cokely loves to the throw the football in his first season with the Packers, they will this year.
Cokely said "We are going to throw it early. We are going to throw it often. It is going to be fun to watch and fun to play here at Colquitt County High School."
But the Colquitt County offensive strategy is no passing fancy in rugged Region 1-AAAAA.
Cokely said"We have got to have an equalizer. We are not just going to knock people off the ball with the guys we have on our team. We will sometimes."
The main reason Colquitt County wants to throw the football this season is quarterback Channing Hudson and receivers Tyler Mobley, Vance Cuff and Dontrelle Johnson.
Hudson said "We have got alot of options. Vance and Dontrelle come to the offensive side of the ball. When I am in the gun, I can see the field alot more and I have alot more options to the ball to. "
The Colquitt County passing attack will also include the running backs where Orien Ponder is one of the top rushers in the region last season.
Ponder said "It helped the running game alot because they thought we were going to run when we actually passed the ball."
As good as Vance Cuff is on offense, the future Georgia Bulldog is even better in the Colquitt County secondary where the Packers also have safety Dontrelle Johnson and linebackers Derek Gillian and Javaris Jackson.
Cokely said "If you look back at last year's season, the games where we played tough on defense. Did what we were supposed to do responsibility wise, we won."
Lift off for Colquitt County's "root and shoot" offense is September first at Cook High.