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Colquitt County depending on new talent

August 13, 2007

Moultrie -- The Colquitt County Packers will tell you they didn't get a single bounce to go their way last year.

With four losses in the region, including two in triple overtime, the Packers season came up short of the playoffs.

Colquitt County has basically an entirely new team this year, as they return just one starter on offense and two on defense.

For some teams, that would be a rebuilding year, but in Moultrie, "rebuilding" is a dirty word.

Expectations are high for the Packers this season.

The team has been running the same high-powered offense since midway through Tim Cokely's first season in 2005, and the coach says familiarity with the scheme will make for a smooth transition.

"These guys coming up now, they have the same terminology," says Cokely, "they run the same routes, they have the same reads, and the same protection. They should be well versed in what we're doing, now it's just a matter of execution."

Senior Michael Jenkins says, "It helps a lot, because right from the get-go you know the plays, and you can help all the younger guys. You know the plays, and you're helping them learn them, so it's easier for them to adjust to them too, because they have someone right there behind them to tell them what to do, and after a while they just start getting it."

The Packers open the season August 31st on the road at Cook high school.

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