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Packers defense stepping up in playoffs

By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -  Championships are usually won with defense but the Colquitt County football team this season was winning mostly on its offense.

Quaterback Tyler Brown said. "They showed up big against Mill Creek no doubt. Coming up with three turnovers and last week coming up with the turnover to get us in range for the touchdown.



Rush Propst said. "Defense has started to win games for us. It hasn't just been all about the offense. It has been the defense that has come up with the big play to win the game. Offensively, we take it upon ourselves to do what we need to do each and every Friday night."


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Colquitt County plays Brookwood in the AAAAA state championship game Saturday at 8:00 p.m. at the Georgia Dome.


The Packers defense gave up 31 points a game in the regular season and defensive coordinator Jack Hines left the squad before the playoffs started.

Head coach Rush Propst has been using a defensive coordinator by committee in the state playoffs and the system has worked with the defense staring to make big plays in the Packers run to the Dome.

The Packers winning touchdown in the semifinals was set up by a fumble recovery by the Colquitt County defense.

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