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Packers turn to defense

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - Colquitt County overcame a slow start last year to play in the AAAAA state championship game.

Packers head coach Rush Propst says this year's team cannot afford to stumble out of the gate.


That is because Packers have to replace most of the offensive firepower from last year's team.

Cole Seagraves, who put up big numbers at White County, is slated to start at quarterback and tight end Ty Smith, who is committed to Georgia, will be a favorite target.

The Packers also have to find new starters in the backfield with John Boatright and Trey Cooper ready for their turn to start along with transfer Willie Woodyard.

The retooling of the offense has coach Propst looking for the defense led by Quan Nelson, Brett Smith, Stacy Blackwell and Quan Nelson to lead the Packers.

Rush Propst said. "Although they weren't very good last year they are back. they understand and they have changed the attitude of our style of defense with the hiring of Travis Pearson from Jeff Davis Montgomery and via Iowa State with coach (Gene) Chizik."

Colquitt County opens the season August 19th against Cook.


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