MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - Packer fans packed onto the courthouse square in Moultrie to cheer on their football team that just wrapped up a second straight undefeated season.
The players hyped up the crowd before signing autographs and taking pictures with fans.
One Colquitt County alum said events like this bond the city with the team.
"Whether it's pouring raining, it could be snowing. Or whatever, you know our fans are there," said loyal fan Joe Hancock. "Regardless if we have to travel 200 miles down the road, our fans are there. And that's what drives our team to win."
And win they did. The Packers have won 30 straight games. The players feel on top of the world with their performance and the fan support.
"It feels real big," said senior linebacker Ja'quain Blakely. "In this community, small community, we're really known around here and we're a very big part of the community so it feels good to just sit around and sign autographs and give back to the community for all the stuff they did for us."
"They watched us from day one," said senior tight end Chris Bouie "And watched us work hard on the field. Never giving up, even though when things were going bad in the game or we were down."
But the Packers weren't down often, and the team owes it to the people of Moultrie who they consider closer than spectators.
"These people out here," reassured Blakely . They're not just fans, they're family. They go with us through our ups and our downs. And they really just support us."
And that support is backed by an undying optimism.
"Hopefully we can complete another perfect season," said Hancock, "And be 45-0 and win another state championship and Go pack go."