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Colquitt County soccer on the rise

The Packers are looking for continued improvements (Source: WALB) The Packers are looking for continued improvements (Source: WALB)
Jimbo Jarvis has led the girl's program for 11 years (Source: WALB) Jimbo Jarvis has led the girl's program for 11 years (Source: WALB)
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

When you think of the packers, the first thing that comes to mind is the back-to-back state champion football team.

But don't sleep on the surging soccer program.

The Colquitt County packers finished second in region 1-AAAAAA this season. After defeating Tift County and Lowndes on the back stretch, the Packers earned themselves a home playoff game for the first time in Jimbo Jarvis' tenure.

Jarvis credits their improvements to the hard work and commitment in practice. Since picking up the boys soccer team 5 season ago, he has seen a spike in interest.

He said he had to send away around 40 competent players who tried out, and he is impressed with the crop that made the cut.

"Those boys, very mature. Knew how to handle themselves in a game," said Jarvis. "(They) knew situational stuff that these guys have had to learn for the past year and a half. It's really nice to watch them mature in a way that you can just sit back now and watch the fruits of what you planted multiply."

The packers were 6-2 in the region, and though their postseason has ended, Jarvis is confident the program will continue to progress for next Spring.

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