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Tough road ahead for the Packers

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MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Colquitt County football has spoiled the good folk of Moultrie in recent years making it look easy.

Last year's 0-4 start was reality check--and this fall has the potential for something similar.

It's a tough road ahead for the Packers in 2017.

This year's roster is one of the youngest since Rush Propst arrived in 2008.

They're returning 19 seniors, only about of dozen of which are likely to see the field.

Then there's the schedule.

The Packers announced today they will host the No. 1 team from Virginia--Bishop Sullivan.

That bolsters a schedule that also features the likes of Valdosta, Tucker, Roswell and Norcross.

The Pack are a far cry from their 30-0 run two years ago.

If you don't believe me, listen to Propst himself after Wednesday afternoon's practice.

"We're going to have to play a little better than we really are if that makes sense," said Propst. "We're going to have to overachieve to have a chance to be a good football team at the end of the year. I would have to think Lowndes is probably ahead of us a little bit from that perspective. Tift's going to be better, Camden is rebuilding. We're not rebuilding, but we're not seasoned yet."

The pack start the year in the Corky Kell Kickoff Classic.

They'll face Norcross August 19th in the stadium formerly known as Turner Field.

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