MOULTRIE, Ga. (WTXL) - On December 12th, the Colquitt County Packers won their 30th straight game, and in turn, won their second straight AAAAAA State Championship. On Sunday, the Pack was crowned National Champs by High School Football America.
About a month ago, Packers head coach Rush Propst told WTXL that there was a possibility the Packers could play another National power for a National Championship game, but on Tuesday we learned that game won't happen.
Propst hosted a press conference in Moultrie Wednesday and said despite talks with two different high schools, Bishop Gorman from Nevada and IMG Academy, plans fell through.
Propst did however propose a four team high school football National Championship, and said the demand is there.
"The pride that Texas has, California, Georgia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, teams throughout this country," he said, even adding that he believes viewership would be high then some early college Bowl Games. "If we could do this, we'd have a true National Champion, number one, played on the field, and number two, the interest level would be enormous."
He added the biggest obstacle is money, and allowing teams to play extra games. The game with Bishop Gorman did not work out is because the high school governing body in Nevada would not allow Bishop Gorman to play another game, something Propst believes could be changed with a payout.