MOULTRIE, Ga. (WTXL) - In December, the Colquitt County Packers captured the Class AAAAAA State Championship, their second state title in school history. Now, the hunt is on for a repeat.
It's not going to be easy though, as the Pack will be with Sihiem King, who rushed for over 2000 yards and had 37 touchdowns last season. Head Coach Rush Propst said it'll be tough to replace King, but he has several guys who are vying to be that go to running back.
Returning this season? Quarterback Chase PArrish, who threw for close to 2900 yards as a junior, but Propst chooses not to think of last year, as this is a whole new team that has to set new goals.
"I think you have to really, really deep down want to accomplish those goals," he said. "We're going to have to be a team that's a little bit tougher, mentally then we have been, just because of what our name is and what we've been able to accomplish in the past. I think this year's team is going to have to have some resiliency about them that those other teams in the past didn't have to have."
The Packers have 39 seniors to lead the resiliency, and that will come in handy, as their schedule is what Propst has dubbed "the SEC West."
Colquitt opens up the regular season at North Gwinnett on August 22nd, and will host perennial power Tampa Plant on the 28th, two of the best teams Propst said the Packers will face all season.