Colquitt County High School Football Preview

By: Phil Jean Email
By: Phil Jean Email

Coach Tim Cokely said, "Our players are drinking from a well someone else has already dug." He is referring to the rich tradition of Colquitt County football. Those signs of past success rest on the edge of the field as this year's Packers look to win a state championship for the first time in four years.

Senior linebacker Eric Roberts said, "I'm hoping that my team goes all the way considering I'm a senior and this is my last year."

Meanwhile senior wide receiver Jarvis Lambright is shocked to realize this is his final year.

"It came up so quick, I was a freshman and now I'm a senior so I've got to carry my team."

Lambright looked to help continue a vertical passing attack that went to the air 262 times in 2006, that allowed quarterback John Michael Harris to have a career year throwing the ball.

Coach Cokely said, "We don't have to set records offensively this year but we need to continue to play well and need our defense to step up."

Lambright added, "I think our offense is carrying the team right now. The defense needs some work but I believe we'll get this right."

That defense will need to improve fast after finishing last year ranked last, but it was two, triple-overtime losses that did in the Packers season. So these guys will play with revenge on their minds.

Cokely said, "These guys play with a chip on their shoulder because that's the way we do it in Moultrie."

This young squad hopes to grow up rather quickly so they can improve on last year's 6-4 record.


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