Two-a-Days: Colquitt County preseason outlook

By: Kristi Kopanis | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
August 3, 2017

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Despite dropping their first four games of the season, the Colquitt County Packers rattled off eight-straight wins to punch their ticket to the post season.

Inside of that eight-game winning streak was a 45-24 victory over Valdosta High School, the only blemish on the Wildcats' championship year.

The Packers ran out of luck in the state quarterfinals against Grayson, who went on to claim the state title for themselves.

Heading into 2017, big things appear to be in store for Colquitt County. They're considered one of the top teams in the country, ranked 29th by High School Football America and 57th by MaxPreps.

Colquitt's biggest strength for the coming year looks to be their depth - they'll have no problem fielding fresh legs when needed.

That, combined with one of the toughest schedules in the Peach State, should combine for a trip to Atlanta in December. Also needed from the Packers - and understanding that the football season is a race, not a sprint.

"Know that our kids aren't going to be perfect," head coach Rush Propst said. "They won't be as good in August as they will be in September. The big thing we have to guard against is 'don't get discouraged.'"