The legendary Rush Propst will be going for his 100th win as the Head Coach at Colquitt County Saturday night when the Packers host the Bishop Sullivan Catholic Crusaders, the Max Preps’ #1 ranked team from Virginia. To say that Propst has changed the competitive landscape of football in Georgia is an understatement.
He came to the state from Hoover High School with five Alabama state championships to his credit. He also came with a checkered past. No matter what you think of Propst…Packers fans love him, the rest of the state probably not so much…you have to confess that he’s a winner.
Before Propst arrived in Moultrie, the Packers had pretty much been beat down fodder for the rest of Region One in the state’s largest classification for the previous decade. The Packers had won one state title in program history under Coach Jim Hughes in 1994 and had not really been relevant as a state power since his final season in 1999.
Tired of getting shellacked by Valdosta, Lowndes and Camden County basically every season, the fans in Packer Nation turned to Propst…baggage and all. Propst arrived in 2008 and aside from going 4-6 in that first season, turned Colquitt County into a state championship contender.