MOULTRIE -- Colquitt County High athletic director and head football coach Mike Singletary continues to fill coaching vacancies as the Aug. 2 opening of school approaches.
Singletary completed his varsity football staff by hiring Scott Roberts to coach the varsity's offensive backfield.
Roberts most recently coached the quarterbacks and running backs at Jackson High, where his head coach was former Packers assistant Brent Brock.
Singletary said some tweaking of the ninth-grade and middle school coaching staffs may still occur before preparations for the coming season begin in earnest.
Former middle school basketball coach Todd Hall will move up to work as the assistant boys varsity basketball coach, working for his older brother, Keith Hall.
Todd Hall replaces Andy Harden, who has accepted the boys head coach job at Worth County.
Matt Key will take over the middle school golf program next season. He replaces Paul Callahan, who has moved up from an offensive football assistant to offensive coordinator.
Key has previously coached middle school soccer.
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Singletary said that the Aug. 12 scrimmage against Cairo will be on the road and is "very likely" to start at 5 p.m.
The football team will officially begin workouts on Monday, July 19, and will be in shorts and helmets for the first five days. The team will head to camp at Valdosta State University on Sunday, July 25.
Singletary said he has been pleased with attendance at summer lifting and conditioning sessions. About 40-45 sophomores have been "very, very regular" and of some 30 freshmen, "about 20 or 25 haven't missed a day."
The team could dress as many as 95 players this fall.
Colquitt County baseball coach Jerry Croft says he did not keep up with wins and losses during the summer schedule, "but we were about .500," he said.
One of the highlights of the summer session was winning four of five games in the Parkview Shootout.
One of the victories came by a 2-1 score over Roswell when J.Cody Neal walked on a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of eighth.
Blake Williams pitched well in that game, Croft said.
Colquitt also beat Evans 7-5 and Central Gwinnett 5-4. The Packers only loss in the Shootout was to Collins Hill. Colquitt led 5-2, but eventually fell 8-6.
Rain wreaked on the South Georgia Diamond Brawl games that Colquitt County was scheduled to play host to. One of the games that was rained out was a meeting between the Packers and the South Effingham team coached by former assistant Tony Kirkland.
This Week's Circulars
THOMAS COUNTY [mdash] Andrew Dewey Barber, Jr., 83, of Thomas Co., died Friday, June 11, 2021 at his home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
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MOULTRIE [mdash] Jean Hamilton, 80, of Moultrie, died Thursday, June 10, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
MOULTRIE [mdash] Barbara Komorowski, 73, of Moultrie, died Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Legacy Village. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
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