Packer Bass Fishing sends two teams to state tournament

Four members of the Colquitt County High School first bass fishing team have qualified to compete in the Georgia High School Association’s first state championship. The two-man team of Jacob Brightwell and Hunter Horne qualified on March 23 on Lake Oconee and Preston Williamson and Chaz Odom qualified last Saturday on Lake Hartwell.

They will join 66 other teams on Lake Lanier on May 8 seeking the distinction of being the winners of the state’s inaugural bass fishing title. And Colquitt County coach Will Stuckey couldn’t be more pleased with how the initial season has unfolded. “It’s been awesome,” said Stuckey, a longtime Colquitt County assistant baseball coach who has turned his attention to his other favorite sport. “And to have two teams qualify … that’s pretty darn good, considering who we compete against.”

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