Football coach proposes to girlfriend after Rams get victory

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Havelock coach Jim Bob Bryant gets a hug from his girlfriend Colleen Ogles as he asks her to marry him after Havelock's 57-7 victory over Washington in the third round of the playoffs Friday at Havelock High.

Published: Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 01:23 AM.

Perhaps the Havelock football players never felt so much pressure to win a game.

Sure, the Rams needed to beat Washington on Friday night to reach their fourth straight eastern 3A championship game.

But more importantly, a victory meant their coach would propose to his girlfriend, Colleen Ogles after the game.

After the 57-7 victory, Jim Bob Bryant did just that, with the help of the players he called his family.

Ogles, of Jacksonville, said yes.

“I told them if we lost, I wasn’t going to propose to her after the game,” Bryant said of his players. “They were all excited, but I said, ‘look, you better win or else I’m not going to propose tonight.”

After the game, Bryant was his normal self, telling his players they had one more game to win to reach the state title game. He also chastised his players for six dropped passes against Washington.

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