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Preview: GGR HS Game of the Week #2 Grayson vs #3 Dacula

By: Markell Bryant

Grayson Rams (8-0) are having a great year following a season in which some would say was a down year for this traditionally strong program. Sophomore QB Chase Brice, who has guided an offense from its usual run heavy offense to one in which the pass is more involved, is a very talented signal caller who has a very high ceiling. Junior RB Cameryn Brent headlines as one of the weapons offensively as he leads the county in rushing with 926yds and 10TDs to date. Defensively, the Rams only allow a jaw dropping 6 points per game and are loaded with major college prospects at each level of the defense including DE Justin Young, LB Daniel Fennell, and DB Jordan Hayes. When asked what was the biggest motivating factor for the season this year, Hayes stated “No one but us believed in our abilities to be successful so that is what makes us work hard to prove everyone wrong. “

Dacula Falcons (7-0) are having a great season of their own. Offensively, the Falcons feature a host of running backs including Seniors CJ Mayes, Kelan Fraise, Jacque Evangelister, Kevin Ficklin, Bijan Sirleaf and Junior Jakob Brashear. On the defensive side of the ball, the Falcons are anchored by Senior LB Azeem Cooper, who plays the game with great physicality. The Falcons play a swarming style of team defense allowing only 13 points per game.

In last year’s matchup, Dacula defeated Grayson 14-7. The winner of this game controls their own destination in winning the Region 8-AAAAAA championship crown. The loser will have to win out to guarantee hosting a home playoff game. With both teams considered to be consensus top 5 teams in AAAAAA polls, this game is set to be one of the most highly contested matchups of the year.

Key Recruits

Grayson Rams

2015 WR Cedric Asseh (Miami of Ohio Commit)

2015 LB Mohamed Barry (Wisconsin Commit)

2016 RB Cameryn Brent (Top 5 in rushing yards in the County)

2017 QB Chase Brice (Pro-style QB with a strong arm)

2015 LB Daniel Fennell (Tackling machine with a nose for the football)

2015 DB Jordan Hayes (Duke Commit)

2016 DL Chris Martin (Has 42 tackles & 7 sacks this season)

2016 Mykelle McDaniel ( Has SEC and ACC offers)

2016 LB Denzel Wright (Top 5 in tackles in the County)

2015 DE Justin Young (UGA Commit)


Dacula Falcons

2016 LB/RB Jakob Brashear (Versatile athlete who makes plays on both sides of the ball)

2015 OLB Lawson Cook (Leads team in tackles)

2015 LB Azeem Cooper (Physical linebacker with great pursuit to the football)

2015 ATH Jacque Evangelister (Furman Commit)

2015 ATH Kevin Ficklin (Has totaled 118 tackles his HS Career)

2015 ATH Kelan Fraise (Elusive running back and kick returner)

2015 OL Steven Hayes (6’4/280lbs)

2015 ATH CJ Mayes (Versatile player who is the team leader in rushing yards and interceptions)

2015 OL Devon Mims (6’1/305lbs)

2015 NG/FB Bijan Sirleaf (Strong/Quick Nose Guard)

2015 DL Jordan Sanders (Has 6.5 sacks



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