Gwinnett Scores
Gwinnett Scores
Gwinnett Scores

Pre-Season

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Summary
1Archer TigersThe Archer Tigers lost their first 3 games in 2014 before going on an eleven game winning streak taking them to the State Championship game for the first time in school history. Archer enters the 2015 preseason as the #1 team in Gwinnett County. There are a few reasons why they are ranked number one in the GGR preseason rankings I will give you 13. Dylan Singleton, Kyle Davis, Jamyest Williams, E.J Price, Donta Evans, Aramis Bryant, Isaiah Pryor, Quinn Miller, Kobe Smith, Clifford Amazan, Kobe Smith, Nick Blakely & Jeremiah Nails.
2Grayson RamsThe Grayson Rams started last season 8-0 before taking their first loss to Dacula in one of the best games of last season. The Rams defense recorded three shutout victories last year in one of the toughest regions in the state. Seniors Mykelle McDaniel, Chris Martin and Bryce Morais look to anchor the defense this season while Junior QB Chase Brice looks to lead the Rams to the playoffs and ultimately a State Championship.
3Peachtree Ridge LionsThe Peachtree Ridge Lions might have the most elite talent Gwinnett has ever seen on one team. The secondary is considered one of the best in the country, with nationally ranked ATH DeAngelo Gibbs and S Nigel Warrior also Louisville commit Baylen Buchanan and Georgia commit Chad Clay. The Lions also have 2 LB's with SEC offers in Kam Jones and Breon Dixon, also be on the look out for an up and coming 2018 LB Jayden McDonald. On the offensive side of the ball they will be going into 2015 with a new but familiar face at QB. Connor Heyward had a strong sophomore season at WR but he enters 2015 as the signal caller for the Lions. Running Back Malik Staples is destined to have his best year yet, expect him to have a year similar to c/o 2014 Lions RB Jordan Ellis (UVA). Peachtree Ridge has a few question marks up front on both sides of the ball, but will the plethora of talent at the skill positions be enough to earn a spot in the Dome in December.
4North Gwinnett BulldogsNorth Gwinnett enter’s the pre-season rankings at #4. North had their fair share of impressive victories last season knocking off McEachern in the season opener and defeating Mill Creek in a shootout 51-41. The Bulldogs great season ended prematurely when they took an unexpected loss to the Central Gwinnett Black Knights in the first round of the playoffs. North Gwinnett is returning USC Commit Josh Imatorbhebhe at WR and he has shown to be one of the elite WR’s in the nation. Look for RB Kameron Pickett to have a major impact establishing the ground game for the Bulldogs which will be necessary for the first year starting QB sophomore Cade Fortin.
5Buford WolvesThe Buford Wolves are coming off one of the most impressive seasons in all of High School Football. They ended the season with another State Championship Title going 15-0 where the defense only allowed 85 points the entire season and post season. Buford had 15 athletes sign their letter of intent to play football on the next level on National Signing Day. Losing that amount of experience is why the Wolves enter the pre-season rankings at #5. Buford does have a few key players returning in RB and Georgia Tech Commit Xavier Gantt and stud DT Shug Frazier. We expect Buford to continue to compete at the highest level with Coach Simpson leading one of the best coaching staff’s in the country.
6Mill Creek HawksMill Creek once again, imposed their presence in the playoffs after a 1 year hiatus from the post season. The Hawks lose their most productive player in school history, quarterback Daniel David (Appalachian State). On the upside, Mill Creek seems to be synonymous to Wisconsin these days when it comes to offensive lineman. With Louisville OL commit Robbie Bell, also up and coming Tyler Fannin who currently holds an offer from Marshall, Mill Creek promises to be solid up front on the offensive side of the ball this year. The Hawks are also stout on the defensive line with two anchors, Peyton Moore and Tyler Vernon both at defensive end setting the edge. The Hawks still have a couple questions to answer, but being physical and controlling the line of scrimmage isn't one of them, also look for junior WR Preston Norwood to have a breakout season.
7Lanier LonghornsAfter posting an undefeated 10-0 regular season, Lanier finished 2014 in the #6 spot. The Longhorns lost a ton of production to graduation on both sides of the ball in RB Tario Fuller (Purdue) and DB Stefan Ball (Guilford). The consensus #1 player in the state, DL Derrick Brown returns for his senior year faster and stronger after posting unbelievable numbers as a junior. Loaded in the backfield with Ashston Barnes, Marcella and Marcko Baity The Longhorns have the potential to double their numbers from 2014, where they rushed for nearly 1,400 yards and 8 TD's. Key returners, LB's Devin Miller and Juwuan Jones also, QB Tahj Tolbert look to catapult Lanier amongst the elite by continuing their immaculate play from the 2014 season.

8Collins Hill EaglesFor the first time in 6 seasons, the Eagles of Collins Hill found themselves in an unfamiliar place during the 1st round of the playoffs last year...at home! This year could be much different as the Eagles return a huge group of experienced players from last year's team. Of the 5 teams who had a .500 or better record last year in Region 7-6A, the Eagles are the only team to return a starting QB with Junior Monty Horn. 2016 ATH Jordan Bertrand is a two-way player who will have a tremendous impact on both sides of the ball. Defensively, the Eagles are led by arguably the best DE in the county in UNC commit Tomon Fox and impact LB Emmanuel Belmar Jr. (VaTech commit). The 2015 Eagles appear to have the ingredients to start a new playoff streak. We will see how high the Eagles Fly!!!
9Parkview Panthers The 2014 Parkview Panthers played under a new Head Coach for the 1st season since 1993. Parkview alum Eric Godfree took over for Legend Coach Cecil Flowe. The Panthers got better in 2014. They improved by 1 win, over 1,000 yards more in total offense, and 11 more points per game. The Panthers have one of the best WR tandems in Gwinnett with Johnathan Boyd and Miami OH commit Tyler Fleetwood. Entering his 3rd year as the starting QB Jack Chambers can get the job done through the air and on the ground. The defense is led by Virginia commit OLB/DE Stephen Moye. With a full offseason under their belts with Coach Godfree look for the panthers to continue moving in the right direction and improve in 2015.
10South Gwinnett CometsSouth Gwinnett didn't have the season they hoped for in 2014 posting a 3-7 record. The Comets were a couple plays away from being 5-5 as they took tough losses against Walton in the season opener and Central Gwinnett in a game that went all the way to the last second. South Gwinnett has lacked expierience the past couple years, but 2015 appears to be the season it all comes together for Coach Small and the Comets. Senior Josh Shim returns as the starting QB and he is poised to have the best season of his career. Another impact player for the Comets is Sophomore RB Christian Malloy who has the ability to score on any given play. South Gwinnett is also home to the #5 player in the country for the class 2018 by 247sports in DE/TE Justin Mascoll.
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