The Grayson Rams began defense of their 2011 Georgia High School Class AAAAA State Championship on Saturday as they defeated the McEachern Indians 31-12 in The Corky Kell Classic played at the Georgia Dome. The Rams punished McEachern with a powerful running game and dominated the line of scrimmage for four quarters. Despite a close game at the half, Grayson pulled away in the second half to start the season 1-0.
Robert Nkemdiche, the nations No. 1 recruit was on display, as he played with speed and power and a motor that was non-stop for four quarters. Nkemdiche controlled the defensive line of scrimmage and made some plays behind the line as well. Nkemdiche was not the only Grayson Rams’ player on display, as five of his teammates looked solid in the Ram’s victory.
Gallman, put Grayson on the board first when he soared around right end for a 16 yard touchdown run. Kamara looked solid as well, as he played the field corner position for the Rams, but didn’t have much action to his side of the field. The Grayson Trio, as they are called, were not the only talented players on the field. Three more of their teammates looked solid, and all will be playing big time college football.
Jack Banda committed to Arizona and Coach Rich Rodriguez on June 8 of this year. Banda is a 6’4″ 225 pound defensive end/linebacker.
Ryan Carter, the 5’10″, 175 pound defensive back, had an interception return of 77 yards on Saturday. His return set up the final score that sealed the deal for the Rams.
Also, defensive back, Kasey Gaines was around the ball all day, as he had several pass breakups and was in on numerous tackles.
Carter currently holds offers from Arkansas State, East Carolina, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Tulane. Gaines’ only offer had been Harvard, up until August 19, when Penn State came calling.