Wednesday, July 16, 2008

PrepNation 101 Preseason FB Countdown: No. 95 W-R Northside

95. Northside (Warner Robins, Ga.)
Last season’s record: 15-0, Class 4A champion
Coach: Conrad Nix
Key players: DE Abry Jones (6-4, 260, Sr.), LB Eric Fields (6-2, 220, Sr.), DB K.J. Morton (5-11, 175, Sr.), DT Greg Clark (6-4, 265, So.)
Biggest strength: Experience on defense
Question mark: Inexperience on offense
Outlook: The Eagles’ return to Class 5A football will be anything but easy. Northside will compete in Region 1-AAAAA -- which is probably the state’s toughest -- after going 54-3 the last four years and winning back-to-back 4A championships. The defense is packed with talent and experience with Georgia verbal Jones and the Clemson-bound Fields. They might need to force some low-scoring affairs while a youthful offense with just four returning starters forms a cohesive unit.
Toughest games: Sept. 5 vs. Booker T. Washington (Miami), Sept. 19 vs. Valdosta, Oct. 3 at Lowndes, Oct. 10 at Coffee, Oct. 31 vs. Warner Robins


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Anonymous said...

Byrnes toughing it up and finally playing Lakeland Florida would be a great matcup. Northside will lose to Mami BTW this year.

Anonymous said...

Northside will not lose to BTW this year. It will be a close, low scoring affair. Northside's D will shut down a BTW offense. The only offense that will hurt Northside this year is Lowndes. I don't know if anybody's got anything for that this year.

I agree that Lakeland and Byrnes would be a good match-up. Byrnes would probably be more than the Naughts can handle this year. Last year or the 06 Byrnes team would've been a little easier. I think Pahokee will run into a buzzsaw up there.

Anonymous said...

Booker T and Northside will play again next year in Warner Robins. Still, that does not preclude another out-of-state match-up.

As for the tough games, I'd replace Coffee with Colquitt. I believe that coach from Hoover will have his Colquitt team spun-up by the last game of the season.

Anonymous said...

Northside wins 31-7.