Thursday, July 30, 2009

PrepNation 101 Preseason Countdown: No. 52 Peachtree Ridge continues the most comprehensive package of preseason high school football rankings ever published. We are counting down the PrepNation 101 Preseason High School Football Rankings, from No. 101 to No. 26, leading up to the release of the official preseason National Prep Poll on August 3.

52. Peachtree Ridge (Suwannee, Ga.)
Last season: 12-3 last season, Class 5A state runner-up
Coach: Bill Ballard
Key players: WR Brad Roby (5-11, 180, Sr.), RB Brandon Stanley (6-3, 205, Sr.), OT Trevor McBurnett (6-4, 297, Sr.), FS Juan Burnett (6-1, 195, Sr.), QB Nick Lombardo (5-11, 170, Sr.), LB Eric Odonkor (5-11, 200, Sr.), LB Tanner Botts (6-2, 215, Jr.), LB Tyler Botts (6-2, 210, Jr.)
Outlook: Eleven starters are back for the Lions, who were state runner-ups last season after tying for the 5A championship in 2006. Veteran QB Lombardo will look to Vanderbilt-bound WR Roby to make the passing game go. Stanley, also a Division I prospect, returns to his starting spot at tailback. The offensive line has two starters back including McBurnett, an all-region performer last season. The strength of the defense is at linebacker, where three of four starters are back, and the secondary, where two regulars return.

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