Wednesday, July 29, 2009

PrepNation 101 Preseason Countdown: No. 96 WR Northside 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.

96. Northside (Warner Robins, Ga.)
Last season: 10-2, lost in second round of Class 5A playoffs
Coach: Conrad Nix
Key players: SS Brison Williams (6-0, 180, Sr.), FS Brandon Brown (6-0, 190, Sr.), DE Greg Clark (6-3, 235, Sr.), K Devon Pike (5-10, 165, Sr.), QB Briar Van Brunt (Jr.)
Outlook: The Eagles returned to Class 5A football last season after winning back-to-back state titles and 30 consecutive games as a 4A squad. Nine starters are back from an '08 team that lost only at nationally ranked Lowndes and by 8 points to nationally ranked Camden County in the playoffs. Nix says the strength of this team will be its secondary, where South Carolina recruit Williams returns. Northside should have a kicking game edge on most opponents with the return of Pike, who hit 9-11 field goals and 33-34 PATs last season.

No comments: