High school football is back, ladies and gentlemen.
For the first Friday night of the season, DawgNation was at the Corky Kell Classic held at McEachern High School. In the first game, Sandy Creek shut out Creekside 41-0. In the nightcap, Archer defeated North Paulding 49-21.
Below are five takeaways from the Archer-North Paulding game.
1. Kyle Davis is the real deal
Kyle Davis, a 5-star wide receiver from Archer, is one of the best high school players in the country for the reason. Without further explanation, here is actual proof of that statement:
— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisK_AJC) August 22, 2015
That’s Davis taking an ordinary wide receiver screen 34 yards to the house. On the play, he breaks two tackles and makes another man miss before reaching the endzone.
Not only did he finish the night with three receptions, 70 yards and that TD, he also intercepted a pass on a fake punt attempt. He doesn’t play defense, but he leads Archer in interceptions one game in. The kid can do it all.
Oh, by the way, if you are into these sorts of things: he was wearing UGA gloves the entire night.
2. Jamyest Williams was unstoppable
In my opinion, the most impressive player from both teams was 2017 athlete Jamyest Williams. Williams, a 4-star DB/RB from Archer High School, tore apart North Paulding’s defense all night.
Williams finished the game with 172 yards and five touchdowns on 16 carries. For those bad at math, he averaged a ridiculous 10.8 yards per carry. He also racked up four tackles and one tackle for loss on defense.
— Chuck Kingsbury (@Kingsbury_AJC) August 22, 2015
After the game, he told the AJC’s Chuck Kingsbury what the latest in recruiting is and where UGA stands.
3. Dylan Singleton commits to Duke before the game
Dylan Singleton, a 4-star safety from Archer, led the Tigers with five tackles, but made some news before the game even started.
Singleton committed to Duke over UGA one day after telling DawgNation that the Bulldogs led over the Blue Devils.
The two-way player finished with 134 all-purpose yards.
4. EJ Price dominates
One of the reasons why Archer had 394 rushing yards was because of UGA offensive tackle target EJ Price. Price, a 4-star prospect, created holes for Williams and the other running backs all night. As a team, the Tigers averaged 7.6 yards per carry. Price was a big contributing factor for that.
5. D.J. Owens is impressive
D.J. Owens, a 3-star RB from North Paulding made one of the most impressive plays of the night.
On a bad snap, Owens picked up the ball and gained only seven yards. But the ball was almost 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage when he gained control of the loose ball.
He almost outran the entire defense on the play.
Owens holds offers from California, UCF and N.C. State, but he may a guy that is getting overlooked from some bigger schools.