The Grayson (Loganville, GA) varsity football team has a home non-conference game vs. Collins Hill (Suwanee, GA) today @ 7pm ET September 9, 2020. Here is everything you need to know about how to watch Grayson vs Collins Hill live stream Georgia High School Football online.
Georgia High School Football Daily ranks Grayson at No. 1 and Collins Hill at No. 6 in the state’s 7A Class. This should be a great one. 2022 Collins Hill QB Sam Horn will be a Division 1 college football player. Grayson running back Phil Mafah is committed to Clemson.
While the Grayson football coaching staff has turned over multiple times the past six seasons, Collins Hill head coach Lenny Gregory figures he may run into some familiar faces in the community Friday night.
He is more certain his Eagles will run into a very good football team in nationally ranked and No. 1 Grayson. The matchup of Gwinnett unbeatens is the first time Gregory has coached against the Rams since he left Grayson in 2014 — he coached there from 2008-14 at Grayson, initially as defensive line coach and then as defensive coordinator.
“They’re the No. 1 team in the state and No. 2 in the country, and any time you get an opportunity to play against a team of that caliber, it will let you know exactly where you are as a team,” said Gregory, who helped the Rams to an 84-16 record and a 2011 record during his time on Mickey Conn’s staff. “I think they’ve got to be favored to win it all. I think they’re the unanimous No. 1 team and loaded with talent and tradition and everything. It’s a big test for us and our young football team as to where we are.”
Grayson (2-0) has lived up to its billing thus far, topping the 50-point mark in both games. The Rams opened with a 51-13 rout of Jones County, and followed it with a 55-21 win at McEachern last week behind 16 rushes for 223 yards and two touchdowns from Clemson recruit Phil Mafah. Teammate Jamal Haynes accounted for two TDs, Jaden Smith had five catches for 128 yards and two TDs and Deyon Cannon was 11 of 16 passing for 144 yards and two scores.
Jayvian Allen (nine tackles, one sack, one fumble recovery, one TD), Mumu Bin-Wahad (four tackles, one interception for TD) and Grady Bryant (seven tackles, one for loss) led the Grayson defense last Friday.
“We are just trying to improve week to week,” Grayson head coach Adam Carter said. “We are making too many mistakes that will catch up with us. Our kids are playing hard though on both sides. We have been able to take advantage of some takeaways and score points. Just trying to find ways to go 1-0.”
The same can be said for Collins Hill, also unbeaten through two games. It came out strong with a 46-24 win over Carrollton in the Corky Kell Classic, and had a more uneven performance last Friday in a 34-13 victory over Sprayberry.
The offense wasn’t as sharp in Game 2, but the defense led by James Smith (eight tackles, two for losses, two sacks, two quarterback hurries) and Mente Bridge (five tackles, one interception) was a strength. Justin Richardson also stepped up with a blocked field goal and a blocked punt.
“I thought we played really good on defense,” Gregory said. “Offensively, I think we weren’t clicking the way we thought we would have. Sometimes you just have those nights. A couple of dropped passes hurt. I think the second play of the game we had a wide open guy for a touchdown drop the ball and could have started off with a touchdown. After that, I felt like our kids were pressing to score faster. I think we got frustrated offensively, just trying to force things caused some turnovers that weren’t necessary.
“Fortunately, our defense played really good. That just allowed us to calm down and do what we needed to. It was one of those things. We’ve got a young football team and they’ve got to learn that they need to be patient. Every game’s different. Everything’s not going to go your way. … I think we learned a lot from last Friday and hopefully we’ll improve and clean up those mistakes.”
Grayson is expecting a more polished Collins Hill offense, like the one in the Corky Kell win against a talent-laden Carrollton defense. In that game, Travis Hunter had eight catches for 191 yards and three TDs, and quarterback Sam Horn threw for 364 yards and three TDs.
“Collins Hill is the best team we have seen so far,” Carter said. “They are physical and fast on both sides of the ball. Coach Gregory and his staff have their kids playing very confident. They are explosive on offense with playmakers at every position and defensively loaded with size and speed.”
The two teams initially weren’t scheduled to play, but the matchup materialized after both teams lost opponents amid COVID-19 rescheduling.