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Grayson Rams VS Thompson Warriors: Who Wins?

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Grayson Rams VS Thompson Warriors: Who Wins?

Two high-powered offenses led by talented upperclassmen at the quarterback position. Two multiple-time state champion teams in large classifications. Two perfect, unblemished records at the end of the 2020 season. One dominates the state of Georgia. The other dominates the state of Alabama. What would happen if the Grayson Rams and the Thompson Warriors squared off in an epic battle of high school football royalty?

First, let’s examine this year’s Grayson team. By now, everyone is familiar with high-profile transfer quarterback Jake Garcia. Garcia originally transferred to Valdosta by way of California, until it was ruled that he could no longer play for the Wildcats due to eligibility requirements.

After somewhat limited action to begin the season, he became a force in the Rams’ passing game. Amassing over 1,000 yards and 25 touchdowns, Garcia could be counted on when the Rams needed a spark.

He had plenty of help from athlete Jayvian Allen, who contributed on both sides of the ball with game-winning touchdowns and game-saving tackles.

The Rams’ defense was stellar as well. Grayson gave up more than two touchdowns just once this season on Sept. 11 against McEachern and pitched four shutouts. Those statistics are impressive on any level, but particularly in the high school game.

Now, let’s dive into the 2020 Thompson team. Thompson has a similar style of offense compared to Grayson. Led by junior quarterback Conner Harrell, the Warriors were prolific each time they had the ball this season. Although Harrell was injured in the second quarter of the state championship game, he was still a major part of the Warriors’ run to a title with an absurd 40:3 touchdowns to interceptions ratio and over 3,000 yards passing.

The Warriors’ defense is just as, if not more, impressive than the offense. With powerful weak-side defensive end Jeremiah Alexander on their side, Thompson allowed just under 20 points per game. Alexander had 29 tackles for loss in 14 games played this season.

If these two teams were to compete in a game in the 2020 season, I believe the kings of Alabama would come out on top. The combination of a Harrell-led offense and deadly, stingy defense gives the Warriors the slight edge over the Rams.

The score would be a close one, think somewhere along the lines of 35-28 or 28-24. The heavyweights would trade blows back and forth until the Warriors finally landed a knockout punch in the fourth quarter.

I think any fan of high school football would thoroughly enjoy the matchup and be interested to see a game of this magnitude actually happen.

Written by: Reagan Cofield

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