As usual, Week 8 of the Georgia High School Association football season included a number of outstanding efforts by Gwinnett County players. Gwinnett Sports Report has selected five that stand out as the Top Performances of the Week.
The Grayson Rams will have a new head football coach this season for the first time in 16 years because Mickey Conn is leaving for Clemson. Score Atlanta broke the news late last week that Conn will be joining the Tigers after accepting the Quality Control position.
Deangelo Gibbs (8), the No. 1 rated Class of 2017 prospect, was one of two players from the class that moved from Peachtree Ridge to Grayson last week.
Peachtree Ridge football lost two top players from the Class of 2017 last week when both Deangelo Gibbs and Breon Dixon transferred to Grayson, also a Gwinnett County school. While the intra-county transfers must be disappointing for the Lions faithful, the Rams fan base is sure to be energized by the addition of two of the state’s top players.
MaxPreps released their 2015 Football Freshman All-American selections on Wednesday, and Grayson linebacker Owen Pappoe was named to the First Team Defense. Pappoe was the only Gwinnett County player selected and one of just four Georgia players named to the prestigious end of season list.