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NFL DRAFT SPECIAL
 
 
Today, we prepare for Day 1 of the 2015 NFL Draft by highlighting four former Georgia prep starts to watch for during the first round. We also include all the results from last night's girls and boys first round soccer action. Follow scores, brackets and schedules for baseball, soccer and lacrosse playoffs HERE or visit the AJC's High School Sports Page. Also, download the free HS Scores App for your mobile devise if you have not already for each day's schedule and live scoring of the state playoffs. 


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Trivia
Question: 
What sport did projected first round pick, Bud Dupree, win a state championship in during his varsity career at Wilkinson County High School?

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Wednesday's Answer:
Clarkston boys soccer has won 12 straight games.
PRE-PLAYOFF SOCCER RANKINGS 


 

BOYS


Class AAAAAA

1. Chattahoochee

2. Roswell

3. Duluth

4. Marietta

5. Central Gwinnett

6. Brookwood

7. Campbell

8. Harrison

9. Lambert

10. Tucker


Class AAAAA

1. Dalton

2. Houston County

3. Greenbrier

4. Gainesville

5. Riverwood

6. Starr's Mill

7. Sequoyah

8. Glynn Academy

9. McIntosh

10. Clarkston


Class AAAA

1. St. Pius

2. Woodward Academy

3. North Oconee

4. Whitewater

5. Johnson-Gainesville

6. Northwest Whitfield

7. Southeast Whitfield

8. Buford

9. Locust Grove

10. Spalding


Class AAA

1. Westminster

2. Calhoun

3. Jackson

4. West Hall

5. Islands

6. Blessed Trinity

7. East Hall

8. Dawson County

9. North Murray

10. Oconee County


Class AA

1. Greater Atlanta Christian

2. Riverside Military

3. Thomasville

4. Wesleyan

5. Pace Academy

6. Benedictine

7. Lovett

8. Holy Innocents'

9. Long County

10. Union County


Class A

1. Savannah Christian

2. Fellowship Christian

3. Stratford Academy

4. Atlanta International School

5. Paideia

6. Mt. Paran

7. Athens Academy

8. Aquinas

9. Pinecrest Academy

10. Hebron Christian

GIRLS

Class AAAAAA

1. Harrison

2. Lassiter

3. Grayson

4. Walton

5. Lambert

6. South Forsyth

7. Parkview

8. Peachtree Ridge

9. John's Creek

10. Pope


Class AAAAA

1. McIntosh

2. Starr's Mill

3. Columbus

4. Northgate

5. Gainesville

6. Alexander

7. Richmond Hill

8. North Atlanta

9. Greenbrier

10. Rome


Class AAAA

1. Marist

2. St. Pius

3. Woodward Academy

4. Buford

5. Veterans

6. Pike County

7. Spalding

8. Mary Persons

9. Ola

10. Whitewater


Class AAA

1. Westminster

2. Blessed Trinity

3. Dawson County

4. Lumpkin County

5. Calhoun

6. Adairsville

7. Savannah Arts

8. Decatur

9. Oconee County

10. Jefferson


Class AA

1. Greater Atlanta Christian

2. Wesleyan

3. Lovett

4. East Laurens

5. St. Vincent's

6. Holy Innocents'

7. Bremen

8. Lamar County

9. Fitzgerald

10. Pace Academy


Class A

1. Fellowship Christian

2. Atlanta International School

3. First Presbyterian Day

4. Paideia

5. Athens Academy

6. Aquinas

7. Stratford Academy

8. Savannah Christian

9. Hebron Christian

10. Savannah Country Day


 


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NFL DRAFT 
By Craig Sager

Four Georgia products to watch Day 1 of draft

Day 1 of the NFL draft begins tonight at 8:00 pm and our annual tradition of watching Georgia's own enter football's biggest stage awaits. Typically Georgia is right up there with Florida, California and Texas as the states with the most former high school stars drafted each year and 2015 is no different. Looking back to last year, Florida dominated with 44 of the 256 selections, including eight first-rounders. Florida, California, Texas and Georgia combined for 120 of the 256 picks - or 46.9 percent. Georgia had 17 former high school players selected last year, including four first rounders and today could be the same. 


 
On Draft Expert Mel Kiper's top 32 available players in this year's draft, there are four former Georgia high school players.

Photo by Robert Hanashiro

Florida State center Cameron Erving is projected to go in the mid-first round and he will represent Colquitt County. Erving was overlooked coming out of Moultrie due to the multiple roles he played for the Packers and continued the trend in college as he handled tackle and center. Erving was a three-star by Rivals and a two-star prospect according to Scout.com coming out of high school. He played defensive tackle his senior year at Colquitt County, and racked up an incredible 98 tackles.


 
UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman is projected to be one of the first group of wideouts taken in this year's draft. Perriman finished his varsity career at Arabia Mountain High School and after three standout years with the Knights at the collegiate level,

Photo by Kim Klement

he declared early for this year's draft. During his junior season with UCF, Perriman was named to the All-American Athletic Conference First Team and earned a spot on Phil Steele's Postseason All-Conference First Team. He had a stretch of seven straight games with a touchdown reception and ended his career on a streak of 31 straight games played with a catch. The Lithonia-product became the first UCF receiver with at least 1,000 yards in a season since Mike Sims-Walker in 2006 (1,044 yards and nine touchdowns). Prior to playing for a brand new Arabia Mountain program, he played for Martin Luther King and Conyers' Heritage high schools.


 
The next former Georgia prep star we could see taken Day 1 is University of Kentucky defensive end Bud Dupree.

Photo by Wade Payne

The 6-foot-4 defensive end played at Wilkinson County where he earned First-team all-state as a senior. He was a four-year starter at tight end and three-year starter at defensive end in high school and had more than 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, along with 62 tackles and 10 quarterback sacks. Dupree was also a basketball standout and in 2010 helped lead Wilkinson County to the Class A state championship his senior year. Dupree excelled in his academics as well and was an honor-roll student and member of the Future Business Leaders of America.


Vic Beasley sits at No. 25 on Mel Kiper's top 32 prospects but he is likely to go much higher considering the NFL's appetite for athletic pass rushers. Beasley was an All-American at

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Clemson this past year and his football career first took flight at Adairsville High School. Beasley played outside linebacker and running back in high school and had 120 rushes for 828 yards and seven scores as a senior. He also had seven punt returns for a 17.3-yard average and two touchdowns and on his only kickoff return of the season, he took it 80 yards to the house for a touchdown. On defense, Beasley posted 102 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and an interception his senior year and played in the Georgia North-South All-Star game where he blocked field goal.

 


SOCCER PLAYOFF SCORES

GHSA Playoffs (First round)


 

Soccer 

Girls

Class AAAAA

(R5 #2) Allatoona 10, (R6 #3) M.L. King 0

(R4 #1) Northgate 4, (R3 #4) Ware County 0

(R4 #2) McIntosh 2, (R3 #3) Camden County 0


Boys

Class AAAAAA

(R6 #3) Habersham Central 5, (R5 #2) Lassiter 4

(R1 #2) Tift County 6, (R2 #3) Rockdale County 1

(R7 #1) Duluth 4, (R8 #4) Grayson 2

(R6 #2) Alpharetta 1, (R5 #3) Walton 0

(R4 #1) Harrison 5, (R3 #4) Douglas County 0

(R7 #4) Meadowcreek 2, (R8 #1) Central Gwinnett 1

(R4 #2) Marietta 4, (R3 #3) South Cobb 1

(R5 #4) Milton 1, (R5 #1) Chattahoochee 0

(R8 #3) Brookwood 2, (R7 #2) North Gwinnett 1

(R3 #2) Pebblebrook 2, (R4 #3) Kennesaw Mountain 1

(R5 #1) Roswell 2, (R6 #4) Lambert 0

(R8 #2) Parkview 1, (R7 #3) Collins Hill 0

(R1 #1) Lowndes 6, (R2 #4) Alcovy 1

Class AAAAA

(R5 #2) Lithia Springs 7, (R6 #3) Dunwoody 2

(R4 #4) Forest Park 2 (R3 #1) Effingham County 1

(R7 #1) Dalton 10, (R8 #4) Flowery Branch 0

(R5 #3) Alexander 3, (R6 #2) Druid Hills 1

(R4 #1) McIntosh 6, (R3 #4) South Effingham 0

(R2 #2) Greenbrier 2, (R1 #3) LaGrange 0

(R8 #1) Gainesville 2, (R7 #4) Cambridge 1

(R4 #2) Starr's Mill 7, (R3 #3) Statesboro 2

(R6 #1) Clarkston 6, (R5 #4) East Paulding 0

(R7 #2) Riverwood 4, (R8 #3) Lanier 0

(R2 #1) Houston County 7, (R1 #4) Northside-Columbus 1

(R3 #2) Coffee County 3, (R4 #3) Union Grove 2

(R5 #1) Allatoona 7, (R6 #4) Tri-Cities 0

(R8 #2) Heritage-Conyers 3, (R7 #3) Sequoyah 2

(R2 #4) Richmond Academy 4, (R1 #1) Hardaway 1

Class AAAA

(R5 #2) Whitewater 3, (R6 #3) Grady 0

(R2 #3) Upson-Lee 8, (R1 #2) Worth County 0

(R7 #1) Southeast Whitefield 3, (R8 #4) Chestatee 1

(R4 #1) Jonesboro 10, (R3 #4) Thomson 0

(R1 #3) Thomas County Central 1, (R2 #2) Veterans 0

(R8 #1) Johnson-Gainesville 8, (R7 #4) Pickens County 1

(R4 #2) Spalding 3, (R3 #3) New Hampstead 0

(R6 #1) St. Pius 6, (R5 #4) Fayette County 0

(R7 #2) Northwest Whitfield 6, (R8 #3) Buford 0

(R2 #1) Mary Persons 6, (R1 #4) Bainbridge 0

(R5 #1) Woodward Academy 4, (R6 #4) Marist 1

(R8 #2) North Oconee 7, (R7 #3) Cartersville 1




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