Super 25 in 25: Archer (Ga.) at No. 12 in preseason football

Super 25 in 25: Archer (Ga.) at No. 12 in preseason football

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Super 25 in 25: Archer (Ga.) at No. 12 in preseason football


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No. 12: ARCHER

Dylan Singleton (Photo: 247 Sports)

Dylan Singleton (Photo: 247 Sports)

Location: Lawrenceville, Ga.

2014 record: 11-4

Final 2014 Super 25: Unranked

The Tigers, saddled with early injuries, went 10-1 after a 0-3 start and finished as the state AAAAAA runner-up.

This could be their year as they return 10 defensive starters. ALL-USA Preseason safety Dylan Singleton, linebacker Quinn Miller and defensive tackle Kobe Smith, a Kentucky commit, are the top returnees. Plus, the Tigers got deeper with the addition of senior linebacker Donta Evans II, an Ole Miss commit who was an all-state player last season at Lake Marion, S.C.

Things are less settled on the offensive side. Will Bearden, who was a backup last season, is the team’s quarterback. He has an elite WR, Kyle Davis, to throw to, but only center Taylor Stein returns as a starter on the offensive line. Fortunately, Archer gained an elite offensive tackle when E.J. Price transferred in from Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville). Singleton and speedy junior Jamyest Williams provide punch in the backfield.

Archer opens against North Paulding at McEachern High in Powder Springs as part of the annual Corky Kell Classic.

8/21: North Paulding
8/29: Peachtree Ridge
9/11: at Grayson
9/25: Parkview
10/2: Berkmar
10/9: South Gwinnett
10/16: at Shiloh
10/23: Central-Gwinnett
10/30: at Dacula
11/6: Brookwood


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