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If you can count on one thing in recent years, it’s that Peachtree Ridge will be among the best teams in Georgia’s largest classification (Class AAAAA).
The Suwanee school has won 10 or more games in three out of the last four years, including two appearance in the state championship.
What about next year? Peachtree Ridge will have some opponents seeing double, as it will be led by wonder twins — Tanner and Tyler Botts.
The Botts brothers are both 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, and they will be three-year starters. Tanner is a returning All-State linebacker, while Tyler is an All-Region defensive end. They will be counted on heavily to be the team leaders for next year.
Peachtree Ridge suffered heavy losses to graduation, losing 14 of 22 starters. A major objective of the spring is to find a new QB. The team’s best offensive lineman, Alex Jauregui (6-6, 285), will miss the spring with an undisclosed injury.
The Lions are expecting big things out of a couple of newcomers, RB Rahim Dixon (5-10, 210) and DL Tony Porter (5-10, 210).
Team: Peachtree Ridge
Spring Game: May 22
Spring practice dates: May 10-22
Last year’s record: 10-2
Starters lost: 14
Head coach: Bill Ballard
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