Grayson won a showdown between teams ranked No. 1 by national polls on Friday.
Grayson, Georgia’s 2011 Class AAAAA champion, was ranked No. 1 by ESPN, while Miami Central was ranked as USA Today’s No. 1 team.
Grayson got two short touchdown runs from Robert Nkemdiche and longer scoring plays from Wayne Gallman and Jordan Germany in a dominating performance.
Grayson amassed 355 total offense to Miami Central’s 22. Miami had two running backs committed to FBS (formerly called Division I-A) schools but was held to 17 yards rushing and 3-of-12 passing. It was 21-3 at halftime.
David McTier 38-yard pass to Gallman set up Nkemdiche’s first touchdown, a 3-yard TD run, for a 7-0 lead with 5:58 left in the first quarter.
Early in the second, McTier hit Gallman on a 54-yard pass on third down for a touchdown and a 14-0 lead.
Grayson made it 21-3 on Nkemdiche’s 2-yard run with 14 seconds left in the half after a 76-yard, 15-play drive. Brandon Lewis’ 26-yard run and an interference call on Central Miami sustained the drive.
Germany’s 66-yard touchdown run with 9:23 left in the third made it 28-3, and David Fennell’s 2-yard run put Grayson up 35-3 with 1:40 left. Germany was Grayson’s leading rusher with 88 yards.
Central got its points on a 51-yard field goal by Emilio Nadelman.