Peachtree Ridge starts where they left off
Brandon Sanders
Mississippi Scout
Posted Sep 6, 2007


It is no secret that big things are expected from PeachTree Ridge this season, and the defending Class 5A State champions did not disappoint.

"We did pretty good," stated Brandon Sanders. "We won 28-0 again against Shilloh. Our defense was on lock down."

To say it was a "lock down" is an understatement.

"We did not allow them a first down the whole game."

Brandon played his first year of high school football last season and earned a starting spot at right corner in a very talented secondary that included Cameron Demps (Virginia Tech commit), Derrick Bryant (LSU commit), and Phillip Davis (Tulane signee).

The 6' 1", 202 pounder is now seeing some time at safety.

"They had me playing safety because our starter got hurt. I had only played it one or two times before, but I need to get use to us because that is what I am going to play in college. I need to learn more about the coverages because I am so use to playing cornerback."

What were Brandon's stats from the first game?

"They were an option team. I did not get a lot of passes thrown my way,. I had 7 tackles and a lot of hard licks. Our defense gets to the ball so fast, so individually, you are not going to get the stats like you would if you played on a defense were you were always the first player to get there. Pretty much all of our starters will go D1. We are pretty talented."

How would Sanders rate his first game at safety?

"Overall, for the first game, I would give myself a A-. I could do better, but overall, I think I did exceptionally well."

Brandon received a call from the school he is committed to on the first day the coaches were allowed to start calling the players.

"Coach Freeze from Ole Miss woke me up Saturday (laughing). They can call us once a week now, so he said to make sure I had my phone handy on me at all times. He thinks I have a good chance to be a playmaker in their secondary."

Does Brandon still feel solid about his commitment?

"I will put it this way, like Saturday, I was getting calls from all kinds of different area codes, but the only one I answered was from 662."

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