The highly anticipated showdown between the nation's No. 1-ranked high school teams turned into a walk-over Friday night, as Grayson High of Loganville, Ga. rolled over Miami Central 35-3.
Playing at home in front a crowd dotted with Clemson orange, Tiger commitments Robert Nkemdiche and Wayne Gallman played a prominent part for Grayson.
Gallman set up his team's first touchdown when he hauled in a 38-yard pass from quarterback David McTier, and Nkemdiche finished the job with a three-yard touchdown run.
Nkemdiche scored again on a two-yard run later in the game, while Gallman caught a 54-yard touchdown pass.
Miami Central unsuccessfully tried to run the ball into the heart of Grayson's defensive with star running backs Joseph Yearby and Dalvin Cook (committed to Florida State and Clemson, respectively), but was unsuccessful.
"We came and played with fire," said Nkemdiche after the game. "We focused all week and did a great job on defense. They ran at us, but we were able to hold our own."
Nkemdiche said he saw a lot of orange in the crowd, and "I liked it."
He said he plans to be at Clemson for the Ball State game next weekend.