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Boys Gauntlet wins state, South Region, seeks national title

A white plastic disc is flying in the Central Park air. It keeps going, going and going until finally it reaches the arms of a man in a cardinal shirt, senior John Roorbach. A typical play for an atypical team playing an atypical sport at an elite level. The Grady “Gauntlet” Ultimate Frisbee Team is one of the lesser known […]

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Knights fall in second round of playoffs

Knights fall in second round of playoffs

A season starting with high hopes for a state championship ended on a last-second Woodland-Stockbridge kick. The 24-21 loss  ended the Knights’ hopes in the second round of the state playoffs for the second consecutive year. “Even though we didn’t accomplish everything we wanted, I’m still happy about our play and what we did this season,” said senior lineman Theron […]

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Senior Knights football players overcome adversity to find success

Senior Knights football players overcome adversity to find success

The year was 2013. The current senior Grady football players were just freshman waiting to make their mark and leave a legacy on the field. Then, all was seemingly derailed by an address fraud scandal that resulted in the former head coach and athletic director transfers to other schools. Some players were forced to transfer to their zoned schools as […]

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Senior stars enjoying record shattering seasons

The Grady offense has been one of the leading forces behind the success of the Grey Knights, and this is due largely to the record shattering seasons by senior quarterback Caylin Newton and senior wide receiver Jacquez Sloan. Newton, who amassed 2862 passing yards in the regular season, became the first Grady quarterback to ever throw for 3000 yards in […]

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Knights make statement against Warriors, advance to 2nd round

Knights make statement against Warriors, advance to 2nd round

The Knights took on the Walnut Grove Warriors in their first home playoff game since 2010. They dominated throughout the entire game, which lead to a 42-8 win in the first round of the GHSA playoffs. The Warriors received the ball first, but quickly turned it over after they attempted a 4th and one on their own 42 early in quarter. The […]

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Knights defeat Trojans in regular season finale, prepare for playoffs

Knights defeat Trojans in regular season finale, prepare for playoffs

The Knights finished their regular season on a strong note with a 20-14 win over the Banneker Trojans, ending their season with a 9-1 record, their best regular season record since the 2010 season, when they also went 9-1. The game started with multiple Knights’ mistakes. The defense gave up a 6-yard rush to Banneker’s junior quarterback Dionte Bonneau with 7:32 left […]

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Grady tops Riverwood in unexpected close game

The Grady Grey Knights beat the Riverwood Raiders 15-14 with the game winning score coming on an 80 yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Caylin Newton to senior wide receiver Jacquez Sloan and a successful two point conversion from the same pair. Riverwood came into the game with a 4-4 record but was able to force a tough game on […]

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Grady beats Maynard Jackson on homecoming in tale of two halves

Led by three touchdowns from senior tight end Kemari Averett and two interceptions by senior defensive back Dimarcus Clay, the Grady Knights football team beat the Maynard Jackson Jaguars 57-30 and defended their No. 6 Class 5A ranking by improving 7-1 on a chilly homecoming night. Next week, the Knights face the 4-4 Riverwood Raiders (3-2 in Region 6-5A). Riverwood […]

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Soccer players kicking it for football

By Zoe Madlem and Henry Smalley The football team acquired several new players from the soccer team, who have quickly become fan favorites as kickers. Despite the vast differences between soccer and football, soccer players throughout the country have been making the switch to football kickers for a while. Josh Scobee, a current NFL kicker drafted in the fifth round […]

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Knights tame Lions, start region play with a hot start

Knights tame Lions, start region play with a hot start

LITHIA SPRINGS- Before Friday, the Knights had only scored 60+ points in three games since their 1947 inaugural season. They had 68 points at halftime before beating Lithia Springs 74-14, which is the second highest point total in school history. “I’m not surprised. We were supposed to do that,” said senior quarterback Caylin Newton, who, along with all the other […]

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