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Knights fall to district foe Mays, move to 0-2

Keller Rentz-Baker, Online Section Editor

September 20, 2020

The Mays Raiders handed Grady their second loss of the season on Sept. 19 in a lopsided match that finished with a score of 30-6. In a game filled with penalties and turnovers, the Raiders were able to power through the Knights with their forceful, run-heavy offensive scheme. The game started with 3-and-outs from both teams, but after the Knights were caught deep in their own t...

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Former Grady quarterback Simeon Kelley (left) focuses the camera on the action from the bench as senior tight end Dewan Wright (center) squeezes a swig of water and current quarterback and senior Aquinas Stillwell (right) takes a breather. Kelley, now a photographer for Atlanta Public Schools, led the Knights to an undefeated regular season and state semifinals finish in 2005.

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Junior receiver Nathaniel Wiggins runs with the ball on a kick return in the first quarter of the game against Carver on Oct. 5. Wiggins scored two touchdowns despite the team losing 39-21.

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