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Senior stars enjoying record shattering seasons

Alex Langan

November 12, 2016

by: Alex Langan 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 a s...

Senior quarterback Caylin Newton scrambles out the pocket during the Knights' home playoff game against Walnut Grove. The Knights went on to win 42-8.

Knights make statement against Warriors, advance to 2nd round

November 12, 2016

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 ...

Seniors Jacquez Sloan, DiMarcus Clay and Kemari Averett dog walk out of the pre-game banner.

Knights defeat Trojans in regular season finale, prepare for playoffs

November 5, 2016

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,...

Grady tops Riverwood in unexpected close game

Alex Langan

October 29, 2016

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 the road against the now 8-1 Knights. Next...

Grady beats Maynard Jackson on homecoming in tale of two halves

Alex Langan

October 24, 2016

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 is currently...

Soccer players kicking it for football

The Southerner

October 1, 2016

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 ...

Junior Jalen Rivers forces a fumble on the first play of the game for the Knights defense.

Knights tame Lions, start region play with a hot start

September 18, 2016

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...

Photo credit: Alex Tonico

Knights’ costly mistakes lead to first loss

September 10, 2016

WAYCROSS--No. 7 Ware County used a throwback offense to amass nearly 300 yards on the ground to beat the No. 10 Knights 35-21 in a battle of ranked teams in Class 5-A Friday night. ...

Senior running back Jacquez Sloan jukes defender after catching screen pass for a 35-yard gain.

Knights open season, close out North Atlanta 53-0

August 20, 2016

The Grady Knights kicked off their regular season with a victory over North Atlanta Warriors. Senior quarterback Caylin Newton had five total touchdowns...

Grady flashes potential in preseason loss

Grady flashes potential in preseason loss

August 14, 2016 By Alex Langan and Charlie Toole The Knights came up short, 33-7 to Mays in a preseason scrimmage Saturday. Although Grady lost, there were still several positives from the ...

Grady transfer athletes thrive on new turf

Grady transfer athletes thrive on new turf

December 17, 2015

Transferring can be tough. Moving from what you know to something completely new is hard, but playing football can make the process a little easier for...

Junior quarterback Caylin Newton looks for a receiver in the Nov. 5 game against Stone Mountain.

Second round loss ends Grady football season

December 17, 2015

Grady’s 2015 football season came to an end Nov. 20 as the Grey Knights lost in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs to Thomson. Thomson’s...

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