Grady’s Caylin Newton Wins Weekly Atlanta Touchdown Club Award

Caylin Newton was selected as the Back of the Week by the Atlanta Touchdown Club for his performance against Lithia Springs last week, in which he led Grady to a 74-14 win. He will lead the Gray Knights against Decatur on Friday night.

Grady senior quarterback Caylin Newton was selected as the Atlanta Touchdown Club’s Back of the Week for his performance against Lithia Springs last Friday.

Caylin led the Gray Knights to a 74-14 victory by tossing five touchdown passes and running for another score. His brother, Cam, the reigning National Football League MVP, won the award as well during his senior season in high school in 2006. Caylin and Cam are only the fifth set of brothers to win the prestigious award.

Caylin will lead Grady (3-1), ranked No. 10 in Class AAAAA in the Atlanta Journal Constitution/Georgia High School Football Daily Top 10 poll, against Decatur (1-3), Friday, 7:30 p.m., at Lakewood Stadium.

In a rare Thursday night varsity game at Lakewood Stadium, Douglass evened its record at 2-2 with a 52-7 victory over Osborne (Cobb County). The Cardinals fell to 0-6.

Here is the rest of this weekend’s slate of games (all on Friday, unless otherwise noted):

Washington (1-3) at B.E.S.T. Academy (1-3), 8 p.m., Lakewood Stadium

South Atlanta (2-3) at Hapeville Charter (Fulton County) (1-3), 7:30 p.m., Hapeville Recreation Complex, Hapeville

Carver (3-1) at North Springs (Fulton County) (2-1), 7:30 p.m., Thermopylae Stadium in Atlanta

KIPP Atlanta Collegiate (3-1) at Therrell (2-2), 5:30 p.m., Lakewood Stadium

North Atlanta (1-3) at Pope (Cobb County) (0-4), 7:30 p.m., Pope Stadium in Marietta

Maynard Jackson (1-3) at Banneker (Fulton County) (2-2), 7:30 p.m., Banneker Stadium in College Park


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