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Grady knocks Washington out of unbeaten ranks

By Hal Lamar | 10/17/2013, 6:59 p.m.
Atlanta native Hoderick Lowe powers past Morehouse’s Lance White for a few of his 211 all-purpose yards on Saturday. Photo by GoldenTigersSports.com.

THIS WEEK’S GAMES AND PICKS

Washburn (6-0) over

Fort Valley  (2-4,2-0 division)

Tuskegee (5-1) over Stillman (4-2)

CAU (2-3) over

Benedict  (2-4)-Benedict

homecoming

Lane (4-2) over

Central State (1-5)- Lane  

homecoming

Morehouse (2-4) over Albany State  (1-4,0-0 division)-ASU Homecoming

Kentucky State (4-2) over Miles  (2-3)-Miles

Homecoming –

Bounce TV broadcast

(Contact Hal Lamar: hallamar@comcast.net.)

Grady knocks Washington out of unbeaten ranks

By Hal Lamar

If you had asked Washington High School Head Football Coach Rodney Hackney on Friday, October 11 if lightning can strike twice in the same place and at the same time within two years , he would likely not  disagree with you.

That is exactly what happened to his Bulldogs that night as they bowed to the Grady Greyknights, 28-14. The loss knocked BTW out of the undefeated ranks while the win pushes Grady into first place in The Atlanta Voice poll for city high school football.

The Greyknights’ sparkplug was senior quarterback Isiah Jenkins. He rushed unofficially 18 times for 197 yards and scored all but one of the school’s four touchdowns. All of his rushing yards and scores came on quarterback keepers which the Bulldogs were not able to defend.

“ We knew they small upfront so we felt confident Isiah could run against them,” said Grady Head Coach Ronnie Millen. “I’m very pleased with the win especially when you can defeat a team like Washington with its talent. I think we grew up as a team tonight.”

Washington attempted to answer each Grady touchdown with one of its own but was successful only once in the first half to cut the deficit by seven. But then Grady returned to its quarterback keeper offense and led by 14 in the third period and 21 in the fourth. The Bulldogs did score at the 7:15 mark of the final quarter when senior back Antavis Rowe took a handoff at the 9 and raced 91 yards for a score. Rowe rushed 18 times for 175 yards and scored both BTW touchdowns.

In other city high school action, Douglass drops a   17-14 squeaker to Chapel Hill…BEST got by Jackson, 32-18... Banneker drowned South Atlanta, 58-12…Carver defeated Therrell, 40-6… Arabia Mountain shocked Mays, 32-29… and Southwest-DeKalb knocked off North Atlanta, 37-13.

THIS WEEK’S GAMES AND RANKINGS

  1. Grady (5-1) vs. Banneker  (2-3-1)-Saturday, 8 p.m. Georgia Dome (Grady homecoming)

2.Washington (5-1) vs. Therrell (0-6)-Saturday, 5 p.m., Georgia Dome (BTW homecoming)

3.BEST Academy (4-2) vs. Chapel Hill  (1-5) Friday, 8p.m.-Chapel Hill (Douglasville)

4.Mays (4-2) vs. Dunwoody  (1-5) Friday, 7:30 p.m.-North DeKalb Stadium

5.Carver (4-2) vs. South Atlanta  (0-5) Friday, 7:30 p.m.-Lakewood

  1. Jackson (2-2) vs. Douglass (1-5) Saturday, 2p.m., Georgia Dome-Jackson Homecoming

7.Douglass (1-5) vs. Jackson (2-2), Saturday, 2 p.m., Georgia Dome-Jackson homecoming

8.South Atlanta (0-5) vs. Carver, Friday 7:30 p.m., Lakewood

9.North Atlanta (0-6) vs. Arabia Mountain (3-4)-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.-Panthersville Stadium

10.Therrell (0-6) vs. Washington  (5-1) Saturday, 5 p.m. Georgia Dome

(Washington Homecoming) 

Broadcasts of Black College Football Grows

The ASPIRE network has joined Bounce TV in programming HBCU football on Saturdays. With a very limited schedule of three games, the Atlanta-based network is focusing on CIAA match-ups. The first game between Winston-Salem and Johnson C. Smith aired last week. The remaining broadcast schedule of HBCU football:

ASPIRE

Oct. 19, 2 p.m. Bowie State @ Virginia State, (VS homecoming) Petersburg, VA.