Yellow Jackets, Grey Knights Score Saturday Victories

Georgia Tech registers first win of year in easy fashion at home while Grady High hits the road to stay unbeaten.

It was a victorious football Saturday for Midtown schools Saturday as both Georgia Tech and cruised to double-digit victories.

The Grey Knights from Grady hit the road to score a 39-29 win* over North Clayton. Now 2-0 on the year, the Grey Knights continue out-of-region play when they play host to Riverdale on Friday, Sept. 14.

As for the Yellow Jackets, they rebounded from a frustartiing 20-17 overtime Labor Day loss at Virginia Tech to rout overmatched Presbyterian (smallest school in Division I with an enrollment of 1,200) by a 59-3 final.

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Tech's Saturday night game at Bobby Dodd Stadium was never in doubt as Zach Laskey blasted up the middle for a 56-yard score on Tech’s first possession and the Jackets never looked back from there.

Tech reached the end zone seven times and booted a field goal in its first 13 drives on way to evening its season record to 1-1. Read more game coverage here and see the video highlights that accompany this piece.

Tech, though, is 0-1 in ACC action and the next two Saturdays the Jackets will entertain a pair of conference rivals who helped take the sting out of last year’s fast and furious start. After six wins to open the 2011 season, the Jackets fell in back-to-back games at Virginia and Miami, Fla., en route to an 8-5 season.

Virginia comes to historic Grant Field on Saturday, Sept. 15 for a 3:30 p.m. kick while Miami pays a visit to Atlanta the following weekend.


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