• Lithonia battles Grady on Thursday Night Football

    By: Michael Carvell/AJC.com


    It has been a rough start to the season for Lithonia High School, which plays Grady at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Lakewood Stadium.

    It will be televised live on WSB-TV/Me-TV 2.2, which can be found on the following cable systems by channel number: Comcast 248 (Metro Atlanta, Calhoun, Rome), Charter 126 (Metro Atlanta, Athens), Windstream 871 (Dahlonega, Hiawassee, Cornelia, Commerce), ETC 190 (Ellijay, Cherokee, Pickens, Gilmer, Fannin), Plantation 601 (Green, Putnam) and Knology 168 (West Point). The re-broadcast will be shown at 1 a.m. Friday night on WSB-TV on Ch. 2.

    You can also watch at online live broadcast of the game at http://www.wsbtv.com/thursdaynightfootball

    Lithonia is off to a 0-3 start, going through a rebuilding year, and struggling with injuries. Meanwhile, Grady has a 2-1 record.

    “This is a big-time game for us,” Lithonia coach Marcus Jelks told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Michael Carvell. “We’re trying to win and we’re trying to make a good showing on TV.”

    In the season-opening loss against South Atlanta, Lithonia quarterback Franco Turner was knocked out the game with a high ankle sprain. He was replaced by freshman Rashawn Sullivan the next two games (both losses), but is “definite” to return on Thursday.

    “We’re a totally different offensive team with Turner on the field,” Jelks said. “There’s a lot more things we can do.”

    Lithonia middle linebacker Devon Wallace is also expected to return after missing the last game with a concussion.

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