Caylin Newton, Cam’s younger brother, threw a career-high five touchdown passes — and ran for another — when Grady beat Lithia Springs, 74-14.
Newton was 18-for-22 for 364 yards through the air and ran twice for 53 yards, including a 35-yard TD run, and that was in the first half. He was pulled from the game, given the score.
Newton has thrown for more than 1,150 yards and 11 TDs through four games as Grady is off to a 3-1 start following a second-round playoff exit a year ago.
A three-year starter, he is well above pace to eclipse his season-highs for passing yards and touchdown passes. He threw for 1,600 yards with 18 TDS as a junior.
Newton is considered a three-star recruit as an athlete by 247Sports and has offers from several schools, including Hampton and Tennessee State. He also is playing safety for Grady.
The inevitable question is what advice he gets from his older brother, the NFL Most Valuable Player last season with the Carolina Panthers.
He describes it as “Tough love.”
“You can ask anyone that ever sees me play,” Caylin says. “If they see (Cam) there, there’s going to be some words said and he’s going to help me no matter what. He wants the best for me, and he’s going to do whatever it takes to make sure I understand my mistakes and he’s going to tell me anything to help me.”