This morning the GHSA Reclassification Committee met in Thomaston and placed schools in regions for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. Lincoln County was again placed in Region 7-A, but the region grew by 3 schools.
Schools have until December 13 to file an appeal to transfer to another region. The GHSA Executive Committee will meet January 14 to finalize region assignments.
Pending any approved appeals, Region 7-A will again be split into two sub-regions. This was the case the past two years, but the region played a full football schedule since there were only eight schools playing region. Three Macon private schools have been added to the region, probably pushing 7-A to a subregion format.
The three new schools played in the GISA in recent years: Mt. de Sales, Stratford Academy, and Tattnall Square Academy. Stratford was the GISA Class AAA runnerup this year. Our Devils last played Mt. de Sales in 1977.
Those three join 7-A sub-region A, which also includes First Presbyterian Day, Twiggs County, Wilkinson County, and the Georgia School for the Deaf.
With Lincoln County in 7-A sub-region B are Aquinas, Glascock County, GMC, Hancock Central, Taliaferro County, and Warren County.
Our Devils would play 4 or 5 sub-region games with game 10 possibly being a region play-in game.
you know where you were on the most important dates in history: when the Devils won state titles.
your 3-year-old daughter's favorite saying is Get'em Devils!
you check the Red Devil InGame blog on your cell phone while you're vacationing at Disney World.
you leave Lincolnton at 9 AM for a Red Devil game with a 7:30 kickoff.
you ARE a Red Devil if you grew up on Sunrise Drive with the likes of Thomas Bunch, Larry Campbell, Jimmy Smith, Mack Matthews, Neil Amason, Kermit Adams, Donnie Hill, "Ham" Willingham, Omar Beggs, "Sting Dawkins", etc. There were alot of good players and true contributors to the program that grew up on Sunrise Dr. with all those good men and women keeping an eye out.
your family either arranges Christmas get-togethers around playoff games or postpones get-togethers due to state championship games.
you, your brother, your daddy, and your two grandfathers all played for the Devils!