OCILLA - Lincoln County's Red Devils almost pulled off a huge upset here last Friday, cutting Irwin County's lead to six in the fourth before losing 28-14. With the loss in the second round of the playoffs, the Devils finished the season with a 7-5 record.
Based on the GHSA's mid-cycle reclassification numbers, Region 7-A looks to stay the same for the next two years.
MACON - Lincoln County's running game outscored First Presbyterian's aerial attack to win its play-in game 45-35 here last Friday. The Devils completed the regular season at number 15 in the Power Ratings, and will host a first round Class A Public playoff game.
|McCormick, SC||W 41-8||BBF-LCS||[FFN]|
|Abbeville, SC||L 14-28||away||[FFN]|
|Stratford Academy||L 13-24||BBF-LCS||[FFN]|
|Hancock Central||W 49-0||away||[FFN]|
|Warren County||W 63-14||away||[FFN]|
|Greene County||W 44-15||BBF-LCS||[FFN]|
|First Presbyterian Day||W 45-35||away||[FFN]|
|Taylor County||W 28-12||BBF-LCS||[FFN]|
|Irwin County||L 14-28||away||[FFN]|
Running the Misbehavior Out
A few years back, two players were fighting to settle a disagreement. Coach Larry Campbell didn't put up with such lack of discipline, so he had them start running - in full pads and helmet. After several laps he allowed them to remove their helmets on the hot day. After a while longer, he let them drop their pads. After about an hour total, he stopped them and asked if they would be fighting any more. "No sir" came the quick, polite answer from each of them. Problem solved, and they got in some exercise as well.
Bud Bussey scored Lincolnton's first touchdown - a 5-yard run against McCormick in 1922.