LCHS has released the 2016 schedule for the Red Devils. Abbeville, Grovetown, Stratford Academy, and Greene County join the slate.
The Devils will host Evans August 12 for their preseason scrimmage. The 2016 season will kickoff in McCormick two weeks later on August 26. Grovetown will make its first visit to Lincolnton September 2.
Old foe Abbeville returns to the Devils' schedule after winning the South Carolina Class AA Division II title last year. The 12-2 Panthers look to be strong again in 2016 as they travel to Buddy Bufford Field September 9. The Red Devils lead the all-time series 7-3, including a 24-13 win in Abbeville in 2011 in their last meeting.
After an open date September 16, our Devils will make their first visit to Stratford Academy in Macon September 23 for the two teams' Region 7-A cross-over game. Stratford lost in the Class A Private semifinals last year to Aquinas to finish 9-4, with 3 of the losses to the Irish.
The season doesn't get any easier September 30 as the Devils host arch-rival Washington-Wilkes in their Region 7-A Subregion B opener. The Tigers dropped down from Class AA as the max size for Class A was raised significantly in the last realignment.
Homecoming will be October 7 with Hancock Central visiting. Warren County will come screaming October 14 as the Devils honor their seniors.
The Devils will travel to Greensboro October 21 to meet Greene County for the first time since 2009. The GC Tigers also moved down from AA in the realignment. This will be the 50th meeting between the two schools in what once was a big rivalry.
The final subregion game will be in Augusta October 28 when Lincoln County plays Aquinas. November 4 will be the region play-in game.
All varsity games start at 7:30. Junior Varsity games will start at 5:00 against W-W and Jefferson County, and at 5:30 against Harlem and Thomson.
August 25 - at Harlem September 1 - W-W at BBF September 15 - at Thomson September 22 - Harlem at BBF September 29 - at W-W October 6 - at Jefferson Coutny
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 catch yourself humming the Lincoln County fight song when you're not even at a Red Devil game
you leave your Red Devil magnets on your car all year long
you specify in your will that you ashes are to be scattered over Buddy Bufford Field.
you only wear red underwear.
you know where you were on the most important dates in history: when the Devils won state titles.
you have a Red Devil blanket, umbrella, and other useful items but refuse to use them because you don't want them to get dirty!