1997



4-A Champions



Record: 13-1-0



DateOpponentResultScoreLocationClick for details
Fri, Sep 5Washington-WilkesW19-7T[more]
LC#2 WW#12. LC not lost to WW there since '75. WW did not make playoffs after forfeiting to G-T & Glascock for using JV player too many quarters. WW coach Brooks resigned after season.
Fri, Sep 12McCormickW27-0T[more]
LC#1. 69yd endaround on first offensive play. McC won their region & played for SC A title, losing 28-0 in finals.
Fri, Sep 19Jefferson CountyW21-0H[more]
LC#2 after Miller beat Macon Co. bad.
Fri, Oct 3Putnam CountyW36-14T[more]
PC had been #3 two weeks earlier; PC '96 A runnerup.
Fri, Oct 10MonticelloW42-6H[more]
Fri, Oct 17AquinasW40-7H[more]
Scored against subs.
Fri, Oct 24GMCW47-6T[more]
34-0 at half; clock ran 2nd half.
Fri, Oct 31Johnson CountyW32-0T[more]
Fri, Nov 7Warren CountyW26-14H[more]
19-0 at half. TDs came against subs.
Fri, Nov 14Social CircleW27-0H[more]
Campbell's #300; 0-0 at half; fireworks & presentations after game: portrait, ring, gameball.
Fri, Nov 21Seminole CountyW35-6H[more]
S scored after LC fumbled opening kickoff. First team to score in 1st half against LC this year.
Fri, Nov 28Clinch CountyW12-6T[more]
LC scored after turnover early, but could not capitalize on other Clinch turnovers. Clinch scored on 80yd drive in 2nd half. In OT, LC drove to CC6 but failed to score on fake FG on 4th down. LC TD came on running play after CC apparently let runner score untouched in order to get ball and have time left to score (2:35). Devil D won game late. 11th straight playoff road win (back to '94).
Sat, Dec 6Miller CountyW14-12T[more]
M #1, 12-0, avg 53.5 pts per game, 2400yd (Charles Grant) & 1100yd (Callaway) running backs. LC appealed location but lost (rules changed next year). Miller set state record for most points ever scored (642-90); broke 13-gam & 15-gm records after only 12-games. Final 654 = 50.5 ppg scored. Huge crowd (4,500+) there. Fans in stands at 3:30 for 6:00 game. Devil Defense GREAT! Stopped Pirates 6 times on 4th down. LC scored on 78yd fumble return in 2nd qtr, and 63yd pass in 3rd. MC scored on 18yd run in 3rd and 40yd run in 4th, but failed on PAT run by Grant. Grant ran 30 times for 120 yds, but NO TDs. MC finished with 321r/120p/14fd to LC 93r/74p/4fd. Penalties & turnovers kept MC from scoring. Final threat ended at LC33 after 3 MC passes fell incomplete (0:35 left). G Hearst on sidelines recovering from broken collarbone (SF49ers). LC spent night in Albany prior to game. Campbell: this may have been the biggest victory in his career, since almost no one gave the Devils a chance to win. Game theme was "Shock the World", with fans picking up on the Muhammed Ali theme with "Thriller in Miller" sign.
Sat, Dec 13ManchesterL3-6T[more]
M (#6, 12-1) beat Trion 40-0 in qtrfinals. M TD questionable: LC had stopped M on 4th down, but official said LC had called TO. M scored on 2yd run on next play. QB Barnett very banged up after this & Miller game. M ran over Irwin in title game. LC ended ranked at #2. First time in Devil history that they lost and scored exactly 3 points.


In 14 games:

Winning Percentage: 92.857

Total scored: 381

Total allowed: 84

Average game: 27.21-6.00

Shutouts by Red Devils: 4

Shutouts by opponents: 0

JerseyNamePositionClassWeight
Kenn Barnett175
Scotty Brown215
Ben Dawkins
Cedric Norman
Kris Norman160
Shedrick Wynn220