2005



State Champions

7-A Champions



Record: 12-3-0



DateOpponentResultScoreLocationClick for details
Fri, Aug 19Greene CountyL13-38T[more]
Lincoln County took a 7-0 lead on the game's opening possession, but injuries, cramps, turnovers, and inexperience distanced the Tigers from our Devils. Greene was faster, bigger, and more experienced, running up over 400 yards offense to 260 for LC.
Fri, Aug 26Burke CountyL7-15H[more]
LC took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, and led at the half 7-3 before the Bears scored twice in the second half to win. This loss was the first time since 1975 that LC lost the second game of the seasion, and the first time since 1972 that the Devils started a season 0-2.
Fri, Sep 9GreenbrierL16-36T[more]
LC took 7-0 lead on first possession, controlled most of first half; had TD called back on penalty in 2nd Qtr. 7-7 at half. Vance Tarver kicked 25 FG. 98-yd kickoff return by Gb broke open game. Gb backs ran 15/190 and 13/118. First time since 1955 that Devils started 0-3. First time since 1972 that LC allowed 35+ points twice in a season.
Fri, Sep 16CommerceW28-5H[more]
Devils jumped out to 21-0 halftime lead. LC turnover led to Commerce FG, but Devils came back with TD. Win ends 4-game losing streak. Devils had not started 0-4 since 1954.
Fri, Sep 23Athens AcademyW10-7H[more]
Starting QB Brandon Barden left the game late in the first half with an injured ankle, and returned early in the 4th after xrays were negative to score the Devils first points on a 3-yd run. Vance Tarver added a 31-yard FG before Athens Academy scored on a 28-yard pass with just over 2 minutes left. AA recovered an onside kick, but their comeback was stopped with 24 seconds left in the game.
Fri, Sep 30AquinasW41-6T[more]
Devils led 28-0 at end of 1st qtr, 35-6 at half. Fourth quarter player under mercy rule.
Fri, Oct 7Hancock CentralW30-6T[more]
Rain stopped just before kickoff, leaving the field a quagmire. Devils scored almost at will in the first half, with Beale, Jennings, and Darrell Norman scoring and Tarver adding a 33-yd FG for a 30-0 halftime lead. Norman scored again on a 53-yd run in the third to kick-in the "mercy" rule. Hancock's TD came against LC JV team.
Fri, Oct 14Washington-WilkesW20-13T[more]
Devils were huge underdogs to 4th-ranked W-W; Chronicle picked Tigers 27-0. Devils took early 6-0 lead, but trailed 10-6 at half thanks to 61-yard run by Tigers. Brandon Barden scored on 1 and 3 yard runs in second half to put Devils ahead with 2:42 left. Interception then sealed win.
Fri, Oct 21Warren CountyW30-0H[more]
Warren had been averaging over 45 points per game in their last five, with speedy runners. LC forced 5 fumbles that led to a 18-0 halftime lead and mercy rules during last quarter. Warren coached by former Wrens/Jefferson County Charles Rutland (190-106-6, including 1-29 vs LC).
Fri, Oct 28GMCW41-6H[more]
After a slow start, our Devils broke long runs by Brandon Barden and Darrell Norman to open a 21-0 halftime lead before Rontae Norman returned a punt 70 yards to activate mercy rules in the fourth quarter.
Fri, Nov 4JeffersonW27-7H[more]
Devils scored on first possession on 24-yard pass, but Jefferson rushed back scoring on 31-yd run near end of first quarter to lead 7-6. LC drove back with Brandon Barden scoring from 4 yards out with 9:35 left in the half. Tyler Beale added a 2-yard TD with 2:07 left in the half. Beale scored on 65-yard run with 1:51 left in the game for the final difference.Two turnovers cost Jefferson deep in LC territory.
Fri, Nov 11Gordon LeeW35-14H[more]
Lincoln County jumped out to a 14-0 lead on 8 and 71 yard runs by Rontae Norman in the first 6 minutes enroute to a 35-14 win over Gordon Lee in the 2005 second round playoff game. Darrell Norman scored on a 65-yard run, and Franklin Jones returned a fumble 36 yards for a TD to cement the win.
Fri, Nov 18Twiggs CountyW22-0H[more]
Twiggs County, the #4 seed from 4-A, had upset #2 McIntosh County Academy and Defending Co-Champ Clinch County 12-10 to earn trip to Lincolnton. Devils had 2 TDs nullified in first half, as officials called 15 penalties in the first 2 quarters. LC scored on a 25-yard FG in the third, then added 19 points in the 4th. Most of game was spent on Twiggs end of field. Win puts Devils in Dome for record 7th time, this time against 12-1 Johnson County. W-W and Bowdon (10-7 winners over Hawkinsville) play in other semifinal.
Fri, Nov 25Johnson CountyW48-21T[more]
The final score may be a bit deceiving as the game wasn't put out of reach until the Devils scored with 5:47 left to go 41-21. LC took a 7-0 lead on their first possession, but Johnson scored on two long passes (including one tipped by LC) to take a 14-7 lead just into the 2nd quarter. Big Red didn't flinch, coming back for a 29-14 halftime lead after a 56-yard punt return by Rontae Norman and a fumble recovery that led to a TD. The Trojans returned the 2nd half kickoff 80 yards to cut the lead to 8. On 1st-&-30 at the LC 15, Shawntavius Jennings broke through and outran the defense to the endzone. LC added 2 TDs in the fourth to clinch their 21st semifinal win. Kickoff time in the dome was 3:36, as the Devils played the third of a 5-game schedule.
Fri, Dec 2Washington-WilkesW25-0H[more]
THE BIGGEST GAME EVER. Before over 7,000 fans at BBF, LC dominated the Tigers 25-0 for the Class A State Title, and evened the all-time series (31-31-6) for the first time since 1922. 10th title for Campbell, 13th for Devils, and 7th straight finals loss for W-W. Fans lined up at 3, gates opened at 5 for 7:30 kickoff. National Guard assisted 40 law enforcement officers in crowd control. Alex Bradford made diving catch at 1 to setup Barden QB sneak with 36 seconds left in first half. Rontae inches short of returning interception for TD as half ended. Devils stopped Tigers with only 6 rushing yards in 2nd half, while running for 171 and 3 TDs themselves. Barden had 3 TDs on the night.


In 15 games:

Winning Percentage: 80.000

Total scored: 393

Total allowed: 174

Average game: 26.20-11.60

Shutouts by Red Devils: 3

Shutouts by opponents: 0

JerseyNamePositionClassWeight
1Ryan KingQB/DB12
2Shawntavious JenningsRB/LB12
3Tyler BealeFB/DE11
4Franklin JonesRB/DB11
5Jatheus JonesTE/DE11
6Brandon BardenQB/TE/DE11
7Darrell NormanRB/DB11
8Ricardo NormanWR/LB11
9Rontae NormanQB/DB11
10Jeffrey PorterRB/LB11
11Jarren BrownRB/DB9
12Alex EllisQB/DB9
14Austin GoldmanQB/DB10
15Darrien WestWR/DB11
18Bo ReedQB/DE9
24Carlous HearstRB/DB10
25Donnell WynnWR/DB11
26Jamareon GreenRB/DB10
27Alex BradfordWR/DB11
30Jason MickensWR/DB11
33Brandon WrightFB/LB10
34Ken AnthonyTE/DE10
40DeChane WillisWR/DB10
42Cardelro JonesWR/DB9
44Daniel McAllisterWR/DB9
50Trey MorrisOL/LB12
52Jonathan NormanOL/DL12
53Chase McGillOL/DL12205
55Brandon SparksOL/DE10
56Alterique SmithOL/DL12
57Brian SparksOL/DL10
58Logan RhodesOL/DL11
59Kiece CriteOL/LB11
60Johnny CobbOL/DL9
61Ronell FergusonOL/DL10
62Garrett MatthewsOL/DL9
63Robert BilesOL/DL11
65Daniel MorrisOL/LB10
66Uquavius GartrellOL/DL11
70DJ BradshawOL/DL9
72Daniel BilesOL/DL12
74DeRon LeeOL/DL12
75Tony WellsOL/DL10
78Clifton TimpsonOL/DL9
79Demarco WattsOL/DL10
80Josh HollimanTE/DE10
84Wilkes GoolsbyWR/DE9
85Curry ColvinTE/DE9
87Wes BentleyWR/DE10
89Vance TarverTE/DE9