FRIDAY, we hope to be able to provide in-game updates in this space (if Verizon cooperates). If you're unable to make the game, check here for updates starting after 7:30pm. The game will be on radio at 98.7 FM in Lincolnton, and streamed at this address (click here).
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Lincoln County held firm on a short two-point conversion run in the final minute to preserve a 28-27 region victory over Social Circle here last Friday night.
Lincoln County will travel to Washington this Friday night to take on its archrival Washington-Wilkes for the 85th time. The intensity will be the same as the schools' first two meetings a century ago.
LINCOLNTON - Tevin Gartrell was named the Homecoming King before the game, and then proceeded to conquer the Indians with ten carries for 192 yards and three touchdowns. The Devils won their first region contest 43-12 and improved their season record to 4-2.
|Bryan County||W 22-0||BBF-LCS||['FFN']|
|Elbert County||L 16-28||BBF-LCS||['FFN']|
|Towns County||W 43-12||BBF-LCS||['FFN']|
|Social Circle||W 28-27||away||['FFN']|
Just a few stitches
Dr. Weems Pennington was a great town doctor, school supporter, and team booster. One incident really puts an exclamation point on this. In the early 1960s, a Red Devils player came out of the game with a bad cut on one of his eyebrows. Doc headed to the bench, grabbed his bag, and had the player sit. Doc stitched up the cut and sent the player back in the game after missing only a play or two. That player was Weems Pennington II, who became a leading cardiologist in Augusta. His son Weems III is a leading cardiologist in Aiken SC.
Garrison Hearst twice won the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year award.