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]|
Cannon a short-lived LC tradition
Larry Campbell's brother-in-law built a small cannon-type device to be used before kickoffs. That contraption wasn't very big, but it sure packed a big punch. The first time it was fired at Buddy Bufford Field as a test, some in town thought there had been an earthquake or explosion. Lincoln County supporters would put the cannon near the 50, and fire it just before kickoff. That worked well for a while, but then they weren't careful with it one evening. They didn't notice that the officials were a bit too close when they pulled the firing string. We don't know exactly what was said, but that cannon hasn't been on the field since.
Tory Pond, on McCormick Highway, was once called "Devil's Pond".