Lincoln County's 2020 gridiron slate features new venues from Hiawassee to Statesboro, perennial state powers, old rivals, and a neighboring school that hasn't played the Red Devils in over 80 years.
Lee Chomskis is returning to Lincoln County High as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach.
The GHSA approved Warren County's request to move from next year's Region 8-A Public to Region 7-A Public, reducing the size of Lincoln County's new region.
This year's Region 7-A teams will move to five different regions for 2020.
GHSA has released the tentative region assignments for the 2020-2022 school years. Lincoln County will be in 8-A Public with Washington-Wilkes, Warren County, Greene County, Commerce, Social Circle, and Towns County.
|Abbeville, SC||L 7-10||away||[FFN]|
|McCormick, SC||W 41-0||BBF-LCS||[FFN]|
|Tattnall Square||W 25-0||BBF-LCS||[FFN]|
|Warren County||W 41-14||away||[FFN]|
|Greene County||W 49-13||away||[FFN]|
|Hancock Central||W 49-14||BBF-LCS||[FFN]|
|Tattnall Square||W 35-7||away|
|Nov 22||Commerce||W 21-17||BBF-LCS|
|Marion County||L 21-28||away|
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.
Lincoln County was once geographically larger. A section was returned to Wilkes County so that a resident of that area could run for Wilkes County Sheriff. This may explain that "notch" in the northwest corner of the county.