While not reaching their ultimate goal, the 2021 Lincoln County Red Devils completed an 8-4 season and barely missed winning Region 8-A Public rather than finishing second.
OCILLA - Lincoln County jumped out to a 14-point lead just four minutes into the game before Irwin County's strong running game and tenacious defense won the second-round playoff game 51-27.
LINCOLNTON - Tevin Gartrell rushed for 179 yards and three touchdowns on only 14 carries to lead the Red Devils to a 36-0 shutout of Mt. Zion of Carroll County in the first round of the Class A Public football playoffs.
As a result of the GHSA's reclassification process, Lincoln County is expected to remain in Region 8-A Public for the next two school years.
LINCOLNTON - Lincoln County whipped the Commerce Tigers 35-6 here last Friday to finish the regular season tied with Washington-Wilkes atop the Region 8-A Public standings.
|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']|
|Greene County||W 35-0||away||['FFN']|
|Mt. Zion (Carroll County)||W 36-0||BBF-LCS||['FFN']|
|Irwin County||L 27-51||away||['FFN']|
The BBF Wedding
Vernon Wilson was the Red Devil manager in high school. He saw they needed a kicker, so he worked hard and became the Devils' placekicker. After graduation, he volunteered as chief manager during practices and games. Nothing could have been more fitting for Vernon than to get married on Buddy Bufford Field. On June 18, 2011, he and Kim Poss tied the knot on the 50-yard-line about a few hundred fans watching. Mini footballs emblazoned with wedding info was thrown to the fans. The reception at a First Assembly of God continued the football theme, with artificial turf with the LC star. Vernon helped with the Red Devils from 1980 through 2015 - 36 years and thousands of volunteer hours.
The Red Devils' last winless season was 1954.