Lincoln County's Red Devils will play First Presbyterian Day School (FPD) this Friday in the initial meeting between the two schools. This will be the Devils' first visit to Macon since 1976.
Kickoff is slated for 7:30 at George S. Johnson Memorial Stadium on the FPD campus at 5671 Calvin Drive. From Milledgeville or Gray, Lincoln County fans should take I-16 W and then I-75 S to I-75 exit 164. Fans will then follow GA 19 N (Hardeman Ave) north about 7 miles to reach GA 361 (Bass Rd). Fans will turn left onto Bass Road, go 1.2 miles south, and turn right onto Calvin Drive. The stadium and parking is just past the school.
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Tickets are $7.00 at the gate.
The Vikings are 2-1 this year, but easily could be undefeated. They opened the season with a 41-38 loss to George Walton Academy, which is now a Top 10 team. They whipped Pike County 24-0 before coming from behind last Friday to defeat Pace Academy 24-20.
FPD is in its 40th season of football. All but the last two seasons were in GISA, where the red and black Vikings won two state titles and 12 region titles. They were 8-3 last year, playing in Region 5-A.
Their head coach is Greg D. Moore, who is 97-53 in this 13th season as the head man.
Cal Powell, FPD's Director of Communications, provided this info on his school and this year's Vikings:
FPD is a private Christian school established in 1970. Enrollment is now more than 900 students, K-12. Our middle school was recently named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, the only private school in the state to be so recognized.
"The school is in its third year as a member of the Georgia High School Association, where the girls soccer team has won consecutive Class A state championships and is 40-0 in GHSA competition.
"The football team made the GHSA playoffs last year, finishing the regular season 8-2 and losing to host Bremen 43-28 in the first round. Last season's record included a 31-21 win over eventual state runner-up Landmark Christian.
"This year's team is led by senior quarterback Brooks Stroud, who is drawing interest from a few small colleges, and senior wideout/DB Scott McCormick, who had two interceptions in last week's 24-20 comeback win over host Pace Academy. FPD trailed 20-10 in that game before scoring two fourth-quarter touchdowns.
"You can find rosters, schedules and more information, including a bio on coach Greg Moore, at www.fpdvikings.com."
Chandler Lee, the sports information director at FPD, has notified us that the game will be broadcast line on the school's website at www.fpdvikings.com/multimedia/