FRIDAY, we hope to be able to provide in-game updates in this space. 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).
Lincoln County native, Red Devil, Bulldog, and NFL veteran Garrison Hearst will be inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.
This Friday's games will determine the match-ups for next week's 7-A play-in games. Lincoln County and other "B" teams will be at home.
Lincoln County needs a win over Aquinas this Friday in Augusta to earn a spot in the Region 7-A championship game the following week.
Last Friday was Homecoming night in Lincolnton, and since 1972 that game has ended in a Lincoln County victory.
With Hurricane Matthew threatening, Javon Reid passed for 165 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another as Lincoln County whipped Hancock Central 34-20.
|McCormick, SC||W 41-0||away||[FFN]|
|Abbeville, SC||T 7-7||BBF-LCS||[FFN]|
|Stratford Academy||L 19-35||away||[FFN]|
|Hancock Central||W 34-20||BBF-LCS||[FFN]|
|Warren County||W 34-6||BBF-LCS||[FFN]|
|Greene County||L 14-42||away||[FFN]|
|Region 7-A play-in game||BBF-LCS|
|School||Region||Overall||Last Game||Next Game|
|Aquinas||3-1-0||5-3-0||10/21 Lost 43-19 to Wash-Wilke||10/28 Lincoln Co.|
|Lincoln Co.||3-1-0||5-2-1||10/21 Lost 42-14 at Greene Co.||10/28 at Aquinas|
|Washington-Wilkes||3-1-0||3-5-0||10/21 Won 43-19 at Aquinas||10/28 Warren Co.|
|Greene Co.||2-2-0||4-3-0||10/21 Won 42-14 Lincoln Co.||10/28 at Hancock Central|
|Warren Co.||2-2-0||4-4-0||10/21 Won 27-22 at Hancock Cen||10/28 at Wash-Wilkes|
|Hancock Central||0-4-0||3-5-0||10/21 Lost 27-22 to Warren Co.||10/28 Greene Co.|
|Tattnall Square||4-0-0||8-0-0||10/21 Won 38-29 First Presbyte||10/28 at Stratford Academy|
|Stratford Academy||3-1-0||6-2-0||10/21 Won 50-21 Wilkinson Co.||10/28 Mt de Sales|
|Twiggs Co.||3-1-0||6-2-0||10/21 Won 27-14 at Mt. de Sale||10/28 at Wilkincon Co.|
|First Presbyterian||1-3-0||5-3-0||10/21 Lost 38-29 Tattnall Squa||10/28 Tattnall Square|
|Wilkinson Co.||1-3-0||1-7-0||10/21 Lost 50-21 at Stratford||10/28 Twiggs Co.|
|Mt. de Sales||0-4-0||2-6-0||10/21 Lost 27-14 Twiggs Co.||10/28 First Presbyterian|
Can't get much closer
Until about 1970, the clock operator at Buddy Bufford Field was situated on a metal platform above the home bench, on one of the light poles that stood between the field and the bleachers. The announced was on the top row of the stands. The "white" press box improved both those situations.
A football squad was not the first sports team fielded by Lincolnton High. A track team was formed in 1921, the year before Lincolnton first appeared on a gridiron.