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's Red Devils will kickoff their 2016 varsity season this Friday in South Carolina as they visit the McCormick Chiefs.
Red Devil games will again be available live on the radio and on the Internet, with video the following Wednesday.
Our Red Devils looked good in last night's storm-shortened scrimmage with the Evans Knights.
For the past 36 years, Vernon Wilson has spent thousands of hours helping with the Red Devils before, during, and after games. From preparing the sideline equipment, repairing helmets, handling/cleaning footballs, supervising the student managers, and (most importantly) cheering on his (our) beloved Red Devils. From "walking on" during his high school years when the team needed a placekicker, to his Buddy Bufford Field wedding to Kim as a few years ago, Vernon's heart has always been with Lincoln County's football team.
Reserved seats for the upcoming Red Devil season go on sale August 8 at the ticket window at LCHS. Tickets for six home events will cost $54.
|Region 7-A play-in game||away|
|School||Region||Overall||Last Game||Next Game|
|Aquinas||0-0-0||0-1-0||Lost 35-14 to Prince Ave||8/26 at Laney|
|Greene Co.||0-0-0||0-0-0||8/26 at Morgan Co.|
|Hancock Central||0-0-0||0-1-0||Lost 21-8 to Baldwin||8/26 Putnam Co.|
|Lincoln Co.||0-0-0||0-0-0||8/26 at McCormick|
|Warren Co.||0-0-0||1-0-0||Won 14-0 at Putnam Co.||8/26 Harlem|
|Washington-Wilkes||0-0-0||0-0-0||8/26 Elbert Co.|
|First Presbyterian||0-0-0||0-0-0||8/27 Howard at MU|
|GMC||0-0-0||0-1-0||Lost 35-21 at Treutlen||8/26 at Wheeler Co.|
|Mt. de Sales||0-0-0||1-0-0||Won 48-6 vs Pacelli||8/27 Central Macon|
|Stratford Academy||0-0-0||0-0-0||8/26 at SavCoDay|
|Tattnall Square||0-0-0||0-0-0||8/26 at Wilcox Co|
|Twiggs Co.||0-0-0||0-0-0||8/26 at Toombs Co.|
|Wilkinson Co.||0-0-0||0-0-0||8/26 Baldwin|
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.
In the past 60 years, our Devils have only had 3 losing seasons. Even in those bad years, our Devils won at least two games.