WARRENTON - Even a new stadium couldn't help Warren County end the long string of losses to rival Lincoln County. The Red Devils whipped the Screaming Devils for the 34th consecutive time, winning by 34, 41-7.
This was Lincoln County's first visit to Warren County's new stadium, which is a great improvement over its old gridiron at Legion Field.
However, the result was much the same. The game was well in-hand by the end of the first quarter, and the mercy rule was in-effect when showers started in the second half. Warren County's last win over Lincoln County came in 1971, the year before Larry Campbell became head coach. A 27-10 win over Warren County in 1972 was Campbell's first "W". The Screaming Devils have had 13 head coaches during that span.
The Devils took the opening kickoff and quickly moved down the field on rushing plays. Bo Reed scrambled in from 13 yards out with 11:02 left to put the Devils ahead. After an exchange of punts, Stacy McClendon caught a 50-yard pass from Reed for the 2nd Big Red score of the game.
Two minutes later, Josh Sims bulled in from the 3 to give the Devils a 3-touchdown lead less than 9 minutes into the game.
Major Elam intercepted a Screaming Devil pass at their 25 and almost walked into the endzone for another score with 7:42 left in the first half.
Jafabian Green scored on a 26-yard run and Sims on a 12-yard run in the third quarter. Warren County was finally able to move the ball against the youngest Red Devils. The home team finally got on the scoreboard with 4:45 left on a 13-yard pass.
Vance Tarver kept the Screaming Devils deep in their end of the field most of the game with his booming kickoffs reaching the endzone every time.
The Red Devils will host Social Circle next Friday as the 2008 playoffs open.