Devils Frequent SemiFinal Team

April 28, 2010

The Red Devils are a frequent visitor to the state football semifinals, as shown by recent research by Matt Yandle from Thomasville in his look at consistency in state playoffs.

Most Consecutive Semi-Final Games:

10 - Carrollton - 1959-68
6 - Lincoln County - 1982-87
6 - Monticello - 1962-67
5 - Thomasville - 1955-59
5 - Buford - 2000-05
4 - Lincoln County - 2003-06
4 - Lincoln County - 1997-2000
4 - Lincoln County - 1974-77
4 - Lincoln County (Lincolnton) - 1960-63
4 - Washington-Wilkes - 1966-69
4 - West Rome - 1982-85
4 - Lanier - 1947-50
4 - Valdosta - 1968-71
4 - Valdosta - 1950-53
4 - Richmond Academy - 1959-62
4 - Calhoun - 1950-53
4 - Clinch County - 2001-04


The stretch of 6 ending in 1987 would have extended to 10 had it not been for the 1988 loss to eventual state champ Clinch County in the quarterfinals.

Our Devils have made the state football semifinals 29 times since 1960. Only Valdosta has more in GHSA history with 30, beginning in 1947, but the Wildcats have only 24 since 1960.