Game Recap: Turnovers Cost Lincoln win against Tigers

August 31, 2002

Lincoln County lost 7 of 9 fumbles enroute to losing to highly-touted and talent-rich Washington-Wilkes 22-0 in Lincolnton August 30.

The 378 War: 2002 Battle
Seven Turnovers Cost Lincoln County, as Devils Fall to Washington-Wilkes 22-0
 
Devils lose game on points and turnovers, but win in almost every other way. Devil Defense superb. 2002 Season looks bright, as Devils hold their heads high after game.

Quizzy (from Miller County) said on GAVSV.com:

and here it goes…


Lincoln fumbled 8 times in the game and lost 7 of them…Lincoln didn't throw the ball a lot..QB Mel Partridge #7 did not look comfortable all night…I thought he was too slow after the snap…WW was able to penetrate and get their hands on him too soon…


LC couldn't muster much on offense, but that's where the negatives stop…their defense looked spectacular…they do not miss tackles…definitely a "Dome" defense…special teams also looked rather clean…their front seven on D are going to cause fits for the state's offensive coordinators…#10 FB/LB played a heck of a game and looks to be a real punisher!...


On LC's first possession they fumbled and a WW defender picked it up and took it to the house for an early 7-0 lead…the score stayed that way until after lincoln's 10th possession…they punted to WW…and on that possession, WW scored on a long QB keeper…their QB can really fly…WW went for 2 and got it and went up 15-0…after LC's 13th possession ended with the devils' 8th fumble of the night, WW ran right and went up 22-0….WW also attempted 2 field goals that were no good…


I met Tradition towards the end of the game and he said it was LC's worst shut-out loss since '72…LC will find some consistency on offense, though…and will be tough for any class A team to handle come playoff time…


It was my first visit to Buddy Bufford, and i must say i was thoroughly impressed...the fans were all very cordial and knowledgeable...and they do indeed love their devils...

FatBurger (from W-W) said on GAVSV.com:


Cause it's about to get ugly in the land of Red Devils!I was on the sidelines last night to watch my Tigers get away with a very ugly win.MAN WHAT A CROWD!!!!Good sportsmanship I thought on both sides,great defense,great special teams,just no offense.To those of you who've never been to Buddy Bufford field,take time and go,it's a great football atmosphere in a great stadium.We were lucky to win.We looked awful,but at the same time L.C. looked like a team that will play in Dec.Best of luck to the Red Devils!!


P.S.--I wanted to go up to Tradition and win me one of those Devil Bobbleheads!Also,that freshman RB,#2,look out,he may be the next big thing out of Lincoln Co.