1972 Game #2: Lincoln Meets Warren After Losing to Greene

September 14, 1972

(Tradition's note: This was Larry Campbell's second game as the Red Devils head coach. This article is from the Sept. 14, 1972, edition of The Lincoln Journal.)

The Greene County Tigers defeated Lincoln County, 30-9, Friday night in Greensboro. Greene County led at half by a score of 9-3. Greene recovered a fumble on the first play of the game and later Freddie Williams went in from 7 yards out for the score. Shortly after this Lincoln had a punt blocked in the end zone resulting in a safety. LCHS picked up three pints in the second quarter on a 28-yard field goal by Tim Bunch and had a chance to go ahead right before the half ended but fumbled the ball on the Tigers' 34-yard line.

In the third quarter Greene County scored again on a one-yard run by Williams making the score 17-3.

In the fourth quarter Charles Smith scored on an 8-yard run and Wayne Mallory caught a 12-yard TD pass from halfback Glenn Smith. Lincoln County scored in the fourth quarter on a 18-yard pass from halfback Billy Leverett to Thomas Willis.

W. T. Wiilliams was the leading ground gainer for Lincoln County picking up 51 yards. Coach Campbell had high praise for Williams who is only a sophomore for his offense and defensive play. Alex Bell, another sophomore, also played a good defensive game along with Carey Leverett.

Campbell stated, "We must quit giving up the big play and turning the ball over so much for us to win," Lincoln fumbled four times in the game.

The Red Devils face non-region foe Warren County Friday night in Lincolnton at 8:00 o'clock. "We're looking forward to this game Friday night hoping we can get our first win over a team we haven't beaten in years, and would appreciate all the support you give us," Campbell said. He continued, "We have a young ball team and your support would help them tremendously."