1972 Game #3: Devils Meet Louisville After Win Over Warren

September 28, 1972

(Tradition's note: This was Larry Campbell's first win as the Red Devils head coach. This article is from the Sept. 28, 1972, edition of The Lincoln Journal.)

Lincoln County broke into the win column Friday night, Sept. 15, with a 27-10 victory over Warren County. This was the first time Lincoln has beaten Warren in several years.

Lincoln got on the bard first with a seven yard run by Billy Leverett closing out a real successful Red Devil drive. Also in the first quarter Bobby Tutt picked up a punt (blocked by W. T. Williams) and carried it into the end zone for another Lincoln County touchdown. Lincoln County had one TD called back in the first quarter because of a penalty.

In the second quarter James Hunter picked up a Warren fumble and raced 25 yards for another LCHS touchdown. W. T. Williams completed a pass to Jim Clubb for the two-point conversion making the score 21-0.

Then in the second quarter Chancey Rhodes ended a Warren County drive going over from the one-yard line. The conversion was good and this made the score 21-8 in favor of the Red Devils at the half.

In the third quarter neither team was able to score but Thomas Willis broke the ice for Lincoln in the fourth quarter on a 72-yard run. Warren closed out the scoring by tackling W. T. Williams in the end zone, making the final score Lincoln County 27, Warren 10.

Coach Campbell said the team needed this win very much and deserved it. However, he states that there must be much improvement before the game this week. The game with Louisville is our biggest one yet, it being our first region game.

The Red Devils meet Louisville in Louisville Friday night. The Jefferson County lads have had a real fine season with a 3-0 record to date. Coach Campbell said Tuesday, "we must eliminate all mistakes if we expect to win Friday. This will be a mighty important game.