Five inches. One yard. **Football is a game of distance. One team tries to move the ball a certain distance, while the other team tries to stop that movement. ** Friday night in Bowdon, the homestanding Red Devils won the game of distance. Lincoln County came up five inches short of a key first down late in the game, and a yard short of a successful two point conversion that would have given it an 8-7 lead. Lincoln was unable to make key offensive plays when they needed them the most.