Dome 2003: LC Scores with 0:25 Left to Avert 2nd Half Disaster

December 13, 2003

If you're a Lincoln County Red Devil fan and Friday's game didn't get your heart racing, then either call a doctor or call the funeral home because something is definitely wrong with you!!

From a non-partisan view, Friday's game between Lincoln County's Red Devils and Trion's Bulldogs was simply a great football game. Both teams had great success and failures, and the game was decided within the last minute of play.

From the Lincoln County view, a great first half was followed by a terrible second half, except for the final two minutes.

Lincoln jumped out to a 22-0 halftime lead thanks to large part on the outstanding play of Cordarryl Coppin, who had a 64-yard touchdown pass and a 40-yard interception return for TD. Trion controlled the second half, scored 24 unanswered points to lead 24-22 with 8:17 left. The Devils stopped Trion on 4th-&-6 at the LC 33 with 1:03 left. Travis Clark then found Stephen Brown for 42 yards, Roncey Cummings for 8, and Brown for the final 17 into the endzone for the winning TD.

The last gasp, come-from-behind win was reminiscent of the Devils' 1998 win over GAC, with LC scoring with less than three minutes remaining to win 35-34 in what many at the time called the best high school game in the Dome.

Here's links to stories and photos about Friday's game.

Lincoln County will travel to Hawkinsville Saturday for the Class A State Championship Game. Kickoff for the first meeting between the two sets of Red Devils is set for 6 pm in Bobby Gentry Stadium.

Hawkinsville beat Clinch County 25-7 Saturday morning in the second semifinal game, getting revenge for their 36-0 loss to the Panthers in the same situation last year. Click here for the AJC story on the biggest win in Hawkinsville football in nearly 50 years.