Gordon Central to Travel 4 Hours to Scrimmage Devils

August 07, 2004

Our Red Devils will host Gordon Central in their second scrimmage this Friday at 8.

The Warriors are a Class AAAA school from Calhoun, in northwest Georgia between Rome and Chattanooga. That's a 400 mile round trip for a scrimmage!! We were scratching our heads trying to figure out why a team would travel so far for a scrimmage, and we think we found the connection: Allen Fort, the Gordon Central principal, spent several years as an LCHS assistant principal.

In an article by Lex McGee in this week's The Lincoln Journal, Devil head man "Larry Campbell indicated he was 'real pleased' with the Devils' performance on Friday night. He said that the two biggest questions he had going into the game were concerning his pass protection and how his post-ACL surgery players would respond to game conditions. Both questions, he said, were answered to his satisfaction. ... Campbell added that he was very happy about getting his second unit some quality playing time against a tough opponent."

In last Friday's scrimmage against the Class AAA Bulldogs from Thomson, the Devils showed a good running game and some good passing in front of a big crowd. Turnovers, penalties, and a strong 'Dawg running game left the Devils behind 20-7 for those keeping score.

Our Devils scored first when Steven Brown ran in from one yard out. The touchdown drive was started by Taveras Stokes grabbing an interception at the Lincoln 36. Senior QB Cord Coppin led the Devils down the field with a 19-yard run, followed by Gavin Williams rambling for 17 and 15 yard runs. Coppin found Brown at the 3 on a 12-yard pass to setup the TD. Chase McGill booted the PAT.

In injury news prior to the scrimmage, lineman Danny Biles Jr. has been lost for the season due to an angle injury. Running back and linebacker Shawntavius Jennings suffered a knee injury, but late reports indicate it is not as serious as first thought and he should be seeing action soon. We wish both players a speedy recovery.