The Commerce Tigers are coming to town to try to claw through the Devils’ Den for a Round 2 playoff victory. The CheerDevils, football team and coaching staff are asking all fans to come to the game early to tailgate. A charcoal grill will be provided for any fan to roast their favorite version of tiger meat beginning at 5:30 beside the Thomas H. Bunch Fieldhouse. Fans are also asked to remain outside the stadium until 6:30 to form a “Spirit Tunnel” leading the Red Devils onto the field for pre-game. Commerce always proves to be a tough opponent. According to Coach Larry Campbell, “The Commerce Tigers have become Lincoln County’s second biggest rivalry behind Washington-Wilkes. They just never give up.” The CheerDevils will be sponsoring several Spirit Contests this week. On Friday, students’ and teachers’ cars will be judged on creativity and spirit, and prizes will be awarded for the Most Devilish and Most Spirited at Friday’s LCHS pep rally. Red Devil Fans are also invited to participate in this activity. Bring your cars to the stadium early. They will be judged at 6:15 during the tailgate party. Designated spaces will be reserved for decorated cars and prizes will be awarded.
Also, once again, a Red Devil mascot is being sought. A prize will be awarded to the best Red Devil mascot and the winner will be presented at half time and allowed to run the Red Devils back onto the field for the second half of the Lincoln/Commerce game.
Red Devil fans will also have a chance at catching a “Region Champ” t-shirt to be launched periodically during the game. Fans wishing to create a “Code Red Devil Launcher” may enter this contest. The Cheer Devils are looking for a device in which to launch footballs, t-shirts and possibly other spirit items into the stadium from field level. Entries will remain the property of the Cheer Devils with recognition and a prize or gift certificate given to the winning designer.
Businesses can get involved by painting their windows or hanging banners in support of the Red Devils.
Coach Campbell states, “This is a very important game. We need all the fan support we can get. Our boys really appreciate and respond to hearing and seeing our fans stand behind them. We all need to all pull together and make this “Championship Drive” a community effort!”