Liincoln County will be going after its ninth straight win and more importantly second playoff victory this Friday night at Buddy Bufford Field when Gordon Lee's Trojans come marching in from northwest Georgia.
BE THERE EARLY FOR THE 7:00 KICKOFF!
Gordon Lee returned to the playoffs this season after missing the postseason in 2004 for the first time in several years.
The Trojans from Chickamauga are 6-5, but that record is a bit misleading. Gordon Lee's worst loss was by 21, and that was to #1 Bowdon 28-7. The Trojans whipped Temple 34-21; Temple plays in Washington Friday night in the second round.
Brad Guthrie l(5-10, 205, 4.7) eads the Trojans on the ground with 608 yards on 114 carries with 5 touchdowns. QB Matt Mattos had completed 8 of 21 pass attempts for 190 yards and 2 TD before being injured. Rob Crowder is their leading receiver with 9 catches for 204 yards, including the two scores.
Click the first link below for a weekly recap of Gordon Lee's 2005 season.
Chickamauga is just south of Chattanooga, some 259 miles from Lincolnton. Gordon Lee is part of the Chickamauga City Schools, and is located in Walker County. Chickamauga was the site of the bloodiest two-day battle of the Civil War.
A win this Friday night puts the Devils into the state quarterfinals for the fourth straight season. Lincoln County would host the winner of the Twiggs County at Clinch County game. Clinch's Panthers continue to defend their 2004 Co-Championship, while the Cobras look to continue their upset string. Warren County has the unpleasant task of visiting Bowdon's Red Devils Friday.
If Washington-Wilkes defeats Temple in its game, the Tigers will play the winner of the Savannah Country Day at Turner County game. Thomson will be on the road this week to play Dougherty in Albany.