Lincoln County's Red Devils clinched their 32nd region football championship Friday night with a 41-0 whipping of Twiggs County at Buddy Bufford Field.
LCHS, now 8-1, will travel to Milledgeville next Friday to play GMC in what could be Larry Campbell's 300th regular season win in his 35 seasons. Lincoln has won region in 28 of those 35 years (an amazing 80%).
Franklin Jones got all the points the Devils would need with a one-yard run with 2:15 left in the first quarter. The TD was setup by a 38-yard pass from Brandon Barden to Jatheus Jones.
Rontae Norman intercepted a Cobra pass and returned it 20 yards into Twiggs territory to end their next possession. Ricardo Norman scored two plays later on a 7-yard run with 10:57 left in the second quarter. Rontae continued the offensive explosion when he caught a 19-yard pass from Brandon Barden after the Devils blocked a Cobra punt.
Kiece Crite continued his recovery with a fumble recovery midway the second. Barden found Ricardo open for a 41-yard touchdown pass. Barden completed all 3 of his pass attempts for 98 yards and 2 TDs.
Uquavius Gartrell recovered a fumble at the Cobra 15 to setup a 7-yard run into the endzone by Darell Norman with 10:09 left in the third.
With the clock running under GHSA mercy rules, Lincoln County fans got a quick view of the future of the Red Devils when A. G. Middlebrooks scored easily on a 27-yard run. He scored from the 19 on the play before, but that great run was nullified by a penalty. Middlebrooks is the nephew of a former Red Devil running back by the name of Hearst.
The Devil Defense was again spectacular with hard hits and six take-aways. After 10 weeks of the 2006 season, Lincoln County has the best scoring defense in Georgia, including ALL CLASSES.