Aug. 16, 2014 LINCOLNTON, GA-- There may not be a tougher job in the state than the one in front of Lincoln County's Kevin Banks. Replacing an irreplaceable coach. The winningest coach in Georgia high school football, Larry Campbell.
The pressure of the past may never go away. Banks is embracing the chance to make more history with the Red Devils.
After 19 years on the Red Devils staff, Banks has no choice but to pick up where Lincoln County's version of "Larry the Legend" left off. However, leaving the playoffs in the first round isn't what the 2014 team has in mind.
The defense is more mature. Returning quarterback Lakeith Lockhart is more comfortable with his role. Coach Banks is becoming more comfortable with his, as well.
"It's a lot of pressure. You cant replace Coach Campbell. I'm just trying to come in here and pick off where he left off. I want to add a few wrinkles to this thing and hopefully, win some football games," Banks said.
"Talking wise, just talking. You can tell when Coach Campbell is out here and you can tell when Coach Banks is out here. Coach Banks is a good coach too though. It's a little change, but we're going to be alright," defensive end Dee Jones said.
There are some changes, but it's still the same Lincoln County plan. They're going to run the football and play defense. Jamar Norman is taking over as the top guy in the Red Devils running back corps.