Wednesday Aug. 19, 2009
Lincolnton, GA--There are three constants in life, death, taxes, and Lincoln County winning 10 plus games and going deep into the state playoffs. It's just a fact, you can look it up. For the Red Devils to maintain their status, coach Larry Campbell has a number of holes to fill as the enter the season.
Talk about new faces, the Red Devils lost 22 seniors and return just two starters on offense and not many more on defense. Through hard work and the system that's already in place, Lincoln County will get along just fine. That winning tradition means a lot.
"I think it gets kids out, I think the pressure to play here is a little more then some places" said coach Larry Campbell "We don't have too many people walking the halls that can actually help our program, and it's getting a little less. I think the numbers throughout the state of Georgia, and talking with other coaches, our numbers are down some."
"Well I think it's just going to need a lot of hard work and for us to go hard every quarter. We just need to keep our mind on what we got to do." said Marquis Parks "We're Lincoln County, I don't know any other way to explain it"
The Red Devils are in the market for a quarterback as Frank Sherman and Garrett Mohr are battling for the starting job. Who does return? Running back A.G. Middlebrooks. He's nursing a stress fracture that could keep him out a few games but will be a difference maker especially with a young offensive line.
"Offensive line is completely redone. We don't have one returning starter there. We're bringing a few kids up from our J.V. and that's the best we have. If A.G. (MIddlebrooks) and some of our other backs aren't doing real good, they'll be hollaring at the offensive line. But they're working hard." added coach Campbell
Defense should again be the strength, like it is every year, but they do have all new defensive backs. But if history repeats itself, like it usually does, expect Lincoln County to be playing when the band is practicing Christmas music.