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Football Drops Region 7 Crossover at Lincoln County 55-27

LINCOLNTON, Ga. – The FPD varsity football team (6-4) dropped its final regular season game to the Lincoln County Red Devils (6-3-1) 55-27 at Buddy Bufford Field at Larry Campbell Stadium on Friday night, Nov. 4, in the GHSA Class-A Region 7 Crossover.

The Vikings, who are ranked no. 17 in the GHSA Class-A Private Power Ratings, will now await confirmation from the GHSA office on an at-large bid to the Class 1A Private State Tournament next week.

The Vikings and Red Devils traded blows in the first half.

Javon Reid broke the scoreless barrier with 9:25 to play in the first quarter on a 17-yard touchdown run, but the extra point by William Leroy failed, giving the Red Devils a 6-0 lead.

The Vikings answered with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Dalton Cox To Maurice Gordon and Andrei Parrish split the uprights with the extra point to give the Vikings a 7-6 advantage.

Twenty seconds later, Reid broke free for a 79-yard run and Quay Hartfield punched in a one-yard score and Leroy made the PAT to regain the Red Devil lead a 13-7.

A wild second quarter saw six touchdowns (thee for each team).

Four seconds into the second quarter, Jamal Norman ran in an 11-yard touchdown and Leroy made the extra point for a 20-7 Red Devil lead.

The Vikings followed with three touchdowns: one on an 82-yard kickoff return by Armaun Smith, the second on a six-yard score by Joshua Raines and the third on a 56-yard reception by Armaun Smith. Parrish connected on two of the PAT’s to stake the Vikings to a 27-20 lead with 5:10 to play in the first half.

The Red Devils followed with two touchdowns to end the half, the first on a Ty Elam three-yard run and the second on a Hartfield 3-yard carry. Leroy split the uprights on the extra point’s and the Red Devils took a 34-27 lead into the locker room at halftime.

In the second half, Lincoln County shut down the Viking offense and posted three more touchdowns, including two in the third quarter to take the lead for good.

Norman scored both touchdowns for the Red Devils in the third period on two 5-yard runs over a five-minute span to end the third period for a 41-27 Red Devil advantage.

Hartfield added another touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 22-yard score.

The Red Devils finished with 466 yards rushing and 66 yards in the air while FPD totaled 45 yards rushing and 154 yards passing.

Lincoln County tallied 18 first downs in the contest to FPD’s eight.

With Friday’s win, the Red Devils now lead the all-time series against FPD 5-0.

Check www.fpdvikings.com and @FPDVikingSports on Twitter in the coming days for breaking news on FPD’s state tournament opponent and time.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while upholding the school’s mission statement to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.

BOX SCORE:

LINCOLN COUNTY 55, FPD 27

1st Quarter
LC: Javon Reid 17 run (kick failed)
FPD: Maurice Gordon 11 yards from Dalton Cox (Andrei Parrish kick)
LC: Quay Hartfield 1 run (William Leroy kick)

2nd Quarter
LC: Jamal Norman 11 run (Leroy kick)
FPD: Armaun Smith 82 yard kickoff return (Parrish kick)
FPD: Joshua Raines 6 run (kick failed)
FPD: Armaun Smith 52 yards from Cox (Parrish kick)
LC: Ty Elam 3 run (Leroy kick)
LC: Hartfield 3 run (Leroy kick)

3rd Quarter
LC: Norman 5 run (Leroy kick)
LC: Norman 5 run (Leroy kick)

4th Quarter
LC: Hartfield 22 run (Leroy kick)

FPD — LC
First Downs 8 — 18
Rushes-Yards 11-45 — 66-466
Passing-Yards 10-22-154 — 5-7-66
Comp-Att-Int 10-22-0 — 5-7-0
Fumbles-Fumbles Lost 0-0 — 1-1
Penalties-Yards 10-98 — 3-45

Individual Leaders
Rushing: FPD – Dalton Cox 7-23; LC – Javon Reid 14-186, Quay Hartfield 26-166, Jamal Norman 19-101.
Passing: FPD – Dalton Cox 10-22-154, 2 TD’s; LC – Javon Reid 5-7-66.
Receiving: FPD – Armaun Smith 2-78, Titus Moore 3-43; LC – Duke Roberts 2-23.

Records: FPD 6-4, Lincoln County 6-3-1.

Next: FPD v. TBD, GHSA Class 1A Private State Tournament, Friday (Nov. 11), 7:30 p.m.