Football Drops Game Against Lincoln County

MACON, Ga.- Up 14-0 late in the first quarter, the First Presbyterian Day School football team (2-2, 0-1 Reg. 7-A) could not hang on, falling in its region 7-A opener 49-27 to the Lincoln County High School Red Devils (3-1, 1-0 Reg. 7-A) on Friday, September 28.

Lincoln County used a stellar running attack by Mike McIntyre to pull away. The junior running back posted more than 200 yards of offense on 22 carries while scoring four touchdowns.

The Vikings led early in the first quarter when Brooks Stroud ran 51 yards for a touchdown at the 9:21 mark. FPD would strike again when Stroud found wide receiver Joseph Lengel on a 34-yard score through the air to make it 14-0 in favor of the Vikings with 3:47 to play in the first quarter.

McIntyre and the Red Devils would respond, scoring 42 unanswered points in the game  to take the lead. The scoring spurt for Lincoln County included three touchdown runs by McIntyre.

FPD trailed at the half 28-14.

Lincoln County’s Jamar Norman returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a score and Red Devils quarterback Ben Turner later connected with Jalen Franklin for a touchdown with 7:24 to play in the third to make it 42-14.

The Vikings would score at the 4:44 mark in the third quarter when Stroud threw to wide receiver Scott McCormick.

McIntyre punched in his fourth touchdown of the night with 10:01 to play. Stroud also ran the ball in for a Viking score with 5:41 remaining in the game.

Despite 11 penalties, the Red Devils accounted for 416 yards of offense, 248 of which came via the run. The Viking offense gained 382 yards, 232 coming on the ground.

Stroud led the Vikings in rushing, garnering 107 yards on 17 carries and throwing for 150 yards on 6-of-14 passing with two touchdowns. McCormick had three receptions for 86 yards to lead the Viking receivers. Alec Martin rushed for 52 yards on four carries as well.

FPD returns to action on Friday, October 5, taking on region 7-A member Georgia Military College Prep in its annual Homecoming game. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at George S. Johnson Memorial Stadium.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics, home to multiple region and state championships in both the GISA and GHSA, strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while continuing to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. Now a member of the GHSA, the Vikings have continued to provide FPD athletes, coaches, fans and spectators a positive, Christian environment on a daily basis. For more information, visit and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting