2017-12-07 / Front Page

Campbell, Edmunds will receive award on behalf of Devils

In conjunction with the in­augural hosting of the GHSA State Championship games in the new Mercedes -Benz Stadium this weekend, Score Atlanta and Georgia High School Association will both recognize and present a plaque to 27 high school teams from the 1940s-2010s for their outstanding performance during the decade for which they have been chosen.

Lincoln County High School has been chosen as the team of the decade for the 1980s, as the team was considered as a force to be reckoned with during this time, and for winning four state champi­onships in 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1989, along with making the final four multiple times and runner-up for the state title.

Former Head Coach Larry Campbell and Dr. Randall Ed­munds, school superintendent at the time, will represent Lin­coln County High School and be given the plaque engraved with the GHSA logo, a picture of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and be inscribed as “Lincoln County High School, 1980s Team of the Decade.”

The GHSA recognizes the ex­cellence of the Red Devils’ run of state championships and honors the school at the first state cham­pionships played at the Mecerdes- Benz Stadium.

The presentations will be held around 7:30 p.m., or right after the teams exit the field from warming up between the 3rd and 4th games, on Friday and Saturday, December 8 and 9, with Lincoln County be­ing recognized on Saturday.

All games and the presentations will be televised on Georgia Public Television.

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