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Lincoln County advances to second round with win over Hancock Central

Lincoln County 21, Hancock Central 0

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LINCOLNTON, Ga. — Lincoln County beat Hancock Central for the second consecutive game, this time in the first round of the Class A public schools state playoffs on Friday night.

Ben Turner threw for a touchdown and rushed for another to led the Red Devils (10-1).

The teams had closed out the regular season on Nov. 9, with Lincoln County winning that one 27-8.

After a week off to determine the playoff bracket, they squared off again on Friday night with a similar result.

Turner hit Zireycus Letman on a 7-yard TD pass in the third quarter to make it 14-0, then scored on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Mike McIntyre scored the Red Devils’ first touchdown on a 1-yard run in the second quarter.

The Red Devils will be at home again Friday for the second round.

Hancock Cent. 0 0 0 0 – 0

Lincoln Co. 0 7 7 7 – 21

Second Quarter

L–Mike McIntyre 1 run (James Spratlin kick), 10:43

Third Quarter

L–Zireycus Letman 7 pass from Ben Turner (Spratlin kick), 4:49

Fourth Quarter

L–Turner 3 run (Spratlin kick), 3:45

  H L
First Downs 9 12
Rushes-Yards 147 123
Passing Yards 27 101
Comp.-Att.-Int. 4-12-0 10-22-0
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1
Punts-Yards 2-39 2-29
Penalties-Yards 13-81 4-35

Record: Lincoln County 10-1.

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