LINCOLNTON, GA - Despite rumors of his retirement in the off season, Lincoln County's Larry Campbell is still very much in charge of the Red Devil program as it prepares for the 2013 high school football season.
The Red Devils are coming off a disappointing loss to Dooly County in the 2012 Class A Public School Semi-Finals, a game which coach Campbell believed his team should have won. But coach Campbell says that even after 42 years, 470 wins and 11 state championships he's still passionate about coaching... even if getting through practice is harder than it used to be.
"To say I enjoy practice, I never have enjoyed practice," Campbell said. "I'm one of the kind who doesn't mind practicing because of Friday nights. I love Friday nights."
He continued, "The minute I lose that part of me that pushes you to want to win every week - then I know it's time to get out."
Safety Jamar Norman sometimes stands in awe of his 64 year old coach.
"Coach is really amazing," the sophomore Red Devil said. "He comes out here and gives it all he has. We can't ask for much more from him."
The Red Devils open the season August 23rd against defending SCHSL Class A Division II state runner up McCormick.
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