Players of the Week: Game 2 vs Plant
Lowndes Powers Past Plant at Classic
Jamie Wachter, The Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — There was no stopping Brian Bell.
After Plant (Fla.) finally mustered a drive against Lowndes’ defense, the Vikings’ defensive leader put it on his shoulders to carry the Vikings to a signature win — 20-14 — in the first South Georgia Classic at Martin Stadium on Friday.
The Panthers, ranked No. 6 in Florida’s Class 8A, put together their first drive midway through the fourth quarter to tie Lowndes at 14. But Bell, who had already made his impact felt on defense where he is a four-star recruit headed to Florida State and special teams, then tore through a worn down Plant defense.
Carlos Lee (28) scrambled past the Plant punter to recover a fumbled snap for the Vikings' first touchdown.
On No. 10 Lowndes’ first play following the tying score, sophomore Tyson Harris zoomed up the 2-0 Vikings’ sideline for 40 yards and Nate Brantley then followed with two-yard run up the middle. Then came the Bell show.
Read more at The Valdosta Daily Tmes
Players of the Week: Game 1 vs Roswell
Vikings Sting Hornets in Lopsided Opener, 37-14
Jamie Wachter, The Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — Lowndes felt like it had left a couple scores on the field in the first half Friday night.
But thanks to the Vikings’ defense, they weren’t necessary as Lowndes rolled past visiting Roswell 37-14.
The Vikings, who led 14-0 at halftime following a penalty-filled half, allowed only 158 yards of offense to the Hornets. But 67 of that came in the final quarter when Lowndes was playing reserves with a 37-0 lead and 58 more came on one play late in the third.
Read more at The Valdosta Daily Times
Dezmon Copeland powers through a Roswell defender at the goal line to score the Vikings' first touchdown of 2014 on a 14-yard run.
Vikings Announce 2014 Football Schedule
The Lowndes High Vikings have finalized their 2014 football schedule. The eleven (11) game schedule features seven (7) home contests including a first ever doubleheader classic to be played at Martin Stadium. Lowndes opens the preseason on August 9 against 2013 state champion Norcross. This is a Saturday contest scheduled to kickoff at 6:00 PM in Norcross.
The Vikings open the regular season on August 22 when they host Roswell High (5-6A). This game is followed by home contests against Plant High (Tampa, FL) Drew High (4-5A), Rockdale County (2-6A) and Newton High (2-6A).
Region play begins the first weekend in October with the Vikings traveling to Colquitt. There are five (5) region games including Camden, newcomer Lee County, Valdosta, and Tift.
For the first time South Georgia will be the home to a multi-game classic. On Friday, August 29, Martin Stadium will be host to two high quality football games. In the first game beginning at 6:00 PM, Ware County will play Manatee High (Bradenton, FL). This will be followed by host Lowndes taking on Plant High (Tampa, FL) at 9:00 PM. Manatee and Plant both play in Florida’s Class 8A. Manatee finished 2013 with an 11-1 record while Plant finished 11-2-1. They were ranked 4th and 13th respectively in the state of Florida by Max Preps. Ware County (3-5A) went 11-2 in 2013 losing in the state quarterfinals to Tucker.
Season ticket packages and information should be available by the first of April.
Touchdown Club Kicks Off 2014 Membership Drive!
A great team deserves great support, and it is the mission of the Viking Touchdown Club to provide all the resources and equipment it can so that the team can reach its goals. Join with us to make the 2014 season an unforgettable success for these athletes. Find out more about the Touchdown Club's 2014 plans in President Darrell Presley's membership letter, and explore the benefits of membership in the 2014 Viking Touchdown Club Membership Form. Join the Viking Touchdown Club today!
Membership letter from Viking Touchdown Club President Darrell Presley
2014 Viking Touchdown Club Membership Form
Congratulations to These Seven Vikings College Signees!
Donte Robinson - Valdosta State, Brandon Roberts - Perdue, Arvin Berry - Brevard University ( North Carolina), Eric Hart - Shorter College ( Rome GA.), Jerome Daniels - Valdosta State, Dyshon Sims - University of Georgia,and Zack Copeland - Georgia Southern University with Head Coach Randy McPherson.
It's Kind of a Really, Really Big Deal
Touchdown Club Recognizes Video Scoreboard Sponsors
The Viking Touchdown Club is proud to have teamed up with local business and advertising partners to bring Lowndes fans the new video board located in the north end zone. They are also delighted to have added a new scoreboard to the south end zone and to have replaced the north end zone scoreboard with a new, larger scoreboard. Both boards are digital and work in unison with each other.
At a value of almost $500,000, this project was in the planning stages for several years and was made possible by not only the generosity of local businesses but also by the unwavering support of Viking fans over the years. No system funds or taxpayer dollars were used in the purchase of this new equipment.
Over $70,000 of the cost of this project was donated by local businesses in terms of labor, materials, and professional services, and we are deeply indebted to the following for their support.
Albany Neon Signs
Farmers and Merchants Bank
Reames Concrete Company
Voigt’s Sheet Metal and Crane Rental
Without the generous contributions of these local companies, businesses, and Viking Fans, this venture would not have been possible. To each of you we say – Thank You Very Much!
The advertising partners who purchased the static advertising panels will provide the revenue that will over the next few years pay the remaining cost of the structure. They are
Wiregrass Technical College
The financial sponsor for the project was Farmers and Merchants Bank.
Partnering with the Touchdown Club to make this possible are Jon Bowman and the Lowndes High Band Boosters, along with John Newton and the Technology Student Association club of Lowndes High.
TD Club Meets Monday
The Viking Touchdown Club will meet Tuesday September 2, at 7:00 PM in the Lowndes High Media Center. The coaching staff will review the win over Plant High and discuss the upcoming opponent.
All Viking Touchdown Club members are encouraged to attend.
Titans Game is Military Appreciation Night; Tickets on Sale Starting Tuesday
On Friday September 5th the Vikings will host the Drew High Titans from Riverdale, Ga. Kickoff is set for 8:00 PM at Martin Stadium.
This will be Military Appreciation night and all active and retired military will be admitted free. They will need to show ID on the visitor side and the active/retired military personnel and one adult along with all school age children will be admitted free.
Tickets for this game are on sale. Reserve seat tickets are $8.00 each. Tickets may be purchased from the ticket office located in the Board of Education Annex at 1592 Norman Drive.
Ticket office hours are Tuesday–Thursday from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM and 9:00 AM to Noon on Friday.
The ticket office will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday.
Thank you for your support and Go Vikings!
Seat Rental Info
The Viking Touchdown Club is renting and installing cushion seats with backs for the 2014 season for fans with season tickets. The rental fee for the season is $25.00. After receiving payment, these seats will be permanently attached for the 2014 season and removed after the season.
You can download the sign-up form here.
Kix Country 99.5FM:
Viking Football Broadcaster
If you can't be at the game, make sure you tune into WKAA – Kix County 99.5. With a minimum
of 75,000 watts, radio coverage of the Viking football games will spans from Cordele to Lake City, FL and from Moultrie to Waycross.
The broadcast team of Wes James and Bill Osborne will bring you the play-by-play of each Viking
into 99.5 FM or visit http://mykixcountry.com/ and click on the ‘Listen Live Click Here’ link.
Updated Alumni Page
Thanks to some help from Bill Osborne of The Viking Voice, our page highlighting the Vikings that have gone on to play in college and the NFL has now been updated. Check it out here.
Viking Desktop Wallpaper
You can add plenty of Viking spirit to your computer with this new desktop background, available in standard and widescreen formats. When the picture loads, just right-click it and click "set as background" or "set as desktop background."