Tickets for Drew Game September 5, 2015

The Lowndes Vikings will host the Drew High School Titans out of Region 4-5A from Riverdale, Ga. on Friday, September 4, 2015. Kickoff is set for 8:00 PM at Martin Stadium.    

Tickets for this game are on sale now.  Reserved seat tickets purchased in advance are $8.00 each for this game.  All tickets at the gate will be $9.00.  This will also be 8th grade band night.

A limited number of reserved seat season ticket packages are still available on both the home side and visitor side of the stadium. Student season passes for both the high school and middle school sections are on sale at each school.  A student pass is required for entry to these sections and only Hahira, Lowndes, or Pine Grove middle school students may enter the middle school student section and only Lowndes High students may sit in the high school section.Student season passes are $20 each. 

Tickets may be purchased from the ticket office located in the annex of the Board of Education building on Norman Drive.  Ticket office hours are Monday – Thursday from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Friday

Bayside Game

The Vikings ran up 42 points on the Bears in the first quarter and cruised to a 49-6 win in their home opener.

Lowndes started the night off with a bang. After winning the coin toss and electing to receive, Dixon unloaded a lob pass to Jenkins and the 6-foot-5, 195-pounder zoomed 57 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the game. The Vikings capped off the crowd-roaring drive with a two-point conversion run.

Lowndes starting quarterback Austin Dixon came out of the game at halftime, but not before producing a 148-yard passing performance. Wide receiver Xavier Jenkins only caught three passes in the first half, but reeled off 95 yards on those passes.

“It definitely feels a lot better than it did last week,” Lowndes coach Randy McPherson said. “Our kids came back and really played hard.”

Lowndes continued overpowering Bayside throughout the night. Bayside was held to two trips in the red zone all night. Lowndes (1-1) returns to action next Friday, hosting Drew at 8 p.m. at Martin Stadium.

Lowndes wide receiver Mikko Washington takes off after a reception in the second half of a game against Bayside High on Friday night at Martin Stadium.

Article By: Valdosta Daily Times

2015 Vikings Football Schedule
The Viking 2015 football schedule features eight (8) home contests including a preseason game with Norcross on August 7, 2015

Replacing the classic game this year will be Bayside High School.  Bayside is a 6A school out of Palm Bay, FL.  They finished the 2014 season with a 7-4 record (5-1 in district play).

The remaining four (4) non-region games remain the same as last year.  The Vikings will travel to Roswell for the regular season opener followed by home games with Bayside, Drew, Rockdale County, and Newton. 

There will be five (5) region games with Colquitt, Lee County, and Valdosta visiting Martin Stadium.  Road region games will be at Camden County and Tift. 

All home contests will kick off at 8:00 PM while the three (3) road games will have 7:30 PM kickoffs.

Viking Football - 2015

Friday, August 07, 2015

Norcross (PreSeason)

21-7 W

Friday, August 21, 2015

Roswell High, Roswell, GA

8-35 L

Friday, August 28, 2015

Bayside High, Palm Bay, FL (Military Appreciation)

49-6 W

Friday, September 04, 2015

Drew High, Riverdale, GA

Home 8:00 PM

Friday, September 11, 2015

Rockdale County, Conyers, GA (Homecoming)

Home 8:00 PM

Friday, September 18, 2015

Newton High, Covington, GA (Senior Night)

Home 8:00 PM

Friday, September 25, 2015

OPEN

 

Friday, October 02, 2015

Colquitt*

Home 8:00 PM

Friday, October 09, 2015

Camden*

Away 7:30 PM

Friday, October 16, 2015

Lee County*

Home 8:00 PM

Friday, October 23, 2015

OPEN

 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Valdosta*

Home 8:00 PM

Friday, November 06, 2015

Tift*

Away 7:30 PM

*

Region Game

Six Vikings Make their College Commitment on Signing Day

Viking Signees
These young men signed to play at the collegiate level in 2015. Front row Alex Brown (VSU), Justin Fuller (VSU), Nick Hart (Georgia Southern), Ryan Hobbs (Southeastern), DeMarcus Jackson (VSU), Malik Austin (VSU). Back row Coaches Lance Eckdahl, Terry Quinn, John Arnold, Steve Lankford, Head Coach Randy McPherson, Patrick Hunter, and Head Athletic Trainer Philip Pieplow.

Viking Touchdown Club Kicks Off 2015 Membership Drive
The Viking Touchdown Club has kicked off its membership drive for 2015.  The annual membership drive golf tournament will be held on March 19, 2015 at Francis Lake Golf Course with a noon shotgun start. 

The Touchdown Club funds many of the aspects of the Viking football program.  The nutrition program, pre-game and post game meals, summer camp and specialty camps are just a few of the programs the Touchdown Club funds.  All the monies raised by the Club go back into the program in some manner. 

Membership levels in the Viking Touchdown Club range from $50 for a family membership to $1000 for Crimson Business membership. There is a level for every Viking fan. The benefits of some of the levels provide the member with a team entry into the tournament or anyone can purchase an entry into the tournament. The Crimson Business members are the official sponsors of the golf tournament in March.

Please read the following documents for more detain and thank you for your support.

Letter from Club President Gary Hutchinson

Membership form explaining all levels

Golf Team/Hole Sponsor form.

Player Listen to banquet speaker Tony Lee Players listen closely to Awards Banquet speaker Tony Lee.

Click here for more photos from the awards banquet.

2014 Viking Players Recognized at Awards Ceremony
The members of 2014 Lowndes Vikings football team were honored Thursday night, January 15, 2015.  Coach McPherson recognized all the seniors and then players were called up by their position coach.  The position coach spoke briefly about his players. 

All players that lettered this year received letter jackets, and the team captains received plaques.  The highest academic students in each grade level received academic awards.

The speaker was Tony Lee.  Tony played for the Vikings in 1970 -72 as both a linebacker and running back.  He is currently a minister at Keowee Baptist Church outside Anderson, SC.  He spoke of his time here as a Viking and many changes that have occurred both here and in his life. 

Joe Mederos and Bill Cribb both announced their retirements at the banquet.

Joe Mederos has taught and coached for Lowndes High for over 14 years as both a baseball and football coach.  He was a long time assistant coach in baseball to Danny Redshaw and has spent the past several years as the head 9th grade football coach.

Bill Cribb has been associated with Lowndes football for over 37 years.  He played in 1978, 79 and 80 as a starting safety.  The 1980 Vikings won the state championship.  During his college years he worked with the Lowndes Middle School football program, assisting head coach Lindy Evans.  For the past 30 years he has been a varsity assistant coach for Joe Wilson, Rick Tomberlin, Milt Miller, and Randy McPherson.  Bill is one of only two individuals to be part of all five of the Viking’s state championships. 

David D. Shores Named Vikings Defensive Coordinator
After action by the Lowndes County Board of Education on Monday night, Coach Randy McPherson announced the hiring of David D. Shores as defensive coordinator.  

Shores comes to Lowndes from Peach County High School, where he served as defensive coordinator for the past season.  Peach County’s 2014 defense finished as the 3rdranked scoring defense in Georgia’s Class AAA allowing only 7.4 pts per game.  This was an improvement from the 2013 season when the Trojans give up over 30 points per game.  The 2014 Trojans finished with a 10-1 record (3 shutouts) and Region 2-AAA champs.

“I am extremely excited about joining the Vikings’ rich tradition of success and competing at the highest level of high school football in the state of Georgia,” said Shores.

Coach Shores played college ball for Terry Bowden at Auburn in 1996-97 as a defensive back and was a member of the 1997 SEC West Division Champs.  He was a student assistant to Bill Oliver in 1998 and a graduate assistant to Tommy Tuberville in 1999 at Auburn. 

He served as a member of Rush Propst’s staff at Hoover High before joining Nick Saban’s staff at LSU in 2004 where he served as defensive intern to Will Muschamp.

Shores was named head coach at Spain Park High School, Birmingham, AL, in 2006 where he led the 2009 team to the Alabama class 6A quarterfinals and finished with a 10-3 record.  In 2011 he was named head coach at Pell City High School, AL, leading them to their first playoff appearance in 5 years and first playoff victory in 7 years. 

Shores brings a wealth of college and high school experience to Lowndes.  Coach McPherson said, “He will make me a better coach and I hope to make him a better coach.  We complement each other extremely well and I look forward to Coach Shores joining our staff.” 

Shores said he will employ a very multiple defense that is "versatile and complex enough to keep opposing offenses guessing."  He stated, "It is my goal to place our defensive personnel in the best possible situation to experience individual and collective success.”

Shores joins Tucker Pruitt who was hired in December as offensive coordinator.  Shores will coach safeties, and Pruitt will coach quarterbacks. 

Lowndes Hires Tucker Pruitt to be Offensive Coordinator
After action by the Lowndes County Board of Education on Monday night, Coach Randy McPherson announced the hiring of Tucker Pruitt as offensive coordinator.  Pruitt comes to Lowndes from Coffee High, where he served as offensive coordinator for the past two seasons. 

Pruitt comes from a well-known football family—his father is Robby Pruitt, current head coach at Coffee High School and a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. 

Pruitt played high school football for his father—three years at Fitzgerald High and his senior year in 2003 at Warner Robins.  His collegiate career was spent at Valdosta State from 2004-2008.  The first three years were with Chris Hatcher and the ‘Hatch Attack’ spread offense.  In ’07 and ’08 he played for David Dean.   He was a member of the 2007 Division II National Championship team and was a redshirt on the 2004 title team.

He began his coaching career in 2009 at Georgia Southern University, where he coached quarterbacks for Head Coach Chris Hatcher.  In 2011 he was named offensive coordinator at Thomson High School.  He re-united with his father at Coffee High in 2012 and was named offensive coordinator at Coffee in 2013 and coached quarterbacks.  In 2013 he coached Tyree Paulk, who led Region 1-6A in passing with 1869 yards and 24 touchdowns.  This past season Coffee averaged over 375 yards per game and finished with a 10-2 record.

Pruitt plans to run a spread offense at Lowndes, similar to the spread that Auburn and Clemson both run.  Said Head Coach Randy McPherson, “I learned to run the football by running the football.  Tucker learned to throw the football by throwing the football with Chris Hatcher.  There is a big difference when you learn to do something by doing it—then you know better what is going on.”

McPherson went on to say he had been talking and trading ideas with Pruitt for the past few years.  Calling him “someone I have 100% confidence in turning the offensive over to,” McPherson said he was “delighted” to have him finally join his staff.  In addition to assuming the play calling duties, Pruitt will coach quarterbacks.  He will begin his teaching and coaching duties at Lowndes High on February 2, 2015.

 

 

 

 
 

TD Club Meetings
The Lowndes Viking Touchdown Club meets each Monday following a game in the Lowndes High Media Center at 7:00 PM.  Coach McPherson reviews the highlights of the previous weeks game.  All members are invited to attend.  Note:  During Labor Day week the Touchdown Club meets on Tuesday night.

Coaches Show

Join the Voice of The Vikings and all Viking Fans each Tuesday night following a game at The Mill Pizza Buffet.  Coach McPherson discusses the previous week game, previews the upcoming opponent, and recognizes the upcoming opponent.  The Mill Pizza is located at 1337 Baytree Pl in Rementon. 

Critical Reload

Scoreboard Sponsors
The following major sponsors made our new video scoreboard possible. Viking fans are encouraged to patronize and support these busineses!

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 victory. Tune 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."

 

 
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