Tifton Surges to End Vikings 2014 Season in Overtime
By Jamie Wachter - The Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — When Dezmon Copeland cut back through a wave of Tift County defenders to finish off a 46-yard scoring run with four minutes left in the third quarter, it certainly appeared that Lowndes would be back in the Class AAAAAA playoffs.

Nobody told that to the Blue Devils, though, who rallied from a three-score deficit to stun the Vikings 35-28 in overtime Friday night at Martin Stadium. The win moved Tift to 7-3 overall and 2-3 in Region 1-AAAAAA, good enough for the rugged region’s fourth and final playoff spot. Dezmon Copeland

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Vikings Turnover Winnersville Classic to Valdosta, 10-13
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Friday Night's Scores.

Lowndes Falls to Lee County 42-30
By Jamie Wachter - The Valdosta Daily Times

LEESBURG — Lowndes High School expected Lee County's best Friday night.

The Vikings received just that and were unable to find an answer as the Trojans rolled to a 42-30 win at Trojan Field, dropping the No. 6 Vikings to 6-2 overall and 1-2 in Region 1-AAAAAA. Lee improved to 6-1 and 2-1 in its first season in the region.

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Players of the Week: Game 7 vs Camden County

Dewayne Hart Gabe Nabers Luther Washington
Dewayne Hart
Gabe Nabers
Luther Washiongton

Herschel Brookins
Logan Neely Jeff Davis
Herschel Brookins
Logan Neely
Jeff Davis

Jalen Bell Marcus Goodson Brandon Pearson
Jalen Bell
Marcus Goodson
Brandon Pearson


Logan Neeley Pressures Camden QB

Vikings Bounce Back with a 27-21 Victory over Camden
Jamie Wachter - The Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — The two-score lead was gone.

The momentum had long since shifted to the other side of Martin Stadium on Friday night.

But after No. 8 Lowndes ran just six plays in the third quarter as No. 5 Camden County erased the two-score halftime deficit, the Vikings regrouped. One productive drive and three big defensive stands was just what Lowndes needed to edge the Wildcats 27-21 and rebound from a loss in last week’s Region 1-AAAAAA opener. Camden, meanwhile, lost a second region game in the same season for the first time since 1993 and two straight for the first time since 1990. The win was clinched on an Alex Brown interception with 70 seconds left.

“They’re a very good football team,” Lowndes coach Randy McPherson said. “I’m proud of our kids for getting this one.

“We have a good defense and I think we got better tonight. We didn’t get better last week but we got better tonight.”

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Players of the Week: Game 6 vs Colquitt County

Dezmon Copeland Hunner Finley Nick Hart
Dezmon Copeland
Hunner Finley

Nick Hart

Turnovers, Penalties Result in 45-27 Loss to Colquitt
Jamie Wachter - The Valdosta Daily Times
MOULTRIE — Ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 11 in the country, Colquitt County doesn’t need much help.

But No. 3 Lowndes still turned it over five times and were flagged 10 times for more than 100 yards in a 45-27 loss Friday at Mack Tharpe Stadium in the Region 1-AAAAAA opener.

“They definitely came in here to throw flags,” Lowndes coach Randy McPherson said. “That’s what they came here for.

“The season ain’t over. We’ve got a lot to work on, but the bottom line is you can’t make that many mistakes against a team like that.”

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Congratulations, Coach McPherson on Your 200th Win!
Touchdown Club Celebrate Win 200Monday night, the Viking Touchdown Club officers recognized Coach Randy McPherson's achievement of his 200th career victory. Go Vikings!

Players of the Week: Game 5 vs Newton County

Herschel Brooking Cole Rigdon John Belcher Abi David
Herschel Brookins
Cole Rigdon
John Belcher

Abi David

Touchdown Club to Honor Coach McPherson's 200th Win Coach Randy McPherson

A hard fought 17-13 win over Newton County on Friday night gave Coach Randy McPherson his 200th win as a head coach.  With a record of 71-9 at Madison and 129-28 at Lowndes in his 19th year as head coach, Coach McPherson is now 69th on the all time Georgia High School coaching list.  He joins Milt Miller as the two Viking Head Coaches to record 200 wins in a career.

On Monday September 29, the Viking Touchdown Club will honor Coach McPherson and his staff in recognition of his 200th win.  The event will take place in the Lowndes High Media Center beginning at 6:45 PM.  All Viking fans are invited to attend. 

Mac’s Milestone: McPherson wins 200th game as Vikings hold off Rams
Jamie Wachter - The Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — He was quick to deflect credit, but the ball isn’t going anywhere.

When the No. 4 Lowndes Vikings held off Newton 17-13 for a homecoming win Friday night at Martin Stadium, they also handed coach Randy McPherson his 200th career coaching win. McPherson, who recorded 71 wins at Madison County (Fla.) prior to arriving at Lowndes — where he is 129-28 — in 2002, said the milestone wasn’t about him. However, the 5-0 Vikings gave him the game ball afterwards and it was cherished.

“I know that you're talking to me about 200 wins, but it’s not about me,” he said. “We’ve had good kids, kids that did what you wanted them to do, played the game hard. Great coaches around me. It’s nice, but it’s a team sport.

“But I’m going to take the ball home, though. I’m going to put it up and hold on to it.”

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Players of the Week: Game 4 vs Rockdale County

Logan Neeley Austin Dixon Nick Hart James Camon
Logan Neeley
Austin Dixon
Nick Hart

James Camon

Vikings Open Up Air Attack on Rockdale County
Jamie Wachter - The Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — Rockdale County basically dared Lowndes High School to beat it through the air.

The Vikings, ranked No. 4 in Class AAAAAA, did just that. Complementing their usual strong rushing attack out of the Wing-T with a big game passing, they rolled past the Bulldogs 45-15 at Martin Stadium on Friday.

“The way their defense was set up, they were just begging for us to throw it,” junior Gabe Nabers said.

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Players of the Week: Game 3 vs Drew High

Alex Brown Dwayne Hart Xavier Jenkins Daniel Corbitt
Alex Brown
Dwayne Hart
Xavier Jenkins

Daniel Corbitt

Vikings Dismember the Titans 50-14
Jamie Wachter - The Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — A Lowndes offensive lineman’s work is never finished. Not even after helping lead his team to a touchdown.
Spurred by a celebration he saw at Florida State last season, Viking running back Dezmon Copeland is asking for a little extra lifting by the Lowndes o-line this year and there was plenty of it in Friday’s 50-14 waxing of Drew at Martin Stadium.

Dezmon Copeland rushed for three first-half touchdowns against the Drew Titans.

“The key to the offense is the offensive line, and they are a really tight unit,” Lowndes coach Randy McPherson said. “They were physical and really took control.”

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Players of the Week: Game 2 vs Plant High

Corveon White Brian Bell Tyson Harris Devon Holmes
Corveon White
Brian Bell
Tyson Harris
Devon Holmes

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 dives on fumbled snap
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.

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Players of the Week: Game 1 vs Roswell

Carlos Lee Desmond Copeland Brian Bell Dalton Hart
Carlos Lee
Dezmon Copeland
Brian Bell
Dalton Hart

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.

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Dezmon Copeland opens the 2014 season with his touchdown run against Roswell
Dezmon Copeland powers through a Roswell defender at the goal line to score the Vikings' first touchdown of 2014 on a 14-yard run.


2013 Rival Game Vistory over Valdosta - Go Vikings!

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!

2014 Viking SigneesDonte 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
The Touchdown Club's plan for a new video scorboard has been realized

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. 

We are grateful for our many sponsors in this project

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
Corbett Electric
Crews Engineering
Farmers and Merchants Bank
Reames Concrete Company
Rountree Construction
Valdosta Lighting
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

Choice Automotive
Hughston Clinic
United  Rental
The Vault
Langdale Ford
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 December 1
TThe next meeting of the Viking Touchdown Club will be the first Monday in December.  The club will meet at 6:00 PM on December 1 in the football fieldhouse.  All members are invited to attend.

Don't Miss the Vikings Coaches Show Tuesdays from The Mill Pizzeria and on Kix Country 99.5
The Viking Coaches show airs from The Mill Pizzeria in Remerton on 99.5 Kix County.  All Viking fans are encouraged to attend.  If you cannot attend then tune to 99.5 FM. 

Seat Rental Info
Seats Available for RentThe 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.

Our 2014 Viking
Scoreboard Sponsors

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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