Lincoln County’s first four games of the season have had one thing in common, they haven’t really caught any breaks.
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During the 2020 state championship run for the Fayetteville Tigers, Moore County gave Fayetteville two of its closest and hardest-fought games including the quarter finals game in the playoffs. But that was 2020 and this is the 2021 Tigers. This year’s Tigers made it clear they would be havi…
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Lincoln County's first four opponents this season have posted a combined 9-3 record between them, a tough season start for a young Falcons team.
Typically, a 1A high school football team isn't supposed to beat a 4A team, and certainly not a No. 7- ranked team. However, the 1A Fayetteville Tigers aren't considered the standard 1A football team.
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