2012 Record: 4-6
Offense: 27.6 ppg (16th in Zone Nation)
Defense: 25.3 ppg (17th)
Darlington lost a lot of firepower, but a healthy Trayvon Thomas returning is huge. Thomas could be a top 5 Zone rusher and Darlington will certainly lean on him to set the tone on offense. Will Lampkin is working hard to change the mindset and culture in Falcons Country. He brings up a good point that Darlington's region is so strong that the 3rd and 4th place teams in the league are capable of deep runs in post-season play. The Falcons will once again have a tough non-region schedule, but open league play at home for the first two weeks, a chance to springboard and get into the post-season mix.
Worth a Watch
Proof positive that the Falcons were better than their 4-6 record was the regular season finale against Hartsville. An electrical outage forced the second half to be played on a Saturday afternoon. The most remarkable thing about this game was the fact that there was absolutely nothing on the line. No matter what the result was, Hartsville was locked in as a top seed in the 3A playoffs and Darlington was out of the post-season even if they upset the #1 ranked 3A team in the state. That's the great things about rivalry games. Click HERE to watch the Red Foxes survive the upset bid in a 33-30 win.
2012 Highlight Reels
Meet the 2013 Falcons