The Cardinal defense pursues a Broome runner last week. The Cardinals look to rebound after a tough loss in week one tonight, Friday, Aug. 31, at home against Walhalla. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. (photo by Joey Millwood)

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Landrum Cardinals face touch challenge against Walhalla

Published 11:44am Friday, August 31, 2012

After a tough week on the road, Landrum will make its football season debut in front of the home crowd tonight, Friday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. The Cardinals took a tough loss last week against 3A Broome, 42-0, and the road doesn’t get any easier.
The Cardinals will host Walhalla. The Razorbacks beat West Oak last week 58-27. The Razorbacks run a two-back spread offense that’s very similar to what the Cardinals run. They have an athletic quarterback and tailback who will keep the Cardinal defense busy all night.
To add to the challenge, the Cardinals are limping into this game. Star wide receiver Peyton McCarter is still down with a hamstring issue and will be out another two weeks. The Cardinals have had a stomach bug running through the team as well. Offensive line leader Matt Pace is questionable, as is Gavin Bishop, who didn’t play against Broome last week.
The Cardinals, however, have done what they needed to do at practice to put last week behind them and move on to the Razorbacks.
“I believe we’ll respond as we have in the past by working hard to compete to win on Friday night,” head coach Russell Mahaffey said.

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