Landrum tailback JoJo Wilkins is brought down by the Walhalla defense. Wilkins scored two touchdowns on Friday night in Landrum’s 28-27 loss to the 3A Razorbacks. (photo by Joey Millwood)

Landrum loses close game to Walhalla Razorbacks, 28-27

Published 5:39pm Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Landrum’s 28-27 loss to Walhalla hurt.
It was a different kind of hurt, however, than what the Cardinals felt in the first game of the season. Landrum opened up the season with a 42-0 loss to Broome, but the Cardinals looked like a different team on Friday night, Aug. 31.
As the Cardinals huddled around head coach Russell Mahaffey, he alluded to his talk with them after the Broome game. He talked about the “hurt” of that loss, but how this “hurt” was different because the Cardinals were so close to winning this game.
“I’m just real proud of my team with the way they stepped it up after last week,” Mahaffey said.
In Walhalla’s first possession, quarterback Israel Williamson guided the Razorback offense down the field and ran the ball into the endzone from six yards out.
The Cardinals responded quickly. Aaron Bryant connected with Chris Schulman for a 36-yard reception. On the following play, Bryant got the ball to tailback JoJo Wilkins, who ran it up the left side for his first of two touchdowns. Wilkins finished with 27 yards and two touchdowns.

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