Landrum could be without starting quarterback Aaron Bryant in tonight’s matchup on the road at Carolina. The Cardinals have been on the brink so far in the early season. (photo by Joey Millwood)

Landrum Cardinals back on road versus Carolina

Published 7:57pm Thursday, September 13, 2012

by Joey Millwood
A week after a heartbreaking overtime loss to rival Polk County, Landrum will be on the road against Carolina tonight.
The Cardinals will have to bounce back quickly.
They may have to do that without starting quarterback Aaron Bryant, however. The junior quarterback went down in the third quarter of the Polk County game and didn’t return. T.J. Fincher finished the game as quarterback and will be the starting quarterback tonight if Bryant can’t play.
Carolina poses a new set of threats. The Cardinals will face a heavy spread attack that will feature lots of passing. If Bryant can’t play on Friday night, that will also have an effect on the Cardinal secondary. He’s one of the leaders there.
The story so far this season for the Cardinals has been just how close they are. After their initial loss in the opening week of the season against Broome, the Cardinals have righted the ship, but they have lost a couple of hard luck games.
Landrum is on the brink.
“We need to learn how to finish,” head coach Russell Mahaffey said. “We need to keep the game in our hands and not let outside factors control the game.”
The Cardinals are looking for that first victory this season. Tonight will be a tough contest on the road at 7:30 p.m.

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